Who We Are
Two PE teachers on a mission to support YOU to plan and deliver an outstanding Health & PE program that will inspire your students to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
Airlie & Heath
What We Do
How PE Made Easy Began.
Airlie and Heath began studying together at RMIT University in 2003, completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education). They quickly became best mates after realising their shared loves for basketball, fitness, and creating fun activities for their friends and family to join in. Heath made fun of Airlie’s laminated folders and extensive pencil case, and Airlie provided Heath with a pen in each class – it was a friendship designed to last!
Since then, and many Uni Games later, they became qualified personal trainers and started Redback Fitness together in 2007. They setup an amazing boot camp program, incorporating fun fitness games and challenges for residents in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
Both also began their teaching careers in 2007 in government secondary schools. They taught across all year levels and quickly began taking on various leadership roles. As they began losing all their planning time to other responsibilities, they were on the hunt for quality Health and PE resources. They couldn’t find one place that had everything they needed; it always meant hours of Google searching to find suitable resources, and then more time to modify them to suit their students. They realised their colleagues were all doing the same, and when they got back in touch with their uni friends, they said it was identical in their schools – regardless of whether they were in a primary, secondary, government, catholic and/or independent school.
Airlie and Heath loved creating their own resources and sharing these and other amazing ones they found with their faculties and PE networks. In 2012, PE Made Easy began in order to share quality resources and deliver workshops and consultancy for Health & PE teachers.
For a list of our previous workshops and consultancy, click HERE
A bit more about Airlie.
I absolutely love all things HPE – especially designing units, activities and resources that engage students.
I am currently the Head of Education & Training at Richmond Football Club and have been in a senior management position with Richmond Institute, the education arm, since 2018. It’s awesome to see students continue their passion for sport, leadership and physical activity upon completing Year 12.
Prior to this I taught PE & Health and held Leading Teacher positions at Northcote High School and Craigieburn Secondary College, and also taught at Mill Park Secondary College.
I love supporting and building the capacity of teachers to develop positive relationships, deliver quality lessons, and understand curriculum requirements – it’s absolutely my jam! 😊
I am studying a Master of Educational Leadership with UNSW and have previously completed a professional certificate in Education (Positive Behaviour and Learning) through Melbourne University, focusing on strategies that develop a Growth Mindset to students.
I am on the HumanAbility Industry Advisory Committee for Sport and Recreation, and in 2022 participated in the AFL Women in Leadership program. I now design and facilitate leadership programs for Richmond Football Club staff, including emerging leaders across all department areas.
I have two young daughters, love travelling, holidays and creating memories through family adventures. I love cafes, bushwalking, dancing around the house to music, and most recently, coaching my daughter’s basketball team!
A bit more about Heath.
I have a passion for Basketball and Fitness. On top of being a HPE teacher, I was a qualified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor for 12 years and I passionately ran an outdoor fitness bootcamp in the Northern-Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.
Throughout this time, I developed a large repertoire of fun warm-ups and fitness games which I have perfected and tweaked for my champion students in my physical education classes.
I am the Health & PE Coordinator at Greensborough College, and while my main area of expertise is in VCE PE, I have also had years of experience teaching VCE HHD, VET Sport & Recreation and Outdoor Ed. I am lucky enough to be the head coach of the Basketball Program at Greensbourough College and am heavily involved in the Athlete Development Program we run there.
Despite spending a lot of my time teaching VCE these days, I still think there is nothing better than taking a Year 7 PE class for practical sessions and having the opportunity to hook them into loving PE for the rest of their high school days.
I am a closet IT nerd, although I try to keep this pretty quiet at school so I don’t end up becoming the unofficial tech support!
I have two energetic boys who keep me on my toes and don’t let me sit down for a single minute of relaxation (but I would’t have it any other way). I love to travel, play sports, keep fit, go camping and hiking, watch my boys play sport (and coach them) and spend time with friends and family.