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Physical Education Resources

Resources for all areas of Physical Education from fitness to body image & self-esteem, P.E. portals to sports measurement, games to playground fun. They should be taken in conjunction with resources found on the Health, Nutrition and Sports pages. Unless otherwise stated they are free.

Remember some sites are not Australian. Check carefully to be sure they conform to Australian requirements before use, e.g. spelling, terminology, guidelines, … .

Australian Sites

Associations, Curriculum

  • ACHPER
    Australian Council for Health, Physical Education & Recreation. Resources for Physical Education, Health, Dance, etc.. Fee-based. Relates to the curriculum, provides detailed assistance.
  • ACHPER South Australia : Links
    A collection of links to bodies and activities. Not restricted to South Australia.
  • Coaching Resources
    Gymnastics Australia. Multiple options including down to KinderGym. Fee-based.
  • Get SMART
    ‘This non-accredited course is perfect for year 9 and 10 students, providing an introduction to injury prevention and management at a level appropriate for school students’. Other courses also listed. Fee-based.
  • Physical Education
    9 Big Ideas from ACHPER Northern Territory. There are also other links to information.

Education Departments, Boards, Universities, …

  • Health and Physical Education - Scootle
    ‘Aligned with the Australian Curriculum : Health and Physical Education. Use the filters to refine the curriculum results shown by year level, strand, general capability or cross curriculum priority’.
  • PE Pulse
    ACT. ‘Aiming to work in schools to get kids more active either through organised sport, active recreation or physical activity’. Several sections relating to various school levels.
  • Physical Education and Health
    Annotated links for PE and Health, University of Queensland Library.
  • Physical Education and Sport Resources
    DET, Victoria.

Government Bodies

  • Australian Sporting Commission
    Information on Australian sports, Institute of Sport, supporting sport, participating in sport, research, sports news, more.
  • Ethics in Sport
    ‘Sport serves as a vehicle for education, health, leadership and fair play - but the fact is, that these values are not automatically transmitted in sport. It all depends how sport is managed, taught and practised’. Australian Sports Commission.
  • Resources and Professional Development
    Sporting Schools, Australian Sports Commission. ‘Choose from the options listed to view some of the resources available’.
  • Safety Guidelines for Children and Young People in Sport and Recreation
    ‘The Australian Government has moved to make sport safer for young Australians with the launch of new national guidelines to promote safety in sport and a national sport injury prevention program’.
  • Wellbeing Plan for Kids
    ‘Developed by CSIRO to help parents make healthy eating and physical activity a higher priority for families’. 10 sections.

Other Resources

  • Completely Gorgeous
    Looks at body image and self-esteem. Activities, information, teacher resources. Based on an Australian book of the same name.
  • Health and Physical Education Year 7 to 10
    TES Australia. ‘Health and Physical Education teaching activities, including Nutrition worksheets, fitness tests, PE games, personal safety lesson plans and other resources’.
  • Kew Volleyball
    Useful for those in the relevant Melbourne area. The largest volleyball association in Australia.
  • Let’s Get Physical
    ‘Confused about how much exercise you really need. ABC Health Matters sets the record straight’.
  • Narcotics Anonymous
    This is the Literature Downloads page which has a range of books, booklets and pamphlets covering this area.
  • National Heart Foundation
    Information on being healthy with a healthy heart. Information for planning health lessons.
  • Parenting Strategies
    ‘We have put together this website to help parents to manage the challenging issues that may occur during adolescence, including alcohol and drug misuse, depression, anxiety and other mental health problems’.
  • Primary School Teaching Resources
    ‘Explore the many factors that influence health, wellbeing, physical activity and sporting performance with VEA’s videos’. Curriculum aligned. Secondary School Teaching Resources for Physical and OutdoorEducation can be found here.
  • School Sport Australia
    ‘The organisation and conduct of a broad range of school sporting programs for all students commensurate with their age and ability’. Find what they do, how they do it, what results from this.
  • SmartPlay
    ‘Smartplay is a sport safety and injury prevention program. Smartplay aims to reduce the incidence and severity of sport and recreation injuries and carries the slogan ’Warm Up, Drink Up, Gear Up’ which represent simple yet important injury prevention practices for all sports participants, coaches and administrators’.
  • Smart Smiles
    ‘A free dental education resource for Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 learners [4-7years]. The lesson comes with an attached teaching guide including target COGs and is supportive of new teachers’.
  • SNAC
    SNAC. ‘A new support site for education and care centres and early years educators. Many reliable, accurate resources to help you provide a healthy eating environment at your centre - fact sheets, recipes, videos, quizzes’.
  • Veto Sports
    Coaching material, resources for all aspects of football, equipment, resources to clothing supplies.

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International Sites

  • Ace Fitness
    American Council on Fitness. Free exercises to help effective exercise. Designed to ‘create your own workout depending on the amount of time you have and the equipment available to you’. USA.
  • ChooseMyPlate.gov
    Developed by a US government agency. Plan and tracker are designed to help attain better nutrition. Includes Health and Nutrition Information for Teachers, Health & Nutrition Information for Children and Preschoolers [2-5 Years] as part of their presentation. USA.
  • Dole
    US children’s health and nutrition site. Emphasises eating of 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Resources in the Teacher’s section, Reference Centre, activities, more. USA.
  • Field Day Activities
    Running a PE Field [curriculum] Day ? PE activities successfully used for this. Each done in detail, so adopt or adapt as needed. USA.
  • Functional Fitness Training Exercises for Beginners
    ‘Learn basic functional fitness training exercises in this free video series featuring personal trainer Carey Kepler’. There are 16 videos in the series. UK.
  • Healthy Meals Resource System
    United States Department of Agriculture. While US-based, there are sections of value, e.g., Nutrition Education, Recipes & Menu Planning, … . USA.
  • Healthy U - Top 40 Ways to Activate Kids and Parents
    ‘Offers some key tips for parents, followed by a “Top 40” list of suggested activities for parents and kids to enjoy on their own, or together ’. Canada.
  • Lesson Plans
    Lesson plans - Pre-School, Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12. Each has annotated links providing title, grade level, description, users rating. Minor and major games. Link to other curriculum areas. Now directed to A to Z Teacher Stuff. USA.
  • Ophea Teaching Tools
    Canadian range of resources with levels indicated for their use. Canada.
  • Physical Education - Scotland
    ‘This page provides quick access to advice and guidance for the new National Qualifications and support materials for the current NQ courses. It also links to external educational websites and to the SQA pages for Physical Education’. Scotland.
  • Physical Education : Links, Adapted
    American-based. Links include Physical Activity, Government sites, Disability Culture, Resources, more. Some of assistance in Australia. USA.
  • Physical Education Resources [pe-lessons.ch]
    Lesson Plans, Skills and Games. Select “Free Lessons” from the menu on the Home Page, then “Lessons” from the menu on the next page for a significant range of material from the Swiss site. Other PE information also available on the site. Switzerland [In English].

Physical Education Software

Commercial software. For Apps, check the Education Software pages.

  • FitStats Education
    ‘The most powerful web-based fitness assessment, physical activity tracking, survey and health promotion software available today for K-12 Schools. It can be extensively customised in order to use any custom measurement, … ’. USA.
  • Pajama Sam 3
  • teAchnology
    Shareware and commercial programs, primarily for the Mac platform. USA.
  • Physical Education Update
    ‘PE Update’s condensed, illustrated article format, videos and super-fast article abstracts allow you to learn what you need’.
    You need to be a member to access the materials. Membership is not free, but is quite cheap.
  • Preschool Physical Education [PE Central]
    ‘Information that should be helpful to those who are responsible for providing movement programs for young children’. Instructional videos, lesson plans, homemade equipment, articles, FAQs, books, more. USA.
  • Primary Resources
    British site. Warm-up activities, dance & gymnastics, games. UK.
  • Reedswain
    ‘Soccer coaching, entertainment products at reasonable prices’. DVDs, Books, Software, Equipment. USA.
  • Resources
    California Physical Education-Health Project. Annotated links for PE & Health, Outdoor Recreation, PE Software, PE Publishers, Health & Nutrition. Some not relevant to Australia. USA.
  • Sports Media
    Belgian site. Lesson plans [Free registration], links for sports, skills, Ask the Expert [responses and further links], general education, more. If you speak a European language you can extend your usage. USA.
  • ThePhysicalEducator.com
    ‘Physical Education Ideas, Resources, & Professional Development’. Canadian.

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