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.
Marist College Eastwood is committed to providing an environment that encourages our staff in all their professional endeavours, and supports them in achieving a fulfilling and enjoyable career progression and growth.
As a Marist school, we aspire to shape students towards a full humanity, embracing individual gifts and talents and personal challenge and growth. This is achieved through the spirituality and educational approach introduced by St Marcellin Champagnat, nurturing strong minds and gentle hearts. Through the College’s professional learning program, each staff member is encouraged to pursue learning opportunities that are challenging, enriching, and inspiring, and directly enhance learning.
All staff have the opportunity to pursue learning, whether it be a course, workshop or conference relevant to their field. In addition, staff are encouraged to undertake mentoring roles for new staff members and practicum teachers. Formal postgraduate study or other study programs that relate to their profession and career goals are consistently encouraged.
All teaching staff take part in a fortnightly program of professional learning which builds on teaching and learning theory and practice. This aspect of our professional learning is a direct reflection of the College’s commitment to prioritising professional accompaniment by exemplifying the discernment of knowledge into evidence-based action.
As learners and educators our staff are challenged to be open and responsive to influences and like our students, are encouraged to be lifelong learners.