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.
Staff at the College are committed to our Catholic ethos, expressed in our Ursuline charism. They are dedicated to nurturing the whole student – not just each girls’ academic development, but also her physical, spiritual, emotional and social wellbeing. Our staff understand and value the difference that a Catholic education can make to a young person.
Importantly, our teachers say that at St Ursula’s, they are able to really focus on delivering high-quality teaching and learning. They tell us that our students are motivated to engage in their learning and are appreciative of the considerable efforts of the team. The College is a great environment for our students, who are offered so many opportunities, both in and out of the classroom, by their very expert and generous teachers.
We believe there is always room for improvement, and we consider that each new, fresh set of eyes contributes to our College’s ongoing improvement journey.
St Ursula’s is a great place for teachers and students to belong.