As part of Sydney Catholic Schools, we employ highly qualified and competent teachers who are accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). To continuously improve our practice, teachers also work towards the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, from proficient teacher to lead teacher level.
The delivery of quality curriculum, pedagogy (teaching methods) and assessment is ensured by our system of schools through the provision of contemporary NESA accredited professional learning in a range of modes. Our Centres of Excellence offer online learning and external face-to-face courses, and timely, collaborative and relevant in-situ learning take place within the context of each classroom. Sydney Catholic Schools’ teachers are strongly committed to their ongoing learning, with many having completed, or are currently undertaking, postgraduate studies in areas related to curriculum, student wellbeing, special education, theology, pastoral care and leadership.
Teachers and staff at St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School Lurnea recognise themselves as lifelong learners and regularly participate in regional and school-based professional development. Teachers work collaboratively with mentors and regional leaders in learning to build capacity in designing effective literacy programs and diverse learning structures. Staff also engage in significant NESA accredited courses including adding depth and complexity to learning – Gifted Education and the Continuous Clinical Interview for the Numeracy Continuum.