Health & Physical Education Update Road Safety Resources Transport for NSW :Centre for Road Safety http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/ Get Your Hand Off it! Campaign http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/campaigns/getyourhandoffit.html Summary of Recent Changes to NSW Road Rules http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/usingroads/downloads/2012roadruleschanges_dl1.html BOSTES official statement on the new Australian Curriculum • “The Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education is due for release from ACARA at the end of 2013. However, this does not mean it will be implemented in NSW Public Schools in 2014. • BOSTES is advising for PDHPE (and other K-10 learning areas not included in Phase 1), that: • Any decisions about adopting the Australian curriculum, developing syllabuses, and planning subsequent implementation will be made only after thorough consultation with NSW stakeholders. (Board of Studies NSW, 24 July 2013) • Teachers of PDHPE in K-6 and Years 7-10 should continue to implement current approved NSW syllabuses until advised otherwise by the Board of Studies NSW.” • Peter Grace (State Co –Ordinator of CEC: Student Wellbeing) states that we should continue to use “ the original Towards Wholeness documents in PDHPE” until the CEC has revisited the Towards Wholeness document after the release of the new NSW syllabus. • From NSW DEC: http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/secondary/pdhpe/ac.htm So what now?? • The new NSW PDHPE will be released in 2016 at the very earliest. • Keep teaching the current syllabus until notified. • BOSTES advise NOT to incorporate the draft ACARA content in teaching programs. For a thorough explanation of where BOSTES are up to, watch this Adobe Connect presentation on the latest updates. What to Expect in the New Syllabus Summary of key changes: 1. Educative Outcomes – Knowledge, understandings and skills needed to lead safe , healthy, active lives. 2. Strengths-based Approach – move away from risk factors (disease, ill health, inactivity) to building relationships with community assets that enhance health & wellbeing. 3. Health Literacy – Functional, interactive & critical . Understanding of health information systems & how health information can promote wellbeing. 4. Emphasis on Movement – benefits of engaging in physical activity across the lifespan. 5.Critical inquiry approach – asking questions & problem solving according to contextual need Strands: *Personal, social & community health *Movement & physical activity Substrands: From: http://www.acara.edu.au/hpe_votcast.html BOSTES advises to use the draft syllabus document to review your current practice and to look, in particular, at the K-10 progression of learning. They also advise against planning programs based on Australian curriculum content – it’s all still up in the air!