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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.

2014 National Health & Physical Education Day: Good for Children

2014 National Health & Physical Education Day: Good for Children

Celebrated annually, National Health and Physical Education Day promotes the significant role quality Health and Physical Education plays in the development of all children and young people in schools across the nation.

This year, the day will draw attention to how learning in HPE is ‘Good for Children’ and promotes the knowledge, skills and confidence all children need to be active and healthy for life.‚Äč

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Jana Pittman for National HPE Day!

Jana Pittman for National HPE Day!

Jana Pittman, two times World athletic champion, has been appointed as national spokesperson for National Health and Physical Education Day: Good for Children to be held on Wednesday September 10, 2014.

Pittman, the first Australian female to compete at both Summer and Winter Olympic Games, credits her success as an athlete to the role HPE played in developing her resilience, goal setting and engagement with movement and physical activity from a very early age.

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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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Call for Papers now open!

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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