President's Address 2016 + HPE Week + Call for Presenters + Close the Gap Day + ACHPER QLD AGM + Links We Like + Sunsmart Initiative + 2016 Events Calendar + Gold Supporters + Regional Conference Series + UNESCO Charter
ACHPER QLD President's Address
Ben Williams, ACHPER QLD President, has written an address to all HPE teachers to provide an update about the significant changes afoot in the Queensland education system and their implications for teachers of health and physical education. Visit the ACHPER QLD website to read the address and find links to curriculum and assessment resources.

Listen to Ben's interview with Emma Griffiths on the 612ABC Drive program scroll through to 1 hour, 15 minutes of the 3 hour show.

2016 HPE Week 29 February to 4 March
HPE Week is a week that celebrates the role of Health & Physical Education in schools and communities. The aim is to promote the importance of HPE in the Australian Curriculum and highlight the importance of HPE to the learning and development of children and young people. There are great prizes on offer for schools participating in daily challenges throughout HPE Week. Past activities include: wall sits, soccer dance relay, cricket target throws, basketball free throws, and frisbee challenges. Daily activities will be released in the coming weeks. Register your school as a HPE Week participant for free and show your support for the Health & Physical Education learning area.
Call for Presenters for 2016 HPE Conferences
ACHPER QLD is aiming to have 50% of all presentations at its 2016 HPE Conferences delivered by practicing teachers. We encourage teachers to consider sharing their knowledge and experiences to enhance the learning experience of their peers. Sessions are either 7 minutes or 70 minutes and registration discounts apply for those teacher presenting for 70 minutes. Please read the Presenter Information Package before submitting the Conference Presenter Application Form.
National Close the Gap Day 2016
National Close the Gap Day is being held on Thursday 17th March 2016. It’s Australia’s largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health campaign and a great way for students to learn about national health equality issues.  Plus, it’s linked to the Australian Curriculum Health and PE Yrs 7, 8, 9 & 10 through the brand new Live Strong: Close the Gap resource created in collaboration with ACHPER National.

Register now at to receive a free resource pack with Australian Curriculum aligned resources from Oxfam Australia.  The resources are about empowering students to create and lead their own National Close the Gap Day events, while teaching them about the gap in health outcomes and how we can close it together. For more info, please contact Oxfam Australia’s Schools Program Coordinator via or (03) 9289 9390.

2016 SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative
Cancer Council Queensland and the Queensland Government are inviting applications for the 2016 SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative.  Not for profit organisations catering for children 0-17 years are invited to apply for up to 50% matched funding to purchase portable or permanent shade. Schools, early childhood services, junior sporting clubs and community groups are encouraged to apply. Applications for the initiative open February 1.
Links We Like
ABC Splash brings you high-quality digital educational content from across the ABC and around the world.

TED Talk: Jamie Oliver, Teach every child about food

What Differentiated Instruction Is – And Is Not

Shorten Commits to Gonski

Sleep and Learning

Early Career Teachers: Stories of Resilience

Finish off with a few laughs.....

The ACHPER QLD AGM will be held on Monday 29 February commencing at 6.30pm. Members and guests are welcome to come along from 5.30pm for drinks and nibbles, with the Member Recognition Ceremony commencing at 6pm. The venue is Hotel LA, cnr Petrie Tce & Caxton St, Paddington. Nomination Forms must be returned to ACHPER QLD by Monday 15 February 2016. Proxy Forms can also be submitted.
Regional HPE Conference Dates Announced
The popular ACHPER QLD Regional HPE Conference Series is back in 2016. Dates as below:

Townsville Friday 6 May

Mackay Friday 20 May

Rocky Friday 27 May

Cairns Friday 3 June
ACHPER QLD 2016 Calendar of Events
For more ACHPER QLD activities click below for our 2016 Event Calendar.

 2016 ACHPER Event Calendar.pdf
UNESCO International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport
This UNESCO Charter is a useful tool to support the advocacy of Health and Physical Education.
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