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Daily Physical Activity – A Guide for Schools

Daily Physical Activity - iPhone App now available!

The Daily Physical Activity Guide is a ‘how to’ manual for early childhood professionals, primary and secondary teachers.

The aim of this resource is to get school children active, and to instil in them a positive attitude towards an active lifestyle.

By creating this mobile app, we’ve vastly broadened the possibilities by making it accessible to more Queenslanders.

This app will not only continue to help teachers to incorporate physical activity into their daily teaching programs, it is a now a quick and easy avenue for the general public to incorporate physical activity into their everyday lives.

The app is free for download through iTunes and emphasises the ‘fun’ aspect of physical activity. Download the app now.

How to use this guide

Follow the easy-to-use advice, ideas and solutions in this guide to help you incorporate physical activity into the daily learning program for all students. The information is presented in seven sections.

Section 1

Provides valuable information on the benefits of, and necessity for, daily physical activity and how it links to cross-curricular priorities, the Health and Physical Education (HPE) syllabus and healthy living.

Also included are practical ideas on how to incorporate physical activity into other learning areas so that any daily activity program is not 'something extra' for teachers to do.

Section 2

Contains ideas to help you 'spread the word' among your fellow teachers and the school community and easy-to-follow guidelines to help get daily physical activity up and running in your school.

Section 3
Contains tips on teaching in the outdoor classroom.
Section 4

Provides an overview on how to use the Daily Physical Activity – A Guide for Schools application, including activities and how to put together a lesson plan.

Section 5

Contains information on other resources and initiatives that will extend the daily physical activity program and make the learning outcomes more enjoyable for everyone.

Section 6

Contains references.

For further information (or your comments) about the Daily Physical Activity – A Guide for Schools, email us at

With the rise in mobile applications and growing demand for immediate and portable access to information the Daily Physical Activity – A Guide for Schools is now ONLY available in electronic formats. Hard copy resources have been phased out.

Two electronic formats are available, downloadable PDF or the Daily Physical Activity — A Guide for Schools application.

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iPhone App

The Daily Physical Activity - A Guide for Schools is now available as an iPhone application from the AppStore.

Last updated
6 February 2014