Kicking off 2021 with a customised in-school workshop at Sacred Heart PS

As no two schools nor individuals are the same, it can sometimes be difficult to find professional learning relevant to your personal journey as an HPE teacher. As ex-teachers ourselves, we realise this can be a barrier to seeking help.

That’s why we’ve put together our in-school workshops program to ensure professional learning is tailored specifically to fill gaps in knowledge and introduce fresh ideas to meet the needs of individual teachers and their schools, ultimately resulting in improved outcomes for students.

We recently held our first in-school workshop for 2021 at Sacred Heart PS. Using funding received from the Sporting Schools Plus program (through Sport Australia), Sacred Heart approached us for assistance in building their primary scope and sequence, enhancing their understanding of game sense in upper primary and FMS in lower primary, and developing their skillset in teaching gymnastics.

By all accounts, the day was a huge success. Here are some reflections from teachers in the session:

“We all feel that this was one of the best PDs we have had in our teaching career. The assessment criteria across levels are very thorough and have helped us create a scope and sequence across our school.” – Belinda.

"The resources from ACHPER are so beneficial including the FMS booklet, unit plans and assessment criteria. These have made it clear for us to plan learning goals and lesson plans. Adriana's expertise and knowledge in modelling a range of modifications in one activity enabled us to understand how one task can meet so many different student needs etc modification of equipment, more challenging tasks." – Kristy

"[Adriana] exposed us to the importance of open-ended questions throughout the lessons and how we can get students thinking and understanding more about the skills they are learning about." – Jackie

"Adriana helped us with strategies to engage children above standard through mixed ability, umpiring, coaching students who find tasks challenging. One of the best PDs I have had. The PD day was a perfect balance of practical and theory." – Melissa

ACHPER Victoria has worked with Sacred Heart in an ongoing capacity, with online meetings throughout term 4, 2020 as well as this face-to-face session in January. One more face-to-face day will occur later this term.

We are so humbled to receive this feedback! Thank you to Sacred Heart PS for having us and we look forward to seeing the awesome work you do with the learnings from our session together.

To learn more about our in-school workshops, click here and if you’d like us to spend a day your school, please do get in touch.