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Celebrating Ophea’s Certified Healthy Schools!

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification has come to an end for the 2016/17 school year. A total of 174 schools across Ontario were certified for completing the 6-Step Healthy Schools Process, making their school community a healthier place and receiving gold, silver, or bronze certification. We are...

Ophea Conference: Register before June 30th to save!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Don’t miss out on our Conference early bird special! The early bird registration price is only available until June 30, 2017. Our Conference provides teachers, administrators, health and physical education consultants, public health professionals and community leaders the opportunity to; learn,...

Get your shoes ready & lead a run club!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The Kids’ Run Club, brought to you by Ontario Doctors, is a free downloadable program that motivates kids (Grades 1-12) to reach their physical activity goals! The program is designed for leaders and participants of all abilities, and no prior coaching or running experience is required. If you are...

May Feature Healthy School: Boxwood Public School

Thursday, May 25, 2017
School Bulletin Board
We are excited to have 174 certified Healthy Schools, representing 41 school boards across the province for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification 2016/17 school year! You can find out if schools from your board have certified by viewing the Certified Schools List. Since January we have been...

3 Ways to Learn More about Inquiry-Based Learning

Thursday, May 18, 2017
female secondary student throwing ball in gymnasium
Inquiry–based learning is a student-centered learning approach supporting students in developing critical and creative thinking, and personal and interpersonal living skills in health and physical education. Over the course of the school year, Ophea has developed various supports for elementary and...

April Feature Healthy School: St. Aidan Catholic Elementary School

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
We are excited to have 278 registered Healthy Schools, representing 51 school boards across the province for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification 2016/17 school year! You can find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools List.  Every month, until June, we’ll...

Help kids lead happy, active lives with tips from Kids’ Run Club!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
female student running outdorrs
We know kids these days are busy. And in order to retain physical and mental wellness, children between the ages of 5 and 17 should have at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day. [i]In 2015, only 7% of Canadian children between the ages of 5 and 11, and 5% of Canadian...

Spring into active outdoor play time with PlaySport!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
child outdoors playing soccer with tem mates
Warmer weather is approaching! Get your students out and enjoying the fresh Spring air with activities from PlaySport. Helping build physical literacy and healthy, active living skills, PlaySport uses the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach and is designed for students of all ages and...

Support student well-being with Level Up!

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Level Up is a free electronic bilingual resource supporting elementary and secondary educators and program leaders in promoting positive mental health and well-being. Including easy-to-use activity cards, videos and posters linked to the H&PE curriculum Living Skills expectations, Level Up...

March Feature Healthy School: Chris Hadfield Public School

Thursday, March 23, 2017
We are excited to have 278 registered Healthy Schools, representing 51 school boards across the province for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification 2016/17 school year! You can find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools List.  Every month, until June, we’ll...

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