Brisbane HPE Conference


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The final program for the Brisbane HPE Conference is now available. The conference is being held on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 August at Iona College, Wynnum. There is 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 a particular emphasis on the new Senior Health and Senior Physical Education Syllabuses. Register now. 


Please see below some of the great presentations we have booked in

Michelle-Anne Bradford - QUT - What guides our assessment decisions?

Robert Sweeper - St Joseph's College Gregory Terrace - Access and Equity - Implementation and Integration of the 2019 Syllabus

Brendan Moy - QUT - Motor Learning Theory for Senior Physical Education

Glenn Amezdroz - Moving Learning - Functional anatomy in QPE Physical Education (2019)

Carolyn Jones - QCAA - Health 2019 v1.2 - Moving forwards to implementation

Margaret-Mary Opstelten - Gladstone West State School - Feedback - Quick Methods Beneficial for Students and Teachers

Caroline Schmidt - QCAA - Sport and Recreation


Maria Ruberto - Brain Health and Exercise: Implications for School Curriculum


Maria Ruberto is a psychologist, with over 22 years of clinical and industry experience. Her application of psychology is anchored by research in neuroscience and brain function - and framed by the science of wellbeing. Maria is currently working with beyondblue to support educational resources for school communities.

Her keynote address will outline the consistent evidence that shows that exercise significantly improves mood, but most importantly, cognition. She will explore the triune brain model and the interplay of certain neurotransmitters in relation to learning. Very new and preliminary research suggests that, not only a lack of exercise has negative impact on attention and memory, but a further and more serious variable of sitting for extensive periods of time. Teachers will obtain an overview to the main areas of the brain highly aligned to resilience, and how various exercise paradigms impact the form and health of neurons and therefore cognitive function.


Click here to access the draft program for this years conference.

Thursday 16 & Friday 17 August

Iona College, Brisbane

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The ACHPER QLD Brisbane HPE Conference will be held at Iona College on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 August 2018. Iona College is located at 85 North Rd, Lindum and is easily accessible by train. Parking is provided at the school during the conference. Registration opens at 7.45am with proceedings getting underway at 8.45am. Both days finish at 2.50pm. Register here.


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We are pleased to announce Glenn Amezdroz as our guest presenter for the annual Cuddihy-Tomson Lecture at this year's Brisbane Conference. Glenn will be presenting the topic "Re-imagining practice in Health and Physical Education – what’s our purpose?"

Glenn will also be presenting a workshop during the conference on"Functional Anatomy in QCE Physical Education (2019)".

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