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.

Teachers at St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Lane Cove have had the opportunity to take part in:

  • Newman Selective Gifted Education Program training and Accreditation – GEO 1 and GEO 2
  • Quality Literacy Teaching
  • Mathematics Expertise and Excellence
  • New Science & Technology syllabus/STEM professional learning
  • Wellbeing programs
  • Medical training such as CPR and First Aid.

All staff have the opportunity to personalise their professional learning to suit their needs and the needs of their students.

Leadership courses are available, including the Aspiring Leaders Course and selection for conferences such as the Future Schools Conferences.