Kayla is a NSW Secondary Educator specialising in Junior Science and Senior Biology

She is experienced in regional, remote, public, private, troubled youth and mental health settings. Kayla also has extracurricular experience as an Out of School Hours Educator, University Examination Supervisor, and mentor for foster children and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. She is part of the SLSNSW Community Education team creating quality teaching resources.

Kayla was a key part of the SLSNSW Teachers Coastal Education Week. Watch as she guides us through an overview of the program of ocean, marine & ocean themed lesson plans for teachers based around sustainability and coastal environment.


Check out the resources Kayla has created for NSW teachers

Underwater Photography Tour

Lizzy Hardaker is a passionate underwater photographer and an advocate for healthy marine life. Watch this video with your students when she discusses the impacts humans have on marine ecosystems and how we can all play our part in keeping them healthy. She will also take you underwater with her stunning photos of the amazing marine life.

Underwater Photography Activity

In this activity students will choose one picture of a sea creature taken by underwater photographer Lizzy to be the stimulus or main character in a creative story.


Share with your students how plastic pollution is affecting Australia's ocean wildlife, and the current local, national and global actions that could help to stem the flow of plastics into our ocean.


In this secondary student curriculum aligned activity students will construct and interpret food chains and food webs, including examples from Australian ecosystems. Download this activity below.


Download the lesson plan and resources Kayla created on Biological Diversity for Year 11.

Download Teacher Lesson Plans & Activity Sheets

All of these resources have been created by teacher Kayla and are free for teachers to download and share with students.

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NSW Teachers School Newsletter

Bringing you all the latest beach & coastal education related news, programs and resources for NSW teachers and schools.

Secondary Teaching Resources

Bring Surf Lifesaving into your classroom using our free tools and resources created for NSW secondary school teachers.

Primary Teaching Resources

Curriculum linked unit outlines with a 3 week staged based lesson plan for teachers to download.

Meet our Educators

Bring Surf Lifesaving into your classroom using our free tools and resources created by our educators for NSW school teachers.

Stage 4 Teaching Resources

Curriculum aligned Stage 4 units including lesson plans and supporting resources for secondary teachers.

Stage 5 Teaching Resources

Curriculum based Stage 5 resources includes a 3-4 week, staged based lesson plan and activities for teachers to download.

Stage 6 Teaching Resources

Curriculum aligned Stage 6 resources include a teacher guide, worksheets, outcomes and assessments and supporting resources.

Biology Teaching Resources

Secondary teacher resource focusing on Biological Diversity & Ecosystems content and outcomes for Year 11.

English Teaching Resources

These units explore how students use their story to arm themselves with strategies to have hard conversations with peers and family and make well informed decisions about their safety and wellbeing around water. Includes lesson plans and resources.

Visual Arts Teaching Resources Stage 4

In this unit students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills to make artworks informed by their understanding of practice, the conceptual framework and the frames. Includes an artmaking lesson inspired by the coast and related resources.

PDHPE Teaching Resources

In these units and associated resources students will focus on how they can effectively manage and support others health, welling and participation in physical activities. Includes lesson plans and resources related to having a safe experience at the beach.

HSIE (Geography) Teaching Resources

These units and associated resources focus on delivering the key water safety message that the beach is a place for everyone to safely experience the beach, coastline and inland waterways. Includes lesson plans and resources.