For teachers and schools: Teachers have the capacity to deliver physical activity within the school environment where it (PA) is highly prioritised and valued within the school culture.For the community: Sporting organisations and schools are working together in partnership to achieve high levels of awareness, involvement and participation in physical activity within their communities.
For Sport and Physical Activity providers: Sporting organisations and physical activity providers working together to increase participation in high-quality physical activity in schools.
For students: Students value and engage in a lifelong enjoyment of a healthy, active lifestyle.
Through an initiative led by Sport and Recreation Services in 2012, a group of organisations came together in recognition of the fact that we were all aiming to work in schools to get kids more active either through organised sport, active recreation or physical activity. Together we agreed that if we all worked together the outcomes for students, schools and community organisations would be far greater. This agreement coupled with an acknowledgement within the sport and education sectors that across the school system there is variation in teachers’ confidence, skill level and knowledge of the most appropriate strategies and approaches to deliver PE. By July 2013, a network of our like-minded organisations had been formed under the similar goal of wanting to support high-quality delivery of PE, physical activity and sport experiences in ACT schools. The network that formed became known as PE Pulse and it includes government and non-government organisations from the sport, recreation and education sectors. This website is the first collaborative initiative of the PE Pulse Network.
Tim McNevin (Convenor) – Association of Independent Schools ACT (AIS ACT), Kerrie Johnston – Catholic Education Office (CEO), Josephine Andersen– Education and Training Directorate (ETD), Lucille Bailie and Harriet Walker – Physical Activity Foundation (PAF), Liz Yuen – School Sport ACT (SSACT), Luke Martin – AFL NSW/ACT, Ross Dennis – Bluearth, Richard Keegan, Rebecca Tanner and Sandy Daley University of Canberra (UC), Rebecca Kelley – Sport and Recreation Services (SRS), Toni Brown – Orienteering ACT, Cerri Murphy – ACT Fencing Association (ACTFA), Adrian Ison – Health Directorate.