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.
Professional learning is an integral part of St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School Coogee, with teachers committed to embedding their skills and improving their teaching practice. Staff engage in regular staff meetings, collaborative opportunities and staff development days which are strategically planned to support the learning goals of the annual improvement plan. Data analysis enables staff to determine how to best support learning, with opportunities for reflection and feedback.