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 the Australian Primary Principal Association, as ambassadors.

ACHPER encourages 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.

Some great prizes to be won, including two AFL 9s kits (one primary and one secondary) valued at over $500 each! ACHPER would like to thank AFL Schools for their support of National HPE Day.

Be sure to tag ACHPER Inc on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in your photos and videos!

Download our National HPE Day Competition Poster to place in your classroom, staff room, local community centre or pass onto parents/caregivers!

Competition closes 5:30pm EST Friday September 8, 2017. 

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 to the parent pledge today!

Click here to Submit your Parent Pledge.


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 brains

BLOG: The Next Evolution in the Coordination of Health & Education

BLOG: Life Learning Through Positive Education

BLOG: Enhancing Well-being – Naturally

BLOG: What is your 30 minutes?

BLOG: Obesity epidemics – no short term fix, we need long term cures

BLOG: What is the impact of sweating out HPE in top-end NT schools?

BLOG: Healthy eating in outdoor education

BLOG: Coaching adolescents with Autism in a multi-sport program

BLOG: Fostering a love of learning and collaboration

BLOG: Physical literacy – a journey, not a destination

BLOG: Why HPE is good for children

BLOG: Are Our Young Kids Sufficiently Active?

BLOG: Parents in sport: A socio-cultural discussion

BLOG: Aussie kids graded D in first ever physical activity report card

BLOG: Updated physical activity guidelines released

BLOG: Managing Community School Gardens

BLOG: Does exercise make you smarter?

BLOG: Have we lost our way? The importance of joy in PE

BLOG: Royal Life Saving Pushes for Compulsory Swimming Water Safety