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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.

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Education Council endorses Australian Curriculum

Education Council endorses Australian Curriculum

On Friday September 18, 2015 the Education Council endorsed the Australian Curriculum in eight learning areas, including Health and Physical Education. The newly endorsed Foundation - 10 Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education will be made available from October.

As a result of this, ACARA has reviewed and revised the F-10 Curriculum as presented on the Australian Curriculum website, with version 8.0 released in mid-October.

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#ACHPER2017 International Conference Announcements

#ACHPER2017 International Conference Announcements

The 30th ACHPER International Conference, Participation in an Active and Healthy Life: Valuing the Participant Voice will be an opportunity for delegates to consider the participation of children and young people in our schools and communities. The conference sub-themes for 2017 will focus on the five propositions of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education and ensuring the ‘R’ in ACHPER is represented.

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The Next Evolution in the Coordination of Health & Education

The Next Evolution in the Coordination of Health & Education

Launched in 2014, the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model was established to bring the education and health sectors back together. The aim of this model is to highlight the core beliefs of a successful education which is supported by the necessary components around school health.

Sean Slade, Director of Outreach, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and Core Group member in the development of the new Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model discusses the development of this newly established model.

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FEATURE ARTICLE: Research proves activity boosts young brains

FEATURE ARTICLE: Research proves activity boosts young brains

ACHPER has been strategically advocating with Principal associations and federal and state policy makers for support for the delivery of quality HPE and physical activity. Research and emerging evidence has brought increasing attention to the benefits of physical activity and discussions around cognitive development.

ACHPER believes quality HPE and physical activity ensures that every student in every school is given the opportunity to be engaged with education and confident and capable learners.

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