National HPE day

Health & Physical Education (HPE) Day is a nationwide initiative that highlights the importance of HPE in the Australian Curriculum, and its influence on the learning and development of children.

Date: 6th September 2017

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a parent, caregiver, teacher or principal - everyone has a role to play in helping young people take a step towards leading healthier and happier lives. Help celebrate the health and well-being of our future generations on HPE Day – it’s easy!

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Australian school children rank among the worst in the world when it comes to their physical activity levels. To tackle this problem, they need to be taught skills and have better knowledge and understanding of how to lead active and healthy lifestyles.

That’s why National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day has been designed to raise awareness of, and advocate for, a greater focus of HPE in our schools.

The theme, Good for Children, Good for Schools and Good for Communities, is being celebrated over three years, and the 2017 event – on Wednesday September 6 2017 – will focus on how HPE is ‘good for children’.

If you’re a parent, why not walk home with the kids or take them to a nearby park for some play time after school? If you’re a teacher, get the class outside for a lesson, or organise a PE-related excursion, and if you are a school then why not plan a fun run, walk or some other physical activity for all students?

When it comes to how to get involved, the only limit is imagination – so get moving, because every step counts!

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