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Welcome to ACHPER

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.

ACHPER provides programs and services that support continuing development of knowledge, skills and professional practice, focussing primarily on health education, physical education and recreation. Through this, ACHPER will serve members and other stakeholders who value lifelong physical activity and health.

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Education Council endorses Australian Curriculum

Education Council endorses Australian Curriculum

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.

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National Health and Physical Education Day

National Health and Physical Education Day

In celebration of the health and wellbeing of young children across Australia, ACHPER will hold its annual National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day on Wednesday September 14 in 2016.

This year's day will focus in on encouraging communities to get involved as part of a theme celebrated over three consecutive years from 2014 - 2016 being; Good for Children, Good for Schools, Good for Communities.

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BLOG: Live Strong: Close the Gap

BLOG: Live Strong: Close the Gap

Thursday, 17 March 2016 saw the tenth anniversary of the Close the Gap campaign for health equality. To celebrate, Oxfam Australia has launched a brand new education resource, created in collaboration with ACHPER National, entitled Live Strong: Close the Gap.

The resource enables teachers and students to increase intercultural understanding and awareness of the social determinants of health, and inspires young Australians to take action in their communities in support of the Close the Gap campaign.

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EXCLUSIVE PL opportunity in Singapore for ACHPER members

EXCLUSIVE PL opportunity in Singapore for ACHPER members

This professional learning opportunity in Singapore in September 2016 is the collaboration between the Asia Education Foundation and ACHPER.

It has been designed specifically for teachers and school leaders engaged in planning and delivery of the Health and Physical Education curriculum from P-12 and the cross-curriculum priority - Asia and Australia’s engagement. This immersive professional learning program integrates a unique blend of learning opportunities.

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