Brisbane HPE Conference


15 & 16 August, Iona College, Brisbane


The Brisbane conference will be held on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 August, once again at Iona College, Wynnum. There will be a great mixture of classroom presentations, workshops and practical sessions, many delivered by practicing HPE teachers. Every session offers something for primary and secondary teachers, with emphasis on the new Australian Curriculum Health and Physical Education AC:HPE and Senior Health and Senior Physical Education Syllabuses.

Cost for 2-Day conference pass: $400 for ACHPER members + $500 for non-members



2019 Conference Sessions and Presenters

Here are just some of the fantastic sessions we have lined up for the conference this year. We'll let you know as we add more to the program.




Equity – barriers and enablers: reflections on implementation and assessment

Dan Michael, QCAA and Belinda Kerr, Beerwah SHS

Senior Years


Stats & coding 101: Nailing Senior Health action research analysis

Hugh Shannon, QUT

Senior Years (laptop required with Microsoft excel and word)

Brain Strength: The core elements of optimism and how they relate to movement

Maria Ruberto, Salutegenics

All Years

Making technology work for the HPE teacher – simple ideas for effective use of technologies

Margaret-Mary Opstelten, Gladstone West SS


Primary Years

BIATHLON – A unique team building, mindfulness and problem-solving experience.

Bruce Mann


Middle & Senior Years

Achieving PE curriculum objectives using innovative teaching styles


Brendan SueSee & Mitchell Hewitt University of Southern Queensland

Senior Years

Planning for alignment in the Australian Curriculum: AC:HPE


Jason Evans, DoE


P-10 (Note session for State schools only)

Sport Aerobics: learn how to teach sport aerobics to your students


Lucy Goddard, Gumdale SS/FISAF Australia


All Years

How to make school swimming meaningful and enjoyable

Tamara Price, AUSTSWIM

Primary & Middle Years

Matching pedagogical styles to help create learning experiences in Senior PE

Brendan SueSee, University of Southern Queensland

Senior Years

Working with Indigenous students: Cultural awareness and culturally responsive pedagogies

Michael English, Springfield Central SHS & Sue Monsen, UQ

All Years

Supporting early career HPE teachers


Physical education pedagogies and the metabolic equivalence of tasks

Comparing TWO generations of HPE teacher education

A review of food and nutrition education for QLD H&PE university students

Geordie McLeod & Erin Stenhouse, QUT

Fletcher Findlay, QUT


Lauren Marini, QUT & Karen Marini, Daly SHS

Adam Usher & Kaylah Schroeter, QUT

All Years

Enabling student success in Health Unit 3


Shane Roberts, Palm Beach-Currumbin SHS

Senior Years

Teaching HPE: Considering the constraints

Kath O’Brien, QUT

All Years

Gathering, analyzing and presenting effective data in Unit 3 and 4

Glenn Amezdroz, Moving Learning

Senior Years

Interactive and engaging content for VET

Aaron Moore, Binnacle Training & Luke Howie, Visual Coaching Pro

Senior Years

Tackling the investigation – modelling an approach using Ethics and Integrity in Physical Education (2019)

Angie Kelso, Stretton State College & Rob Sweeper, St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace & Glenn Amezdroz, QUT

Senior Years

Begin with the end in mind: How to design deliberate coaching experiences and environments that foster state, national and world class athletes

Thomas Fisher, Carmel College/Qld Academy of Sport/Football Queensland

Middle & Senior Years

Building a faculty curriculum plan to align ACARA and QCAA

Shane Roberts, Palm Beach-Currumbin SHS

Middle & Senior Years

Rethinking the screen: Using integrated technology in health and physical education

Jamie Jones, The Kids Coach

Primary & Middle Years

Connecting the ACARA-QCCA HPE curriculum dots: practical unit design for transitions to scaffold students’ HPE knowledge and skills from junior to senior

Louise McCuaig – UQ


Middle & Senior Years

Teaching literacy through physical education

Nyree Wood, Loreto College

All Years

Tactical awareness in Senior Physical Education (2019): Modelling the development of an integrated learning experience and a response to the project-folio assessment task

Brendan Moy & Glenn Amezdroz, QUT


Senior Years

Water safety and swimming education program

Jane Luxton & Jason Evans DoE

Early, Primary & Middle Years

Handball for schools

Susan Wilson-Gahan, Handball Queensland

All Years

Physical education pedagogy: the inquiry process integrated


Dan Michael, QCAA and Angie Kelso, Stretton State College

Senior Years


Jane Luxton & Jason Evans DoE

Early, Primary & Middle Years

The science of sleep in children and teenagers

Maria Ruberto, Salutegenics

All Years

Implementing senior physical education – sharing best practice

Wayne Gore, Churchie


Senior Years


Liz Foster, Principal, MacGregor State High School

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Liz is an established leader in education and is currently the Principal of MacGregor State High School in Brisbane. Over the past 15 years she has served in leadership positions at Ferny Grove State High School, Stretton State College and Kelvin Grove State College.

As an educator Liz is relentlessly optimistic about the potential of all young people and the change that this generation will lead. With energy and experience she values community, authentic learning experiences and the building of high performing teams.

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