Physical Education Week

Was held: 11 -15 November 2019

Physical Education is important every week, but this is the week to celebrate it!


Join the rest of South Australia and celebrate Physical Education Week in your school.

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.

How can you participate?

This year we have four categories to help make celebrating easy: 

1. Own School Activities

2. Theme Days

3. Come And Try Days 

4. Physical Education Week Dinner 


1. Own School Activities

The easiest way to celebrate Physical Education Week - run some activities in your class or with the whole school. You could submit a video to ACHPER SA and go in the draw to win a $500 IDM Sports Voucher for your school, start a lunch time teacher vs student competition, have a health hustle everyone morning, focus on wellbeing in the classroom... the opportunities are endless!

Our FREE Information Booklet will give you a number of ideas. To download, simply register with ACHPER SA that your class/school is participating in Physical Education Week.


2. Theme Days **NEW**

Our theme days for 2019 are a new and creative way to celebrate Physical Education Week. Each theme day has easy to implement activities, and you can access them by registering on the button above or below. 

Movement Monday

Try Something New Tuesday

Wellbeing Wednesday

Theme Thursday

Food Friday


When you register, you will receive 16 pages of ideas and activities ready for your own school PE Week theme days.


3. Metropolitan 'Come and Try' Days

A great opportunity for active excursions

Our come and try days offer the opportunity for students to experience a wide range of activities offered by sport specific coaches, in age appropriate groups. Click here to see highlights from last year. 

The week will offer come and try day’s specific for early years, middle years and primary years.


4. Physical Education Week Dinner & Awards Night 

Was held on Friday 8 November 2019

Adelaide Pavilion

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.

Click here for event details


2019 Competitions & Prizes **NEW**

Does your class or school have some fun activities planned? Create a video of your school getting involved in PE Week 2019. Make sure you use #PEWeek19 and tag @achpersa on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter to win a prize! If your school does not have social media, feel free to email us your submissions at
**Please ensure you have written consent from parents when publishing or uploading photos or videos of children
Prize: $500 voucher for IDM Sports


Register your school now on our website and tell us how you are celebrating Physical Education Week 2019. If you do, you will receive further Physical Education Week information and you will go in the draw to win a prize! You must register before 5pm, Friday 8th November to be in the draw.
Prize: $200 credit for healthy eating class party 
(random draw)

Refer a friend to register for Physical Education Week 2019, so they can let us know how they are celebrating. If you do, you will go into the draw to win a prize! Make sure they tell us who referred them.  They must register by 5pm, Friday 8th November for you to go in the draw. 
Prize: $200 Credit to ACHPER SA professional learning, ACHPER SA resources or ACHPER SA membership 
(random draw)



These events are only made possible through the support of our partners. 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 Company, SACPSSA, Tennis AustraliaTriSkills Australia and IDM Sports.

Also thanks to our PE Week partners; The Government of South Australia, the South Australian Cricket Association and Mt Lofty Spring Water