Get ready for National Health & Physical Education (HPE) Day – 12 September 2019!

Celebrated this year on Thursday 12 September, Health & Physical Education (HPE) Day is a nationwide initiative highlighting the importance of HPE in the Australian Curriculum, and its influence on the lifelong learning and development of healthy behaviours in our children.

With Australian school children’s physical activity levels ranking among the lowest globally, National HPE Day has been introduced to help raise awareness of, and advocate for, a greater focus of HPE in our schools.

This year’s theme is ‘Good for Children, Good for Schools and Good for Communities’. ACHPER encourages schools, children, teachers and communities to get involved, take photos and videos of active participation in physical activity, and upload them to social media using the #HPEday hashtag.

Here's our CEO Hilary Shelton with a short message on why you should get involved in National #HPEday >>
Ideas and free resources for teachers and schools

The National HPE Day website provides some great ideas and activities your school can undertake to demonstrate how much it values this important learning area in the curriculum.

For example, if you’re a teacher, why not take your class outside for a lesson or organise a PE-related excursion? And schools, consider planning a fun run or walk for your students?

Click here to access free downloadable fact sheets, resources and posters to start planning your activities now! ACHPER Victoria has also released an HPE Day #TipOfTheWeekHPE packed with games and ideas to help celebrate. Check it out here.

 
How to register your school for HPE Day 2019

Please click here to get on board and register your school for National HPE Day 2019! Registered schools will also receive a certificate of participation by the end of September.

Get involved in National HPE Day events and professional learning

La Trobe Sport will be hosting two National HPE Day events on 12 September, one for Primary and one for Secondary. Both events will be held at the new state of the art Sports Park located at La Trobe University. Both events are completely FREE and schools are encouraged to bring their students along for a fun day of active participation.

ACHPER Victoria is also proud to support Monash University’s HPE Lecture Series. The next seminar will be also held on National HPE Day and will be presented by Dr Justen O’Connor and Jess Wade and is entitled “Differentiating assessment for learning in health and physical education”.

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La Trobe Sport:

Primary HPE Day event

When: Thursday 12 September

Where: La Trobe University Sports Park – Main AFL Oval

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

This event will run for 1.5 hours and will consist of 10 rotations to allow everyone to experience 10 different mini games focussing on fundamental movement skills. The focus is on active participation and children will play alongside other local schools. 

La Trobe encourages at least 5 – 20 participants from each school, with the targeted year level being Grade 6s. The activities are planned for your student groups to challenge their teachers and any parent helpers present on the day.

If you would like any further information this event or are interested in getting involved, please contact Alistair Davis, Aquatic and Community Programs Coordinator, La Trobe Sport on 03 9479 2972 or al.davis@latrobe.edu.au.

La Trobe Sport:

Secondary HPE Day event

When: Thursday 12 September

Where: La Trobe University Sports Park – Main AFL Oval

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

This event will run for 1.5 hours and will consist of 10 rotations to allow everyone to experience 10 different sports types in each of the following key areas:

  • Striking & Fielding Sports
  • Target Sports
  • Net / Wall / Racquet Sports
  • Invasion Sports
  • Fundamental Movement Skills

The focus of this event is on active participation and children will play alongside other local schools. La Trobe encourages at least 5 – 20 participants from each school, with the targeted year level being Year 9s. 

If you would like any further information this event or are interested in getting involved, please contact Alistair Davis, Aquatic and Community Programs Coordinator, La Trobe Sport on 03 9479 2972 or al.davis@latrobe.edu.au.

Monash University:

HPE Day Lecture

When: Thursday 12 September

Where: Monash University - Moorooduc Hwy, Frankston VIC 3199 Peninsula Campus

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Assessment in the movement and physical activity strand of the HPE curriculum has traditionally captured how talented the participant already is and not what they have learned as a result of their efforts in class. Traditionally it has focused on the motor domain and only superficially evaluated knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, whilst largely ignoring other key learning outcomes.

This seminar will include a practical workshop providing a range of ideas teachers can use in their own class and to assess growth in a range of social, physical and knowledge-based areas. Many of these ideas have been trialled within an actual school health and physical education context and will provide examples for how students can negotiate their assessment to showcase growth across time.

To learn more and register for Monash University’s event, please click here.
 
For further information on National HPE Day 2019, please visit the www.hpeday.com.au website or contact your peak body. We’re here to help!