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Your leading member-based professional association advocating for quality health & physical education curriculum, supporting professional learning of teachers and promoting active and healthy lifestyles for all Australians.

Review of the Australian Curriculum: "Students First"

Review of the Australian Curriculum: "Students First"

On January 10 2014, the Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne, announced a review of the Australian Curriculum led by Professor Ken Wiltshire AO and Dr Kevin Donnelly.

ACHPER has delivered a Students First review statement that strongly advocates for the HPE learning area as being concerned with the provision of learning experiences that are educationally worthwhile and seek to develop skills, knowledge and understandings that will enable young people to live healthy and active lives.

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HPE in the Australian Curriculum

HPE in the Australian Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has made the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education for Foundation - Year 10 available on the Australian Curriculum website.

This follows a decision by the Council of federal, state and territory education ministers in November 2013 that the Health and Physical Education curriculum should be made available to states and territories for their use. It is important to note that at this stage Health and Physical Education is still awaiting final endorsement by the Ministers.

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SAVE THE DATE: 2014 National Health & Physical Education Day

SAVE THE DATE: 2014 National Health & Physical Education Day

National Health and Physical Education Day will be held on Wednesday September 10, 2014.

The theme, 'Good for Children, Good for Schools, Good for Communities', will be celebrated over three consecutive years, allowing for ACHPER to raise awareness of the value of Health and Physical Education in the Australian Curriculum by highlighting the importance of Health and Physical Education to the learning and development of children, value to all schools, and benefit to the wider community.

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SAVE THE DATE: 29th ACHPER International Conference

SAVE THE DATE: 29th ACHPER International Conference

ACHPER is pleased to announce that the 29th ACHPER International Conference will be held in Adelaide, South Australia from Monday April 13 to Wednesday April 15 2015.

Please mark these dates in your diary and watch out for the abstract call for papers, posters and workshops. Access the peer reviewed conference proceedings from the past three ACHPER International Conferences, which demonstrate the quality of the conference content and research presented at ACHPER International Conferences.

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