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.
At Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School Fairfield we are passionate about developing a learning culture that empowers our students and staff as learners. Our staff are provided with ongoing professional learning opportunities aligned to the school’s strategic priorities. Professional learning programs are designed to;
- enhance teacher understanding of the curriculum, with focus on literacy and numeracy.
- support learning through analysis of classroom instruction and the impact it has on learners.
- develop teacher understanding of how to effectively use feedback.
- enhance teaching and improve student achievement, focusing on areas such as Literacy, Numeracy, gifted education, wellbeing, digital learning, English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D), emergency response and other curriculum-related areas.