2012 ACHPER Tasmania Awards

At the 2012 State Conference, a number of outstanding schools and educators were recognised in front of their peers for their significant contribution to the area of HPE by being awarded with one of three ACHPER TAS Awards.

The awards were:

1. Recognition Award for Educators of Health, Physical Education & Physical Activity

This award is for educators only and must be in the field of Health and Physical Education. The nominated person must fulfill the majority of the following criteria. He or she:

  • Is an advocate for quality Physical Activity in schools.
  • Contributes to the development of the Physical Activity program in the school or early childhood centre.
  • Is a good role model.
  • Continually evaluates his/her teaching effectiveness.
  • Continually evaluates the progress of his/her students and gives them effective feedback.
  • Shows a willingness to involve himself or herself in additional activities for the benefit of children in schools & early.

2. Best Practice in HPE Award – Primary

Recognises the significant contribution made by a Tasmanian Primary School (across education sectors) in the promotion of active and healthy living to the whole school community through the school Health and Physical Education program.

3. Best Practice in HPE Award – Secondary

Recognises the significant contribution made by a Tasmanian Secondary School (across education sectors) in the promotion of active and healthy living to the whole school community through the school Health and Physical Education program.

Winners

Congratulations to the following teachers and schools who were winners of the 2012 ACHPER Tasmania Awards:

2012 Teacher Recognition Award

Ms Chris Warne has run the HPE program at Mount Stuart Primary School for the past 11 years. During this time she has become legendary in the Mount Stuart community. Her programs are carefully thought out, interesting, rewarding and engage every child in every class.


2012 Best Practice in HPE Award – Secondary

The HPE team at Scottsdale High School are a young, dynamic team of professional teachers who go the extra mile when it comes to providing opportunities for the students of Scottsdale High School. The outdoor education program offered at Scottsdale High School is the envy of many schools, public and private.


2012 Best Practice in HPE Award – Primary

The State-wide Swimming and Water Safety Program has a long and strongly acclaimed history [over 4 decades] of creating a quality learning environment for primary students. The learning outcomes measured against a national benchmark have been maintained over time and are nurtured in a safe and predominately happy environment.