Summary of National #HPEday

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 active and healthy living and uploading them onto social media using the #HPEday hashtag and…

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ACHPER is pleased to announce the winners from our National #HPEday competition. Congratulations to: Dalyellup College (WA); Haileybury College, Brighton (VIC); and Thomas Hassall Anglican College (NSW) who have all won an AFL 9s kit thanks to AFL Schools. For National HPE Day in 2017, ACHPER encouraged schools, children, teachers and communities to take photos and videos of active participation in physical activity and upload them onto social media using the #HPEday hashtag. [CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL SUMMARY…

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ACHPER is pleased to announce former HPE teacher and current Western Bulldogs AFLW player, Emma Kearney, as a new ambassador for National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day. Emma is the reigning Best & Fairest for Western Bulldogs AFLW, a 2017 All Australian player, and is also a cricketer for the Melbourne Stars in the WBBL. Emma joins long-distance runner and also former HPE educator, Steve Moneghetti, Australian Secondary Principal Association Executive Officer, Rob Nairn, and Dennis Yarrington, President of…

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Register your School

It’s no surprise that schools play a significant role in the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of children. Learning in Health and Physical Education makes an important and positive difference because it encourages lifelong participation and results in better health outcomes. Getting your school or class involved in National HPE day is easy! Visit our Resources page for ideas on how your school can be involved. Click here to register your school for National HPE Day!

We get it – everyone leads a busy life, and sometimes it’s hard to spend time being healthy and active. That’s why parents and caregivers can commit to a ‘parent pledge’ and show their intention to spend 30 minutes of physical or healthy activity with their children on HPE Day. So put life on hold for a short while, spend some fun time with your youngsters, and show them the importance of living an active and healthy life – commit…

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BLOGS

ACHPER provides articles of interest in the areas of physical education, sport, health and physical activity for our target audience of HPE teachers and pre-service students. Below are a series of Blogs that have been posted on the ACHPER website that have relevance to HPE in schools, children and communities. BLOG: Health & Physical Education: The Five Propositions BLOG: Do our kids have all the tools? BLOG: Active Transport… what’s getting in the road? FEATURE ARTICLE: Research proves activity boosts young…

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