Opportunity for Feedback on New Syllabuses
The Queensland Government has announced that a new senior assessment and tertiary entrance system will be introduced for students entering Year 11 in 2018. The announcement was made following the recommendations of the Review of Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance, conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research, and the results of public and stakeholder consultation. The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) has commenced the redevelopment of senior syllabuses and first drafts of 35 redeveloped Authority subject syllabuses are available for feedback from Wednesday 4 May to Wednesday 25 May 2016. Teachers of Health and Physical Education are strongly encouraged to engage with these documents and provide feedback at each opportunity. Draft 1 syllabuses are available from the QCAA Syllabus Redevelopment page. This QCAA Memo contains further information and the survey link to provide feedback. More information can be accessed via this Fact Sheet.
iAIM Teacher Led Action Research Projects
Increasing Activity & Intelligent Minds is a teacher-led action research project undertaken in 2014-2015 to increase opportunities for students in the Darling Downs South West region and beyond to move more, sit less, engage well and achieve high by using physical activity initiatives to address school improvement issues. View the Summary of Action Research Project Reports and the iAIM Fast Facts for more information.
Townsville HPE Conference Wrap Up
The ACHPER QLD Townsville HPE Conference was a great success due to the informative presentations and the peer interactions that occurred throughout the day. Conference presentations will be available shortly and will be available for a month before being moved to the members' only area. Another great reason to become a member of ACHPER QLD.
Interesting Links
How is it that in a country as prosperous as Australia, one in five children are developmentally at risk by the time they start school? Parents have the biggest influence over their child's language and emotional development

Cult of Pedagogy suggests 6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2016.

Teaching Year 9 and 10? You might want to check out ReachOut Orb.

Can't throw, can't catch: Australian kids are losing that sporting edge.

ACHPER QLD Supports iAIM TeachMeets
ACHPER QLD is supporting iAIM  by giving away a free registration for either the Brisbane or Primary HPE Conferences at each of the Dalby (17 May), Toowoomba (25 May) and Kingaroy (2 June) TeachMeets. The iAIM TeachMeets are organised, informal, FREE, fun and dynamic events for teachers to share successful teaching and engagement strategies they have used in the last year in 2, 5 or 7 minute presentations.
Regional HPE Conferences
Registrations are still open for the Mackay, Rockhampton and Cairns HPE Conferences. Don't miss these great PD opportunities!
Nominate Your Colleagues for ACHPER QLD Awards
The ACHPER QLD Awards are open for nominations. If you know a HPE teacher or a school running an innovative HPE program why not nominate them for an award and give them the recognition they deserve? Nominations close Friday 3 June.
30th ACHPER International Conference
The website for the 2017 ACHPER International Conference is now live. The conference runs from Monday 16 January to Wednesday 18 January, 2017 at the University of Canberra.
Reminder: Applications to Present
Applications to present at the Brisbane HPE Conference close on Friday 3 June. Applications to present at the Primary HPE Conference close on Friday 24 June.
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