ACHPER (SA) Awards


The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, SA Branch Inc, with the support of Credit Union SA, are pleased to provide 2 Excellence in Health and Physical Education Teaching Awards:

  • Norma Jenner Memorial Award – Primary School HPE Excellence teacher

  • Howard Mutton Memorial Award – Secondary School HPE Excellence teacher

These awards recognise two outstanding educators and ACHPER Life Members who helped shape the formation and growth of ACHPER (SA). Howard Mutton championed the cause of increasing participation for more than 30 years. Howard was a member of ACHPER from its formation and was passionate about the social value of involvement in sport and believed there was a place and level of participation for anyone who wanted to have a go. Norma Jenner was an ACHPER member from the early 70’s and was always an enthusiastic and professional activist for the cause of physical education in Schools, with a specific passion to and for dance and movement for people of all ages. 

These awards recognise and reward South Australian teachers who:

  • model outstanding pedagogical practices,

  • build the capacity of their colleagues as HPE professionals 

  • develop healthy and physically active learners.

Teachers from Government, Catholic and Independent sectors are encouraged to apply.

The 2018 awards will be presented at ACHPER SA's night of nights, the Physical Education Week dinner in November celebrating the work of PE and Health teachers from all over the state.

Congratulations to our 2017 Excellence in HPE Award winners, Katie Liebelt winner of the Norma Jenner Memorial Award - Secondary School HPE Excellence award and Scott Hughes winner of the Norma Jenner memorial Award - Primary School HPE Excellence award. These awards were supported by Credit Union SA and were presented at the popular dinner. Both winners receive an ACHPER PD/resource voucher to the value of $500, a plaque and a perpetual award (for one year).

Congratulations also to 2017 winners pictured below, from left to right: Matt Schmidt, ACHPER SA, Katie Liebelt - winner Excellence in HPE award - secondary- Clare High School, Scott Hughes - winner Excellence in HPE award - Primary - Catherine McAuley School and Peter Dinan, Credit Union SA.