The western Sydney PDHPE Network is open to teachers from all schools teaching the K-6 syllabus in the local government areas of:

  • Blacktown
  • Cumberland
  • Parramatta and
  • The Hills.

Each term the PDHPE Network offers a 1.5 hour training session for teachers.

The Live Life Well @ School team coordinates the PDHPE Networks. Topics are usually linked to teaching physical education. Past sessions have included:

  • Fundamental Movement Skills
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Physical Activity & Academic Performance.

We use feedback from attendees to plan topics for future sessions.

The network is all about professional development and sharing experiences.

Please note: face-to-face workshops are on hold due to COVID-19 until further notice

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Term 1 PDHPE Network session "Be Well, Teach Well" was held 3rd March 2021. 

 

Being a teacher is a challenging role at the best of times; 2020 has taken the challenge to a new level! In 2021 we encourage you to take some time to consider your own well-being.

If you missed the opportunity to hear from well-being expert Dr Darren Morton BEd (Hons), MAppSc, PHD, FASLM., access the webinar recording here.

In this webinar, Darren presented evidence-based ways to lift your mood and your life. Darren explored well-being enhancing strategies, from Neuroscience, Lifestyle Medicine and Positive Psychology research.

The webinar also includes a 10 minute overview from the Live Life Well @ School team.

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Term 2 PDHPE Network session "Setting up a Sustainable School Garden" was held Tues 1st June 2021.

If you missed hearing guest presenter Peter Dawe from the Royal Botanic Gardens you can access the recording here.

Peter provides practical tips and information on:

  • Composting, soil building and water saving techniques, including wicking beds
  • Knowing what to plant when
  • Learning how to maintain a financially and socially sustainable garden

The webinar starts with a 20 minute overview by Live Life Well @ School team on: 

  • Promoting healthy eating through a school garden
  • Linking the garden to the curriculum

Download resources:

  1. Easy composting
  2. Building a herb spiral
  3. Creating a no-dig garden
  4. Creating a sensory garden
  5. Creating a wicking bed
  6. Easy worm farming guide

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Term 3 PDHPE Network session "Traditional Indigenous Games" was held Weds 18th August 2021.

If you missed hearing guest presenter Jason French from NSW Office of Sport, Western Divsion you can access the recording here.

Hear all about the Yulunga resource available to download fromSport Australia.

(Sport Australia acknowledges Ken Edwards for the extensive and thorough research undertaken to collate the Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games. To create this resource, Ken Edwards with the assistance of Troy Meston reviewed almost every available account of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander games from all parts of Australia.)

Jason provides practical tips and information on:

  • the TREE model - how to adapt games to suit varying abilities
  • Yulunga - Traditional Indigenous Games
  • variations to TIG
  • Teaching FMS with TIG

The webinar starts with a 20 minute overview by Live Life Well @ School team on: 

  • Promoting physical activity at school including:
    • physical activity and wellbeing
    • sharing information & 'get active at home' ideas with families
    • classroom energisers / brain breaks
    • links to curriculum resources

Download resources:

  • PDF of presentation slides including hyperlinks part A and part B 
  • Recording of webinar here
  • Yulunga - Traditional Indigenous Games resource here
  • Traditional Indigenous Games and Tabloid Activities here

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