In This Issue
Call for nominations for ACHPER Board
Learn water safety in winter
New member benefit
The Mini Mudda Challenge - Connecting a Community
Health & Physical Education: The Five Propositions cards
Assessing students' Fundamental Movement Skills with Kahoots
The 2017 Fritz Duras Memorial Lecture
Does bad weather affect student performance in school?
National HPE Day
Join the conversation
2017 Professional Learning
Call for Papers: Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education special issue
Can you help by taking part in an interview, focus group or case study on respectful relationships education?
Partners and Supporters
Welcome from the National Executive Director 
The last few weeks have had a meaningful influence on the education sector, with University funding model announcements detailing an increase in tuition fees for degrees and changes to the repayment of loans for graduates; the announcement of Gonski 2.0 and the new 'needs-based' funding model for schools, as well as the delivery of the 2017 Federal Budget on Tuesday evening.

No matter how these Federal government announcements play out in your own workplace environment and impact on your ability to deliver educative outcomes, you can be assured that ACHPER will be advocating on your behalf for quality Health and Physical Education and sport delivery in the Australian Curriculum with a whole-of-school approach.

Call for nominations for ACHPER Board 
In accordance with ACHPER's Constitution, a number of positions on the ACHPER Board will fall vacant at the upcoming National Representative Forum in August. 

The ACHPER Board therefore seeks nominations from interested and suitably qualified members for the following positions:
  • Vice President (3 year term)
  • Elected Board Member (3 year term)
  • Elected Board Member (2 year term)
All nominations are to be submitted by COB Friday June 30.

Learn water safety in winter - you don't need a pool!
Water Smart is a water safety education program that includes the Water Smart Award and the Water Smart Education Toolkit.

The Water Smart Award is for primary school children that can be taught in the school's classroom and playground by school teachers. It includes water safety knowledge, basic rescue techniques and an introduction to resuscitation.

The Water Smart Education Toolkit is a comprehensive resource for schools to use to teach a unit of water safety. Curriculum materials are available for all students from the Foundation year to Year 10. Unit outlines with activity descriptors, teacher notes, activity sheets in PDF and SMART Notebook formats, water safety tips, posters and video clips are available.

Be a Water Smart School today!

To gain access to FREE resources, Visit - Go to Schools and Register Your Interest to get your login password.

*This is a paid advertisement. Advertising does not indicate ACHPER's endorsement of the product or service.

NEW MEMBER BENEFIT: Screencast of Professor Donna Cross keynote presentation
Are you aware of the positive difference you - as a HPE teacher - make on your students' wellbeing? 

This screencast of Professor Donna Cross (University of WA & Telethon Kids Institute) Keynote Presentation titled 'In sickness and in health' at this year's ACHPER International Conference highlights the importance of 'banking time' with students and building relationships with every child to encourage healthy attachment.

ACHPER Members can now access this for FREE as part of their membership (log-in required).  

ACTIVE + HEALTHY MAGAZINE: The Mini Mudda Challenge - Connecting a Community
Andy Hair shares with us his community connecting Mini Mudda Challenge at Leopold Primary in this NEW issue of the ACTIVE + HEALTHYThis event at Leopold Primary involves 800 students, 65 staff and 3,000 community members during the first week in December and is unique to the township. 

Read how Andy fired up his staff, the local community and the children at his school to develop something quite extraordinary that has gained international plaudits and commendations.

NEW RESOURCE: Health & Physical Education: The Five Propositions
Across the country at all levels of education, practitioners are beginning to engage with the new Australian Curriculum in Health and Physical Education (AC: HPE) and ways to focus on the five propositions made central to both the reform process as well as the curriculum documents.

Enter the  Health and Physical Education: The Five Proposition  cards, which have been developed as a tool to help teachers, educators and students bring the AC: HPE to life.

BLOG: Assessing students' Fundamental Movement Skills with Kahoots
Are you utilising Kahoots in your teaching practice? For those that are not familiar, a Kahoot is "a fun learning game....made from a series of multiple choice questions" - basically an interactive multiple choice pop quiz.

Rachel McCann from Maths 'N' Movement shares how you can make Kahoots physical so your students' assessments are fun and active. A popular presentation from a practicing teacher at the recent 2017 ACHPER International Conference in Canberra to support a cross curriculum approach. 

A habitually active environment is a feature of past times, and in stark contrast with that experienced by our children today. Consequently, twenty-first century PE assumes a position of great responsibility. This is especially true in primary schools; a premise recently strongly supported by published evidence from the Australian LOOK randomised controlled trial.

The manuscript of Professor Dick Telford's Fritz Duras Memorial Lecture delivered at the 2017 ACHPER International Conference in Canberra is now available online and provides a clear case to show policy makers & principals to advocate for quality HPE.

BLOG: Does bad weather affect student performance in school?
An increase in extreme and unpredictable weather events in Australia continues to occur, which often disrupts students' attendance at school. 

So are students losing out from school closures? Brendon Hyndman from Southern Cross University talks about why it is important for schools to cater for these situations and provide spacious, well equipped indoor school spaces to ensure kids can still take part in physical education and recess time activities.

SAVE THE DATE: National HPE Day 2017