Health and Physical Education/Release Teacher

Health and Physical Education/Release Teacher

Milkwood Steiner School


  • May be timetabled on one day of the applicant’s choice, or across 2 or more days according to the applicant’s preference).
  • Applicants seeking additional days of employment at Milkwood are encouraged to note this on their cover letter as other teaching/release roles may also be integrated into this appointment.

Closing Date: 9am Friday 14 June, 2024

Milkwood Steiner School is situated on Larrakia land (Darwin), in the tropical north of Australia delivering a Steiner Curriculum to 170 students from Kindergarten to Class 8. Our school has unique large tropical style buildings with classrooms that open out on to broad verandas, with a playground that extends to a beautiful native bushland. We are a thriving, growing school, with a welcoming community and children from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our College of Teachers are committed to applying the richness of a Steiner Education to the unique cultural and environmental context of Australia’s Top End.

In 2023, Milkwood’s Annual School Survey incorporated a new goal based on parent feedback for curriculum development in the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework’s Physical Education/Movement curriculum for Primary-Middle School students in 2024. This HPE Position Description seeks to bring attention to the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework’s HPE standards by modelling this as a specialist subject, with the goal of both increasing student access to this subject area while also increasing class teachers’ capacities to develop their own integrated HPE programs.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Work effectively with the College of Teachers, Principal and Administration Staff
  • Plan, implement, document, assess and report on HPE Classes aligned to the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework’s Health and Physical Education Curriculum, in consultation with the Principal and College of Teachers
  • Run an inclusive HPE program including weekly sessions for Class 2-8, including considerations for students with educational adjustment plans and other adjustments for individual students based on best practice interventions for inclusion, wellbeing, and learning.
  • Maintain accurate records of class attendance, engage with incident reporting, behaviour management reporting and mandatory reporting as required.
  • Attend relevant meetings, including a reasonable number of planning meetings, at the discretion of the Principal.
  • Ensure appropriate behaviour of students in class, around the school and whilst on excursions or camps.
  • Manage the proper use of the school’s PE equipment, ensuring that the aesthetics, layout, and management of the equipment reflects the values of Milkwood Steiner School and supports teaching and learning.
  • Engage in continuous improvement of, and recommendations to the Principal for HPE at Milkwood.
  • Support the development staff in the HPE curriculum, in collaboration with the College of Teachers, Learning Enrichment Teacher and Principal.


Key Selection Criteria


  1. Demonstrated excellence in areas of nutrition, health and wellbeing, sports and outdoor education.
  2. A commitment to the principles of Steiner Education, including qualifications and/or commitment to Professional Development in Steiner Education
  3. Demonstrated experience planning, delivering and assessing a child-focused Steiner curriculum, with classroom management and organisational skills
  4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and community including skills in communication
  5. A love for children and an inclusive approach that values diversity and wellbeing
  6. Excellent understandings of self-care and insight into own support needs

All applicants must be eligible for Teacher Registration in the Northern Territory and provide a current Ochre Card, Police Check and First Aid Certificate.

Enquiries and applications to [email protected]

Applications to include

  • Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria
  • CV and registration documents
  • 2 referees

Milkwood Steiner School
14 June 2024
Netanela Mizrahi