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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Programming the K-10 PDHPE Syllabus

The workshop will be presented in a LIVE Video Conference format (via Zoom). The Programming the K-10 PDHPE syllabus workshop provides participants with the next steps for developing their  scope and sequences and PDHPE units of work ready for implementation. The workshops will be presented by ACHPER project officers. The workshop sessions are highly interactive …

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Stop calling it prac. It’s Physical Education

Stop calling it prac …. It’s physical education! Reflections by Clare Roden, Vice President I had the privilege to spend two days recently with a group of 10 passionate Primary and Secondary PDHPE teachers discussing what they thought encompassed the idea of quality physical education and what the hurdles were to achieving this in every …

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Child Studies

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 in a LIVE Video Conference format (via Zoom). …

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Exciting new partnership with RH Sports

RHSports is the largest wholesale supplier of sports equipment and clothing in Australia and are proud to support your professional development! With an extensive range of products including our own NYDA brand plus all the big brands, RHS has all your school PDHPE and Sports Program requirements covered. Head to the RHSports website to view …

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ACHPER NSW Annual General Meeting

ACHPER NSW Annual General Meeting – 2021 Agenda: Welcome Endorsement/Announcement of Board Members Reports General Business   Enquiries: All enquiries should be directed to Tracy Puckeridge.   If you will be attending the AGM, please RSVP on the link below. AGM RSVP A short Board Meeting will follow the AGM. Refreshments will be provided. Call for nominations for Board …

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Position statement on assessment in physical education

Rethinking my thinking on assessment in physical education Reflection by Kyle Sutton – ACHPER NSW Board member  What is the future of PE assessment? I was recently reading a position statement on Assessment in Physical Education brought together by 71 experts from 20 different countries. It got me thinking about Assessment in PE  because of its …

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Effective Assessment Practices for the Aust Curriculum: HPE (ACT Teachers)

This workshop will be presented by Janice Atkin, Professional Learning Officer for ACHPER NSW. Workshop outcomes Explore and review the current processes and challenges currently being experienced in regard to assessment. Develop participant understanding of the HPE structure to support effective teaching and assessing. Provide practical school-based strategies for quality assessment processes in HPE. Overview …

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Changes to NESA accreditation process for teachers and providers

Changes to accreditation processes for ACHPER NSW and teachers In response to an internal review of NESA’s processes for endorsing professional development (PD) providers and feedback from stakeholders, NESA are limiting their accreditation of courses to four priority areas that provide effective professional learning. The priority areas are: delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework (as applicable) …

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Changes in NESA accreditation of PD providers

On Monday 30 November the Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell announced that endorsement of all currently NESA Endorsed Providers is cancelled and Registered courses are deregistered effective immediately. This is as a result of an internal review by NESA of its process for endorsing professional development (PD) providers and courses announced in July. What is …

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Are you a PE Pioneer?

We are looking to form a team of enthusiastic and innovative teachers to work with us to co-construct our professional learning program for 2021.  A key focus of our professional learning program is on revitalising PE in schools through quality programming, innovative pedagogy and student-centred assessment.   If you want to get on the front foot …

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ACHPER NSW Community Survey – 2020

Community survey – What you told us ACHPER NSW conducted their inaugural Community Survey in October 2020 with a total of 120 respondents completing the survey. The following report provides a summary of key demographic data and responses that have been used to construct audience segments and their related professional learning needs and preferences. Who …

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Board member Luke Adams wins state award on World Teachers Day

Outstanding Professional Service Award This award is made by the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW on behalf of professional associations in recognition of the voluntary work undertaken by committee members of professional teachers’ associations. The award recognises individual committee member’s outstanding professional contribution to education in NSW made through a professional teachers’ association. Luke Adams – …

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What does quality physical education look like?

What makes a quality physical education program? Well if you go to Google for the answer you could be a while coming to any conclusions … 1, 520,000,000 – that’s a lot of zeros. And a lot of people who have made an attempt to answer the question. The first result that comes up is …

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