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 Anthony of Padua Catholic College Austral, our teachers are committed to delivering a rigorous curriculum and personalised learning to meet the needs and interests of each student. We understand that the changing and unpredictable nature of the world in which we live demands that today’s young people need to be able to think and work in teams, and learn to be flexible and creative.
As a result, our learning environment is designed to ensure collaboration between staff in order to shape a community of practice where professional knowledge sharing, behaviour modelling and mentoring can occur in a range of ways.