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Getting Students Active - Presentation by Karen Martin

Getting Students Active - Presentation by Karen Martin

The following presentation was delivered by Research Assistant Professor Karen Martin, University of Western Australia, on Tuesday 29 November 2011.

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Year published: 2011
National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health

National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health

The National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH) was announced by the Council of Australian Government (COAG) on 29 November 2008.

Department for Communities Strategic Plan

Department for Communities Strategic Plan

The Department for Communities has developed a new strategic plan for 2011-2015. The Strategic Plan outlines the Department's vision, purpose, values and strategic priorities for the next five years.

Closing the Gap Strategy

Closing the Gap Strategy

A national integrated Closing the Gap strategy has been agreed through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), the peak intergovernmental forum in Australia. It is a commitment by all Australian governments to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians, and in particular provide a better future for Indigenous children.

National Early Childhood Development Strategy

National Early Childhood Development Strategy

On 2 July 2009, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) endorsed the National Early Childhood Development Strategy- Investing in the Early Years. In jointly developing the Strategy, the Australian, state and territory governments have signalled their intention to take a leadership role in early childhood development now and into the future.

2012 School Calendar and Information Kit

2012 School Calendar and Information Kit

Schools are in an ideal position to provide physical activity opportunities for children and help them develop the knowledge, skills and habits for lifelong healthy and active living.

2012 School 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.

2012 School Calendar

2012 School Calendar

The following calendar is intended to assist schools in planning 2012 physical activity programs, events and professional development for staff, in support of providing the mandatory two hours of physical activity per week for students in years 1-10.

It's Your Move! Getting Students Active

It's Your Move! Getting Students Active

The following brochure was co-developed by the Department of Education and Physical Activity Taskforce to assist schools in understanding how they can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and habits for lifelong healthy and active living.

Brain boost: Sport and physical activity enhance children’s learning

Brain boost: Sport and physical activity enhance children’s learning

The paper developed by the Department of Sport and Recreation WA provides information about the link between physical activity and academic achievement.

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Year published: 2010
WA Healthy Children Implementation Plan

WA Healthy Children Implementation Plan

The WA Healthy Children Implementation Plan outlines how the Western Australian Department of Health plans to use the Commonwealth funding provided under the National Partnership Agreement to increase the proportion of WA children and adolescents who have a healthy diet, are physically active and are a healthy weight.

Free Range Kids

Free Range Kids

Free Range Kids are children and young people who experience freedom from their front door. The Free Range Kids website is brought to you by Sustrans - a UK charity promoting travel by foot, bike and public transport for everyday journeys. A key area of work for Sustrans has been to reverse the decline in the levels of walking and cycling to school and beyond, making it easier for kids to be out and about and active.

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Year published: 2011
Weight Related Public Messages - Risk of Harm

Weight Related Public Messages - Risk of Harm

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration has developed a report which looks at the unintended consequences of campaigns and resources that provide weight-related messages.

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Year published: 2011
The 4th R Curriculum Resource - Years 4 to 7

The 4th R Curriculum Resource - Years 4 to 7

The year 4 to 7 (middle school) 4th R Curriculum Resource package aims to provide guidance for educators using Department of Sport and Recreation - Recreation Camps programs and will assist schools in choosing from the diverse range of programs on offer.

Eat Well Play Well: A Guide for Parents

Eat Well Play Well: A Guide for Parents

Developed by the Department of Education, with funding support from the Physical Activity Taskforce, this booklet for parents has been developed to help tackle the increasingly serious issues of childhood obesity and inactivity.

Sport for All Handout (Department of Sport and Recreation)

Sport for All Handout (Department of Sport and Recreation)

Claire Ditri from the Department of Sport and Recreation provided an overview of the Sport for All initiative as outlined in the brochure. (No PowerPoint presentation used).

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Building Spaces and Places for Children and Young People

Building Spaces and Places for Children and Young People

This publication by the Commissioner for Children and Young People highlights positive examples of how working with children and young people can lead to better outcomes in the built environment. The publication aims to complement other resources available in this area.

The 4th R Curriculum Resource

The 4th R Curriculum Resource

Recognising the diverse requirements on principals and educators in committing to out of school learning opportunities, the Department of Sport and Recreation - Recreation Camps have developed some tools to aid teacher planning and identification of learning outcomes from school camps and physical activity programs.

The 4th R Curriculum Resource - Years 8 to 10

The 4th R Curriculum Resource - Years 8 to 10

The year 8 to 10 4th R Curriculum Resource package aims to provide guidance for educators using Department of Sport and Recreation - Recreation Camps programs and will assist schools in choosing from the diverse range of programs on offer.

National Secondary School Diet and Activity Survey (NaSSDA)

National Secondary School Diet and Activity Survey (NaSSDA)

The National Secondary Student's Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey 2009-10 is jointly funded by the state Cancer Councils, Cancer Council Australia and the National Heart Foundation of Australia.

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Choose Active Transport Resource

Choose Active Transport Resource

The Physical Activity Taskforce, in collaboration with the National Heart Foundation (WA) and the Departments of Transport, Sport and Recreation, Education and Health, produced a Year K-7 teacher resource to foster more active transport to and from schools.

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Matilda's Storybook

Matilda's Storybook

Matilda's Morning Adventures is an early childhood storybook designed to accompany the Choose Active Transport resource for teachers.

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Year published: 2011
Active After-school Communities

Active After-school Communities

The Active After-school Communities program is a national initiative that provides primary school-aged children with access to free, sport and other structured physical activity programs in the after-school time slot of 3.00pm to 5.30pm.

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Physical Activity and Health Alliance

Physical Activity and Health Alliance

The Scottish Physical Activity and Health Alliance is a network that engages a variety of people from different sectors and professions who are involved in the promotion of physical activity and health in Scotland. It helps to inform people, connect people with others and to aid policy development and implementation.

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Department for Communities

Department for Communities

The Department for Communities builds strong, vibrant communities by supporting and advocating on behalf of children, parents and their families, young people, women, seniors, carers, volunteers and non-government organisations. The department is also responsible for the delivery of programs and services to support and strengthen Western Australia’s diverse communities and provides a number of information and support services.

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