The $45.4 million Active Schools initiative builds on existing programs and funding to boost support and resources for schools to get kids moving. It includes a toolkit for school leaders and teachers, expert physical education leaders and extracurricular coordinators, and funding for schools.
A Joint Ministerial Statement on Physical Activity for Children and Young People between the Ministers for Education, Community Sport and Health sets out how schools, in partnership with families and the community, can set our children on a physical activity path for life, including through the Active Schools Framework.
Joint ministerial statement on physical activity for children and young people:
The Active Schools Framework outlines six key priority areas of an Active School, recognising there is no single solution to shifting inactivity; it takes a multifaceted and systemic effort. The six key priority areas of an Active School are Quality Physical Education, Quality School Sport, Active Classrooms, Active Travel and Active Recreation. The sixth priority is a supportive school environment that provides space and encourages students to be active. Further information on each key priority can be found in the Active Schools Toolkit.
The Active Schools Support Service will assist schools to ensure students have the skills, confidence and motivation to be active for life. It’s all about getting more kids, more active, more often!