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#FactFriday: Bringing you 4 reasons to get students active this winter!

Friday, January 13, 2017
two teachers in front of class showing students arm stretch moves
Winter is here! With the days shorter and the recess colder, even the best of us [or our students] can get a little blue.  Did you know that “more than one in five boys and one in three girls report feeling depressed or low at least once or more on a weekly basis?”[i] Luckily, moving more and...

New H&PE Secondary Resources!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
students doing physical activities in gynmasium
The wait is finally over! Ophea has just launched new comprehensive resources to support secondary educators in quality implementation of the 2015 Health and Physical Education (H&PE) Curriculum: Grades 9-12. Ophea's new H&PE Secondary Resources include a variety of supplements, samples,...

Well-being for the New Year – Motivation from Ophea Staff

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
illustration of diverse cartoon people figures jumping in the snow
Goodbye 2016, hello 2017...well almost. There’s something about a fresh start that sparks energy and ponder (for the sceptic in us). Thoughts of starting something new, grand and perhaps out of reach, have been conveniently excused with the words “I’ll do it next year”. And now, with 2017 just days...

First Nations Inspired Daily Physical Activities

Thursday, December 8, 2016
young students walking with parachute
Ophea’s First Nations Inspired Daily Physical Activities (DPA) resource makes it easy and fun to incorporate DPA into school or community programs for primary, junior and intermediate students (ages 5-14). The resource was developed in consultation with First Nations educators and includes 30...

December Feature Healthy School: Highgate Public School

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Highgate Public School Healthy Schools active calendar board
The second year of Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification has begun! We are excited to have 278 registered Healthy Schools, representing 51 school boards across the province for the 2016/17 school year! You can find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools...

Connect[ED] and CyberCops have been updated!

Friday, November 25, 2016
group of four young children looking at laptop
Helping your students create safer online spaces is just a few clicks away. Ophea’s Internet safety resources, Connect[ED] (Grade 4-6) and CyberCops (Grade 7-8), have been updated to align with the 2015 H&PE curriculum, including content related to healthy relationships and consent. The...

Ophea’s 2016/17 Healthy Schools Certification Registered Schools

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Students, teacher and Ophea CEO posing for picture with Healthy Schools Certificate
Ontario’s on its way to becoming an even better place for kids to grow up healthy and happy. 278 schools have registered for HS Certification, representing 51 school boards across the province! Find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools List. Schools who...

Congrats to our 2016 Ophea Awards and Legacy Funds Winners!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
teacher with four students posing for picture
Ophea believes it is a priority to recognize excellence by honouring distinguished individuals and organizations for their significant achievements and contributions. Ophea Awards Each year, Ophea presents a number of awards recognizing outstanding contributions to the fields of health, physical...

New Ophea Asthma Resource Kits!

Friday, October 14, 2016
Ophea Asthma Resource Kits
Create an asthma-friendly environment in your class and school with Ophea’s new Asthma Resource Kits, developed in partnership with the Ontario Lung Association. The Kits are free, available to download online and provide: Implementation supports for Ryan’s Law, 2015 (Ensuring Asthma Friendly...

New Student Voice: Activate the Discussion Videos and Guides!

Thursday, October 6, 2016
student reading with overlay of video play button
Check out the new All About H&PE videos and Discussion Guides! The Student Voice: Activate the Discussion videos (elementary and secondary) feature students from across Ontario sharing through words and illustrations the importance of experiencing quality instruction in a welcoming and...

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