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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.

Why Health & Physical Education is Good for Children

Why Health & Physical Education is Good for Children

Norm Hart, President of the Australian Primary Principals Association, writes on the ACHPER Blog that Health and Physical Education must be seen as critical in the primary school curriculum in light of new research released by Illinois University linking physically active children with greater brain capacity for memory and learning.

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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: Good for Children was held on Wednesday September 10, 2014.

National Spokesperson and former World Champion athlete, Jana Pittman, advocated for the important role Health and Physical Education plays in future-proofing the health and wellbeing of Australian children.

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Call for papers - extended!

Call for papers - extended!

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.

ACHPER is delighted to outline the confirmed keynote speakers from Australia and overseas, and the submission date for the call for papers has been extended until November 28, 2014.

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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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