Final Program Released for Primary HPE Conference
The final program for the Primary HPE Conference has been released. The morning session will see teachers working in small groups to workshop their assessment and curriculum materials in P-2, 3-4 and 5-6 rotations. The middle of the day is taken up with a great selection of presentations and the afternoon sessions are  practical. The smaller size of the conference, workshops and practical sessions provides a great opportunity for sharing and networking between teachers and presenters. The Primary HPE Conference is conveniently scheduled for the student free day of Monday 17 October at John Paul College, Daisy Hill. Register now.
Celebrate 25 Years of the Women in Sport Breakfast
Two of the founders of the Women in Sport Breakfast, Pauline Harvey-Short and Doune Macdonald, will be reflecting on the changes for women and girls in sport over the past 25 years. They will share insights into their own career progressions since being active participants and offer advice for school girls about to embark on their own sporting and sporting related careers.

The panel of current athletes will be announced shortly and will be sure to include at least one Rio Olympian. Register now for what is shaping up to be a fantastic event. The WISB is being held on Wednesday 12 October at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Interesting Links
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TED Talk - The mysterious workings of the teenage brain

Social Media - Do You Use It Professionally?
ACHPER QLD is researching the best way of getting HPE information to teachers. Do you prefer email, twitter, facebook or another method for finding out the latest about your profession? Help us to find the best way of communicating with you (without annoying you) by taking our 30 second survey about social media. Your time would be greatly appreciated.
Respectful Relationships Resource
The Department of Education has developed a Respectful relationships education program for Queensland schools. The program provides resources for 5 hours of instruction from Prep to Year 12. The materials are derived from research and best practice respectful relationships education. Access the Respectful Relationships education program via LearningPlace for state schools or Scootle (login required) for non-state schools.
National Health and Physical Education Day
A reminder that National HPE Day is on Wednesday September 14, 2016 with this years theme focusing on how HPE is Good for Communities. We are encouraging schools, teachers, children, parents and communities to take the challenge and get involved in our #HPEday competition. The competition invites people to take photos and videos of active participation in physical activity and upload them onto social media using the #HPEday hashtag. Prizes to be won for the most creative entries. Get involved now.
Moving Learning Classrooms - Toowoomba 17 October
The final Moving Learning Classrooms for the year will be conducted in Toowoomba on Monday 17 October. Visit the Get Active Queensland for more information and to register.
Have Your Say About Draft Senior Syllabus
Second drafts of the Health and Physical Education syllabuses are available for feedback from Monday 22 August to Wednesday 14 September 2016. Have your say via the online survey.
Sporting Star & Inspriational Teacher Awards
ACHPER QLD invites schools to nominate female students for the 2016 Sporting Star Awards in the categories of Sporting Performance, Sporting Endeavour and Sporting Service. Nominations are also open for the 2016 Inspirational Teacher Award. Do you work alongside an amazing female HPE teacher at your school? Why not put their name forward for recognition? Nominations close Friday 16 September.
Oxfam Hunger Banquet
It is hard to believe that in 2016, 1 in 8 people still go hungry every day. And it’s not because the world doesn’t produce enough for everyone to eat. Each year, World Food Day falls on 16 October. Hosting a Hunger Banquet at your school during Term 4 is a fun and interactive way to learn about global hunger, food insecurity and how to help solve the problem! Register now to make sure your students are at the forefront of the movement to end hunger.