Health and Physical Education Teacher

The PE Teacher’s role is to teach the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (HPE) programs to classes Prep to Year 12.

The HPE Teacher will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to access, evaluate and synthesise information to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for their own and others’ health, wellbeing, safety and physical activity participation across their lifespan.

Main duties and responsibilities

The main duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide outstanding teaching and learning of the Australian Curriculum HPE.
  • Teach PE from Prep to Year 12.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate the classroom HPE curriculum.
  • Develop and deliver planned teaching sessions in a variety of innovative and adaptive ways.
  • Design and implement programs and strategies to address the educational needs of students with identified language and associated difficulties.
  • Demonstrate ‘best practice’ teaching, lesson preparation, program development and assessment.
  • Embed the use of technologies throughout the HPE curriculum.
  • Approach learning tasks in a proactive manner that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for diverse learners.
  • In collaboration with other relevant team members, develop personalised learning plans (PLP) and provide high quality educational programs to address PLP goals for specified students at the school.
  • Prepare semester reports for each student.
  • Partner and collaborate with various colleagues; including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Teachers, to organise HPE events.
  • Establish and lead co-curricular activities.
  • Participate in school decision-making processes and professional development activities within and beyond SALDA.
  • Attend all scheduled staff meetings, Parent Teacher interviews, student assemblies, staff training days and whole school events, as required.
  • Communicate with parents to promote positive participation and relationships between all parties.
  • Participate and/or lead parent information sessions, school camps and other school activities as required.
  • Contribute to, and assume responsibility as appropriate for, reporting and assessment data collection, as well as relevant correspondence and administrative tasks.
  • Advocate for children with language disorders, in accordance with SALDA’s mission and vision.
  • Student supervision as rostered.

Qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience

Qualifications / Registrations / Professional memberships


  • Possession of a qualification in teaching physical education from an approved tertiary institution.
  • Full registration, or current provisional registration as a teacher in Queensland.

Knowledge, skills and experience


  • Knowledge and understanding of the Australian Curriculum HPE.
  • Demonstrated outstanding teaching skills, which enable students to reach their full potential.
  • Demonstrated understanding in the design, development and implementation of classroom HPE curriculum, including an understanding of the role of technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, particularly the capacity to be flexible and manage a number of competing demands.
  • Demonstrated experience and competence in leading opportunities with children and young people.
  • Exceptional organisational, administrative and operational skills.
  • Capacity to work collaboratively as a team member.
  • Knowledge of best practice and procedures in relation to working with students with disability for whom language is their primary disorder.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the comorbidities associated with Language Disorder, such as autism.

Mandatory Requirements

  • A current Blue Card or Exemption Card (working with children check) or other acceptable evidence.
  • Driver’s Licence.

Working Relationships

  • Direct reporting to the Head of The Glenleighden School.
  • The HPE Teacher will work closely with all staff at The Glenleighden School.
  • The HPE Teacher will build positive working relationships with management, administrative, therapy and education staff throughout the organisation as well as with schools, medical professionals and key contacts across Queensland.

To Apply

All applications for this role can be made through Seek:




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We love what we do and show this through our enthusiasm, energy and positive mindset.


We have high expectations of ourselves and each other, and continually strive to be better tomorrow than we were today.


We accept responsibility, do what is expected of us and are answerable to each other.


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We deliberately enable others, develop their agency and voice, and are committed to their success.


We show through our everyday actions that we value others as unique individuals, entitled to our high regard and dignity; honouring their difference and contribution.

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