We don’t write much, because we know you haven’t the time to read through the mass of information you are bombarded with each day. But we will use this section to place the latest news, information and announcements that are valuable to your physical education.

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Sport participation in Australian Kids

Some interesting statistics on youth sport participation rates in Australia, but with still around 40% of kids under 15 still not active outside school hours work needs to be done.

In the 12 months to April 2012, of the 2.8 million children aged 5 to 14 years, 1.7 million (60%) participated in at least one organised sport outside of school hours.

Approximately two thirds (66%) of all children aged between 9 and 11 years participated in organised sport, higher than the participation rates of those aged 5 to 8 years and 12 to 14 years (56% and 60% respectively).

Choose water as a drink.

With the hot weather approaching,  it's very important to keep hydrated.

Drinking water is the best way to quench your thirst.

It doesn’t contain the sugar and kilojoules found in concentrated fruit juice drinks, soft drinks, sports drinks and flavored mineral water.

Drinking water instead of sweetened drinks also prevents dental problems, while the fluoride found in tap water can help strengthen teeth.

 

Did you know?

Kids who regularly drink soft drinks and other sweetened drinks are more likely to be overweight.

What to put in your childrens lunch box

What to put into your kids lunch box:

A good serve of fruit and vegetables.

  • Fresh fruit
  • A tub of canned or fresh strawberries, pineapple or melon
  • Raw carrot, cucumber, or capsicum sticks, cherry tomatoes

Starchy foods

  • Rice, potatoes or pasta
  • Wholemeal of high-fibre bread

Lean protein

All kids should do Yoga!

All kids should do Yoga......and here are 5 simple reasons why:

Team Sports

Benefits of team sports

Team sport provides kids with important lessons in personal values.
Kids learn that things don't always go their way and that they need to respect their peers as well as referees and sports officials.
These experiences can influence them throughout their lives, such as when it comes to working for a boss, or respecting the police or other authority figures.

When your kids take part in team sports they develop:

Got Game Opportunities

Got Game is fast becoming the most sought after physical education teaching position with a whopping 12 new full time positions being created and filled since the beginning of 2012.

If you are a highly energetic, outgoing and a well presented physical education professional, you are encouraged to apply for some of our current teaching opportunities.

To get involved visit www.teachers.on.net

Physical Literacy

Physical literacy is the underlying goal of physical activity, it addresses the whole child and respects the learner as an individual.

Achieving physical literacy is a journey, students who make progress display motivation, confidence and physical competence along with knowledge and understanding to be lifelong participants in physical activity.

Physical literacy is crucial in the early years of a child’s development. It shapes their attitude toward physical activity as well as their self-awareness.

Physical activity is good for the brain.

Physical Education is valuable for students learning.

Research shows physical activity and excercise:

  • Improves students concentration and attention.
  • Develops students cognitive control.
  • Enhances on-task behaviour.
  • Grows new brain cells in the learning centre of the brain.
  • Gets oxygen and glucose to the brain faster.

For more information see below:

http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au//assets/files/Research/Brain%20boost_emailer.pdf

2013 Health and Physical Education Day

National Health and Physical Education Day will be held on the 4th of September 2013.

This day aims to promote the importance of Health and Physical Education in the Australian curriculum as well
as highlighting the importance of H&PE in the development of young people.

For more information go to: http://www.achper.org.au/news/national-health-pe-day

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