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  • In accordance with ACHPER’s Constitution, a position on the ACHPER Board will fall vacant at the upcoming National Representative Forum (NRF) in April 2018.  The ACHPER Board therefore seeks nominations from interested and suitably qualified members for the following position: Elected Board Member (3 year term) Please Note: All applicants must be nominated by a financial ACHPER Member and the ...

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  • Within your educative and other work places, you draw closer to festive celebrations and the end of term time. As you do commence your final professional tasks for your year, ACHPER reflect on what you as an educator, or professional delivering health and wellbeing outcomes, contribute to your community. Valued relationships you develop in schools, as teachers and principals, through universities,...

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  • Volume 24 Issue 4 2017 of the Active + Healthy Journal is now available for members to read online.   Articles in this issue include: Claim your space Barrie Gordon The first article in this edition, by Barrie Gordon of Victoria University of Wellington is based upon his recent keynote address to the ACHPER (SA) Primary Conference in Adelaide. It is a timely article because as Barrie notes, t...

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  • The Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts - Special Issue: 2017 30th ACHPER International Conference, is 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 this special issue and the Conference proceedings. The contribu...

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  • World Teachers Day (internationally on October 5) was celebrated in the last week of October here in Australia to align with local education events.  Educators are amazing passionate, individuals and your contribution to schools and the wider community is recognised. World Teachers’ Day 2017 was celebrated under the theme “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”, when teacher empowerment was re...

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  • As valued members and supporters of ACHPER, we are keen to make you are aware of an upcoming change to the Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education.  Following considerable negotiation and consultation we will be implementing a name change for the Journal. From the beginning of 2018 the Journal will be re-named as Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education.  Without g...

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  • For much of Australia this week is a welcome back in schools to a new academic term. ACHPER is excited by new developments that will support members, stakeholders and partners in leading the ACHPER purpose of enhancing the health and wellbeing of all.  ACHPER is very pleased at being able to announce the Academic Advisory Group (AAG). Chaired by renowned academic Professor Dawn Penney and consist...

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ACHPER National
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  • The ACHPER Board is pleased to advise members that an Active and Healthy Schools Committee (AHSC) is being formed to assist in strengthening ACHPER’s engagement within health education communities relevant to the Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Sport fields and professional contexts. Natalie McMaster will Chair the AHSC. Meetings will be held on-line and when circumstances allow, in...

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  • National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day on September 6 attracted the participation of 112 schools with over 36,000 students participating in the celebration of our learning area. With media attention that attracted and connected with a reach of 550,000, and an exponential growth of ACHPER social media audience, parents, schools and communities were all influenced by the message to move an...

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ACHPER National
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  • On September 6, National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day was celebrated across Australia. The theme, Good for Children, Good for Schools and Good for Communities, is celebrated over a three year cycle, and the 2017 event focused on how HPE is Good for Children. ACHPER encouraged schools and teachers to get involved in National HPE Day by taking photos and videos of students engaging in ac...

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  • MEDIA RELEASE   12 September 2017 Australia’s peak physical education association defines what quality physical education may represent to ACT teachers Australia’s peak health, sport and physical education professional association advocates for the importance of quality physical education in the context of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) statement o...

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  • Volume 8 Issue 3 2017 of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & Physical Education is now available for members to read online. The six papers presented in this edition cover a broad range of topics, theories and practices, across a range of arenas relevant to the professions of health, sport and physical education.   Articles in this issue include: A paradox or a culture of acceptance? T...

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  • MEDIA RELEASE   4 September 2017 Ambassadors highlight the benefits of quality Health and Physical Education for children ACHPER encourages schools and teachers to get involved in National HPE Day on Wednesday September 6 by taking photos and videos of students engaging in active and healthy living and uploading them onto social media using the #HPEday hashtag and tagging ACHPER Inc.   When ...

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  • Announcement of Name Change Long-time readers of the Active + Healthy Magazine will be excited to learn that ACHPER has launched this publication as a Journal. The Editorial Board of the new publication, Active + Healthy Journal have made this decision for the following reasons:  it allows researchers and academics to potentially gain greater recognition for their work when published; and i...

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ACHPER National
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  • At the National Representative Forum and Annual General Meeting held in Brisbane on August 19th and 20th, the ACHPER Board, National Executive Director, Branch Presidents and Branch Executive Officers met to engage in discussion and strategise for you, our members with the aim of supporting you in your professional work.  During the Annual General Meeting, a re-structure of the Board occurred wit...

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  • ACHPER is pleased to announce four Fellow Award recipients in 2017.   Dr Louise McCuaig who resides in Queensland. Louise’s support and commitment to ACHPER since joining in 2010 has been unconditional and unwavering and makes her a most worthy recipient of the ACHPER Fellow Award. Read Louise’s citation below:  Louise, you have been an asset to ACHPER. Your support and commitment to the organis...

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ACHPER National
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  • ACHPER will create the opportunity to gather with the ACHPER Board, State Presidents, the National Executive Director and the Branch Executive Officers in Brisbane on Saturday August 19 and Sunday August 20. The National Representative Forum provides a forum for ACHPER to listen to, engage in discussion and strategise for you, our members with the aim of supporting you in your professional work.  ...

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ACHPER National
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  • 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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  • 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...

ACHPER National
ACHPER National
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  • 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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ACHPER National
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  • 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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ACHPER National
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  • 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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  • 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...

ACHPER National
ACHPER National
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  • 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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ACHPER National
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  • 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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ACHPER National
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  • 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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ACHPER National
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  • 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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ACHPER National
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  • 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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