Living School PDHPE teacher

Ongoing/full-time employment for an experienced K-12 PDHPE teacher.

K-12 PDHPE teacher

Living School is seeking an experienced and exceptional PDHPE and Outdoor Education teacher. Living School is a progressive non-government school started in 2020. We have small classes in the upper years with a focus on care. If you want to start something – we’re here!

Position Overview

As a Living School PDHPE and Outdoor Education Teacher K-12, you will play a crucial role in promoting physical well-being, health education, and managing outdoor learning experiences for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. We pride ourselves on our camps and our unique Expeditionary Learning program in Year 9.  The successful candidate’s primary responsibility is to design and deliver comprehensive and engaging PDHPE and outdoor education curriculum that caters to the diverse developmental needs and interests of students. Through your expertise in these areas, you will inspire students to lead active, healthy lifestyles, develop essential life skills, and cultivate a deeper connection with nature.


Curriculum Development: Develop and align the PDHPE and outdoor education curriculum with educational standards, ensuring it caters to the diverse developmental stages of students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Lesson Planning: Create well-structured lesson plans that integrate physical education, health education, and outdoor learning experiences, incorporating various instructional strategies and resources.

Physical Education Instruction: Deliver effective physical education lessons that focus on skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, and fitness, tailored to the abilities and interests of students across grade levels.

Health Education: Facilitate engaging lessons on various health topics, such as nutrition, mental health, personal hygiene, and substance abuse, promoting informed and responsible decision-making.

Outdoor Education Experiences: Organize and lead outdoor learning experiences, such as nature hikes, camping trips, and team-building activities, to encourage environmental stewardship and experiential learning.

Assessment and Progress Monitoring: Develop assessment tools to measure students’ progress in physical skills, health knowledge, and outdoor education experiences. Use data to inform instructional strategies and individualize support.

Extracurricular Activities: Encourage students to participate in outdoor clubs, environmental initiatives, and sports teams to foster a love for nature and physical activity beyond the regular curriculum.

Classroom Management: Establish and maintain a safe, respectful, and inclusive classroom environment that promotes active participation and positive behavior during both indoor and outdoor activities.

Technology Integration: Utilize technology and digital resources to enhance PDHPE instruction and document outdoor education experiences.

Collaboration: Work collaboratively with other teachers and staff to coordinate outdoor education programs, health and wellness initiatives, and interdisciplinary projects.

Professional Development: Stay updated on the latest research, trends, and best practices in PDHPE and outdoor education. Attend workshops and conferences to continuously improve teaching skills.

Parent and Community Communication: Maintain open and proactive communication with parents and guardians, providing updates on student progress, achievements, and outdoor education opportunities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education from a NESA recognised tertiary institution, Physical Education, Outdoor Education, or a related field. A Master’s degree is advantageous.
  • NESA approved teaching certification with specialisation in delivering the NESA PDHPE syllabus, Physical Education/Sport, and Outdoor Education.
  • All legal and appropriate clearances to work with K-12 school students.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching PDHPE and/or Outdoor Education across various grade levels.
  • Strong knowledge of physical education, health promotion, and outdoor learning principles.
  • Effective classroom and outdoor activity management skills to create a positive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage with students, parents, and the school community.
  • Enthusiasm for promoting physical activity, health literacy, and environmental awareness.
  • Proficiency in integrating technology into PDHPE and outdoor education instruction.
  • Patience, empathy, positivity, and adaptability to meet the diverse needs of students and our school’s startup phase: we do a lot!!

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