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Updated: 13 April 2012

2012 School Physical Activity Information Kit

2012 School Information Kit

The following information package was developed by the Physical Activity Taskforce’s School Promotions Sub-Group to assist schools in planning 2012 physical activity education and programs.

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2012 School Information Kit Adobe PDF 1.41 MB

It includes:

  • A calendar of 2012 physical activity key dates,  programs and courses that have been scheduled;
  • Information about other programs your school can run throughout the year;
  • Courses, resources and key information for teachers; and,
  • Physical activity grants, funding and support for schools.

An A3 size 2012 School Physical Activity Calendar is also available to download.

Both the information kit and calendar were last updated 31 January 2012.

Mandatory Two Hours Physical Activity

The Department of Education's Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting policy requires that opportunities are provided to enable all students in Years 1-10 to participate in a minimum of two hours of physical activity each week, during the school day as part of student learning programs.  Schools are also encouraged to provide opportunities for students to be physically active at other times.

To gain the benefits of being physically active, students must engage in two hours a week of moderate to vigorous physical activities to meet the requirement recommended by health authorities.

Moderate physical activity includes activities such as: active play, brisk walking, bike riding, dancing and circus skills. Vigorous physical activities are those that make students "huff and puff", including sports such as: football, netball, soccer, running, swimming laps and ballet.

For more information please refer to the Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting policy.