In This Issue
Release of the 29th ACHPER International Conference Program
Complimentary Multimedia resource for teaching Personal Development
National Position Statements
The power of values, beliefs & confidence on implementation
Don't stop now! Developing skill acquisition through Game Sense
New Play with Purpose: AFL resource
Celebrating 60 years
2015 Professional Learning
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2015 ACHPER Membership
ACHPER National and ACHPER (SA) look forward to welcoming you to the 29th ACHPER International Conference being held in Adelaide on April 13-15 2015.

The ACHPER National Strategic Plan recognises that teachers on the pathway to continual improvement and engagement with their profession require access to quality professional learning opportunities. With AITSL teacher standards to embrace and the Federal Minister Christopher Pyne review requiring engaged "teacher quality" processes, teachers are being requested to continue to be future-focused and 21st century with their pedagogy and thinking. 

The 29th ACHPER International Conference is an opportunity to immerse yourself with current research and practice, and engage in discussions on the impact of policy and innovative pedagogy that includes over 200 practical and theoretical presentations. 

Release of #ACHPER2015 Conference Program
ACHPER is very excited to announce that the first detailed program for the 29th ACHPER International Conference has now been released.

This dynamic conference will offer a minimum of 14 sessions at one time displaying a great balance of theory and practical sessions. The 2015 program will offer something for everyone whether it be teachers, academics, sport or health professionals, it provides a diverse range of sessions for delegates to choose from. Register now to secure your session preferences! 


COMPLIMENTARY Multimedia resource for teaching Personal Development
If you're teaching Personal Development in Term 1, What's Happening to U? is a complimentary, syllabus compliant, multimedia resource to assist you with the teaching of puberty, menstruation and personal development. Watch what it's all about here. 

After extensive teacher and student training and advice, What's Happening to U? offers materials that tap into real attitudes and needs, with an emphasis on students talking to and being heard by other students. 

What's Happening to U? is a completely customisable teacher resource including:
  • Print
  • DVD
  • Powerpoint
  • Electronic white board files
You can find out more and order complimentary resources for your school at


HPE is an investment in the future of our youth
ACHPER National believes that current and future generations of Australian children run the risk of becoming couch potatoes that suffer from major health problems unless Government support for a new curriculum occurs as a priority.

In National Position Statements released last month, ACHPER identified the importance that Health and Physical Education has in the Australian Curriculum, and the urgent need to better prepare children with the skills, knowledge and understandings to be active and healthy. 


The power of values, beliefs & confidence on implementation
Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum implementation is the professional responsibility of the teacher, says Natalie McMaster from the University of the Sunshine Coast. 

In looking back at the history of the HPE curriculum implementation in Australia and internationally, research demonstrates that whilst departmental policy is in place, it becomes the responsibility of the school principal, administration and teachers to implement change. Read why she has come to this bold conclusion in this ACHPER Blog post.

Don't stop now! Developing skill acquisition through Game Sense
Upcoming 29th ACHPER International Conference Keynote, Professor Richard Light, gives us a preview of his presentation about how to develop skill execution through Game Sense. 

It looks at an approach to skill execution that allows for a tight focus on technique but in a learning environment that replicates aspects of the real game. This facilitates transfer from training to the game on the weekend while maintaining the enjoyment, motivation and development of positive relationships within the team that Game Sense promotes. 

Play with Purpose - new AFL Game Sense resource
Play with Purpose: The Game Sense Coaching Approach for Australian Football (AFL) emphasises learning strategies and skills required to participate more confidently in AFL and in a 'thinking' way.

This second edition incorporates reader feedback, containing 20 additional pages of content to encourage teachers and coaches towards game-based Game Sense coaching at all stages of game development.