Active Programs

 Physical Education Week ~ 11 -15 November 2019 

Join the rest of South Australia and celebrate Physical Education Week in your school. We are seeking all schools to simply arrange an activity within your own school community, register for free with us and join in flying the flag for HPE and why our learning area is the most important! Alternatively, you can join us for a 'come and try' day show-casing different sports. More details will be released soon, register your interest by email to  

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. 

Click here for 2019 Advance Notice Flyer  


2019 Physical Education Week awards night and celebration on Friday 8 November 2019 


The ACHPER (SA) Awards night and celebration is Friday 8 November. Nominate a colleague for an award, get a table together and come along and celebrate at our night of nights. It's a great event and a chance to recognise those teachers, coaches and volunteers involved in the many great things that HPE develop. Special sporting guest speakers are always a highlight of the evening - a night not to be missed.


PE Week was held 12-16 November in 2018

Click here for the comprehensive 2018 booklet

click here for the participation certificate for your students


Metro 'Come and Try' Days

A great idea for an active school excursion in Term 4 is attending one of the ‘Come and Try’ Days which will all be held again in 2019 in Week 5. Registration will open in term 3.



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 ACHPER (SA) partners - Credit Union SAFootsteps Dance CompanyTriSkills Australia and IDM Sports. Also thanks to our PE Week partners the South Australian Cricket Association and Mt Lofty Spring Water


Corporate Cup

ACHPER (SA) are the proud owners of the Corporate Cup. The 2019 Corporate Cup is a team walking or running event and will be held once a fortnight over 16 weeks starting in August 2019. Registration opens in April. 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. For more information contact the Corporate Cup on 08 8362 2150 or visit the website - click here


National Health & Physical Education (H&PE) Day

ACHPER encourages schools, children, teachers and communities to take photos and videos of active participation in physical activity and upload them onto social media using the #HPEday hashtag.

National Health & Physical Education Day will be held on 12th September, 2019


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