Health & Physical Education Symposium

Health & Physical Education Symposium

This Symposium is specifically for key teachers and curriculum leaders of HPE or PDHPE (NSW) teaching primary or secondary in Christian Schools. We are seeking experienced writers of curriculum programs and units of work in the Christian school context using the God’s Big Story framework. 

The HPE Symposium will be facilitated with delegates working in state groups, using an exemplar model, to produce creative and innovative units of work for HPE. We are looking at 4-5 representatives per state and only a total of 30 participants so you will need to register FAST to participate.

Event Information

We will be meeting at Christian Heritage College and will provide an option for you to add accommodation to your registration. You may select up to 3 nights accommodation at the same room rate for each night. Please note the accommodation is a room only rate and does not include breakfast. Accommodation will be at Travelodge Hotel Garden City Brisbane. A breakdown of costs for the event is below:

  • Event Registration, including event costs and catering: $445.50 (incl. GST)
  • Accommodation, room only rate: $129 (incl. GST) per room, per night

Program Outline

The following draft program is outlined below:

Thursday, 12 May 2022

  • 9am:  Registration, Welcome, Introductory Reflection, Prayer & Devotion
  • Session 1: Grounding the Topic
  • Session 2: Topic Reflection #1 Table Discussion
  • Session 3: Perspectives & Applications - Panel Discussion
  • Session 4: Topic Reflection #2 Table Discussion
  • Session 5: Workshop Activity - Table Discussion
  • Session 6: The Australian Curriculum HPE Framework
  • Optional Networking Dinner

Friday, 13 May 2022

  • 9am: Welcome, Morning Reflection & Direction Setting
  • Session 7: God's Big Story Framework
  • Session 8: HPE Unit Development: Primary & Secondary with Facilitators
  • Session 9: Gallery Walk and Editing
  • 1:45pm: Close of Symposium


Your Host: Ian Liney

Ian has spent the past 15 years as Principal of Wyong Christian Community School a K-12 school of 740 students in NSW. Prior to this appointment, he was Assistant Principal at Marrara Christian College in the Northern Territory. Ian officially commenced with CSA in January 2022 in the role of Executive Officer and ensures that the NSW/ACT member schools are afforded personalised support and are provided with the resources and services they need to grow and flourish as Christian schools. In addition to his role with CSA schools, he also assists in rolling out CSA’s strategic priorities in the areas of Leadership Development and Teaching and Learning. Ian is well known in NSW and ACT having served on the State Council of CSA from 2014 to 2020. He has extensive networks in Christian schooling and the wider education sector. He has been a central figure at all levels of Christian Education in Australia for the past three decades.

Qualify for CPD Hours

This event will attract CPD hours addressing the following AITSL standards:

  • 6.1 - Identify and plan professional learning needs
  • 6.3 - Engage with colleagues and improve practice
  • 7.4 - Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

About God's Big Story

God's Big Story (GBS) equips teachers in CSA schools with curriculum planning resources grounded in biblical worldview to address the Australian Curriculum. CSA initially developed a document known as GBS 1.0, which was further developed into the GBS 2.0 Primer and The GBS 2.0 Planner which is designed as a ‘how to’ guide for teachers who have engaged with the GBS approach.

A comprehensive Overview of God's Big Story has been prepared to assist navigating the suite of resources.

To accompany the GBS primer and planner documents, a suite of training modules and resources have been designed to further assist practitioners with the application of the GBS approach in their teaching programming and planning. Resources for teachers in Christian schools to develop programs for their specific teaching areas have also been developed in Key Learning Area (KLA). Head to the overview of God's Big Story for more information.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Event Organiser. Where registration is charged for an event, no refunds will be issued after 7 days out from the event. Any cancellations made after this date will be charged the full registration fee. 'No Shows' to the event will be charged the full registration fee. 

The event program is subject to change without prior notice.

Registration fees do not include insurance to cover loss of any fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the event or through cancellation of the event itself.

A full refund will be issued if the event is cancelled by the organiser (CSA) due to COVID-19 restrictions or any other reasons out of the organisers control.

COVID-safe Information

We are committed to the health and safety of our member community and are following government guidelines regarding the spread of COVID-19.

Contact Tracing: Please ensure you have the relevant contact tracing app for your State to check-in at the venue.

Vaccination Notice: All attendees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Government directive.

Learn more about how we are keeping you safe at CSA events.

God's Big Story:

>> Learn more about God's Big Story 2.0

Thursday, 12 May 2022 to
Friday, 13 May 2022
9:00am - 1:45pm
From $405 +GST
Christian Heritage College
322 Wecker Rd
Carindale QLD 4122
10 CPD Hours
Members only event