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#OpheaChat Supporting Students’ Positive Mental Health

Friday, February 24, 2017
Ophea’s February 22nd Twitter Chat on How H&PE Supports Students’ Mental Health was a great success! Thank you to all #OpheaChat participants, and to our moderator Heather Gardner (@CatchingHeather). Many great discussions took pace and a lot of ideas and implementation tips were shared...

February Feature Healthy School: Venerable Michael J. McGivney Catholic Elementary School

Thursday, February 16, 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...

Wallet Wellness

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
young female student counting coins
Wallet Wellness’ ready-to-use activity cards include cross-curricular connections to language and math curriculum in addition to integrating financial literacy into the Grade 4-8 Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum. These direct links to language and math expectations make it easy...

Benefits of Active Outdoor Classrooms: Q&A with Mine Centre Public School

Monday, January 30, 2017
elementary students playing outside in the snow
Cooler weather can be intimidating. But not for students who enjoy the benefits of active outdoor classrooms. Whatever the month or weather, more teachers are implementing outdoor learning spaces to help get students out and moving. Our interview with Mine Centre Public School fromWestern Ontario...

January Feature Healthy School: John McCrae Public School

Thursday, January 19, 2017
The second year of Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification has begun! We are excited to have 278 registered Healthy Schools, representing 51 school boards across the province for the 2016/17 school year! You can find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools...

#FactFriday: Bringing you 4 reasons to get students active this winter!

Friday, January 13, 2017
two teachers in front of class showing students arm stretch moves
Winter is here! With the days shorter and the recess colder, even the best of us [or our students] can get a little blue.  Did you know that “more than one in five boys and one in three girls report feeling depressed or low at least once or more on a weekly basis?”[i] Luckily, moving more and...

New H&PE Secondary Resources!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
students doing physical activities in gynmasium
The wait is finally over! Ophea has just launched new comprehensive resources to support secondary educators in quality implementation of the 2015 Health and Physical Education (H&PE) Curriculum: Grades 9-12. Ophea's new H&PE Secondary Resources include a variety of supplements, samples,...

Holiday Office Hours

Thursday, December 22, 2016
A friendly reminder, that over the holidays the Ophea office will be closed December 26th, 2016 to January 2nd, 2017 and will reopen January 3rd, 2017. Staff will respond to any inquiries upon their return. As always, our websites are accessible at any time and our social media offers the latest in...

Website Maintenance Alert

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
To ensure we continue to provide our clients with quality service, Ophea has scheduled website maintenance the week of December 26th, 2016. During this time some of our websites may be inaccessible for short periods of time. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. The...

Well-being for the New Year – Motivation from Ophea Staff

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
iilistration of diverse cartoon people figures jumping in the snow
Goodbye 2016, hello 2017...well almost. There’s something about a fresh start that sparks energy and ponder (for the sceptic in us). Thoughts of starting something new, grand and perhaps out of reach, have been conveniently excused with the words “I’ll do it next year”. And now, with 2017 just days...