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 De La Salle College Ashfield our approach to professional learning is data-informed, based on the needs of our students. We understand the importance of exposing our educators to high quality, purposeful professional learning opportunities. We value innovative teaching, providing opportunities for our teachers to regularly engage in professional learning that ensures they are up to date with current evidence-based pedagogical trends. Opportunities are provided to teachers to apply, reflect, refine, and share their own learning, aligned closely to the Australian Professional Standards for teachers. Through this approach, educators at De La Salle College Ashfield share a common understanding of effective teaching and model what it means to be lifelong learners.