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Physical Education Teacher: Pre-K to Grade 2

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER: PRE-K TO GRADE 2

Position overview:

The Physical Education Teacher will be responsible for developing and implementing a physical education program in pre-K through grade 2. The successful candidate will have a passion for teaching physical education, and a willingness to promote and foster a lifelong love of physical activity. A major goal of our program is to provide students with opportunities to learn a range of physical skills through a variety of sports and games that enhance their motor development.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Lower Elementary teacher to align curriculum through developmentally appropriate units. We believe students should be introduced to many different sports and activities that will encourage them to continue to participate in physical activity well beyond their elementary years. This is a part time position.

Qualifications:

The Physical Education School teacher must have:

  • Current teaching certification appropriate to age level and subject specialization
  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree in education
  • Previous elementary teaching experience, and strong knowledge in the area of physical education at the required levels of study
  • Lifesaving and learn to swim certification
  • First Aid certification
  • Preferred skills and experience:
  • Willingness to supervise co-curricular roles
  • A positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills
  • Expertise in building active, collaborative classroom programs which encourage problem solving, critical thinking skills, which develop a sense of classroom community and trust
  • A solid understanding of, or background in, elementary education and the developmental needs of students and programs
  • A proven ability to differentiate instruction and integrate learning
  • Ability to use technology as a tool for teaching and learning in a PE learning context
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities
  • A team player with the ability to take initiative
  • Understanding of and experience using “Understanding by Design” and a passion for curriculum design and assessment
  • An ability to multi-task
  • Experience with a wide range of sport, movement, and fitness activities
  • Experience in coaching sports at an elementary level

Performance Responsibilities:

Teachers at AISJ are expected to:

  • Communicate and liaise on a regular basis with fellow department/grade members with regard to planning, assessment, parent and community contact, subject organization and classroom issues including discipline, expectations and routines
  • Communicate and liaise with other school colleagues in an effort to promote and establish integrative links and/or awareness
  • Take an active role in behavioral management and pastoral care of classes
  • Attend and constructively contribute to staff and department/grade meetings
  • Assist in supervision of students during recess
  • Coordinate class and division wide events and activities as deemed necessary
  • Contribute to and support school improvement plans and initiatives
  • Maintain up-to-date records of assessment, attendance, planning, reports, conferences, and communication with parents
  • Establish regular links with the parent community to ensure that parents are kept well informed about student progress
  • Assist, as required, in the development of curricular materials
  • Lead co-curricular after school activities
  • Participate in and assist with school events as required

Work Hours:

  • 7:10 am to 3:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and
  • 7:10 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesday

Contact:

In order to complete the AISJ application process, please click the application link above and complete the electronic form. Information captured on this form will be stored on a secure database and will be used to complete a quick reference check on vacancy compatibility. Please take note all faculty couples need to submit individual applications.

Saddlebrook Estate, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
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