Living School SCIENCE & MATHS teacher

Full time employment for a high school Science teacher who can teach Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology.

Science/Maths teacher for high school

Living School is seeking an experienced and exceptional maths and science teacher for high school (with experience teaching HSC and/or IB). As a progressive school started in 2020, we have small classes and a focus on care. This position will have an emphasis on sustainability and regeneration. The position will be for teaching Science (Chemistry, Biology and Physics) as well as Extension Maths.

Position Overview

As a Living Academy High School Science and Math Teacher, you will play a pivotal role in fostering students’ understanding and appreciation for science and mathematics subjects. Your primary responsibility is to design and deliver comprehensive, engaging, and rigorous learning experiences that align with the NESA curriculum standards and to cater to the diverse learning needs of high school students.

Through your expertise in these disciplines, you will inspire a life-long love for scientific inquiry, critical thinking, problem-solving, and numerical literacy, as well as preparing students for academic success in the NSW HSC and/or IB, and opening pathways to future careers in science related fields.

This position is looking to commence January 2024 – but we may consider earlier.


Curriculum Development: Develop and design the collaboratively the Living School’s science and mathematics curriculum in accordance with NESA educational standards, the Living School philosophy and learning lenses, while incorporating best practices and innovative teaching methodologies.

Lesson Planning: Create well-structured lesson plans that present complex scientific and mathematical concepts in a clear and understandable manner, utilizing various instructional strategies and resources.  In addition, differentiate lessons (both practical and theory-based) to meet the individual learning needs of students being educated.

Classroom Instruction: Deliver engaging and dynamic lessons, lectures, demonstrations, and practical applications to facilitate student learning and comprehension.

Laboratory Management (Science): Supervise and conduct laboratory experiments, ensuring a safe and conducive environment for students to explore scientific principles through hands-on activities.

Assessment and Evaluation: Develop various formative, summative and diagnostic assessment methods (tests, quizzes, projects, presentations) to evaluate students’ understanding of concepts and their progress throughout the academic year.

Student Support: In keeping close attention to students’ Individual Learning Plans (ILPs), provide individualised assistance and support to students who may need extra help in grasping complex topics or require academic guidance.

Technology Integration: Integrate technology and digital tools into the teaching process to enhance learning and promote digital literacy.

Classroom Management: Establish and maintain high expectations for success, with a positive and respectful classroom/learning environment that fosters student engagement, participation, and academic growth.

Extracurricular Involvement: Encourage students to participate in science and mathematics-related clubs, competitions, and activities to expand their knowledge and passion for these subjects beyond the classroom.

Professional Development: Stay updated with the latest advancements and trends in science and mathematics education. Attend workshops, conferences, and training sessions to enhance teaching skills.

Parent Communication: Regularly communicate with parents or guardians to discuss student progress, academic achievements, and areas for improvement.

Collaborative Teamwork: Work collaboratively with other teachers, networks, and staff to coordinate interdisciplinary projects and enhance the overall educational experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Science, Mathematics, or a related field. A Master’s degree is a plus.
  • NESA teaching certification and appropriate clearances to work with high school students.
  • Demonstrated expertise in teaching science and mathematics subjects at the high school level, with demonstrated success in teaching HSC and/or IB subjects.
  • Strong understanding of curriculum development, instructional strategies, and assessment methods.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to convey effectively complex concepts to students.
  • Passion for inspiring students’ curiosity and promoting critical thinking in science and mathematics.
  • Proficiency in utilizing technology and educational software to support instruction.
  • Classroom management skills to create a positive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Patience, positivity, empathy, and adaptability to meet the diverse needs of high school learners and our startup phase of operation (Living School was founded in 2020).

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