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Health and Physical Education is now available from F-10 on the AC website. You’ll notice the amendment to the rationale for HPE here, emphasising that HPE enables students to participate in movement confidently and competently. The AC:HPE curriculum writers have focused on removing repetition across year level junctures within HPE, and between HPE and other curriculum areas (such as relocating dance to The Arts). An excellent summary of the approach to the changes is available in this video.
A key priority has been to develop a pathway for teaching consent from Foundation to Year 10, as mandated by the federal and all state and territory governments (Read more here). The word “consent” does not appear until the Years 3-4 juncture, but students develop their capacity to understand consent from the Year one descriptors, where they are taught to “understand the importance of assertive behaviour to ensure interactions with others are respectful and safe (and) … develop an understanding of reciprocal rights and responsibilities, and the ability to see things from other people's viewpoints.” (Read more here).
Our members, partners and community stakeholders may be wondering what the changes to the AC:HPE will mean for them. We are very happy to help you work through these changes and invite you to get in touch with your State branch, or ACHPER Inc – click here to contact.