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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: Active Transport… what’s getting in the road?

BLOG: Active Transport… what’s getting in the road?

The 2015 Progress Report Card on Active Transport was delivered in November 2015 which scored Australia a ‘C’ for Active Transport – this is a 42% decline in active transport participation rates in children over the past 40 years.

In this Blog post, Dr Natasha Schranz and Charlotte Vincent from Active Healthy Kids Australia and the University of South Australia provide an insight into why such a decline in active transport has occurred and what opportunities are available in helping children to become more active.

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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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