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For students to flourish we must cherish teachers

“All young people are loved and safe, have material basics, are healthy, are learning and participating and have a positive sense of identity and culture.” This is the vision for the NEST action agenda – a national plan for child and youth wellbeing – for all Australia’s children. The Student Wellbeing Action Network (SWAN) was …

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Health on Facebook: Engaging critical minds

Social networking sites such as Facebook have become a popular way for people to source health information, specifically relating to diet and exercise. However many adolescents are unable to differentiate between the credibility and accuracy of the health advice offered. The results of a study by Stephanie Jong of Flinders University draws on two of …

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Quality health and physical education: why we need it in Australia?

Quality health and physical education: why we need it in Australia? UNESCO recently released their report “Quality Physical Education: Guidelines for policy makers”. This global report provides a robust, evidence based framework and guidelines for the development and delivery of quality physical education programs to all children and young people. Given Australia is moving from …

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The Importance of the Health and Physical Education learning area in schools

This Position Statement has been developed in ACHPER’s role as the leading professional association for the purpose of contributing to discourse on the importance of the Health and Physical Education learning area in schools. It is part of ACHPER’s responsibility to present its position for the benefit of members as well as for productive, ongoing …

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