Qualifications of Teaching Staff
There is a low rate of staff turnover at the school with many staff having been at the school for well in excess of 10 years. Most of the classroom teachers have been teaching more than ten years, some 20 and 30 years.
The school provides eight days per staff member for professional learning which includes school in-service days. The school engages external specialists to provide professional learning for all staff, and prefers this approach rather than sending personnel regularly to external courses. This in-service learning is in addition to the 20 hours of continuing professional development required annually of registered teachers. Staff who are supported to attend external courses such as the Coaching Academy are responsible for designing and delivering in-service professional learning for other staff.