2015 Media Releases

Australian schools start the official countdown to this week's National Health and Physical Education Day

Many of the 9,500 schools from across the Nation are gearing up to celebrate this week’s Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day to be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

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Website launched and ambassadors announced as final touches are put on National Health and PE Day

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.

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World’s leading Health and PE experts attend International Conference in Adelaide

More than 400 teachers, researchers and health, sport and recreation professionals from across Australia and overseas come together today for the start of the 3-day ACHPER International Conference to showcase best practices and share the latest research results from across HPE teaching, Health Education, Sport and Recreation.

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Fit for purpose: World’s leading Health and PE experts head to Adelaide conference to share latest research and success

Adelaide will bask in the global education spotlight when more than 400 teachers, researchers and health, sport and recreation professionals from across Australia and overseas come together for the 29th ACHPER International Conference between 13 – 15th April.

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Health and Physical Education is an investment in the future health and wellbeing of our youth, says ACHPER

Current and future generations of Australian children run the risk of becoming couch potatoes that suffer from major health problems unless Government support for a new curriculum occurs as a priority, says the Nation’s leading health and physical education advocacy body.

In National Position Statements released today, the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) identifies the importance that Health and Physical Education has in the Australian Curriculum, and the urgent need to better prepare children with the skills, knowledge and understandings to be active and healthy. 

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