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Thursday, September 3, 2015
Students in school hallway
Sexual health education has been part of the Ontario school curriculum for decades.  The Health and Physical Education curriculum, of which approximately 10 per cent addresses sexual health, is no different. This document builds upon previous versions of this curriculum with information that...

Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Students and Teachers being active at school
Make your school a healthy place! September 1st marked the launch of Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification for the 2015/16 school year! Registration is now open with only 250 spots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline to register is September 18th by 5pm or until all spots are...

Get in the Game with PlaySport!

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Students in gymnasium playing PlaySport
With the TORONTO 2015 Games just months away, get your students excited by learning PanAm and ParapanAm sports with PlaySport.    PlaySport is a free bilingual resource that makes it easy to help children and youth develop skills and strategies associated with a wide range of physical activities...

#OpheaChat for #HPEONT

Friday, May 1, 2015
Ophea Chat promotion
Join us for five #OpheaChat Twitter sessions to expand and strengthen your understanding of the 2015 Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum. Each #OpheaChat will break down one of the five fundamental principles of the H&PE curriculum, providing accurate and thought-provoking...

How will you Level Up?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
To celebrate the launch of Ophea’s new resource, Level Up, we are challenging you to make a healthy choice and level up too! The Level Up Challenge will be held April 7-10, 2015 on @OpheaCanada. Each day the Challenge will pose a question on Twitter asking you to share how you have made a choice...

It’s Time to Move Forward.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
It’s time. The 2015 Health & Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum has been released By: Chris Markham, Executive Director and CEO of Ophea (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association) Education and health in Ontario have reached a new milestone. For five years, Ontario’s students...

NEW H&PE Curriculum Released

Monday, February 23, 2015
Students in gymnasium
This morning the Ontario Government released the 2015 Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum. The H&PE curriculum focuses on skills and strategies that can be transferred from the context of the classroom to healthy, active living outside of school – assisting Ontario’s kids in...

Ontario Kids Deserve an Updated Curriculum

Monday, February 23, 2015
As we await the release of the updated Healthy and Physical Education Curriculum (Grades 1-12) Ophea is appealing to everyone to take the time to understand what this curriculum covers as the health and well-being of 2.1 million children and youth in Ontario is at stake. The following is a letter...

Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) 101

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
TGfU blog image
Building physical literacy—defined as the ability to move with competence in a variety of physical activities—is at the heart of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU). The approach focuses on helping students learn fundamental movement skills, concepts and principles that they can apply to a...

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