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2019 Elementary Health and Physical Education Curriculum Released

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
On August 21, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced the release of the elementary Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum. The Ministry of Education has also released an announcement. Ophea compliments the Ministry of Education on a thoughtful, high quality, evidence informed...

Finding Common Ground on Ontario’s Health and Physical Education Curriculum

Friday, January 11, 2019
As you may be aware a legal challenge was heard by the Ontario Superior Court on January 9/10, 2019 related to the decision to repeal the 2015 elementary Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum and revert back to the curriculum taught in 2014 (which included learning expectations from...

Engaging Students in Healthy Living through Drama

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Looking for an innovative way to teach healthy living and engage students in their learning? Check out the NEW Engaging Students in Healthy Living through Drama resource which has been developed to support secondary educators in planning and exploring innovative approaches to teaching healthy...

Help us continue to be a provincial voice for quality H&PE

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Help us continue to be a provincial voice for quality H&PE. Donate to Ophea. #HPEVoices
Dear Friend of Ophea, As Ophea’s Executive Director and CEO I am so proud of our long and rich history (we’re coming up to our 100th year anniversary in 2021!) of supporting Ontario-wide school health programs, including the Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum. The importance of...

Ophea and OASPHE’s Position on Education Reform

Friday, November 23, 2018
The Government of Ontario is currently hosting public consultations on a number of key educational components, including the content of the Health and Physical Education curriculum, approaches to health-related topics in the classroom, parent engagement, and physical activity policy. As part of the...

Thank you for your continued support

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Dear Friends of Ophea, On behalf of Ophea’s Board of Directors and our entire staff team, we wish to extend our sincere appreciation for your support, perhaps at no time more meaningful than in recent days following the discontinuation of our annual Health & Physical Education (H&PE)...

Supporting Students with Prevalent Medical Conditions

Friday, October 5, 2018
Ophea has developed a variety of resources and tools for educators and administrators, to support children and youth with prevalent medical conditions, including asthma. Resources include: Prevalent Medical Conditions Resources: supporting the Ministry of Education’s policy PPM 161 – Supporting...

Ophea and OASPHE Reaction Statement to Repealed “sex-ed” Curriculum

Thursday, July 12, 2018
On July 11, 2018 Ontario’s Premier and Minister of Education announced that the sexual health education “sex-ed” component of the Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum would revert back to the 1998 version until additional parent consultations have been conducted. Ophea and OASPHE (...

Exploring DPA In Action LIVE!

Thursday, May 17, 2018
group of students in classroom posing for picture
On May 4th, 2018, Ophea joined Andrea Haefele and Kelly Chatzinikolis for a Facebook Live session exploring Daily Physical Activity (DPA) In Action. The embedded recorded Facebook Live video is a follow up to the Making Sense of P/PM 138: Continuing the Conversation and Making Sense of P/PM 138:...

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

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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 from Western Ontario...

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