It is the aim of the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Department to enhance student’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual health. Within the Department we promote self-confidence, self-esteem and a lifelong involvement and participation in physical activity. We also aim to educate students to be able to make informed lifestyle decisions in an ever-changing world. Being healthy is a complex business and we take a holistic approach to health education. A healthy person needs to be physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually fit. Our Department aims to improve a student’s self-concept by giving them these skills. This includes physical skills that can be attained and developed utilising our myriad of facilities, important life skills such as the ability to cook a nutritious meal, the ability to carry out first aid, and the ability to make the right decision by weighing up options. Social skills and the production and enhancement of self-esteem are all important considerations when we plan courses.
The Canberra Grammar School PDHPE department require a qualified and skilled part-time PDHPE teacher. This loading could be increased if the successful applicant has the ability to teach across other subject disciplines. The Senior School PDHPE teacher has a responsibility to the Head of PDHPE to exercise the purpose and values of the School in and out of the classroom and in partnership with the Head of PDHPE, to deliver the academic program in a way that fosters the pursuit of excellence and attainment of each student’s potential.
- As a teacher, the role-holder is expected to:
- model outstanding teaching practice in and outside the classroom
- be able to teach the Australian Curriculum across a broad age range and, where relevant, the Higher School Certificate and/or the International Baccalaureate
- be willing to participate enthusiastically in the School’s pastoral and co-curricular program
- attend School Chapel services and respect and uphold the School’s Anglican values and ethos, while also respecting people of all backgrounds and faith within the School community
- safeguard and promote the welfare of children
- support the School’s aims and objectives