In This Issue
2015 International Conference online snapshot
Save the date: 30th ACHPER International Conference
Complimentary Multimedia resource for teaching Personal Development
Term 2 Professional Learning
Ten 'Links we Like'
'Supporting Success' - Coaching adolescents with Autism in a multi-sport program
Student Membership special
National HPE Day: Good for Schools
AFL Schools Ambassador Program
Get social!
Active & Healthy Magazine
Celebrating 60 years
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education
ACHPER HPE Resources
2015 ACHPER Membership
The 29th ACHPER International Conference in Adelaide from April 13-15 2015 provided over 400 delegates with a dynamic, world-class professional learning experience. The conference theme, Values into Action - A Brighter Future, offered a focus on the critical importance of developing curriculum understandings, with opportunities to engage with latest evidence-based research and provide teachers with support to enhance quality pedagogy practices.

The conference reiterated that Health and Physical Education is an investment in the future health and wellbeing of our youth, and must be a learning area that is highly valued at school if we want to provide a foundation for lifelong active and healthy living. This foundation of wellbeing is the entitlement of all Australian students. 


29th ACHPER International Conference - A snapshot
The 29th ACHPER International Conference was a huge success, leaving delegates from across Australia and overseas feeling inspired, with lots of new ideas, great insights and wonderful memories created. 

You can read what people were saying about #achper2015 on Twitter in this snapshot below. 


SAVE THE DATE: 30th ACHPER International Conference
Save the date for the 30th ACHPER International Conference to be held in Canberra on January 16-18, 2017.

As the Australian Capital and home of the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra offers much to encourage your attendance at the next ACHPER International Conference event.  

COMPLIMENTARY Multimedia resource for teaching Personal Development
If you're teaching Personal Development in Term 2, 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


Term 2 Professional Learning
Looking for quality professional learning for Health & Physical Education? There are a number of workshops and conferences for both primary and secondary teachers being held by your ACHPER branch which present an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues and get the latest information on curriculum, assessment and pedagogy.

You can view Term 2 events via the National PD Calendar. This is updated regularly so make sure you keep checking back.


Ten 'Links we Like'
'After 20 minutes of physical activity, students tested better in reading, spelling and maths'. A great infographic that shows the benefits of physical activity to students' learning. Helps to justify why you need more hours in the curriculum!  

Check it out, plus the other 'links we like' in this ACHPER Blog post. 

'Supporting Success' - Coaching adolescents with Autism in a multi-sport program 
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) poses substantial challenges for those affected and their families, including participation in physical activity. Coaches play a paramount role in providing the 'right' environment for youth with ASD. 

'Supporting Success' - a joint project between Modbury Special School, the University of South Australia and several other sport and not-for-profit organisations in SA - aims to identify and implement good practice coaching practices to develop social skills among adolescents with ASD through sport. The preliminary work outlines some key observations about how to coach youth with ASD. 

Student Membership SPECIAL
Are you a tertiary student who is currently studying within the fields of education, health, physical education, sport, sport science, dance, fitness and human movement? Being a member of ACHPER will ensure you have the ability to connect and network with other like-minded professionals in your areas of interest, engage with up-to-date information and benefit from a range of products and services to further your professional interests. 

Take advantage of the special 12 month membership rate for tertiary students of $25 (normally $50) until June 30, 2015. 

National HPE Day: Good for Schools
National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day, to be held on Wednesday September 9th 2015, is a nationwide event designed to raise awareness of the value of HPE in the Australian Curriculum and highlight the important role it plays in the learning and development of children. 

Teachers and Principals are encouraged to get involved by holding activities or events during the week or on the day, while parents will be urged to get involved and commit to a 'Parent Pledge' to see them encouraging physical activity at home.