As many will know, the government is in the process of writing a
new National Curriculum - a consistent education package across
Australian schools. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and
Reporting Authority (ACARA) has released the draft Shape of the
Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education for
public consultation from 14 March 2012 - 3 June 2012.
The draft paper is now available for viewing on the
ACARA website at http://www.acara.edu.au/hpe.html.
The draft Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Health and
Physical Education outlines the direction for the development of
the national Health and Physical Education curriculum for years F -
12. Following consultation, all feedback will be analysed and used
to revise the draft document before it is published as The Shape of
the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education.
ACARA is working with ReachOut.com to canvas the perspectives of
young people on what should be included in the Health and Physical
Education Curriculum, specifically with regards to mental health.
We are asking young people what they missed out on in
health class. And we're telling it to the people that
This is the first time so many young people have been actively
consulted on a curriculum. It's an *awesome/unheard of*
opportunity for young people to have their say on what health
topics matter to them.
What did you miss out on in Health Class? What do you think
should be included in Health class? Whether you're still in school,
long graduated, or somewhere in between, you can have your say on
the Australian schools health curriculum.
How to participate
When? Wednesday the 2nd of May 2012 at 7.30 PM
Where? on the ReachOut.com Facebook
Further information on the development of the national Health
and Physical Education curriculum, including a proposed timeline,
can be accessed on the ACARA website - http://www.acara.edu.au/hpe.html.