APRIL PD FOR HEALTH, PE & 7-10 CURRICULUM
We have some great Professional Development sessions available in April. Click on the links to find our more and register.

Monday 8 April, Toowong, Brisbane

Senior Health workshop, will provide opportunities for teachers to network and further develop their knowledge and understanding of assessment in the new QCE system and the Health 2019 Unit 2 Health inquiry model.

Tuesday 9 April, Toowong, Brisbane

In this Senior PE Workshop data gathering processes in Sport Psychology will be modelled, using a range of different strategies. Questionnaires and reflective journals will assist participants to capture primary data. This will be used to carry out the processes of analysis and synthesis to inform the design of a strategy to optimise performance. Evaluation of the strategy will be demonstrated, using a logic model.

Wednesday 10 April, Toowong, Brisbane

The Planning and Assessing the Australian Curriculum P-10 workshop provides guidance for teachers to use the AC:HPE as a valuable resource for informing and supporting practice. It enables teachers to explore in detail, the various features and opportunities for learning provided by the AC:HPE.

 
WRAP UP OF HPE WEEK 2019
Close 50 schools participated in the 2019 HPE Week celebrations. Our supporter RHSports, put together a fantastic program of activities for all year levels and abilities. Some schools also put together their own programs; Injune P-10 State School drawing inspiration from local, traditional games, the world’s biggest game of bullrush from Varsity College and some classic netball and soccer challenges from Oakey State High School.

As always, we were hugely impressed with the enthusiasm and commitment of the participating schools, HPE Week is a highlight of the year for ACHPER QLD. We are very pleased to announce the winners of the RHSports $200 equipment vouchers and ACHPER QLD Professional Development prizes.

The winners of the RHS $200 Voucher are: St John’s Catholic School, Roma; Blackall State School; Injune P-10 State School; Oakey State High School; Crescent Lagoon State School.

The winners of the free registration to an ACHPER QLD Professional Development Event are: Varsity College; Wandoan State School P-10; A.B. Paterson College; St Joseph’s School Stanthorpe; Grace Lutheran College, Caboolture. Winners will be contacted via email with instructions on claiming prizes.

Thank you so much to all schools who participated this year, this is a vital message of health and well-being to our communities across Queensland.

 
WE WANT YOUR OPINION - ACHPER SURVEY
We're conducting research on the different reasons our community engages with ACHPER. We'd love to hear from you about how ACHPER QLD is most relevant to you as well as thoughts on our organisation’s name and our logo. This will help us ensure that our brand represents what we do and resonates with our community. The survey will take 5 minutes (we promise), and your responses will be treated anonymously.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE SURVEY

No survey would be complete without a little incentive, so at ACHPER QLD, we are offering the chance to win one of four free registrations at any Professional Development event in 2019 - including Brisbane Conference. If you have any questions about the survey, please email us: communications@achperqld.org.au.

We really appreciate your input and a huge thank you to all those who have already completed the survey, we greatly value your opinion and feedback.

 
PRESENTER SUBMISSIONS FOR BRISBANE CONFERENCE NOW OPEN
The 2019 Brisbane HPE Conference will take place on Thursday 15 & Friday 16 August at Iona College, Wynnum. ACHPER QLD is calling for presentations from practicing teachers and other interested people. Year on year, we received feedback telling us that teachers get the most value from sessions led by their peers.

Please see the Application Form, the Information Package and the Presenter Guidelines. Applications close Friday 3 May. To keep in touch with the latest information about the Brisbane HPE Conference visit our website.

 
INTERESTING LINKS
Drastic measure to combat early school drop offs

How physical activity in schools can help prevent depression in young people

Reflecting on the dimensions of wellness

Adapting to highschool: the physical environment is important too

Vertical jump: from introduction to application

Planning for explicit outcomes

 
PROUD SUPPORTERS OF ACHPER QLD
 
 
 
 
FEATURE TEACHER
ACHPER QLD is delighted to introduce Aaron Harding from Churchie on Brisbane's southside as our March Feature Teacher. Holding a number of roles within the school, Aaron uses both teaching and coaching to help foster positive emotional and psychological development in his students. Read more about Aaron's story here.
 
CURRICULUM LINKED PROGRAMS AT QLD RECREATION CENTRES
The Queensland Recreation Centres offer four unique Themed Programs as part of their Adventure Camp package. Be Strong, Get Activated, Stand Up, and Unite have been designed in consultation with experienced practising teachers to assist students in achieving educational outcomes that align with Version 8 of the Australian Curriculum. The programs are available at both the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast centres for year bands 5-6 and 7-8 and provide teachers and students with useful resources to use before, during and after their stay.
More information and registration details can be found here.