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 St Gabriel’s Catholic Primary School Bexley, we view ourselves as lifelong learners. Teachers are encouraged to be reflective, critical and creative thinkers who work collectively and independently to build transparent accountability, relational trust, valid risk-taking and alignment in learning.

Our annual professional learning plan is developed in response to identified needs of the students. Teachers observe and provide feedback for each other, identifying professional strengths and areas for further growth. Staff are strongly committed to their ongoing learning and development as educators.

Leadership of staff in key curriculum areas drives the delivery of quality curriculum. Staff professional learning includes engaging in weekly staff meetings, data meetings, collaborative planning, external professional development both online and face to face.