Peter Weatherall: My Teaching Porfolio

Welcome to my teaching portfolio, where you can find out about me: educational musician and animator, educator and qualified teacher extraordinaire!

I have something of an international following for my work creating innovative educational science and maths music and animation: you can read a reference here from a Professor of Science Education at Monmouth University in the USA who uses my materials in her science-teacher education program.

You can read my mentor's report here from my final teaching placement at Mill Park Secondary College in April-May 2013, where I taught maths.

You can read my mentor's report here from an earlier teaching placement at Thomastown Secondary College in 2012, where I taught science and maths.

You will find a range of other educational resources I have created in the menu to the left (or you can visit my main website).

Enjoy, and don't hesitate to contact, especially if you want me to teach in your school!


Dr Peter Weatherall
4 Dublin Street, Windsor, Invercargill, 9810

Citizenship:                                        New Zealand
Teacher Registration Number & Type:              357802 (Full)

2013                                       Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) with Distinction
                                                RMIT University, Melbourne
                                                Methods: Maths and Chemistry

1993                                        PhD in Philosophy
                                                University of Cambridge, UK

1988                                        BSc (Hons) First Class in Chemistry
                                                Sub-major: Maths; Minor: Biology
                                                University of Otago, New Zealand

1984                                        BA (Hons) First Class in Philosophy
                                                Double Major: Latin
                                                University of Otago, New Zealand

2013: Rotary Club Scholarship: Chemistry Teaching Through Song
2013: RMIT EAO Scholarship to teach Chemistry in Malaysia
2010: Waitaki District Council Community Award (Live Simple Science Show)
2007: Australia Community TV Antenna Award for Best Theme Music (Penguin TV)
1996: Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship (City University of New York)
1989: Commonwealth Scholarship (University of Cambridge, UK)
1989: Frank Knox Fellowship (Harvard University, USA)
1989: William Georgetti Scholarship
1989: Prince of Wales Scholarship (University of Cambridge)
1988: Joseph and Emma Mellor Prize in Chemistry
1987: Research Scholarship in Theoretical Chemistry (ANU, Canberra)
1987: Proudfoot Scholarship in Experimental Science (Chemistry)
1987: H.N. Parton Prize in Chemistry
1986: F.G Soper Prize in Chemistry
1984: James Clark Prize in Philosophy
1983: Otago Award in Arts
1983: Kerry Thorn Memorial Prize in Philosophy
1982: The Macgregor Prize in Philosophy

(the following materials can be previewed at my teaching portfolio website)

2013: A Chemistry Songbook (DVD video and Music CD)
2011: Where Does Food Come From? (DVD video and Music CD)
2010: Simplest Science (DVD video and Music CD)
2010: Human Biology (DVD video and Music CD)
2009: Altogether English (DVD video and Music CD)
2009: Fantastikos Mathematikos (DVD video and Music CD)
2008: More Simple Science (DVD video and Music CD)
2008: Musical Maths (DVD video and Music CD)
2007: Simple Science (DVD video and Music CD)
2004: Teach in English (CD-ROM), Speak in English (DVD video), Sing in English (Music CD & DVD video)

OTHER PUBLICATIONS (Note: a full list of my catalogue of Children’s Music CDs and other multimedia publications can be accessed at my website:

Weatherall P, 1997 (Children’s novel), Beyond the Pale (HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand)

Weatherall P, 1996, “What do propositions measure in folk psychology?”, Philosophical Psychology, 9, 365-80

Weatherall P, 1993, “Tarski’s theory of truth and Field’s solution to the problem of intentionality”, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 71, 291-304

Gill P.M.W, Weatherall P, Radom L, 1989, “The Hemi-Bonded Dimer Radical Cation of Thiirane”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 111, 2782-85


2016-2017: Casual Relief Teacher, James Hargest College (senior campus)

2015: Chemistry Teacher, Macleod College, Melbourne, Australia

2014: Casual Relief Teacher, Mill Park Secondary College, Melbourne, Australia

2006-present: Educational Multimedia, Television and Radio Producer (New Zealand & Australia)

2002-2006: English Teacher (Japan)

1996-2001: Children's Author and Musician (New Zealand)

1994-1995: University Lecturer in Philosophy (Massey University, New Zealand)

Member of the Chemistry Education Association (Victoria)
Member of the Early Careers Chemistry Network (Victoria)
Educational Programme Maker for C31 Melbourne, Television Sydney (TVS), Channel 44 Adelaide, Digital 31 Brisbane, WTV Perth and the Community Radio Network (Australia), Fresh FM Nelson, Radio Southland

Music Composition, Production and Performance: Guitar, Piano, and vocal

Animation and Video Production

Community Broadcasting (Television and Radio)

MOOCs and screen-casting


Miss Caroline Raynes

TIC Relief/Outdoor Education/Year 11 Dean

James Hargest College

288 Layard Street


Tel: 03 217 6129

Fax: 03 217 0351



Mr Mario Panaccio

Principal, Macleod College

Carwap Street

Melbourne, Australia

+61 3 94590222



Mr Wayne Turner


Kahu Films

Mobile: +64 (0)27 434 7974









| Email Me | ©2013 Peter Weatherall