HPE WEEK WRAP UP + TOWNSVILLE WORKSHOP + CALL FOR PRESENTERS + HEAT INFORMATION + FLU SHOT REMINDER + INTERESTING LINKS

HPE Week Wrap UP
HPE Week was a great success with 75 schools participating. Check out the wrap up photos and the find out the winners for the Daily Activity prizes at the ACHPER QLD website. Thanks to NRL, RHS and Basketball Qld for supporitng HPE Week.
 
Call for Presentations for Brisbane HPE Conference
The 2017 Brisbane HPE Conference will take place on Thursday 17 & Friday 18 August at Iona College, Wynnum. ACHPER QLD is calling for presentations from praticing teachers and other interested people. Please see the Application Form and the Information Package. Applications close Friday 5 May. To keep in touch with the latest information about the Brisbane HPE Conference visit our website.
 
Interesting Links
Respectful competition: Bringing Nadal and Federer into our classrooms

Virtual reality: Are health risks being ignored?

Burnout's devastating impact on teachers who can't switch off 

International Women's Day: Sport empowering women and girls 

The dreadful rise of anxiety in primary schools 

3D printing: A future in the sports industry

 
FREE Curriculum Workshop in Townsville
ACHPER QLD will be delivering a 1 day Planning and Assessing the Australian Curriculum workshop in Townsville on Saturday 6 May. An overview of the day can be viewed here. The workshop is being delivered as part of the Get Active Queensland Accreditation Program, and if successful will be rolled out throughout regional Queensland. Please support this great FREE professional devleopment opportunity and get the latest information about the Australian Curriculum by registering here.
 
Gold Coast 2018 Resources
Keep up to date with the latest innovative educational resources and activities for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.  These resources support Australian Curriculum and can be accessed at the Dept of Education and Training website.
 
Summer is Still Here
Even though it is now officially Autumn the temperatures are still soaring throughout Qld. The Conversation website has an interesting article about heat waves and school policy. Sports Medicine Australia has a Heat Fact Sheet for those looking for guidance and information around sporting events.
 
Don't Forget Your Flu Vaccination
Due to the amount of contact that teachers and coaches have with large numbers of people it is highly recommended they get an annual flu shot. Don't get caught out this winter!