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Teaching Resources

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This quick guide to syllabus provides teachers with some support materials lessons on physical education and health education. 

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Years 7-10 Syllabus

The aim of the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Years 7 -10 Syllabus is to develop the capacity of students to enhance their personal health and well-being, enjoy an active lifestyle, maximise movement potential and advocate life-long health and physical activity.

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE): Years 7-12 PDHPE Syllabus - NSW Education Standards Authority (opens new window)

Curriculum PDHPE

The Department of Education's website provides access to  sample teaching and learning programs and resources to support the teaching of PDHPE in Years 7-10.

PDHPE: Curriculum Home Page - NSW Department of Education website (opens new window)

Get skilled: get active

A series of videos (opens new window) and support materials (PDF 2.57MB) for teaching fundamental movement skills.

Yulunga Traditional Indigenous Games

The Yulunga Traditional Indigenous Games resource provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about and participate in traditional games and sporting activities. The games can be modified for people of all ages and abilities.

Yulunga Tradtional Indigenous Games - Australian Government, Sporting Schools website (opens new window)

Lesson Ideas

A Canadian website that provides lesson ideas for physical education that can be easily adapted for Australian classrooms (Alberta Education).

Physical Education Online: Teacher Resources - Alberta Education website (opens new window)

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)

The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) is a professional association representing teachers and other professionals working in the fields of health and physical education. It is a memeber based, not-for-profit organisation aimed at "promoting active and healthy living for all Australians through education and professional practice".

ACHPER resources may be purchased from the ACHPER resources catalogue (opens new window).

Active + Healthy Journal

The Active + Healthy Journal is aimed at physical educators, health educators, fitness leaders and classroom teachers. It features a range of informative articles that underpin the Health and Physical Education curriculum in schools, junior sport, nutrition, fitness and offer ideas for motivating children and young people to be active and healthy.

Promoting Active and Healthy Living: Active + Healthy Journal - ACHPER Australia website (opens new window)