Trade Passport Winners

Congratulations to the following teachers who won great prizes at the NQ Conference Trade Exhibit Passport draw, and thanks to our fabulous sponsors for supporting the event.

Jo Prien from St Gerard Majella won an Winter Team Sports Match Pack valued at $210 from RHSports
Natalie Demetriou  from OLHC Cairns, won a Free Teacher Accelerated Certificate 3 valued at $359 from Binnacle Training
Pam Dillon from Mount St Bernards College won a Free School Membership to MyCo Sports Onlinevalued at $399 from MyCo Sports
Sarita Richards from Abergowrie won a Large School Development Kit valued at $ 240 from Queensland Oztag
Clint Mogg from Whitfield State School won a book "Field Guide to the Kokoda Track" by Bill James from Getaway Trekking
Neil Hillyard from Jubilee Christian College won a $100 fuel voucher from Remserve.

View the Handbook

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The handbook for the North Queensland HPE conference can be viewed here.  A printed version will be available to delegates on the day of the conference.

Early Bird Winners

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Congratulations to the following winners: Kate Van Dorssen, Emma Henwood, Ross Gall, Natasha Knight, John Brimstone, Ellen Saniger, Shane Rossi, Darren Osmond, Angela Bevan, Selena Harding, Pam Dillon, Natalie Demetriou, Lauretta Dowling, Alyssa Beaufoy, Chris Cattarossi, David Roberson, Stefan Propat, Loren Dowling, Brendan Wingett and Rosalie Allan. Make sure you visit Marianne at the RHSports trade stand to collect your prize.


"There are limited PD opportunities relevant to HPE teachers. ACHPER QLD conferences offer not only an opportunity to gain new skills, but the oppoortunity to network with other HPE professionals.  Thank you". 

Melenie Urquhart

Innisfail State College

Panel Chair Cairns/Far North District

GOLD Sponsor


RHSports is a wholesaler supplier of sporting equipment, apparel and bags to the school and club market. We are a 100% Australian owned company that offers a huge variety of locally sourced brands such as Easton, Gilbert, Kookaburra, Mitre, Mikasa, Obo, Polar, Prince, Slazenger, Steeden, Wilson plus many more.

Conference Sponsors

2014 North Queensland HPE Conference

Confirmed Topics & Speakers

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Making the Australian Curriculum HPE meaningful: Translation, enactment and experiences in individual school contexts with Dawn Penney, Monash University

Challenges & Realities of the Australian Curriculum: latest developments, core elements, how is it different from current syllabus, question & answer time with Maree Dinan Thompson, James Cook University

Networking and Making Connections with Rick Hanlon, AFL Cape York

Meeting Our Goals: Apply Content Descriptors and Integrating Literacy & Numeracy in HPE with Dawn Penney, Monash University

Maximising Engagement in a Practical Setting (Practical Session)

Assessment in HPE P-12: Moderation of Practical and Theoretical Examples. Teachers to bring along examples for facilitated sharing of practices and collaboration. Presented by Maree Dinan Thompson and facilitated by Maree Dinan Thompson and Dawn Penney.

Download the Conference flyer below.

 NQ HPE Conference Program (Final).pdf
 North Queensland HPE Conference Flyer.pdf
 Handbook - North Queensland HPE Conference.pdf

Professor Dawn Penney Keynote Speaker

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We are super excited to announce that Professor Dawn Penney from Monash University will be the Keynote speaker at our North Queensland HPE Conference in Cairns on Friday 30 May. You asked for interstate and international perspectives, Dawn has both, and will be speaking on 'Making the Australian Curriculum HPE meaningful: Translation, enactment and experiences in individual school contexts'.

Dawn is Professor of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy at Monash University, Melbourne. She has national and international experience of working with curriculum authorities and teachers to support curriculum developments in the Health and Physical Education learning area. Dawn's research has included projects focusing on the development and revision of the National Curriculum for Physical Education in England; senior secondary syllabus and course developments in Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria; the development of Sport Education in the UK, WA and Korea; digital assessment in physical education; and physical education and sport in primary schools in New Zealand.

Dawn's work has directed attention to issues of quality and equity amidst the introduction of new curriculum and assessment frameworks and the critical relationship between curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Dawn has been a passionate member of ACHPER since 1996 and a state board member in WA and Tasmania. 

Register to attend the one day conference.


North Queensland Conference

30 May 2014, Cairns

ACHPER QLD is pleased to announce the dates for the 2014 Regional Conferences.  In 2014, we will be delivering a one day conference in both Rockhampton and Cairns. 

North Queensland Conference (Cairns) 30 May - Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

This year, we are aligning our conference dates with the Get Active Queensland Accreditation Program to assist teachers in gaining the most possible benefit from the need to travel to a professional development event.  Further details, including venues will be released soon. To register, click here.


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