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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...

Holiday Tips from Ophea Staff

Monday, December 7, 2015
The holiday season is here! This time of the year can be busy, stressful and down-right hectic. We forget to cherish the joys the holidays bring us; the muted alarm clocks, warm slippers, smiles and memories shared. Most often, in the midst of busy schedules, we neglect to focus on personal well-...

#OpheaChat Storify available now!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Miss our October 27th Twitter #OpheaChat sharing discussions on H&PE in Action? We’ve got you covered! Explore the chat’s Storify board to read and learn about H&PE in the classroom, school and community. Discover H&PE hot topics that were addressed and get inspired to bring your...

NEW Wallet Wellness Videos now available!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Student counting money
Wallet Wellness is a free financial literacy resource that provides Grade 4-8 students with a strong understanding of financial basics in order to successfully navigate today’s complex financial world. Wallet Wellness is available in English and French and includes downloadable, easy-to-use...

Ophea brings you our new All About H&PE resource!

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Students with teacher outside
Ophea is here to help you implement the 2015 H&PE curriculum. Over the 2015/16 school year, we will be releasing a range of programs and services focusing on key elements of the H&PE curriculum. To help you get started, we’ve launched our new FREE resource - All About H&PE! This...

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