be active Physical Education Week

Physical Education Week 2014

10 - 14 November 2014 Theme: Connecting Schools and Communities

2014 Physical Education Week was a great success with participants across SA celebrating the importance of active and healthy living in the lives of SA children, parents and local school communities. Schools coordinated activities in their own sites to raise the profile of Physical Education Week. This week is FREE for schools!

We would love to hear what your school did for PE Week! Send your schools activities and photos to for possible promotion or use the hastag #peweek2014 on social media.

Click here to download the student participation certificate.

2014 Physical Education Week Booklet

The 2014 Physical Education Week Booklet is still available Click here to download your copy.

This booklet includes a range of valuable ideas, resources and activities to assist your school's Health and PE/Physical Activity program. It also offers specific strategies and opportunities to embrace this years theme of ‘Connecting Schools and Communities'.

Some great ideas from the booklet are listed below:

Wednesday 13 November - The Crab Chain Walk
supported by Gymnastics SA

How far can you walk like a crab? 

That's the easy part. Now how many people can walk like a crab linked together as a chain!

  • Students sit in a line one in front of the other, hands resting just above the ankle of the person behind them
  • Aim to walk together in a straight line, how many steps can your group take?
  • Start in small groups

Easy, fun and guaranteed to provide lots of laughs!

Click here to download the flyer & teaching tips

Metropolitan Come and Try Days

The very popular Metro Come and Try Days are a great opportunity for active excursions and will again be offered to schools during the week. The week will offer come and try days specific for early years, middle years and primary years. Registration for these days has now closed. To register your interest in attending 2015 come and try days please contact

Those schools who have registered their interest in 2014 come and try days will be contacted this week.

You will receive written confirmation of registration acceptance by the end of Week 2, Term 4. If you do not receive confirmation from the ACHPER (SA) office, please contact us to confirm involvement.

IDM Sports Physical Education Week Dinner 2014

The popular Physical Education Week Dinner was a great night, celebrating the work of PE and Health teachers from all over the state.


These events are only made possible through the support of our sponsors and supporters. We value our key alliances, and without these partnerships, ACHPER (SA) could not dream and run this event annually! Special thanks to our funding partner, the Government of South Australia through the Office for Recreation & Sport for their ongoing sponsorship. Support is also provided by Credit Union SA, Footsteps Dance Company, TriSkills Australia, Mt Lofty Spring Water, and the South Australian Cricket Association.