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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...

Chatting Assessment & Evaluation

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Ophea’s Twitter Chat on Assessment and Evaluation was a great success! So great that we kept the conversation rolling over the course of the week on Facebook Live. Did you miss the A&E Twitter Chat and Facebook Live stream? Want a recap of the highlights and to hear from Ophea ambassadors and H...

Connect[ED] and CyberCops have been updated!

Friday, November 25, 2016
group of four young children looking at laptiop
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...

Relive #Ophea2016!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Did you attend or miss Ophea’s 2016 Annual Conference? We’ve got you covered - explore the Conference Storify board to learn what took place!  Discover some of the conference’s hot topics and get inspired to bring fun and interactive workshop ideas to your classroom and school community! THANK YOU...

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
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...

Keep motivated throughout the school year with these 5 tips!

Thursday, September 22, 2016
two women running
It’s a new school year and you’re feeling refreshed, but like any other September, back to school stress triggers are close at hand. Between prep work, extracurricular activities, spending time with family and friends, and personal hobbies it can be hard to keep up. So what can you do to keep...

Get the Facts with Ophea’s H&PE #FactFriday

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Students playing in the gym
A new school year means a fresh opportunity to get students moving and inspire physical activity in all areas of school. Research has shown connections between increased levels of physical activity and better academic achievement, better concentration, better classroom behaviour, and more focused...

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