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.Read More
Many of the 9,500 schools from across the Nation celebrated HPE Day on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
ACHPER congratulates all schools, parents and teachers for highlighting the importance of the HPE learning area through their participation on the day. With the theme Good for Schools, it was an opportunity to highlight the important role HPE plays in the learning and development of children, the benefit to all schools, and the educative value to the wider community.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More