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  • Curve Lurve Workshops

    Curve Lurve is the McGrath Foundation's education initiative, aimed at increasing breast awareness in young Australians, with a particular emphasis on young women.

    Workshops are being offered for PDHPE groups and through Student Wellbeing sessions free of charge.


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  • Register your school for Melanoma March 2015 and help find a cure

    Get involved in Melanoma March 2015 by holding your own ‘sun-safe mufti day’ fundraiser or registering your school for Melanoma March. By taking part you can change the future for your students and help Melanoma Institute Australia find a cure for melanoma! For more information contact Melanoma Institute Australia by emailing Jay.allen@melanoma.org.au or visiting www.melanomamarch.org.au

  • Getting the most out of sunscreen

    With the UV index soaring over summer, now is an ideal time to make sure students know how to protect themselves and are taking the sun safe message home with them over the summer holiday period. Whilst a lot of young people rely on sunscreen for UV protection over summer, many are not applying it in a way that achieves maximum effectiveness. For some handy tips on sunscreen application please see Cancer Council NSW’s newsletter section which can be adapted for your own school newsletter.

  • What's Happening to U
    This is a free, new and comprehensive teacher’s resource to significantly support the teaching of personal development in schools.
    What’s Happening To U? offers digital, video and printed materials that tap into real attitudes and needs, with an emphasis on students talking to and being heard by other students.
    Language, imagery and technologies that students relate to are incorporated, while following the PDHPE syllabus and laid out in a format for teachers to customize or use out of the box, from print, to DVD or PowerPoint through to electronic white board files.
  • Mental Health First Aid Course - Youth Instructor
    Youth Mental Health First Aid is now being offered to young people in NSW. Participants learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, how and where to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective. Students and schools interested in completing the course can contact Belinda Azzaro at Mental Health First Aid Australia.
  • Premier's Teachers Health Fund
    Teachers interested in applying for the Premier's Teachers Health Fund: Health Education Scholarship
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  • Cancer Council Free Online SunSmart Resource
    ​The Cancer Council’s SunSmart team has developed Real Stories which provides Year 7-10 students and their teachers with a series of free online resources to examine the issued relate to young people and skin cancer. Real Stories features nine engaging videos and over thirty secondary school lessons. The activities throughout the resource can be used individually or as part of a comprehensive unit. Visit the Real Stories website at:
  • Shape of the Australian Curriculum - Health and Physical Education
    ​The consultation period on the Draft Shape of the Australian Curriculum: HPE concluded in June and ACARA has now released the final HPE Shape Paper along with the Consultation Feedback Report. The Shape of the Australian Curriculum: HPE sets the broad direction for the writing of the Australian Curriculum for HPE. A team of curriculum writers have been selected at the national level and curriculum writing and development will take place until December this year.  This will be followed by consultation on the proposed curriculum document in early 2013. To view the Shape Paper, the Consultation Feedback Report, the Draft Timeline for writing and implementation and other relevant items visit www.acara.edu.au/hpe.html  All PDHPE teachers should endeavour to fully engage with this process and take advantage of the opportunities offered to provide advice and feedback on all stages of the developing curriculum.
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  • AWARE Education Presentations

    AWARE Education was established to assist, school, community, sporting and corporate organisations educate their staff, students and members about community based police issues such as personal safety, cyber safety, road trauma and drug and alcohol education.  Presentations are tailored to the needs of the group and are presented by Chris Woutersz who is a former Detective Sergeant serving with the NSW Police Force for over 20 years. A number of independent schools have used AWARE Education to complement their Pastoral and/or PDHPE programs and have provided positive feedback. For more information visit the AWARE Education website at:

  • Teachers In Sport
    Teachers In Sport runs NSWIT accredited professional learning for teachers looking to learn, up skill or refresh their PE teaching methods. The courses are highly practical, effective, enjoyable and are delivered by experts in each sport. Go to the website or email info@teachersinsport.com for more information.