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.

Eileen O'Connor Catholic College Lewisham Staff LearningEileen O’Connor Catholic College Lewisham is committed to supporting each staff member on their individual learning journey. The specialised nature of the college requires staff to have expertise in areas such as curriculum, disability, behaviour and technology. The college utilises the Sydney Catholic Schools Performance Growth in Action (PGiA) process to identify each staff member learning needs and assists in developing an individualised professional learning plan.

All staff have completed training in Key Word Sign, SoSAFE! and Managing Actual and Potential Aggression (MAPA) in order to cater to our students specific needs.