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Crystal Jordan

Work History

Jan 2010Present

Head of Department Physical Education, Health and Sport

Kaikohe Christian School, Kaikohe, New Zealand
  • Develop  and review physical education & health education curriculum year 1 - 13
  • Classroom teacher year 9 - 10 physical education
  • Classroom teacher year 7 - 10 health education
  • Classroom teacher year 11 - 13 NCEA physical education
  • Beginning teacher & Provisionally Certificated Teacher Mentor / Coordinator
  • Pastoral Dean
  • PB4L Coach / Team leader
  • Sports Coordinator - school events and inter-school events
  • EOTC / Camp Coordinator 
  • Outward Bound Coordinator
  • Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator
Jan 2009Dec 2009

Physical Education Teacher

Scared Heart College, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • Classroom teacher year 9 - 10 physical education
  • Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator
  • Coach 1st XV Girls Rugby
Jul 2007Dec 2007

Teacher Aide

Melville High School, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Teacher Aide for student with Aspergers Syndrome in physics and calculus classes
  • Teacher Aide for the High Risk Student Unit for all learning areas
Jul 2002Jul 2004

Outdoor Instructor

Somerset Outdoor Learning Centre, Sydney, Australia
  • Sole responsibility for groups of 12 students per week completing a camp involving rock climbing, hiking, adventure based learning activities, rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, abseiling, orienteering and tenting.
  • Providing guidance for Duke of Edinburgh participants
  • Teaching basic outdoor safety skills to Scout and Girl Guide groups
  • Checking safety equipment
  • Sorting and storing safety equipment
  • Catering for groups of 12- 500



Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)

University of Waikato

Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies

University of Waikato 

Certificate in Outdoor Education

Waiariki Institute of Technology


I am an experienced, enthusiastic and focused teacher who is committed to safeguarding and promoting the education and well-being of young people at all times. I am passionate about giving young people the best possible education in life, and enjoy working in a busy environment and relish the challenge of managing a diverse workload. I am able to establish a supportive relationship with not only students but also their parents and fellow teachers all with the aim of promoting and reinforcing a student’s independence and self-esteem. I am someone who is fundamentally committed to good practice and innovation and who is very much a team player. Always engaged in continuous learning in order to broaden my knowledge and experience, I am confident, passionate and enthusiastic about working with young people. I am currently looking for a challenging teaching and leadership role that will further my drive and ambition.


Key Skills and Competencies

Teaching attributes

  • Able to interact and form relationships with other professionals and agencies associated with the school.
  • Knowledgeable about physical education and health curriculums.
  • Can liaise effectively with parents through personal letters and phone calls.
  • Can support students with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social skills.
  • Excellent classroom skills.
  • Excellent ICT skills.
  • Playground monitoring and interventions to remind children of school expectations.
  • Strong behaviour management skills.
  • Responding to accidents and emergencies relating to pupils.
  • Providing regular feedback regarding student’s progress to students, senior leadership team and teaching staff.


Personal attributes

  • Having a positive and creative approach to teaching.
  • Setting high expectations which inspire, motivate & challenge students.
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a high performing team.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Having a creative and critical thinking approach.
  • Committed to comprehensive education for all.
  • Committed with high expectations of all pupils.
  • Capacity for hard work.
  • Ability to follow instructions and use initiative.


Professional attributes

  • Highly organised with excellent preparation skills.
  • Creating all planning and evaluating of learning activities in physical education and health topics.
  • Always student focused.
  • Able to effectively manage pupils with difficult behaviour whilst encouraging them to highly achieve.
  • Mentored beginning teachers through the two year mentoring programme.
  • Coach / Team leader of the Positive Behaviour for Learning Programme.
  • Dean for pastrol concerns.
  • Implemented RAMS for EOTC.