In This Issue
#ACHPER2017 Update
Bring the Olympics to Your Classroom
NEW RESOURCE: Daily Does It 2
BLOG: Unpacking a simulation pedagogical approach to HPE
Active and Healthy Magazine: Volume 23 Issue 1
UPDATE: Exclusive PL opportunity in Singapore for ACHPER Members
BLOG: 10 Links We Like
Get Social!
2016 Professional Learning

Upcoming professional learning events being held by your ACHPER State/Territory Branch: 

18 - 19 April 2016

2 May 2016

6 May 2016

13-14 May 2016

Karratha - 6 May 2016
Metro - 12 May 2016

9 Sept 2016

14 September 2016

ACHPER National has moved!

In early March, ACHPER National moved into a new home, meaning our contact details have changed.

Postal & Physical Address
184a Grange Road

Ph: (08) 8352 3288
Fax: (08) 8352 4099

2016 ACHPER Membership
Advances in Australian Football
ACHPER's 30th International Conference
Partners and Supporters
As schools and tertiary institutions move towards a term break, educators can reflect on changing pedagogy and schools and how they can best meet the challenges and contexts of 21st century school environment. With the implementation process commenced in some states and jurisdictions for the Australian Curriculum: HPE (please check your state authority for details of implementation) and also the addition of our Health Promoting School audience, ACHPER is mindful of continually catering to appropriate and diverse professional development needs. 

With this aim in mind I would like to announce that Peter Butler, Project Officer at Hunter New England Population Health, has been asked to join the 30th ACHPER International Conference Program Committee to provide insight and direction and ensure that the Health Promoting audience are catered for in the conference program in Canberra.  This professional learning opportunity is also offered to previous members of AHPSA at ACHPER member rates.  Please peruse the keynotes at  Of note in the recent edition of the Active and Healthy Magazine, Vol 23:1 2016 is the article The Next Evolution of the Coordination of Health and Education by Sean Slade, who is a keynote speaker in Canberra.  In this article he considers the Whole School, Whole Community and Whole Child model - a collaborative approach to learning and health, placing the child at the centre of the conversation. 

#ACHPER2017 UPDATE: New Keynote Speaker Announced
ACHPER National is pleased to announce that Philip Morgan from the University of Newcastle has been added to our program line-up as a keynote speaker. 

Professor Morgan's research program includes a large body of work examining the impact of targeted school and community-based interventions to promote physical activity and healthy eating in child, adolescent and adult populations. He is the lead investigator on a number of community-based health education programs and also served on the ACARA expert panel for the HPE Australian Curriculum. 

Abstract submissions are now open and closes on Friday July 29, 2016.

Partner and Supporter and Trade Exhibition Prospectus is now available for viewing. Don't miss your chance to share your brand with local, National and International audiences.

Bring the Olympics to Your Classroom
The Australian Olympic Committee's Rio lesson plans are live!

Primary school teachers can now download 60 cross-curriculum lesson plans themed on the Rio Games and the 2016 Australian Olympic Team!

The resources are linked to the national curriculum and are offered across three stages of learning - lower primary, middle primary and upper primary.

Primary students can learn about the sports, venues, marketing and sustainability of the first South American Games as well as discover more about their Olympian heroes in athlete profiles and the making of the Australian team uniform.

The AOC also launched the Village Art program which has had great success in the past with over 2,000 students submitting artworks for the London 2012 Games.

The program has been widened for this year's Games, with both primary and secondary students invited to participate in the program.

More information about the Olympic Education program can found online at

NEW RESOURCE: Daily Does It 2
Daily Does It 2 contains over 80 games and activities designed to maximize participation in physical activity from F-6.

Daily Does It 2 provides a reminder of the importance of regular daily physical activity for children and to have opportunities for acquisition of developmentally appropriate skills and confidence and capability in movement. Developed by a practicing teacher for practicing teachers, the resource encourages schools to create a physical activity culture and teachers to make daily physical activity a part of the classroom practice. The resource is mapped to the bands of the Australian Curriculum and this will ensure that Primary classroom teachers will, with use of their own professional judgement, deliver activity outcomes that are developmentally appropriate for
meeting their student's needs.

RRP: $39.95 (members receive 10% discount)

BLOG: Unpacking a simulation pedagogical approach to HPE
A continued growth in external teaching and learning (especially in tertiary education systems), presents challenges and opportunities in providing pre-service teachers with real-life Health and Physical Education (HPE) 'practical' experiences. 

Dr Brendon Hyndman from Charles Darwin University has investigated the use of simulation pedagogy as a method that can reproduce strong interactions that occur within practical HPE classes.  By using GoPro™ Technology Innovation, Brendon is assisting externally enrolled HPE students by providing them with access to simulated learning via 'point of view' angles that are important during the practical classes.

Active and Healthy Magazine: Volume 23 Issue 1
The March issue of the Active & Healthy Magazine is now available for members to read online. The first edition for 2016 looks at a variety of issues for educators in schools, universities and those involved in coaching in clubs. 

This edition provides articles over a variety of learning areas, such as:
  • School health, with an article by 2017 ACHPER International Conference keynote speaker, Sean Slade;
  • National Rugby League community development and;
  • AFL coaching through Dave Reynolds which is an extension of his recent ACHPER Blog.

UPDATE: Exclusive PL opportunity in Singapore for ACHPER Members
This professional learning opportunity in Singapore in September 2016 is the collaboration between the Asia Education Foundation and ACHPER.

It has been designed specifically for teachers and school leaders engaged in planning and delivery of the Health and Physical Education curriculum from P-12 and the cross-curriculum priority - Asia and Australia's engagement. This immersive professional learning program integrates a unique blend of learning opportunities.

BLOG: 10 Links We Like
UNESCO advocates for quality physical education policies all over the world and the infographic included in this Blog indicates the cost analysis related to benefits of investing in physical activity and HPE. 

Read more of the 10 links we like below, including Barrie Gordon's TPSR Blog, reasons why children quit sport and an update of the My School Website.