Outdoor Education Teacher

Kensington Park · South Australia
  • 1.0FTE Contract Position
  • Terms 1 to 4, 2023

Pembroke School is a co-educational, non-denominational, day and boarding School from Early Learning Centre to Year 12. Pembroke offers the South Australian Certificate of Education and is also an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering the IB Diploma and the Primary Years Programme.

Outdoor Education at Pembroke

Pembroke’s Middle School (Year 7 to 10) Outdoor Education program offers a staged and progressive approach and appropriate challenge and depth for all students. The experiences of students on camps integrates strongly with the School’s Social, Emotional and Personal Development program (SE&PD).

The program is based at Old Watulunga, a 17-hectare property on the Finniss River, 75km south of Adelaide. This facility includes kitchen/dining facilities for 50, an indoor rock-climbing wall, low ropes course and equipment for windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, boating. The property has waterfront access to the Finniss River and from there to Lake Alexandrina and the Coorong.

Students in Years 7, 8 and 10 participate in programs based at Old Watulunga and develop a variety of skills. Year 9 students travel to the Yorke Peninsula, 3 hours west of Adelaide, for a journey-based coastal exploration program. Exposure to the local indigenous culture and community is an important aspect of all programs.

Position Summary

The teacher of Outdoor Education will be responsible for the application of curriculum knowledge, associated pedagogies and skills for the educational benefit and Pastoral Care of the students on the program.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with development of education programs in conjunction with the Coordinator of Outdoor Education (Middle School).
  • Develop, manage and conduct certification programs.
  • Demonstrate and promote excellence in teaching and Outdoor Education.
  • Support a stimulating, focused, challenging and safe learning environment which reflects the aims and values of the School.
  • Liaise with and organise external providers to ensure delivery of the program.
  • Work collaboratively with other Outdoor Education staff.

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualified and registered teacher with formal qualifications and demonstrated experience in the teaching of Outdoor Education.
  • Strong understanding of Risk Assessment and Risk Management, WH&S regulations and food handling protocols.
  • At a minimum, a current Level 2 First Aid Certificate. Wilderness First Aid or Remote Area First Aid Certifications would be highly regarded.
  • Two or more of the following qualifications: Yachting Australia Sailing Instructor; Australian Canoeing Flat-water Level 1 Instructor; Bushwalking Instructor.

Desirable - one or more of the following qualifications

  • Power Boat Handling; SAREA Rock Climbing Certification or High Rope Instructor; Surf Safety Qualifications; Wilderness First Aid Certification.
  • MR Drivers Licence

For general information on Teaching at Pembroke School please refer to the document

Information to Applicants on the School’s webpage.

For any enquiries regarding this position please email [email protected]


Full details on this position and a Job and Person Specification can be downloaded from the School's website

All applications should be addressed to the Principal, Mr Mark Staker and submitted in PDF form via the online Employment Application Form

Applications close at 9.00 am on Thursday 29 September 2022.

Pembroke School is an equal opportunity employer

Applications closed Thursday 29 September 2022