Teacher – National Sport School: Junior and Senior High Physical Education

  • Full Time
  • calgary

Palliser School Division

Junior and Senior High Physical Education Teacher (Interim) Location: National Sport School
Anticipated Start Date: August 26, 2024
Anticipated End Date: June 26, 2025
Assignment: Junior High PE Teacher, Senior High PE Teacher with Sports Medicine
FTE: 1.0 (Interim)
The Palliser School Division is committed to engendering and supporting the values of the broader society: empathy, integrity, respect, trust, and responsibility. If the children of this community are to realize these values, the division acknowledges its responsibility to provide an exemplary education. Students come first. Learning is our central purpose. Public education serves the common good. The Palliser School Division encourages an inclusive and equitable workplace, which supports our diverse student and employee community. We encourage all applicants to join our dynamic, diverse, and collaborative culture and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.
Located in the City of Calgary and supporting Grade 8 to Grade 12, the National Sport School is looking to hire motivated educators to fill an Interim, Full-Time Junior and Senior High School Physical Education, Sports Medicine Teaching position. At the National Sport School, we provide a supportive learning environment to enable developing high-performance athletes to mature as self-directed, life-long learners while pursuing excellence in sport. WinSport’s indoor and outdoor training facilities offer world class training venues in skating and hockey, skiing, snowboarding, and sliding sports. These facilities provide varied training opportunities our student-athletes need to achieve their potential. Professional services through the Performance Training Centre and Canadian Sport Institute, expert coaches, nutritionists, a yoga instructor, and other benefit services our students have access to.
When you apply to the Palliser School Division, you can feel good about serving our future leaders and contributing to student success.

This position qualifies for a robust and comprehensive paid benefit plan (ASEBP)


Establishes clear objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of Alberta Education, and communicates these objectives to students. Prepares for assigned classes, and demonstrates written evidence of preparation upon request. Prepares materials for learning, and classrooms for activities, as appropriate.
Instructs using a variety of instructional approaches appropriate for grade level, student needs and program focus. Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate. Assigns lessons and corrects homework.
Observes and evaluates students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. Prepares, administers, and grades a variety of student evaluative tools such as projects, tests, assignments in order to evaluate students’ progress. Maintains accurate, complete, and correct student records as required.
Establishes and enforces rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order and safety among the students for whom they are responsible, under the guidance of the Principal. Enforces all administrative policies and rules governing students.
Meets with other professionals to discuss individual students’ needs and progress. Confers with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to discuss children’s progress and resource needs, and to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems, as appropriate.
Confers with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula. Collaborates with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of school programs. Attends professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence. Attends staff meetings, and serves on staff committees as required.
Prepares students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks. Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests. Prepares and implements remedial programs for students requiring extra help. Instructs and monitors students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injury and damage. Provides special needs students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms, as necessary.
Plans and supervises class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, as appropriate, and guides students in learning from such activities. Uses computers, multi-media, and other equipment and materials to support the learning process. Organizes and supervises recreational and other activities as appropriate, to promote physical, mental, and social development. Sponsors extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests, as appropriate. Performs supervisory duties, as assigned, such as hall, cafeteria and playground monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
Plans assignments for Education Assistants, Special Education and other classroom support staff as appropriate, and assists the Principal in their supervision and evaluation of performance.
Performs other related tasks as appropriate, including organizing materials, displaying students’ work, as assigned

Experience & Qualifications:

Alberta Teaching Certificate;
Previous experience administering junior and high school curriculum;
Successful Criminal Reference Check, including vulnerable sectors (within 3 months of contract start date)

Skills and Competencies:

Confidence, skill, knowledge and understanding of differentiated instruction, student engagement, and assessment practices
Strong work ethic
Ability to relate well with students, staff and parents
An ethic of service to students, colleagues, and community
Strong interpersonal skills combined with the ability to create positive relationships and establish rapport
Trustworthiness and integrity
Commitment to the Palliser Policy-Governance model
Ability to articulate a coherent understanding of educational aims
Commitment to fostering collaborative working relationships
Ability to manage professional learning time and be a self-starter
Commitment to personal lifelong learning
Commitment to the lifelong quest for self-understanding
Commitment to strengthening communication skills.

In order to maintain a safe and secure working environment, applicants new to The Palliser School Division must provide:

Criminal Record Check, including vulnerable sector check from Local Police Service or RCMP detachment;
Social Insurance Number (SIN) card or document issued by Service Canada; SIN card/document must be in current legal name. Name on SIN card/document must match your Government Issued ID and Criminal Record Check;
Government issued ID – valid driver’s license, valid passport or Nexus card.

Please ensure you attach the following documentation to your application:

Cover letter directed to Rob Jewan , Principal, National Sport School ;
Resume summarizing training and experience;
Copy of your most recent evaluation;
Copy of your valid Alberta Teaching Certificate;
Minimum of three professional references.

We thank all those who apply, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
By virtue of the submission of an application, the applicant agrees that the superintendent or designate can contact previous employers for the purpose of conducting confidential reference checks whether or not the applicant has listed a reference for that employer.
Ms. Audrey Kluin, Associate Superintendent
Palliser School Division