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

Direct Instruction with Jessica Colleu Terradas

Mar 2024

In this episode Jessica explains the difference between ‘big’ DI and ‘little’ di. She delves into the research behind Direct Instruction, dispelling the myths about DI.

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Tags: Podcast, Teacher Insights

Curriculum Resources: CECG and Ochre Partnership

Mar 2024

CECG teachers contributed to the Australian Curriculum and NSW Syllabus resources now widely available across the Nation.

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Tags: Resources, Curriculum Resources, Knowledge Rich Curriculum, Low Variance Curriculum

Impact of Catalyst: 2020 – 2023

Mar 2024

Learn about our approach to Learning and Teaching. In less than three years we have had 56 schools, 1,700 teachers and over 21,000 students engage in the Catalyst journey.

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Tags: Posters & Brochures, High Impact Teaching Practice

S2|E1: The Syntax Project featuring Penny Lucas

Feb 2024

In this episode I chat with Penny Lucas, Instructional leader of Literacy and Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 teacher at Trinity Catholic Primary school in Murrumburrah, NSW. Penny is a contributor to the Syntax Project, of which she explains in our conversation and how this links in with Catalyst.

Listen(40mins)
Tags: Podcast, Teacher Insights

The Reading Guarantee – How to give every child the best chance of success: Grattan Institute

Feb 2024

Australia needs a reading revolution. We need to transform the way we teach reading in school, so that every Australian child gets their best chance in life. This report shows how to do it.

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Tags: Reading, Literacy, Research