Wollongong – Workshop 1 in the Re-imagining Physical Education to increase engagement for all series

The Re-imagining physical education to increase engagement for all workshop series This series of workshops will support teachers and faculties to review current practices related to physical education and explore innovative new ways of presenting learning that reinvigorates their programs and increases levels of engagement for students. Workshop 1 – Translating the syllabus requirements for …

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Sydney Olympic Park – Workshop 1 in the Re-imagining Physical Education to increase engagement for all series

The Re-imagining physical education to increase engagement for all workshop series This series of workshops will support teachers and faculties to review current practices related to physical education and explore innovative new ways of presenting learning that reinvigorates their programs and increases levels of engagement for students. Workshop 1 – Translating the syllabus requirements for …

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Child Studies Workshop

The purpose of the course is to increase participant understanding and knowledge of the structure and content of the updated syllabus, both for teachers’ previously delivering school developed Child Studies courses and those interested in offering the course for the first time. The workshop will be presented as a hybrid workshop.  Face to face delivery …

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Newcastle – Workshop 1 in the Re-imagining Physical Education to increase engagement for all series

The Re-imagining physical education to increase engagement for all workshop series This series of workshops will support teachers and faculties to review current practices related to physical education and explore innovative new ways of presenting learning that reinvigorates their programs and increases levels of engagement for students. Workshop 1 – Translating the syllabus requirements for …

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From Advertisement to Application

Interested in moving into a leadership role?  Thinking about applying for a role? Join us in this evening webinar to consider: what leadership looks like how to use the Professional Standards identify and reflect on your leadership strengths and weaknesses Where to look for job vacancies Addressing selection criteria for all school systems Completing via …

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Primary RFF teaching – Is it for you?

Reflections on the big switch – Lisa Quinn Have you ever thought about switching from your high school PDHPE teaching position to become a primary school PE specialist/RFF teacher?     High School Head of Department PDHPE Teacher Lisa Quinn transfers her skills to the role of a specialist PE Primary School teacher. Lisa has been …

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Tips on relaxing and recharging over the holidays

How to . these holidays In our day-to-day jobs, we regularly have to juggle many competing demands. This has been especially true this last term during the COVID lockdowns. As teachers, we often put other people’s mental health and wellbeing needs ahead of our own. However, it’s important that we take the time to prioritise …

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Finding success and de-stress with Remote Learning

Looking for ways to do things differently across K– 12 as we continue with remote learning into Term 4?   Join ACHPER NSW and listen and talk to both Primary and Secondary teachers from the Australian International School in Hong Kong who have experienced remote learning throughout 2020 and into 2021.  Kath Ellis (Head Teacher) and Andrew Wookey (Primary PE teacher) will share the challenges and the solutions they used for remote learning.   They …

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Curriculum Leadership

The workshop will be held in a live video conference (Zoom) format.  All sessions have been designed for this delivery format. This workshop is designed specifically for PDHPE Heads of Department to support them in facilitating curriculum change with their faculties. The workshop includes the following sessions: Understanding your team and the skills sets Mapping …

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Put your oxygen mask on first – Prioritising Teacher Wellbeing

Join Sarah Alderton This webinar provides teachers with practical strategies to improve their own wellbeing. Sarah will explore the signs & symptoms of teacher brownout, discuss strategies to avoid complete burnout, and provide fast-acting tools for both teacher and student wellbeing toolkits. Sarah is a PE teacher & wellbeing education specialist focused on making the …

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National HPE Day – 1 September 2021

National HPE Day – what have you got planned to celebrate our learning area? Health & Physical Education (HPE) Day is a nationwide initiative that highlights the importance of HPE in the Australian Curriculum, and its influence on the learning and development of children. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a parent, caregiver, teacher or principal …

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The Paralympics … a perfect opportunity to start changing the conversation around disability

Paralympics – a great opportunity to have a conversation about disability and social inclusion “I think most people aren’t aware that their communities aren’t even accessible to the 15 per cent of the community that have a disability.” Ellie Cole, Australian Paralympian swimmer As teachers we have the opportunity to use Paralympics as a stimulus to …

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A ‘crowded curriculum’? Is it that simple?

A ‘crowded curriculum’? Sure, it may be complex, but so is the world kids must engage with Shutterstock Chris Hickey, Deakin University The Australian Curriculum is going through a review process with proposed changes released for public consultation at the end of April. When Australian state education ministers commissioned the review in June 2020, the terms …

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Are you in the process of selecting your senior subjects?

Thinking of choosing a health or PE subject in years 11 and 12? Here’s what you need to know Shutterstock Brendon Hyndman, Charles Sturt University and Vaughan Cruickshank, University of Tasmania This article is part of a series providing school students with evidence-based advice for choosing subjects in their senior years. From kindergarten to year 10, …

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Teaching respect through a reflection on the Olympics

Teaching respect – Olympics reflection Teaching respect in the classroom is a task that teachers must do almost daily. In PDHPE, it is core learning in both the way we interact with others in social situations, but also they way we act and respond on the sporting field. The Tokyo Olympics, as always, have presented …

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What works in implementing effective Respectful Relationships and Sexuality Education in schools?

What can the evidence tell us about implementing effective Respectful Relationships and Sexuality Education in schools? Join Katrina Marson as she takes us through the latest evidence about what works in implementing effective Relationships and Sexuality Education through school-based HPE programs.   Katrina is a Churchill Fellow and in 2019 travelled to Europe and North …

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More than just gold medals – creating quality discussions

More than gold medals – sharing the right messages to influence our students The Olympic spirit of Pierre de Coubertin was originally described as the notion of taking part, rather than only focusing on elitism and obtaining medals. Represented as the pinnacle of human performance, one would expect the Olympic ‘legacy’ to result in an increase in …

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Revision activities for Stage 6 PDHPE Core 1

Using COVID as a case study for revising Core 1 Original image source: The Guardian Australia  If any good has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic it has been the daily updates on case numbers and the increased visibility of epidemiology at work. Given the high profile of epidemiologists in the media, COVID-19 provides a …

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Explicit teaching of PE to maximise the value of movement

Explicit teaching of PE to maximise the value of movement What’s happening at the moment?   In recent times, it’s been widely broadcast that there is a decrease in students valuing lifelong movement in Australia.  The key question is, ‘What is missing and how can we increase the impact of learning in PE?’  NSW Centre …

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There’s an app for that – Teach your students about Drugs in Sport through interactive games and simulated experiences

Presented by Riley McGown, athlete educator with Sport Integrity Australia. Riley will give a brief overview of Sport Integrity Australia (formerly ASADA), and feature:  a suite of resources to help develop students’ understanding of drugs in sport through interactive activities education resources designed to help understand the health effects of doping and the anti-doping testing …

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Want some ideas about how to bring the Olympics into your lessons? We’ve got you covered!

The Tokyo Olympic Games are here. The Games are one the best sporting spectacles in the world, and many of us will be watching day and night.  The Games embody many aspects of physical activity, health, achievement and personal growth. For schools, it presents a great opportunity for reinforcing the learning that has been happening in …

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Using Google Forms for instant assessment when teaching remotely – A tutorial by Luke Adams

Luke Adams presented a video tutorial workshop on how to use Google Forms to provide instant feedback to students. This tool could be a valuable addition to your remote learning toolkit over coming weeks. Revisit the video now to go through the steps to setting it up for your classes.

My life as a first year teacher – Reflections by Brooke Garland (Wellington HS)

My life as a first year teacher – Reflections by Brooke Garland (Wellington HS) – My name is Brooke Garland and I have completed my first six months as a graduate teacher out in Wellington NSW. I always knew that I was going to spend my first few years as a teacher out in a …

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Teaching purposefully in physical education

Think back to your time as a student in PE (Physical Education). Did it usually involve the teacher putting out some equipment and then sending students off to go and play? For many of us, it is still the norm. Having been a PE teacher for over 10 years, I get it, the students just …

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Australian Curriculum Review: Why your voice matters?

Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education review – How will it impact on NSW PDHPE teachers? In conversations I have had with teachers over recent weeks about the Australian Curriculum Review, I have noticed a lot of apathy about engaging with the consultation process. The reason given by many of these teachers is that NSW …

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Analysing the food environment – new digital tool

No, it’s not just a lack of control that makes Australians overweight. Here’s what’s driving our unhealthy food habits Shutterstock Gary Sacks, Deakin University and Sally Schultz, Deakin University Public health experts have long argued that when it comes to preventing obesity, we need to stop blaming individuals. Our new online tool, released today, confirms we …

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