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It’s not just gym anymore.

Friday, April 30, 2010
As an organization that has been supporting health and physical education (H&PE) in Ontario for 90 years, we have never seen so much public awareness and dialogue about this issue as we have in the past week. Unfortunately, all we have been talking about is sex. As we were debating the merits...

News Regarding the Health and Physical Education Curriculum

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
There have been recent developments regarding the revised Health and Physical Education (H&PE) Curriculum. We are working to find out more information and will post more details as they become available. In the meantime, following are some links to a couple of news stories regarding the...

Ontario Students Need a Quality Health and Physical Education Curriculum

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Given the well documented declining health of Ontario’s children and youth, students need a comprehensive, high-quality Health and Physical Education (H&PE) Curriculum. In January 2010, the Ministry of Education released a revised H&PE Curriculum that will enable students to thrive in an...

A new way of looking at student health that will help kids choose a healthy lifestyle

Friday, April 23, 2010
By now you’ve probably read or heard about the recent controversy surrounding the revised Ontario Health & Physical Education (H&PE) Curriculum for Grades 1-8 and the Ontario government’s decision to withdraw its intended implementation beginning in the 2010/2011 school year. Ophea has...

Hot Topic – the Revised H&PE Curriculum

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
There has been media attention directed at the revised Health and Physical Education (H&PE) Curriculum over the past couple of days. Ophea stands firm in its belief that the revised curriculum, if fully implemented, stands to be the most significant health promotion intervention the province...

Physical activity can boost student achievement

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Here at Ophea, we are confident that physical activity has the potential to improve health and learning outcomes for students. A recent article, published in USA Today, and based on a Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) review of 50 studies that examined the effect of school-based...

Remembering and learning from Terry Fox

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Yesterday, April 12th, 2010, marked the 30th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. While watching and reading news about this Canadian hero and his legacy, it became clear that Terry was, in fact a pioneer not just in raising funds for cancer research, but in bringing communities together....

Elementary and Secondary Report Card Updates

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
In early March 2010 the Ministry of Education released new report card templates for elementary and secondary students. One of the most significant changes is that report cards for elementary students will be modified so that the learning expectations for health will be reported on separately from...