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June Healthy School Feature

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Healthy Schools Team Students posing for picture
In September 2015 Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification was launched. 113 schools across Ontario completed the 6-Step Healthy Schools Process, making their school community a healthier place. Of those schools, 107 achieved enough points for gold, silver, or bronze certification. This is our last...

Have fun with Ophea’s 50 Fitness Activity Cards this summer!

Thursday, June 16, 2016
50 Fitness Activity Cards
With warm weather here to stay, it’s the perfect opportunity to add some fun and play into your everyday activities. Here are three new ways you can use your favourite Ophea 50 Fitness Activity Cards.  Beanbag Balance Adapted from Ophea’s workshop DPA: Getting Active in Any Space Participants move...

Ophea Conference: Register before June 24th to save!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
group photo of people cheering
Don’t miss out on our Conference early bird special! The early bird registration price is only available until June 24, 2016. Our Conference provides teachers, administrators, health and physical education consultants, public health professionals and community leaders the opportunity to; learn,...

Be Sun Safe

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Image of sun with program logo
“Caleb grab the bat from the equipment room, Rachel bring the pitchers mitt and ball, everyone else; follow me outside through the side doors to the field! It’s a beautiful day to play ball!” - Sound familiar? As an educator, coach or recreational volunteer, there’s something about getting active...

May Healthy School Feature

Thursday, May 26, 2016
students in gymnasium assembly
In September 2015 Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification was launched. We are thrilled to have 182 schools across Ontario committed to making their school community a healthier place. From January – June, we’ll be sharing the experiences of select registered Healthy Schools across Ontario, bringing...

Sexual Violence Prevention in Schools

Friday, May 20, 2016
Taking a Stand: Working together to prevent sexual violence and harassment in schools Guest Written by: Clara Vaz, White Ribbon Campaign What we see and learn as children stays with us as adults. Sexism, gender inequality, homophobia, violence against girls and women are all tied to how we are...

Creating an Asthma Friendly School

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
 enfants sautant
Saviez-vous que l’asthme touche environ un enfant sur cinq en Ontario et qu’il est l’une des causes premières d’absentéisme à l’école, de visites à l’urgence et d’hospitalisation chez les enfants?[1] Il est important de créer une école attentive à l’asthme afin d’aider les élèves souffrant d’asthme...

Inquiry-Based Learning: An Educator’s Perspective

Friday, May 6, 2016
students running
Q&A featuring Paul André Cyr, EAO, Teacher at St. Marguerite d'Youville 1.   Why do you feel inquiry is such a powerful approach to engage students in learning? Inquiry is empowering. It allows students to gain greater control of their learning, and to become more critical of their progress....

Mental Health Week: #OpheaAsk on Periscope

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Periscope ophea profile
The health and well-being of students is always paramount for educators. In honour of National Mental Health Week (#MHW2016), we want to take the opportunity to support educators in helping students build and maintain positive mental health, so they can thrive and be resilient to challenges and...

Get Students ACTIVE with DANCE!

Friday, April 29, 2016
students dancing
Dance is a fun and engaging way to get students active. It plays an important part of a balanced Physical Education curriculum because it lets students experience cultures from around the world, work in groups with others to achieve different types of ‘challenges’ (e.g. creating a dance), learn...