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 Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School Miranda, our teachers are committed to delivering a rigorous curriculum and personalised learning to meet the needs and interests of each student.

Our staff engage in a wide variety of professional learning opportunities:

  • Fortnightly collaborative planning
  • Lesson observations
  • Whole Staff days
  • Sydney Catholic Schools professional learning

Staff are provided with opportunities to personalise their professional learning to suit their needs and the needs of their students.

The ongoing professional development of each staff member is highly valued. Professional learning can take many forms including whole school staff days, subject specific services, meetings and conferences and a range of professional learning programs provided by Sydney Catholic Schools.

Our Lady Star of the Sea School completed its second year of the 3 year roll out of the Newman Selective Gifted Education program inclusive of Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) Professional Development for staff. Student and staff wellbeing has been a continued focus.