Australian Curriculum: HPE Workshop Version 9 - Years 7-10

Online Workshop - Friday 10 May 2024

Version 9.0 of the Australian Curriculum: HPE continues to be implemented across Queensland. 

This online workshop provides a professional learning opportunity for teachers in Years 7-10 to build on themes from previous workshops over previous years. It is the perfect opportunity to discuss with fellow teachers the challenges that are being experienced in the ongoing implementation of the Curriculum and you can come away with strategies to implement these in your day-to-day teaching.

The workshop will provide ideas and guidance on unit planning and assessment, using the structure of the refreshed v9.0 Curriculum to inform teachers when making decisions about teaching and learning.

There will be a particular focus on linking the topics of Respectful Relationships and non-traditional sports back to the Curriculum, as highlighted by recent feedback by teachers in sessions conducted by QCAA.

Nikki Patton who is the QCAA lead on the Year 7-10 HPE Curriculum will also be a part of the workshop providing the Authority's guidelines on the implementation of the Curriculum.




8.50am - 9.00am


9.00am - 9.10am


9.10am - 9.50am

Year 7 & 8 Respectful Relationships and Consent

Presenter - TBC

9.50am - 10.30am

Orienteering unit, v9

Nathan Watts, Loganlea SHS & Gordon Bossley, Orienteering Qld.

10.30am – 11.00am


11.00am – 11.40am

Circus units, v9

Maggie Pembroke, Downlands College

11.40am – 1.00pm

Part A: Respect and inclusion through a movement context

Nikki Patton, QCAA

1.00pm – 1.30pm


1.30pm – 2.00pm

Part B: Respect and inclusion through a movement context

Nikki Patton, QCAA

2.00pm – 2.45pm

Panel discussion: Question and answer

2.45pm to 3.00pm

Wrap up


Nikki Patton , QCAA
Nikki is Principal Project Officer, Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education at the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA). Her role is to provide advice and develop resources and professional learning to support P–10 HPE teachers across Queensland. Prior to this role, Nikki has over 20 years’ experience working as a HPE teacher, with a number of years spent in middle leadership roles. She is enthusiastic about sharing an understanding of the HPE curriculum with teachers to find new and engaging ways to connect with middle years learners.

Nikki's Session Outline -

Respect and inclusion through a movement context

This session will provide a framework for planning impactful teaching, learning and assessment to engage students and promote success in HPE. Participants will explore approaches to adapt and reimagine their curriculum and assessment plans amidst evolving health concerns and diverse physical activity options to support students’ to flourish as healthy, safe, active and informed citizens. Additionally, this session will encourage participants to look for opportunities to integrate content within and across the personal, social and community health strand and the movement and physical activity strand to enrich learning experiences for students. Nikki will model a planning process that participants can use in their own context and share examples of quality teaching, learning and assessment that integrates content on gender stereotypes, inclusion and strategies for promoting health and social outcomes through participation in physical activity. This session will identify a number of curriculum planning resources that teachers can use as they plan for the implementation of Australian Curriculum v9.0: HPE.

Maggie Pembroke, Downlands College
After graduating from QUT in 2017, Maggie began her teaching career at Emerald State High School before accepting a teaching position at Downlands College, Toowoomba. Maggie is a skilled educator who strives to provide her students with innovative and expansive educational experiences to improve their perceptions and understanding of HPE.

Nathan Watts, Loganlea SHS

Nathan is the Outdoor Education Coordinator at Loganlea State High School. He oversees the curriculum and co-curricula Outdoor Education programs at the school Nathan has a Masters in Education, as well as a Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Associates Degree in Adult and Vocational Education and a Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership. He is a member of OEAQ. Nathan has spent many years working to advocate for Outdoor Education in schools and his work in leading Outdoor Education at Loganlea resulted the school being awarded the Brisbane City Council Outdoor Education Award at the Outdoors Queensland Awards in 2022. Nathan is looking forward to sharing with you how Orienteering can be used effectively to teach non-traditional sports and integrating Outdoor Education into HPE.


This session will explore the use of Orienteering as a non-traditional sport as part of the practical learning component in HPE.  Participants will learn how Loganlea State High School has developed their program to include Orienteering and link the HPE curriculum with geography through the Outdoor Learning Curriculum connection in the V9 Australian Curriculum. This session will support HPE teachers and leaders in building programs which utilise Orienteering as their sport to engage a wider range of students and explore how our connections with Orienteering Queensland have supported our student’s engagement in the sport.

The Embrace Collective

The Embrace Kids Classroom Program brings the best of the EMBRACE KIDS film to every school in Australia - for free. This program has been developed for Year 7 & 8 students, because these are the ages at which universal prevention is likely to be most effective (Yager et al., 2013). The program includes five lesson plans, clips from the EMBRACE KIDS film and associated classroom activities, all planned out with curriculum alignment, slides and worksheets provided for teachers to implement the program. The five lessons are modular, offer flexible pedagogical opportunities, and are intended to be delivered without additional teacher training, to reduce barriers to implementation. Activities are based on the emerging evidence regarding the potential for self-compassion, appreciation of body functionality, and celebrating diversity as strategies that can improve body image and wellbeing.


The cost of the workshop is $220 for ACHPER QLD members and $280 for non members. Sign into your myACHPER account or if you have not registered previously, create a new account to register for this event.

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10/05/2024 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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