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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...

April Healthy School Feature

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
St. Timothy's Healthy School Team
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...

Approaches to Teaching Healthy Living

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Four students looking at laptop
Ophea has just launched a new resource for secondary teachers! Approaches to Teaching Healthy Living: A Guide for Secondary Educators is an online resource developed to support secondary educators in teaching the Healthy Living strand of the 2015 Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum...

March Healthy School Feature

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Little Falls Public School Students Group Shot
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...

Eliminating Classroom Sweets for Fun & Active Student Rewards

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
students holding image of smiley face
Rewards can be an effective way to encourage positive student behaviour in the classroom and around the school. When enforcing or revisiting desired behaviours, small rewards can often help students establish the activity and encourage maintenance of the new behaviour, with self-motivation...

All About H&PE

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
All About H&PE gives you the tool you need to strengthen your understanding and knowledge of the five Fundamental Principles that underpin the H&PE curriculum. The resource now includes 5 online learning videos and posters that support professional learning and bring the curriculum to life...

February Healthy School Feature

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
teaching showing slides to class
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...

January Healthy School Feature

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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...

5 Tips Supporting Winter Wellbeing

Monday, January 25, 2016
Turn that winter frown upside-down with these 5 tips to support winter wellbeing: 1.Try a winter activity you’ve never done before.Snow shoeing, skiing, winter hiking, and more! There are plenty of fun winter activities to try throughout the colder months. Add some excitement to your next winter...

New Human Development and Sexual Health Lesson Plans have launched!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Ophea has just launched NEW lesson plans to meet the Human Development and Sexual Health expectations of the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education, 2015 (revised). The Human Development and Sexual Health (HD&SH) lesson plans: Were developed in partnership with health...

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