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  • A message from our National Executive Director - July 2017
    As educators we are all aware of the impact that Health and Physical Education (HPE) has on students, schools and communities. ACHPER asserts that HPE is an entitlement for all young people in Australian schools, and that the purpose of HPE is to provide ongoing developmentally appropriate and explicit learning about health and movement. In a celebration of the health and wellbeing of young child...
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  • 2019 31st ACHPER International Conference: EOI for Committees
    The ACHPER National Office is seeking expressions of interest from ACHPER members and the wider community who would like to be part of the Organising and Program Committees for the 31st ACHPER International Conference, which will once again be held in Canberra from Monday January 14 to Wednesday January 16, 2019. The Organising Committee will be responsible for the planning and delivery of the co...
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  • ACHPER Academic Advisory Group: Call for Expressions of Interest
    The ACHPER Board is pleased to advise that an Academic Advisory Group (AAG) is being formed to assist in strengthening ACHPER’s engagement with the academic community relevant to the Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Sport fields and professional contexts. Professor Dawn Penney will Chair the AAG. Meetings will be held on-line and when circumstances allow, in-person. Further details o...
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  • A message from our National Executive Director - June 2017
    Recently the Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, outlined the Federal Government’s initiative to develop a National Sports Plan for Australia. The National Sports Plan seeks to examine and set out Australia’s expectations of the sports sector, including the Government's shared goals for high performance sport; sporting participation; cultural and public health outcome...
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  • Volume 8 Issue 2: Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & PE
    Volume 8 Issue 2 2017 of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & Physical Education is now available for members to read online. The six papers contained within this edition cover a wide range of interesting and timely issues in the ongoing endeavour to advance HPE scholarship and practice.   Articles in this issue include: Community connections in health and physical education: a reflecti...
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  • A message from our National Executive Director - May 2017
    The last few weeks have had a meaningful influence on the education sector, with University funding model announcements detailing an increase in tuition fees for degrees and changes to the repayment of loans for graduates; the announcement of Gonski 2.0 and the new 'needs-based' funding model for schools, as well as the delivery of the 2017 Federal Budget on Tuesday evening. No matter how these F...
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  • Call for nominations for ACHPER Board
    In accordance with ACHPER’s Constitution, a number of positions on the ACHPER Board will fall vacant at the upcoming National Representative Forum (NRF) in August. The ACHPER Board therefore seeks nominations from interested and suitably qualified members for the following positions: Vice President (3 year term) Elected Board Member (3 year term) Elected Board Member (2 year term) Please Not...
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  • Volume 24 Issue 1 2017: Active + Healthy Magazine
    Volume 24 Issue 1 2017 of the Active + Healthy Magazine is now available for members to read online.   Articles in this issue include: A comparative study within a secondary school setting - Examining the skill based and sport educational approaches to Gymnastics Megan Lockett and David Ridley ​​​​​In this issue of Active + Healthy, Megan Lockett, a teacher at Beaconhouse Newlands Internationa...
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  • A message from our National Executive Director - April 2017
    With the aim of supporting our members and providing leadership, ACHPER was pleased to attend the National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Curriculum Forum in Brisbane on March 24 and 25. The forum reviewed what was actually happening in Australian Curriculum implementation across national and state/territory perspectives in the learning area of HPE.  Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Rep...
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  • 30th ACHPER International Conference Proceedings now available
    The 30th ACHPER International Conference Proceedings are now available. This conference included just short of 30 presentations and in excess of 50 theoretical and practical workshops or symposia, with many of these presentations represented in the following proceedings with more papers forthcoming in a soon to be published special edition of the peer reviewed Learning Communities: International...
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  • A message from our National Executive Director - March 2017
    In support of advocacy for the Health and Physical Education (HPE) learning area in schools, ACHPER has led a statement that focuses on the significance of what you, the teachers and educators in schools, are delivering to students. With relationships at the forefront of ACHPER’s Strategic Priorities for 2017 – 2019, the release was a collaboration between the peak education representative groups...
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  • JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT from Australia’s peak education bodies
    Australia’s peak education bodies call for Health and Physical Education needs to be at the forefront of our children’s education   Australia’s peak education and health, sport and physical education professional bodies are voicing collective concern about the recent new evidence showing that we are putting our kids at early higher risk of chronic disease and impeding their academic progress by ...
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  • Volume 8 Issue 1: Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & PE
    Volume 8 Issue 1 2017 of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & Physical Education is now available for members to read online. The six papers contained within this edition cover a wide range of interesting and important issues and continue to the advance of HPE scholarship and practice.   Articles in this issue include: 'I don't want my parents' respect going down the drain': South Asian...
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  • A message from our National Executive Director - February 2017
    Welcome back to your academic year, in schools, universities and other workplaces around the country aiming to promote health and well-being through education in 2017. I am writing this as ACHPER celebrates a highly successful and educative 30th International Conference and also the release of our Strategic Priorities 2017-2019. The ACHPER International Conference was in many ways an actual celebr...
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  • MEDIA RELEASE: World's leading HPE experts head to Canberra conference
    MEDIA RELEASE                 13th January 2017 Giving our children a voice:  World’s leading Health and PE experts and innovators head to ACHPER International Conference in Canberra to share latest research and success Canberra will bask in the global education spotlight when more than 300 teachers, researchers and health, sport and recreation professionals from across Australia and overseas c...
  • A Message from our National Executive Director - December 2016
    Learning in Health and Physical Education (HPE), sport and recreation makes an important, positive difference to students and their lifelong participation and health and well-being outcomes. In a year when implementation of the Australian Curriculum: HPE commenced through the state and territory jurisdictions, I would like to congratulate you and your schools for this undertaking of curriculum cha...
  • Volume 23 Issue 4 2016: Active & Healthy Magazine
    Volume 23 Issue 4 2016 of the Active & Healthy Magazine is now available for members to read online.   Articles in this issue include: The Health Promoting School - An effective way of improving students' health outcomes Lawry St. Leger ​​​​​Lawry St. Leger tells us that improving student health outcomes is one of the best ventures in which schools can invest their time, funding and energy. Th...
  • Volume 7 Issue 3: Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & PE
    Volume 7 Issue 3 2016 of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & Physical Education is now available for members to read online. This collection of papers traverses a range of topics broadly inter-related through sociological lenses across health, sport and physical education.   Articles in this issue include: Computer says no: an analysis of three digital food education resources Michael ...
  • Gayelene Clews joins the #achper2017 program line-up
    ACHPER is pleased to announce Gayelene Clews as our sixth keynote speaker at the 30th ACHPER International Conference in Canberra in January 2017.   Gayelene is an Olympic Psychologist, former elite athlete, coach and educator who is passionate about helping people excel in all aspects of life. Growing up in outback Australia in a family of eight, the former world number one triathlete represented...
  • A Message from our National Executive Director - November 2016
    On behalf of the profession, I would like to congratulate Professor Richard (Dick) Telford on being named the ACT 2017 Senior Australian of the Year. This announcement last week highlights his passion for lifelong learning and commitment to Health, Physical Education and Sport, and provides us all with a role model for continuous engagement in learning within the profession. We are therefore extr...
  • #ACHPER2017 Program Released!
    The 2017 30th ACHPER International Conference program has been released. The Conference program has something for everyone with a diverse offering of academic, practical sessions, symposiums and workshops.  ACHPER aims to support the professional engagement of educators in primary, secondary and tertiary, with sessions in Health and Physical Education (HPE), various approaches in sport pedagogy a...
  • A message from our National Executive Director - October 2016
    As educators, health and sport professionals involved in schools we all know how meaningful the contribution you make in schools is to students in the learning area of Health and Physical education (HPE). ACHPER also recognises the impact that HPE has on the community through celebrating National HPE Day with the wider community on September 14. HPE scaffolds learning through movement in active pl...
  • National #HPEday on Social Media
    National Health and Physical Education Day was held on Wednesday September 14, 2016. This annual event aims to raise awareness of, and advocate for, a greater focus of HPE in our schools.  The theme, Good for Children, Good for Schools and Good for Communities, has been celebrated over three years, and the 2016 event focused on how HPE is ‘good for communities’. In 2016, ACHPER encouraged scho...
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  • MEDIA RELEASE: ​National HPE Day: Why HPE is Good for Communities
    MEDIA RELEASE National Health and Physical Education Day: Why HPE is Good for Communities Schools from across the Nation are gearing up to celebrate National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day on Wednesday September 14, 2016. This year’s theme good for communities builds on the importance of physical activity in our communities. Schools linked with communities increase the likelihood of tra...
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