In This Issue
SAVE THE DATE: National HPE Day 2016
Bring the Olympics to Your Classroom
BLOG: Differentiation and a 'non-versus' approach
BLOG: 10 Links We Like
TPSR Special Edition of Active and Healthy
Get Social!
2016 Professional Learning

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

20 May 2016

27 May 2016

10 June 2016

22 July 2016

9 Sept 2016

ACHPER's 30th International Conference
Partners and Supporters
ACHPER prides itself on quality communication and providing current information supporting pedagogy for Health and Physical Education and sport. ACHPER National has been mindful of offering relevant, inspiring blogs and social media snapshots over the last two years and also provide teachers and academics with evidence based and quality information through journals and magazines.
With the intention of supporting education for active and healthy living, I would like to draw your attention to the publication of Volume 7 Issue 1 2016 of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & Physical EducationThis edition brings together another interesting collection of papers from researchers across and beyond the Asia-Pacific Region.  The six papers contained within it cover a wide range of interesting and important issues and continue to the advance of health and physical education scholarship and practice.

SAVE THE DATE: National HPE Day 2016
Bring the Olympics to Your Classroom
Bring the Olympics to your classroom with the Australian Olympic Committee's Education program!

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.

You can also help decorate the Olympic Village with our Village Art program which has had great success in the past with over 2,000 students submitting artworks for the London 2012 Games.

Schools can also run their own Olympic Day event in 2016 to celebrate the birthday of the modern Olympic Games!

More information about the Olympic Education program can found online at

*Advertising does not indicate ACHPER's endorsement of the product or service.

Professor Donna Cross, University of Western Australia and the Telethon Kids Institute (AUS)
Prof Donna Cross has been awarded over $18m in competitive grants addressing child and adolescent health and well-being which has supported 52 applied school and community-based research intervention projects investigating ways to enhance the social and emotional development and reduce bullying (including cyberbullying) and other anti-social behaviour among children and adolescents. 

BLOG: Differentiation and a 'non-versus' approach

In this Blog, former Physical Education teacher and current Education Project Manager at Tennis Australia, Dr Mitchell Hewitt argues that "there is a no one size fits all approach" when it comes to teaching styles. 

BLOG: 10 Links We Like
This Blog includes a study by Telford et al on why girls are less physically active than boys, articles from the latest edition of the Active and Healthy Magazine, ACHPER's new F-6 resource, Finland's recess policy and why one school in Australia is replacing homework with sporting activities.

TPSR Special Edition of Active and Healthy
The Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) model is a curriculum and instructional model developed by Don Hellison. The practical effectiveness of the model and its unique approach to empowering students makes it appealing to practitioners.

For this reason the next edition of ACHPER's Active and Healthy Magazine will focus on the diversity of this topic.

Notification of the release of this special edition will hit your email inbox in July!