The ACHPER Advocate
 Issue #3   
April 2014
In This Issue
2014 National Health & Physical Education Day
ACHPER National Board Member Elections: Call for nominations
ACHPER Blog highlight: Do we need 'necessary evil' in grass roots sport?
Active & Healthy Magazine highlight: Tablets
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education highlight: Game Sense
Play with Purpose package
29th ACHPER International Conference: Save the date!
2014/15 ACHPER Bookshop Catalogue

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Upcoming events
Health & Physical Education Conference - SA
23 & 24 April 2014 

Dance Workshop for Primary Teachers - WA
28 April 2014

 VCE Symposium - VIC
13 May 2014

PDHPE HSC Marking Simulation Wollongong - NSW
19 May 2014

North Queensland HPE Conference - QLD  
30 May 2014

ACHPER NT & HEIA HPE Conference - NT
19 & 20 June 2014

United States HPE Teaching Tour - TAS  
29 September 2014

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A message from ACHPER's National Executive Director, Alison Turner
Welcome to all educators, kindred associations and stakeholders with an interest in the Health and Physical Education (HPE) learning area, sport, physical activity, and health and wellbeing outcomes. I hope that all educators are looking forward to some personal time over the Easter and term break, and replenish from what would have been a hectic and full school first term as there has been much action and significant developments in HPE in your schools, state jurisdictions and within the national context. 
I would like to take this opportunity to announce that this year's National Health and Physical Education Day will be held on Wednesday September 10. The theme, 'Good for Children, Good for Schools, Good for Communities', will be celebrated over three consecutive years, allowing for ACHPER to generate widespread awareness of the importance of Health and Physical Education as an entitlement for all students, vital for schools nationwide, and with emphasis on the educative value of the HPE learning area for the wider community. 
National Health & Physical Education Day
Good for Children, Good for Schools, Good for Communities
This year's National Health and Physical Education Day will be held on Wednesday September 10.

In 2014, National Health and Physical Education Day will focus on how the Health and Physical Education learning area is 'good for children', and develops students' knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying relationships. 


ACHPER National Board Member Elections
Call for nominations
Teacher ACHPER is now seeking nominations for the following National Board Member positions. This is a great opportunity to contribute to ACHPER's national profile. Nominations close Friday May 2.

National Vice-President - 3 year term
National Board Member - 3 year term
National Board Member - 2 year term


ACHPER Blog highlight
Do we need 'necessary evil' in grass roots sport?
Being a coach in grass roots sport is not an easy task.

In this blog post, Natalie McMaster explains why the person in this role needs to realise that winning tournaments/games is the bonus that comes from ensuring that you have an ethos that has involvement and enjoyment as its foundations.


Active & Healthy Magazine highlight
Tablets: The Physical Education Teacher's Best Resource
Jane McPherson and Andy Hair write about their growing use of technological tools and software to improve their efficiency and effectiveness when teaching Primary School Physical Education.

This encouraging article shares a range of software and approaches including iDoceo (for recording assessments to sports day scores), Coaches Eye (a video analysis tool) and their recent use of Google Forms. 


Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & PE highlight
Game Sense as a model for delivering quality teaching in PE
Light and colleagues describe the capacity for the 'Game Sense' model to provide a framework to lead the delivery of 'quality teaching' outcomes across physical education.

Mapped against the Quality Teaching Frameworks of NSW, these authors describe how the pedagogical principals of the game sense model articulate well with the aspirations of this, and other quality teaching frameworks.


Play with Purpose package
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The Play with Purpose series by author Shane Pill contains a compilation of ideas and activities produced from over twenty years of working with a game-centred Game Sense and Sport Education approach to physical education games and sport teaching.

Purchase all three titles (Play with Purpose: Game Sense to Sport Literacy (3rd edition), Play with Purpose: Developing Game Sense in AFL Footballers & Play with Purpose: Developing Netball Game Sense) for the special price of $99 inc GST, plus postage. Additional member discount also applies. 


29th ACHPER International Conference
Save the date!
It is less than one year until the 29th ACHPER Biennial International Conference will be held in Adelaide, South Australia!

Please mark Monday April 13 to Wednesday April 15 2015 in your diary and watch out for the abstract call for papers, posters and workshops. The peer reviewed conference proceedings for the past three ACHPER International Conferences are available online, and demonstrate the quality of the conference content and research presented at ACHPER International Conferences. 



2014/15 ACHPER Bookshop Catalogue
Now available!
Looking for new resources to reinvigorate your teaching in Term 2?

The ACHPER Bookshop's 2014/15 Health & Physical Education Resource Catalogue highlights the latest titles available in the areas of primary, secondary, self-development, teacher education, sport and recreation, and dance.

Download the electronic version or request a print copy today.


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