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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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#achper2017 program released!

#achper2017 program released!

The 2017 30th ACHPER International Conference program has been released.

Led by six world renowned speakers, national and international presenters will deliver this exciting program through a thematic approach based on the five propositions of the Australian Curriculum for HPE.

ACHPER is delighted to present this program that includes over 220 sessions.

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Professor Dick Telford to deliver 24th Fritz Duras Memorial Lecture

Professor Dick Telford to deliver 24th Fritz Duras Memorial Lecture

On behalf of the profession, ACHPER would like to congratulate Professor Dick Telford on being named the ACT 2017 Senior Australian of the Year.

We are honoured to have Dick present the prestigious Fritz Duras Memorial Lecture at #achper2017. Professor Telford has fond memories of being taught by Dr Duras from his early days at Melbourne University, making him the perfect choice for this prestigious event in the conference program.

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BLOG: Semantics: 'physical education' vs 'physical literacy'

BLOG: Semantics: 'physical education' vs 'physical literacy'

Many primary school teachers around the world are responsible for the implementation of physical education, some of whom have limited confidence, competence and time. With this in mind, it is timely that terms such as ‘literacy’ and ‘education’ are discussed to support teachers delivering pedagogy further.

In this Blog post, Timothy Lynch of Plymouth University (UK) discusses the results of a recent study by Lynch & Soukup (2016), as to whether physical literacy has offered further clarity to teachers or if it is a great way to promote physical education in schools.

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SAVE THE DATE: 2017 National Health and Physical Education Day

SAVE THE DATE: 2017 National Health and Physical Education Day

In 2017, National Health and Physical Education Day will be celebrated on Wednesday September 6.

Make sure you add this date to your school calendar today to ensure your students, school and community are involved in raising awareness and advocating for the value of HPE in Australian schools.

Find out how people have celebrated this year's day in our social media snapshot below.

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