Active Programs

Physical Education Week

14 - 18 November 2016 - Click here for more information!

ACHPER (SA) - The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, SA Branch Incorporated welcomes you to Physical Education Week 2016 which will be conducted in Week 5 of Term 4 from 14 - 18 November.

Physical Education Week promotes the importance of Health & PE in the Australian Curriculum, and highlights the importance of Health & PE to the learning and development of children and young people. All students have a right to receive quality physical education teaching and learning programs - Physical Education Week promotes these opportunities.

More information on Physical Education Week 2016 will be available in Term 3, 2016. Please contact ACHPER (SA) - - to register your interest and be kept up to date with PE Week 2016.

Business SA Corporate Cup

ACHPER (SA) are the proud owners of the Corporate Cup. The 2016 Business SA Corporate Cup is a team walking or running event and was held once a fortnight over 16 weeks starting on 3 August 2016. You can run or walk courses in the CBD, Port Adelaide, Mawson Lakes or Somerton. It's a marvelous event for team building, personal fitness and developing an active lifestyle. This is a great event for schools and organisation to form a team and aims to improve your physical activity over 16 weeks. While there's heaps of prizes your health will be the real winner. Contact the Corporate Cup on 8362 2150 or visit the website - click here

National Health & Physical Education (H&PE) Day

In celebration of the health and wellbeing of young children across Australia, ACHPER is planning its annual National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day to be held on Wednesday September 14 2016.

This year's day will focus on encouraging schools to get involved as part of a theme celebrated over three consecutive years from 2014 - 2016 being; Good for Children, Good for Schools, Good for Communities. Information packs are available on the National HPE Day website. The website is now live at

The website features two videos - featuring ACHPER (SA) member Amber Heaft, and another from a parent, as well as other resources including fact sheets and ideas on how schools and families can celebrate on the day. We encourage you to participate.


eat well be active - Primary Schools Project

The eat well be active - Primary Schools project was funded by SA Health and co-managed with the Department of Education and Children's Services (DECS) aiming to build the capacity of schools.

The eat well be active - Primary Schools project gave schools an opportunity to work with an appointed Service Provider for an extended 2 years since December 2011 to build and promote sustainable curriculum outcomes and to provide supportive environments for healthy eating and physical activity.

This initiative was phased into 129 schools with enrolement in Reception to Year 7 since its commencement in Term 2, 2009.

ACHPER (SA) was contracted as a Service Provider by SA Health from Term 2 2009 to Term 4, 2013, and worked with 116 schools.

eat well be active primary schools project