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Stay active this winter!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
During the cold, winter season, we can all be tempted to stay inside on the couch and avoid engaging in physical activities.  Ensure that you continue a healthy active lifestyle throughout the season with these ten fun ideas: Tobogganing – A winter classic! Skiing/Snowboarding – Whether you are an...

Bringing a Renewed Perspective to Physical Activity

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
From time to time when teaching Physical Education or leading physical activities, we fall into a slump of the same routine.  By getting a bit creative, we can make physical activity more inclusive and fun for everyone.  We have listed some innovative ideas below that we hope will inspire you in...

Creating an H&PE Space that’s Bully Free

Thursday, November 21, 2013
As Health and Physical Education (H&PE) teachers, the goal of maintaining both a physically as well as emotionally safe classroom is often on our mind. Physical safety is a relatively easy concept to overcome; use your common sense, act as a cautious parent and refer to your school board and...

Fun School Lunch Ideas

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Tired of the same old lunchtime routine but don’t know how to mix it up? We have some great ideas to bring the fun back into lunch!   It doesn’t need to take hours in the kitchen to ensure that you, your children and/or students have healthy lunches that meet nutritional requirements. Visit Canada...

Ophea Conference – Starring Guest Blogger Melanie Guertin

Thursday, November 7, 2013
  1. Please share with us your experience of teaching your Dance Pl3y workshop at the Ophea Healthy Schools Conference.  What were you hoping for attendees to take away from the workshop? Wow! What a great day at the Ophea 2013 Conference where I had to the opportunity to show delegates how simple...

Ophea Awards and Conference – Starring Guest Blogger Reid Linforth

Thursday, November 7, 2013
    1. Reid, receiving the Deb Courville Legacy Fund Award must have been so exciting!  Please tell us more about your experience at the Ophea 2013 Awards Ceremony. Receiving the Deb Courville Courville Legacy Fund Award was definitely an exciting honour, and the awards ceremony was an experience...

We’ve Got 10 Days to Make a Difference

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The health and well-being of our kids is at stake.  Ontario’s kids are facing greater health risks than ever before and they are being taught from a curriculum that is over 15 years old.  We need the government to follow through on its commitment to release the elementary and secondary...

Check out our NEW responsive design websites

Friday, October 25, 2013
Ophea has just revealed NEW responsive design on Ophea.net, hpe.ophea.net and safety.ophea.net.  For the non-techie in many of us, responsive design means that you will now be able to use our websites anywhere, anytime and on any device.  Whether you are using a smartphone, laptop, tablet or...

Leverage the Powers of Twitter at Ophea Conference 2013!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
At the Ophea Healthy Schools Conference 2013, we are using the hashtag #Ophea2013 on Twitter to promote and publicize the conference chatter surrounding the event.  We want to hear your voices and opinions loud and clear about anything conference-related.  Tweeting during an event or conference...

Ontario Must Replace Outdated Sex-Ed Curriculum Support Ophea in raising $200,000 for sex-ed public awareness

Thursday, October 10, 2013
It’s time for everyone to take action for Ontario’s kids. Ophea has launched an innovative crowd-funding campaign that we hope will further public awareness (with PSAs in newspapers across Ontario) and dispel myths around sexual health education by providing straightforward information on what the...

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