ACHPER QLD Primary HPE Conference

The ACHPER QLD Primary Conference is a boutique conference that allows for a high interaction rate between the specialist presenters and primary HPE teachers. As the conference is very hands on in the morning teachers are encouraged to bring examples of the their curriculum and assessment pieces for discussion and feedback. The middle of the day sees a great selection of presentations and the afternoon is movement and activity based.

Date October 17, 2016 - October 17, 2016
Time 8:00am - 5:00pm


Scott Easdown, Sheldon College

Assessment and curriculum in primary

This plenary workshop will involve all teachers who are invited to bring along some copies of their planning and assessment for the curriculum  for discussion.

Michalis Stylianou, University of Queensland

Helping Australian Schools Improve Their Physical Activity Practices: The School Physical Activity Index (SPAI)

In this workshop style session, teachers will be engaged in a process of reflecting on their school physical activity practices. 

Amanda Bacon

The vestibular system's function in motor competency from preprep through to adolescence

Amanda's interacitve workshop will present the potential impacts of the vestibular system on behaviour, posture, learning and movement from preprep through to the elite athlete and even post football concussion rehabilitation. 

Debra Ayling, Christian Heritage College

Conflict: Can it improve relationships and contribute to a healthy classroom community?

Teachers are continually assisting students to manage relationships and healthy choices at school. Can an educative process examining four key questions improve student reflection and outcomes in conflict to improve relationships and contribute to a healthy community?

Sally Hannah, St Peter's Lutheran College

Importance of Fundamental Movement Programs in learning readiness

The benefits of perceptual motor programs (PMPs) have been subject to debate since their conception in the 1980s.

Perceptual Motor Programs were once hailed as the “be all and end all” tool, to both prepare children for the classroom and assist children to develop academically. There have been few results which support the goal to increase academic performance as a result of PMPs, however studies have indicated marked improvement in gross motor skills.  By using PMPs we are not teaching children to be better academically; we are providing them with skills that will enable them to be more receptive to the lessons being taught. 


John Paul Dr, Daisy Hill QLD 4127
Daisy Hill