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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ACARA – Australian Curriculum Public Consultation

Have your say: ACARA Australian Curriculum Public Consultation ACHPER NSW is hosting a presentation by Natalie Jonas and Janice Atkin from ACARA to facilitate public consultation for reviewing proposed revisions to the  Australian Curriculum Review.  They will discuss the review process, proposed revisions and rationale followed by a Q&A session. This event will ensure that …

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On-demand professional learning for Stage 6 teachers

On-demand professional learning for Stage teachers Stage 6 conference recordings – on sale now for a limited time Stage 6 virtual conference 2020 – All session recordings Purchase access to all of the recordings and materials from last year’s Stage 6 virtual conference for just $140. On-demand webinars available as part of the bundle PDHPE …

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CAFS HSC Marking Simulation Workshop

The workshop will be held in a hybrid format.  Participants can choose to attend the workshop via face to face delivery at NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills or via LIVE video conference (via Zoom). Participants will explore the NESA exam setting and marking process, gain a better understanding of the judging and moderation …

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ACARA – Australian Curriculum Public Consultation

Have your say: ACARA – Australian Curriculum Public Consultation ACHPER NSW is hosting a presentation by Natalie Jonas, Stuart Burns and Janice Atkin from ACARA to facilitate public consultation for reviewing proposed revisions to the  Australian Curriculum Review.  They will discuss the review process, proposed revisions and rationale followed by a Q&A session. This event …

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Re-imagining physical education to increase engagement for all

Workshop series: Re-imagining physical education to increase engagement for all 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 reinvigorate their programs and increase levels of engagement from students. The first workshop is planned to be rolled out …

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How can you promote positive masculinity in your classroom?

With all the talk about consent and respect … or a lack of it … how can you promote positive masculinity in your classroom? With current discussions and media attention focused on consent and respect in relationships it seems appropriate to also explore the issue of toxic masculinity and how schools can work with students to challenge …

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Sex education begins at home

Parents, your kids are watching you. Sex education begins at home Shutterstock Katy Thomas, University of Tasmania In recent days, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Australians the treatment of women is not “of a scale that any government can simply change, it is something we must change as a society”. And as a society, we …

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Join our ACHPER NSW blogging team

Join the ACHPER NSW blogging team We are very excited about providing our audience with content directly from teachers, researchers and other experts in the field. Do you fit this bill? Have you got great ideas, research or resources to share with our audience? Well why not join the team creating content for the ACHPER …

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Sexuality education could counter what kids learn from porn, but teachers fear backlash

Sexuality education can counter what kids learn from porn, but some teachers fear backlash when tackling ‘risky’ topics Shutterstock Sharon O’Mara, La Trobe University and Kirsty Duncanson, La Trobe University Thousands of women outlined stories of sexual harassment at private school parties in a petition launched by Chanel Contos recently. Contos is calling for better …

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Annual General Meeting – 2021

Agenda: Welcome Endorsement/Announcement of Board Members Reports General Business A short Board Meeting will follow the AGM. Refreshments will be provided.   Enquiries: All enquiries should be directed to Tracy Puckeridge.  If you will be attending the AGM, please RSVP on the link below.        

PDHPE HSC Marking Simulation

The workshop will be held in a hybrid format.  Participants can choose to attend the workshop via face to face delivery at Teachers Federation House, Surry Hills or via LIVE video conference (via Zoom). Participants will explore the NESA exam setting and marking process, gain a better understanding of the judging and moderation process, as …

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How do we make assessment in PE relevant?

How do we make assessment in PDHPE relevant? Where are we now? Kyle Sutton recently published a reflection on PDHPE assessment based on reading the AIESEP Position Statement on physical education assessment.  Within this reflection he made some extremely valuable points about where assessment has been in this key learning area and where we could be …

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