Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Media Literacy Week is November 3-7, 2014 and is co-led by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and Media Smarts. The purpose of Media Literacy week is to help parents, educators and children better understand and interpret content in this digital world.
What is Media Literacy?
In this age of digital...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
We love having fun while staying active! Our challenge for you this week is to play a few group games and fitness activities that you’ve never done before or haven’t done in a while. Try them in the school gymnasium, schoolyard or at home with your family and share your results with us!
Here are a...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
This week is International Walk to School Week, so we want to tell you about the value of active transportation, and share some tips on how you can make walking to school a reality.
Active transportation is an easy and effective form of physical activity that fits in perfectly with a student’s...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Studies show that well-nourished students can concentrate longer and perform better in school, but did you know that 1/3 of our children are not consuming the recommended daily number of servings of Milk and Alternatives? Instead, they’re filling up on less nutritious options such as soda, fruit-...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Ophea is excited to be 1 of 6 finalists in the Play Exchange Challenge.
The Play Exchange received 422 ideas from across Canada for empowering people to make healthier choices. Six challenge finalists have now been selected by the Play Exchange panel of expert judges.
As a finalist we will be...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
As role models who lead our children by example and inspire our future generations, it’s important to set the standard on eating healthy and managing meals. We’ve put together a few of our best tips on how to start creating a well-managed and healthier lunch experience for all. Feel free to share...
Thursday, September 4, 2014
School is back in session and a new year means a new opportunity for teachers and students to start goal setting for a successful year.
Here’s an example of how SMART goals can be used in any educational environment.
S is for “specific”. Specific goals are clearly defined and focused so that all...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The last few weeks of summer is a good time for parents and educators to start practicing back-to-school routines to help reduce stresses that usually occur when the school season rolls around.
Read on for ideas to promote a healthy and successful start to the new school year.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
With the summer slowly coming to a close, it’s a good reminder for both adults and children to enjoy and savour the last days of the season.
We've created a list of our Top 10 ways to stay healthy, physically active and stress-free as we near the end of summer.
10. Finish your summer reading list...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
At the end of July, the Minister of Education made a public commitment to undertake additional consultations on HDSH (human development and sexual health) and to release the grades 1-12 H&PE curriculum for implementation in schools by September 2015.
This will result in better...