In This Issue
#ACHPER2017 Update
Bring the Olympics to Your Classroom
National Health and Physical Education Day
BLOG: Active Transport.... what's getting in the road?
Call for Nominations for National Board
BLOG: 10 Links We Like
Get Social!
2016 Professional Learning

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

June 22 2016

June 24 - 2016

July 4 2016

22 July 2016

August 11 & 12 2016

9 Sept 2016

ACHPER's 30th International Conference
Congratulations to ACHPER (SA)

ACHPER National would like to congratulate ACHPER (SA) on receiving the APTA National Innovation Award at an awards ceremony  on Saturday June 4. Well done to the office staff and Board on such a fantastic achievement.

Congratulations also to Rick Baldock, ACHPER (SA) Professional Learning Coordinator, for winning the APTA Meritorious Contribution to the Profession Award. 

Partners and Supporters
ACHPER aims to advocate for Health and Physical Education (HPE), Sport and Recreation in schools. What does this mean to you in primary and secondary schools, in research and academic intuitions? 
Advocating is to publicly support or suggest an idea, development or way to improve a cause.  With a federal election imminent it is timely to ask ourselves as educators why are we passionately involved with educative outcomes within schools and other settings?   The answer to that question will be different for all individuals. ACHPER may consider that as the leading member-based professional association advocating for quality health and physical education curriculum, supporting professional learning of teachers and promoting active and healthy living for all Australians, we, ACHPER share education as a common advocacy goal.
In support of the health and well-being of young children across Australia, ACHPER will hold its annual National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day on Wednesday September 14 in 2016.

#ACHPER2017 Update
Registration to attend the 30th ACHPER International Conference is now open! A range of fee options are available for single or multiple day attendance as well as a reduced rate for tertiary students.

Early bird registration applies to 3-day registrations only, which will close on Friday August 26, 2016. After this date, the full rate for 3-day registrations will apply.

ACHPER Gala | The National Gallery of Australia
Tuesday January 17, 2016

The National Gallery of Australia is home to the largest art museum in Australia and holds more than 166,000 works of art ranging from Australia (including Indigenous art), Asia and Europe. Located in the heart of Canberra, it will provide a perfect backdrop to this Gala event.

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.

National Health and Physical Education Day
National HPE Day will be celebrated on Wednesday September 14, 2016 with a focus on good for communities

This year, ACHPER National is encouraging schools, children, teachers and communities to take the challenge and be involved in our #HPEday competition. Simply take photos and videos of active participation in physical activity and upload them onto social media using the #HPEday hashtag. Some great and relevant prizes to be won for the most creative entries! 

BLOG: Active Transport.... what's getting in the road?
The 2015 Progress Report Card on Active Transport was delivered in November 2015 which scored Australia a 'C' for Active Transport - this is a 42% decline in active transport participation rates in children over the past 40 years.
This Blog post provides an insight into why such a decline in active transport has occurred and what opportunities are available in helping children to become more active.

Call for Nominations for National Board
In accordance with ACHPER's Constitution, a number of positions on the ACHPER National Board will fall vacant at the coming National Representative Forum (NRF) in August. The National Board therefore seeks nominations from interested and suitably qualified members for the following positions:
  • National President (3 year term)
  • National Vice President(s)
  • National Board Member(s)
Nominations close Friday July 8, 2016

BLOG: 10 Links We Like
This Blog includes details on abstract submission and registration for the 2017 International Conference, National Health and Physical Education Day, why Finland is leading the way in education, video by UNESCO on core sporting values empowering students to be engaged, motivated and active in society, and the simple way of keeping children involved in sport for longer.