Description of School:

Set in beautiful natural heritage gardens, Preshil, the Margaret Lyttle Memorial School is an independent co-ed school in Kew providing services to children and young people between the ages of 3 and 18 years.

Preshil offers a truly contemporary, globally minded alternative to conventional schooling. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School, our accredited IB Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes (PYP, MYP & DP) align with the school’s focus on intellectual challenge, inquiry and research-based learning. These programmes accommodate individual choice and independent learning and encourage students to develop ‘the courage to question’, to find their own voice and to become responsible and active global citizens beyond the classroom.

From the earliest years, children are encouraged to develop higher order thinking through play, problem solving, collaboration, philosophizing and exercising choice. Kindness, respect and courage are key learnings underpinning a creative rich programme which nurtures and inspires young minds. The Preshil approach to schooling does not use the fear of failure or the threat of punishment to motivate children. We do not demand conformity or unthinking obedience to arbitrary rules. The rapport between students and their teachers is respectful, reciprocal and focused on achieving a lifelong love for learning, the best possible learning outcomes, trust and a genuine regard for each individual.

Preshil is committed to the creation and maintenance of a child-safe school environment. The care, safety and welfare of students are embedded in policies and procedures which ensure a commitment to zero tolerance of child abuse. All actions and programs will maintain high ethical standards and comply with child safety standards and child protection reporting guidelines.

Description of Position:

Preshil is looking for applications from experienced and enthusiastic teachers of Physical & Health Outdoor Education teacher for our Middle Years Programme (MYP).

The Physical & Health Outdoor Education Teacher works under the direction of the Head of Campus and the Middle Years IB Coordinator. The successful applicant will also be responsible for assisting the Year Level Coordinators in the planning and administration of camps and excursions. They will also lead the Physical & Health Education program.

General role description

  • to have a strong background in teaching Physical & Health Education (PHE)

  • to be able to contribute to the Electives program

  • to demonstrate outstanding discipline-based knowledge and experience in teaching PHE in the Middle Years Programme.

  • assisting in planning and coordinating an outdoor ed program for the year

  • organising and supervising after school sports activities as required

  • to carry out professional duties and to have responsibility for assigned classes, co-curricular programs and individual students

  • to be responsible for the day-to-day learning and management of classes and the safety and welfare of the students, during on-site and off-site activities

  • to promote the aims and objectives of the school and maintain its philosophy of education

  • to carry out other duties as directed by the Principal

Application for Position:

A letter of application, together with current CV and contact details for three referees (in one complete file) should be emailed to Kate Bowers, Human Resources Coordinator: Please include: REF: - Application for Position as Physical And Health Education/Outdoor Ed/Excursions And Camps in the subject line of your mail.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and hold current VIT registration.