PRE-SERVICE & EARLY CAREER MENTORING
The transition into the teaching profession is a significant period of change. Mentoring opportunities during this period are highly valuable, enabling early career teachers to establish a solid foundation and thrive during their future careers.

As part of our commitment to supporting early career teachers, ACHPER QLD is hosting a free mentoring event for pre-service and graduate teachers (those in their final year of study and those within the first two years teaching). There will be an opportunity to meet with four experienced teachers over an hour in a 'speed mentoring' session. Preparation material will be provided to attendees to ensure both mentors and mentees get the most out of this incredible experience. The event will be held on Wednesday 25 July at from 4pm - 6pm (central Brisbane venue to be advised). If you would like to take part as an early-career mentee, please register your interest here.

For experienced teachers wishing to take part as mentors in the session, please email Katia at events@achperqld.org.au for more information. ACHPER members will be given priority attendance to this event. More information can be found on our website.

 
ACHPER QLD PRESIDENT'S AWARD ANNOUNCED
ACHPER QLD is pleased to announce a new category in our 2018 Teacher Award Series - the ACHPER QLD President’s Award. This highly prestigious award is given at the discretion of the ACHPER QLD President and is designed to honour an individual or group for a significant contribution and/or impact on the HPE profession. The President’s Award encompasses the greater HPE community and is not limited to HPE teachers. The winner will be presented with their award at the Brisbane HPE Conference. Nominations can be made directly to the ACHPER QLD Executive Officer at executiveofficer@achperqld.org.au. Nominations should be accompanied by a paragraph (100 – 250 words) outlining the contribution made by the individual or group.

Nominations are now open for all ACHPER QLD 2018 Teacher Awards.  Proudly supported by Teachers Mutual Bank, the awards aim to celebrate exceptional work in the health and physical education field. If you would like to nominate an outstanding teacher for these awards, please click on the appropriate link below and complete the nomination form. All nominations are due by Friday 1 June 2018 and are to be returned to events@achperqld.org.au.

David Keating Voluntary Service
Innovative Program
Pre Service Teacher
Quality HPE Teacher 
Teresa Carlson

 
INTERESTING LINKS
BUDGET 2018 - WHAT'S IN STORE FOR EDUCATION

ENERGY BREAK IDEAS - CHANGE YOUR STUDENTS' FOCUS

8 THINGS THAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN SCREEN GUIDELINES

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS IMPORTANT AS LITERACY & NUMERACY

CONSIDERING OUR MESSAGES - SELECTING TEAMS & GROUPS

 
SUPER MOVERS SYMPOSIUM - WRAP UP
On Monday we held a fantastic PD Day on physical education for the early years and for students with movement challenges. As well as practical presentations from three highly accomplished PE experts, there was opportunity for peer learning in an ideas exchange session as well as time at the end of the day to build programs and activities based on both the theoretical and practical components of the workshop. Highlights from the day included learning about physical readiness in Prep year and implementing simple exercises to assess readiness; incorporating dance, balance and fine motor exercises into programs including opportunities for students with movement challenges and implementing fundamental movement skills sessions to support classroom teachers and learning.

“The Super Movers Symposium was an engaging and motivating experience. I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating, discussing and learning from my fellow HPE peers. A highly valuable and recommended PD.”

Head to our website to read some more testimonials from the day.

 
DRAFT PROGRAM AVAILABLE FOR BRISBANE CONFERENCE
The draft program for the 2018 Brisbane Conference is now available here. There is a great selection of primary and secondary presentations, workshops and practical sessions. To secure your spot register today.
 
PROUD SUPPORTERS OF ACHPER QLD
 
 
 
FEATURE TEACHER
Peter Simons from Woodridge State School is this month’s Feature Teacher. Read about Peter’s passion for PE and experiences in the diverse community of Woodridge here.
 
TELL US YOUR STORY!
Did you know that every month, our Feature Teacher article is one of the most read sections of our e-news? We need your stories to help us share best practice, inspire each other and to celebrate the amazing industry to which we all belong. Click here to download the short information sheet and please return to events@achperqld.org.au