Three pillars of teaching and learning supporting teachers in evidence-based practice

Curriculum

Curated high quality resources that align with Catalyst and relevant Syllabus and Curriculum guidelines.

Pedagogy

Embedding evidence-based pedagogy in all classrooms, informed by Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction.

Assessment

System-wide assessment protocols to track student achievement and the impact Catalyst makes.

Why do we need Catalyst?

Catalyst aligns our focus as a system to evidence-based pedagogy, curriculum and assessment. This means teachers will be more supported in the continuous improvement of their teaching practice – utilising the latest data, evidence and expert insights. This includes access to high-quality curriculum resources to integrate into lesson planning, which are continually evolved based on teacher feedback.

Catalyst will enable us to achieve our Bold Goals of

1

Every student is a competent reader

Supporting every student with high-quality literacy programs to enable them to reach their learning potential.

2

High Impact Teaching Practice is visible in every classroom

Driving student outcomes through highly impactful lessons combining evidence-based teaching practice and learning materials.

Focusing on teaching practice to reach our Bold Goals

What do parents need to know?

Key messages for parent communication will be provided to you by your school Leader as part of your individual Catalyst rollout. Highlights include –

High-quality education

Enabling us to provide high-quality education opportunities and enhance learning outcomes and develop the whole student

Informed by global research

Our teaching approach is informed by the best available global and national research on how children learn (Science of Learning)

A collaborative approach

All schools in our system are implementing this teaching approach, ensuring every student is afforded an exceptional learning experience

Equity in education

Every school will be working from the same curriculum resources and assessment systems, ensuring all students can be assessed equally to accurately demonstrate achievement

Where can I find out more?

To learn more about the Catalyst journey in your school, reach out to your Principal.
Alternatively, get in touch with a member of the Catalyst team.

Contact us

Helpful Resources

Episode 8: Literacy Support through Catalyst featuring Stef Cook

Nov 2023

In this episode Stefanie Cook, the K-6 coordinator and Learning Support Leader at St Patrick’s Primary School in Cooma NSW speaks about literacy intervention structures and insights from DIBELS.

Listen(52mins)
Tags: Podcast, Teacher Insights

Episode 7: HITP and Student Voice with Natalie Fairfax

Oct 2023

In this episode Natalie Fairfax, Head the International Baccalaureate program at Merici College in Braddon, Canberra, shares the student engagement she has seen as a result of High Impact Teaching Practice.

Listen(30min)
Tags: Podcast, Teacher Insights

Episode 6: Learning about Catalyst featuring Maggie Lloyd

Sep 2023

In this episode we speak with Maggie Lloyd from St Monica’s Primary School, Evatt ACT. This is a great listen for those who’d like to refresh their knowledge of Catalyst or for those who are learning more about the aspects of Catalyst. 

Listen(38min)
Tags: Podcast, Teacher Insights

Episode 5: Teacher Insights from Catalyst – Reflecting on the implementation of HITP featuring Toby Flavell

Aug 2023

As Acting Facilitator of Pedagogy, Toby has a key role in the facilitation of High Impact Teaching Practices. Hear about what he and his team have learned from HITP and how they implement this in the classroom.

Listen(50min)
Tags: Podcast, Teacher Insights

Episode 4: Teacher Insights from Catalyst – Implementation of Catalyst and HITP featuring Peter Collins

Aug 2023

In this episode of Teacher Insights from Catalyst, Peter shares his invaluable experiences and successes in implementing Catalyst and HITP in the classroom.

Listen(65min)
Tags: Podcast, Teacher Insights