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ACHPER Victoria has been funded by the Department of Education and Training (DET), Victoria to deliver the new Active Schools Expert Support Service (ESS). We are working to support Government Schools throughout Victoria to implement the Active Schools Framework.

The Victorian Government is committed to supporting Victorians to be more physically active. The Active Schools initiative aims to ensure students have the skills, confidence and motivation to be active for life, building on existing programs and funding to boost support and resources to get schools and students moving. This includes a toolkit for school leaders and teachers, the ACHPER Victoria led ESS and funding for schools.

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The Active Schools Framework outlines six key priority areas of an Active School, recognising there is no single solution to shifting inactivity; it takes a multifaceted and systemic effort. The six key priority areas of an Active School are Quality Physical Education, Quality School Sport, Active Classrooms, Active Travel and Active Recreation. The sixth priority is a supportive school environment that provides space and encourages students to be active. Further information on each key priority can be found in the Active Schools Toolkit. 

 “A school that values physical activity and commits to promoting it within their curriculum, throughout the school day and the local community, can support a child to become physically active for life”.

The Active Schools Support Service will assist schools to ensure students have the skills, confidence and motivation to be active for life. It’s all about getting more kids, more active, more often!


How to Engage with Active Schools

Download our Stakeholder Information Fact Sheet

Contact our Expert Support Service Staff here