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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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Register your school or make a parent pledge on HPE Day

Register your school or make a parent pledge on HPE Day

Most children’s waking hours are spent sitting at school and at home, so it’s important to get them to be more active as part of everyday life.

Hear a teacher's view about the importance of HPE Day, and find out how parents and caregivers can support the day and play an important role in promoting an active and healthy lifestyle for their children in our video gallery.

Register your school or make a parent pledge today!

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National HPE Day website launched & Ambassadors announced

National HPE Day website launched & Ambassadors announced

Play equipment is getting dusted off, healthy lunches are being planned, and teachers and students from across Australia are gearing up to move the classroom outdoors for this year’s Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

ACHPER National Executive Director, Ms Alison Turner, said the main aim of HPE Day is to highlight the importance of HPE to the learning and wellbeing of children.

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Why children need to move throughout the school day

Why children need to move throughout the school day

It is time to stand up for our children! Children spend more than 70% of their waking hours sitting, and much of this happens at school.

Alfred Deakin Professor Jo Salmon outlines the research being undertaken at the Centre for Physical Activity & Nutrition Research (C-PAN) to break up and reduce the volume of sitting children are doing throughout the day and encourage them to be more physically active in this NEW ACHPER Blog post.

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Exclusive PL opportunity in Singapore for ACHPER members

Exclusive PL opportunity in Singapore for ACHPER members

Extend your professional learning network and expand your expertise by joining this immersive study program to Singapore from 10-20 January 2016 that integrates a diverse blend of HPE learning opportunities.

This unique program, led by an ACHPER National representative, consists of meeting with local expertise in the HPE curriculum area, attendance at seminars and lectures focusing on current educational issues and latest pedagogy, school immersion opportunities, and a tour of sporting research facilities.

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