Senior Health Uncovered - Online Workshop

Friday 16 February 2024

This online workshop aims to provide teachers with the foundations and a greater understanding of the overarching approaches, frameworks and resources of Senior Health. 

It is aimed at those teachers new to the subject as well as teachers returning to the subject after a break or have taught for a little while but wanted to build their confidence in the subject.


The program for this event is set out below (subject to change)




 8:50am Registration and login commences Kerryn Cormick - ACHPER Qld


Welcome –

Setting the scene for the day

Dr Hugh Shannon, QUT


Salutogenesis –

Understanding the river of life

Louise McCuaig - Matthew Flinders Anglican College

 10:00am Overview of the overarching approaches, frameworks and resources of Health Education  

Carolyn Jones, QCAA Principal Education Officer

Dr Hugh Shannon, QUT





Using the health inquiry model for a purpose (Unit 1)

Georgina Amos

 Cavendish Road SHS




Assessment design and assessment decisions

Carolyn Jones, QCAA Principal Education Officer


Effective data collection and analysis

Dr Hugh Shannon, QUT


Panel Discussion – Q&A

All Presenters


Wrap up

Dr Hugh Shannon, QUT


Carolyn Jones, QCAA 
Carolyn is a Principal Education Officer at the QCAA in the Health, Physical Education (HPE)/Technologies learning area. She led an Expert Writing Team in the development of the QCE 2019 Health General Syllabus, Syllabus Implementation Workshops, and resources to support implementation. Carolyn has previously written HPE curriculum in Tasmania K-10 and 11/12 and was Chief Marking and Setting Examiner for the Tasmanian Health Studies external assessment. Carolyn has taught in Queensland since 2004 and wrote the Health Education work program at Helensvale SHS before modifying and implementing it in the United Arab Emirates when working for three years at the Australian International School. 

Georgina Amos, Cavendish Road State High School 
Georgina has been teaching Health since 2016 at Cavendish Road SHS. During this time, she has been involved heavily with rolling out the new syllabus into the school's senior program and has engaged in the external marking process with QCAA. She is passionate about the subject due to the relevance of the topics that are presented each year and enjoys observing student growth through their health journey. 

Dr. Hugh Shannon, Queensland University of Technology. 
Hugh is a Senior Lecturer in Health and Physical Education at Queensland University of Technology. He has school teaching and leadership experience in HPE, Senior Health, Senior Physical Education and Science. Hugh is a member of the ACHPER Queensland board and ACHPER Australia Health Promoting Schools Committee.

Dr. Louise McCuaig, Matthew Flinders Anglican College

 Louise currently serves as Head of Flinders Discovery Institute at Matthew Flinders Anglican College. For over 30 years, she has been an educator in Queensland schools and universities. Louise’s research on health literacy and salutogenesis underpinned the development of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education and Queensland Senior Health Syllabus.



The cost of the workshop is $220 for ACHPER QLD members and $280 for non members. Sign into your myACHPER account or if you haven't registered previously, create a new account to register for this event.


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16/02/2024 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
E. Australia Standard Time
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