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Screens are Everywhere: How to Integrate Screen Time into Children and Youth’s Daily Lives Without Sacrificing Physical Activity

Monday, March 5, 2018
The majority of children and youth are not engaging in enough heart pumping physical activity for optimal health. At the same time, many of these children and youth are accumulating excessive amounts of time engaging in sedentary behaviours, especially screen time. This combination of sedentary...

February Feature Healthy School: St. Alfred Catholic Elementary School

Monday, February 26, 2018
We are excited to have 327 registered Healthy Schools, representing 50 school boards across the province for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification 2017/18 school year! You can find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools List. Every month until June, we’ll...

4 Ways to get active this Family (FUN) Day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
mother running in the snow with two adolescent children.
Cold weather doesn’t mean you need to keep the family fun indoors. With the appropriate clothing and a sense of fun and adventure you and your family can have a season of excitement. Need a little inspiration? Here are four ways to move more this winter and over the Family Day weekend. Hit The Ice...

January Feature Healthy School: Clark Boulevard Public School

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
We are excited to have 327 registered Healthy Schools, representing 50 school boards across the province for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification 2017/18 school year! You can find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools List.  Every month until June, we’ll...

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...

Holiday Office Hours

Friday, December 22, 2017
A friendly reminder, that over the holidays the Ophea office will be closed December 25, 2017 to January 1, 2018 and will reopen January 2, 2018. Staff will respond to any inquiries upon their return. As always, our websites are accessible at any time and our social media offers the latest in Ophea...

December Teacher Feature: Jen Powles

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Ophea’s excited to bring to you a series of “Teacher Feature” blogs. Featuring Q&A’s with leading Healthy & Physical Education teachers, the blogs share ideas, insights, and resources straight from the source. This Teacher Feature brings you practical and inspiring ideas for teaching H&...

Active Goals for the New Year – Motivation from Ophea Staff

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Happy Holidays
Goodbye 2017, hello 2018...well almost. There’s something about a fresh start that sparks energy and ponder (for the sceptic in us). Thoughts of trying or starting something new have been conveniently excused with the words “I’ll do it next year”. And now, with 2018 just around the corner, Ophea...

5 Ways Active Play Supports Young Learners

Thursday, November 30, 2017
When active play and learning go hand in hand, we’re not only helping students get off to a strong start in the classroom, we’re also sending a message that staying active and managing our well-being are essential parts of learning and daily life—something young students will see reinforced...

November Teacher Feature: Pascale Vandenhaak

Friday, November 24, 2017
Ophea’s excited to bring to you a series of “Teacher Feature” blogs. Featuring Q&A’s with leading Healthy & Physical Education teachers, the blogs share ideas, insights, and resources straight from the source. This Teacher Feature brings you practical and inspiring ideas for teaching H&...

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