In This Issue
Welcome from the ACHPER Board
Welcome to ACHPER's new Chief Executive Officer
Water Smart: Learn water safety without a pool!
ACHPER's Online Resource Portal
ACHPER Board Nominations
SAVE THE DATE: National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day 2018
Join the conversation
2018 Professional Learning
2018 ACHPER Membership
HPE Community Jobs Board
Partners and Supporters
Welcome from the ACHPER Board
The ACHPER Board would like to warmly welcome you back to our organisation for 2018. Thank you for your ongoing membership and support of the peak organisation of our profession, as we work towards our goal of providing leadership and support to enhance the health and well-being of every Australian. 

ACHPER aims to educate, advocate, and lead professional practice in health education, physical education, sport and recreation.  The ACHPER Board and the State Branches look forward to continuing to assist you through the provision of quality professional learning and continued advocacy for our profession. 2018 promises to be an exciting year, with a range of great events planned across Australia, leading into the 2019 ACHPER 31st International Conference to be held in Canberra from January 14-16.  Keep a look out, too, for the newly-launched Tennis for Secondary Schools resource written collaboratively between Tennis Australia and ACHPER Inc. Professional learning workshops are also planned to be delivered around the country to support this exciting new resource, which aligns comprehensively with the Australian Curriculum-Health and Physical Education. 

The ACHPER Board looks forward to working with you again. Best wishes for the year ahead. 

Welcome to ACHPER's new Chief Executive Officer
The ACHPER Board welcomes John Stokes, who started with ACHPER as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on January 31. John brings tremendous experience in business leadership and management to the position. He has proven skills in business development and leading organisational strategy development and execution. We know ACHPER members and the broader professional community will enjoy getting to know John in the coming months.

Message from John

"As I start my second week as CEO, what has become obvious to me is the extensive activities of ACHPER at both a national and state level, which are built around its significant relationships, particularly in the HPE and recreation areas.  I am very pleased to have been appointed CEO of ACHPER and look forward to building on the good work of the previous National Executive Director, Alison Turner. With its proud sixty plus year history, my aim is to work with all ACHPER stakeholders to cement the organisation's position as the peak body in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation sector."

The ACHPER Board would also take this opportunity to thank Alison Turner for her four years as ACHPER National Executive Director (NED). Alison was a passionate advocate for quality Health and Physical Education teaching throughout her time as NED. The ACHPER Board wishes Alison well in her future endeavours.
Water Smart: Learn water safety without a pool!
Water Smart is a water safety education program that includes the Water Smart Award and the Water Smart Education Toolkit.

The Water Sma rt 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. 

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 ACHPER's Online Resource Portal
Start planning for 2018 with ACHPER's Online Store Portal which allows you to filter resources by strands, sub-strands, general capabilities and bands of schooling.

Click here to find out more 

ACHPER Board Nominations 
In accordance with ACHPER's Constitution, a position on the ACHPER Board will fall vacant at the upcoming National Representative Forum in April 2018.

The ACHPER Board therefore 
seeks nominations from interested and suitably qualified members for the following position:
  • Elected Board Member (3 year term)
All nominations are to be submitted by COB Friday February 23rd, 2018. 

 SAVE THE DATE: National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day 2018