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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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2014 National Health & Physical Education Day: Good for Children

2014 National Health & Physical Education Day: Good for Children

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

In 2014, National Health and Physical Education Day will focus on how the Health and Physical Education learning area is 'good for children', and develops students’ knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying relationships.

ACHPER will be advocating loudly and proudly on this day for Health and Physical Education as the only learning area that directly address the health and wellbeing of every Australian child throughout their education and beyond.

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29th ACHPER International Conference: Call for Papers now open!

29th ACHPER International Conference: Call for Papers now open!

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.

The conference theme 'Values into Action - A Brighter Future’ provides a directive to inspire educators to consider the potential of what the Health and Physical Education learning area could be in the 21st century.

The conference website is now live and the call for presentations/papers is now open.

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