2017 Award Categories

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

The previous winners of these Awards are listed on our Honour Board.


A significant part of the Awards Ceremony is the presentation of Member Milestone Certificates for those who have achieved 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 years of membership with ACHPER. We thank all ACHPER members for their ongoing support.

2017 Award Winners

ACHPER QLD 2017 Award Winners

We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 ACHPER QLD Teacher Awards. Nominations this year were the highest number ever recieved, and are testament to the outstanding commitment and dedication our QLD teachers have to the field of HPE. We congratulate our five winners and thank them for their incredible contributions to their schools and wider communities.

2017 Quality Teacher Award


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This award recognises the significant contribution made by a Queensland HPE teacher to the promotion of active and healthy lifestyles through quality teaching practices within the school community.

Kristy is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher whose love and zest for HPE has greatly enhanced the lives of her students and the wider Rolleston community. Kristy continually delivers subject specific content to a high standard and this is proven by the results seen from her students and the excellent connection she has with school students and staff.

Kristy has worked tirelessly on sporting events and activities for the benefit of her students and the wider community. She has organized family fun days, Pink Stumps Cricket Days, Touch Footy Evenings  as well as consistently donating her time after school to support students in swimming, athletics, cricket and touch football skills sessions. Kristy has succeeded in giving her students access to a range of different sports which is not only fun but also greatly prepares them for their boarding school years. Kristy has also invited high calibre sports men and women to speak at the school and participate in skill sessions with all class levels. These sessions have been hugely popular with students.

At a community level, Kristy was the driving force behind the Rolleston community sports oval upgrade.  This oval is now considered to be one of the best facilities in the Central Queensland area. Kristy has also brought the District Athletics Carnival to the town for the second year, running the event smoothly and efficiently.

Kristy's ongoing hard work and 'nothing is ever too much trouble' attitude have helped produce happy, healthy and confident students and encouraged active participation for the wider Rolleston community.


2017 Innovative Program Award


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This award recognises the significant contribution made be a Queensland School for an innovative program for the promotion of active and healthy lifestyles to one or more stakeholders of the school community.

Since 2014 Dalby SS has trialled and delivered the 100KM Club in response to the iAIM goals of getting students to move more, sit less, engage well and achieve high.  100KM Club is a running and walking club designed to get students, staff and parents  involved in a fun and safe activity which can promote health and wellbeing outcomes and enhance students' cognitive functioning for learning.  The 100KM Club is organised by two keen teachers twice a week. Student leadership and parent and community engagement are encouraged with Year 6 student leaders and keen parents helping teachers and supporting student participants.  Personal goal-setting is a key element of the program and participants are encouraged to run or walk as many kilometres as the can over the year.  House, class and school spirit is also encouraged with acknowledgement given for  most kilometres, most participants, and total distance achieved in one year.  Regular sharing of participation data within the school community contributes to students' affinity with the program.

Since its inception, 65% of students have participated in 100KM Club. Teachers report that students appear more focussed in class after attending the club. The initiative has fostered community support, with local police liaison officer and 'adopt-a-cop' representative in attendance on several occasions as well as sponsorship from local businesses.

Dalby SS's 100Km Club initiative has been shared at international conferences, various iAIM workshops and TeachMeets, and is published on the iAIM edStudio on the Department of Education’s the Learning Place as a key strategy for encouraging active pursuits among students.  The 100KM Club concept has been adopted and adapted by several other schools in the region with similarly positive results in terms of participation and focused learning.

David Keating Voluntary Service Award


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This award recognises the significant voluntary contribution made by a Queensland individual or group in capacity building for active and healthy lifestyles in the school or wider community. 

Deb has had a significant positive impact on the young lives at St Joseph's  College and within the Toowoomba community. Deb runs a number of additional programs at school, including morning and afternoon enrichment physical programs, representative teams, touring teams, and free training sessions for students who are disadvantaged. In addition, she often provides nutritious breakfast and snacks for students who attend these programs, often at her own cost. Deb often opens her classroom and sporting facilities to students who are not picked up until later in the day, providing a safe environment in which to be active and productive. All of this provides students with opportunities to extend themselves, opportunities to represent their school, region and state and plays a huge role in students' self-esteem and self worth.

Deb has also provided much needed mentoring to pre-service and new teachers to the College. This supports the development of the staff as well as promoting the growth of staff within the community.

Deb does not limit her support to the HPE faculty. She regularly supports other departments by attending French, Japanese and Music camps as a bus driver . In addition, her care for the school and the environment is exceptional; often closing windows, emptying bins and setting alarms in the afternoon. This provides a safe environment for our students to return to each morning. Her tireless work is always from the heart, giving to others of herself. 

Terry Carlson Award


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This award recognises an outstanding and sustained contribution made by a member of the health and physical education profession in the promotion of active and healthy lifestyles to the education community.

Clint is a committed teacher and acknowledged leader in the field of Health and Physical Education. He is dedicated to improving the standard of PE teachers in the region through high quality mentoring and selfless sharing of resources and programming with other schools and teachers. For the last seven years, Clint has facilitated the Primary PE Network Day in FNQ, the only dedicated primary physical education professional development day in the region. A recent survey concluded that 100% of attendees considered the Network Day their main source for professional development. In addition, Clint is an Ed Studio facilitator and an Explicit Teaching Coach and Mentor.  He has presented on Explicit Teaching at previous ACHPER conferences. For the last 12 years Clint has served as the vice-president for the Cairns State District 10-12 years School Sport. Clint is also the Whitfield State School sports excellence coordinator which is the only accredited Sporting School of Excellence in the FNQ region.

Pre-Service Teacher Award


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This award recognises the significant contribution made by a Queensland pre-service teacher who completed outstanding and consistent professional experiences/s, as well as the promotion of active and healthy lifestyles to the school or wider community.

Jessica is an outstanding young pre-service teacher whose academic achievements and service to the Health and Physical Education profession are most deserving of this award.

Currently in her final year of a Bachelor of Primary Education, majoring in HPE, at Griffith University, Jessica has maintained a GPA of 7.0 (High Distinction) across all of her HPE courses, with one still to complete at time of nomination. Her cumulative degree GPA is 6.04, so her academic achievement is also consistent across all study areas.

 Not content with studying hard, Jessica is also a competitive player and very busy sports coach and mentor to students at her former high school, Saint Stephens College, as well as at Nerang primary school and Emmanuel College on the Gold Coast.  Over the last year alone, Jessica has given her time freely at a number of activities and events at these schools.  She has assisted​ at the Saint Stephens College YR 1-3 Swimming Carnival (set up, starter, presenting ribbons, pack up). Jessica has promoted active and healthy  lifestyles and ​skills at Nerang Primary Yr 3 by supervising ​daily 'munch n crunch' and morning 'Brain Gym' ( yoga-like stretches and exercises), as well as afternoon movement/games in the courtyard. She has also worked as Assistant Coach at Saint Stephens College for the YR 6 Boys APS Basketball team  (taking drills, umpiring, coaching).

Jessica is a great role model for younger students, and illustrates that academic success does not have to come at the expense of personally maintaining and voluntarily promoting a physically active lifestyle.

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