Position Statements

ACHPER (SA) advocates for our focus areas on behalf of our members. If you are not a member, please consider joining your professional body as a member.

A recent example is found here: Major changes needed to get our kids active and moving at school. ACHPER (SA) advocating for HPE - http://ow.ly/IQplA

ACHPER (SA) Position Statements

The ACHPER (SA) Board have worked strategically to develop a number of position statements. Recently in May 2015, ACHPER (SA) released the Position Paper 'External Providers for Schools'. This and other position statements 'The Place of Health & Physical Education in the school curriculum', 'Fitness Testing Policy', 'User Pays-Health & PE' have been developed to advocate ACHPER's views and vision. Members are welcome to review, utilise and disseminate these beliefs. These papers welcome feedback and comments, and will be continually reviewed by the ACHPER (SA) Board.

New position statement - please click on title of statement for full information

ACHPER (SA) Position Paper - External Providers for Schools

Please click on the link below to view ACHPER (SA)'s position statements.

ACHPER (SA) Position Paper - External Providers for Schools
ACHPER (SA) Position Paper - The Place of HPE in the School Curriculum

ACHPER (SA) Position Paper - Fitness Testing Policy
ACHPER (SA) Response - Drug Detection and Screening in Schools

ACHPER (SA) Response to Proposed Future SACE Learning Areas and Subjects
ACHPER (SA) Position Paper - User Pays
ACHPER (SA) Position Paper - Obesity

ACHPER National Position Statements

The Importance of the Health and Physical Education learning area in schools

ACHPER National has developed a Position Statement on 'the Importance of the Health and Physical Education learning area in schools' to assist teachers, parents and caregivers, school principals and administrators, kindred scientific, professional and service organisations to understand and advocate Health and Physical Education curriculum implementation, to enable real change.

Support of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education

ACHPER National, in its Position Statement 'Support of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education', advocates for high quality well-resourced professional development opportunities for teachers focused on improving confidence and competence in planning and delivery of HPE curriculum content and knowledge of valid and authentic assessment practices in HPE.

ACARA - Health & PE Shape paper - ACHPER response
ACHPER National's response to ACARA for feedback on the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education Shape Paper is available below. ACHPER has played a crucial role in lobbying the place of Health & PE in the Australian Curriculum.

Click here to view ACHPER National's response to ACARA

Click here for the ACHPER (SA) feedback to ACARA Survey, April 2013

Click Here for the ACHPER (SA) feedback to ACARA, June 2012