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 St Mel’s Catholic Primary School Campsie, we believe that effective learning is effective learning whether you are 5, 25 or 65.  This is why we have a strong commitment to nurturing the professional development of staff through a carefully designed program for collaborative practice. Teachers are encouraged to be reflective, critical and creative thinkers who work collectively and independently to build transparent accountability, relational trust, valid risk-taking and alignment in learning.

Our professional learning approach has been broadly recognised: