The ACHPER Advocate
 Issue #11  
December 2014
In This Issue
EOI: Positive use of ASC resources in schools
Clearance on HPE Resources
Registration now open for #ACHPER2015
Reflections - Delivery of HPE in a Primary School
Fostering a love of learning & collaboration
Bouncing back into health

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No increase to 2015 ACHPER Membership Fees
ACHPER truly values your membership and we are pleased to announce that membership fees will be remaining the same in 2015.

Did you know that a Full Membership equates to just $1.78 a week? That is less than a cup of coffee! 

ICSSPE says goodbye to Margaret Talbot
The news of the death of International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) President Professor Margaret Talbot has been met with sadness among the sport movement around the world.

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Just a sample of some of the HPE resources now reduced to clear at 50% off (+ an additional 10% off for ACHPER Members).

Whilst stocks last.

WAS $19.95
NOW $10.00
WAS $39.95
NOW $19.98

WAS $21.95
NOW $10.98

Not a member? Join today!
Join ACHPER and become part of an active and vibrant professional community committed to promoting active and healthy living for all Australians.

Discounted PL and resources are just one of the many benefits!

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A message from ACHPER's National Executive Director, Alison Turner
Congratulations on a wonderful year and for your valuable contribution to the Health and Physical Education learning area in 2014.

As we conclude this year, it is disappointing to see that the Education Council is yet to endorse the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (AC: HPE) and that it still sits on the ACARA website as 'available for use but awaiting final endorsement'. At a meeting of Education Ministers in Canberra on Friday December 12, they agreed to refer recommendations from the Australian Curriculum review to the body that overseas the curriculum. Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne says ACARA will provide advice on recommendations relating to an overcrowded curriculum, parent engagement, accessibility and rebalancing of the curriculum, so as yet the AC: HPE still lies out of ministerially endorsed learning areas. 
Expressions of interest
Positive use of ASC resources in schools
As part of the Sporting Schools initiative announced by the Australian Government in May 2014, ACHPER National, as part of a consortium led by Janice Atkin, was awarded the contract to review and align the suite of Australian Sports Commission (ASC) resources with the new national Foundation - Year 10 curricula.

As part of this work, ACHPER National is looking to identify examples of positive use of ASC resources by schools, families and community organisations, as well as case studies of positive use of Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) resources within education.

Clearance on HPE resources 
Discounted to clear! 
With the school year and ACHPER Bookshop coming to a close, we have a range of resources available at a discounted price of 50% off whilst stocks last (plus an additional 10% off for ACHPER Members).

If you are looking for some holiday reading or resource materials in preparation for the 2015 school year, now is the time to add to your HPE resource collection.

Registration is open
29th ACHPER International Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, April 13-15, 2015
Registration is open for the 29th ACHPER International Conference. This Conference will offer 21st century thinking about how to deliver pedagogy in the HPE learning area, inclusive of sport, recreation, physical activity and health agendas. 

Come and network with like-minded individuals and stimulate your professional thinking by hearing from presenters from Australia and overseas. To find out more information about the registration costs and to register online, click here.



Reflections - Delivery of HPE in a Primary School
Popular ACHPER Blog post
Micheal Austen reflects on the delivery of Health and Physical Education at his primary school in Queensland.

He shares concerns that, in his experience, classroom teachers have about the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education - how do we fit it in?

Fostering a love of learning and collaboration
ACHPER Blog post highlight
Online communities can offer vast opportunities to facilitate teacher professional learning. 

This blog post describes the development of The Community and Family Studies (CAFS) Network as an example of a successful and effective collaboration of teachers in a local context.

Bouncing back into health
New to the ACHPER Blog
Trampolines are back in a whole new way, and this is great news for schools who understand the link between complex movement and physical activity, and powerful learning. 

Ex-Principal Terry Tierney shares in this ACHPER Blog post, why trampoline parks are the perfect facility for engaging activity.