Department of Health & Human Services
Premiers Active April
Premier’s Active April gives Early Learning Centres the chance to help kids have fun, get more active and share in some great prizes!
In this section, you can learn How to Register for Active April as both a student or teacher, as well as how to create Early Learning Centre Teams. There are some awesome Benefits to getting your early learning centre involved this year and we have plenty of Early Learning Resources to help you make it your most active April ever. We’ve covered many FAQs here, but please Contact Us if you have further questions.
Early Learning Centres play an important role in shaping the health and wellbeing of young Victorians. We are committed to making it easier for you to motivate your community to move more, too.
Just by listing your early learning centre when you register as an educator or child you’ll automatically increase your early learning centre’s chance of winning great prizes. Registered Early Learning Centres also have access to the Get Active Workout videos that include helpful advice on how to get active with the kids during the holidays.
This year, every Early Learning Centre team with 20 or more team members registered for Premier’s Active April before April 2020 will go into the draw to win a $350 Rebel Sport voucher.*
The top four most active Early Learning Centre’s during Premier’s Active April 2020 will win a Tennis Victoria Hot Shot Tennis packs including one tennis net, four rackets and one dozen balls.*
* Terms and Conditions apply to all offers and prizes. All prize winners will be informed via email by 30 May 2020, if not beforehand.
Registration for children and educators is easy. Once registered you can then create teams – either for individual classes or one team for your whole Early Learning Centre.
Team members will be able to view each other’s progress when users log in. You’ll automatically enter your Early Learning Centre into the competitions when you select your Early Learning Centre during registration.
Parents are encouraged to register their children and then join the Early Learning Centre’s team that’s been created by the educator. Alternatively, the educator can register children on the parent or guardian’s behalf.
Children under 12 are not required to enter an email address. The parent or guardian should follow these steps.
While we recommend children be registered separately, in some cases it’s necessary for the teacher to register children into their account.
Get started and register here today!
Early Learning Centre teams are a great way to get everyone involved to try and achieve 30 minutes of activity every day this April.
Check out the Early Learning Centre Resources page for some great suggestions on activities you can do as a group.
Teachers can create a team for their individual class or their whole early learning centre.
You can do this from:
Follow these simple steps:
Please note: You can only create a maximum of 5 teams and join a total of 10 teams.
All team members will be able to view the team’s activity log and total time tracked in the Tracker page once they’ve logged in.
Getting kids moving more in their early years is a great way to create healthy life-long habits.
The Early Learning Centre resources are designed to assist teachers and parents in their vital role of enabling children to participate in Premier’s Active April and encourage an active lifestyle in the future. Outdoor play promotes children’s physical and cognitive development and their ability to assess risk.
In the lead up to the end of term 1, dedicate time in your session for the children to:
Tip: Active play might be water play, secret areas, painting areas, pretend play areas, and gathering places. Outdoor physical equipment may include swings and climbing equipment, balls, sand pit, mud pit, ride on toys, water pump, cubby house, trampoline and floor mats.
Tip: Discuss the 5 SunSmart steps to ensure fun, sun-safe play outdoors.
Here are some helpful links to help you get started with your sessions:
Download Teacher Tips (PDF, 852KB, 2pp) for ideas on how to get students and parents active this April.
Download the Active April Information for Parents Flyer (PDF, 1.7MB 2pp) to help get your family moving.
We’ve developed this form in a Word document. Teachers can download this form, add their Team name & ID and give the form to parents to assist with registration.
This poster encourages your Early Learning Centre community to register for Active April and join your Early Learning Centre team. Download it, add your Team ID and then print and display around the Early Learning Centre or email it around your Early Learning Centre community.
We’ve created this Early Learning Centre Promotional Pack to help you promote Active April at your Early Learning Centre and with your children. The Promotional Pack includes:
Download the Early Learning Centre Promotional Pack to help get your Early Learning Centre community on board (ZIP, 25MB).
Got a question about getting your Early Learning Centre involved in Premiers Active April? You’ll most likely find the answer below.
Yes. And you’ll be helping your Early Learning Centre win Prizes just by nominating during registration.
Teachers can also create teams for the Early Learning Centre’s children to join. This can be done during registration or from the Teams page once you’ve logged in. See our How to Register and Early Learning Centre Teams pages for instructions.
Yes, but we recommend the parents or guardians Register their children (this is required for children under 12 years old). Parents or guardians can log in as each family member, and have the child saved in their account for next year.
Alternatively, teachers can register students if they have parental consent. See the ‘Child registered by a teacher’ section in the How to Register page.
All children under 12 years of age should have parental consent before they sign up for Active April.
As a teacher, you can Download the Active April Early Learning Centre Consent Form (DOCX, 81 KB, 2p), print it out and give it to parents along with the Download the Active April Information for Parents Flyer (PDF, 2MB, 2pp). Parents can then register their child at home and request to join the team created by the educator.
That’s okay. They can still join an Early Learning Centre team. See above for “How do students join an Early Learning Centre team?”
It’s easy. Once a teacher has registered and created a team in the mobile or web app, during April they’ll be able to see the activity for all children in the team and the team as a whole from the Tracker page. This will be a great way to motivate parents and their children from your Early Learning Centre to get involved in Active April, and in particular to keep up their physical activity during the holidays. Teachers can use the activity graphs during session times to show children how active the team is.
Yes, if the team as a whole complete the activity! The Tracker allows the Team Owner (usually the teacher) to add activity for the whole team. Go to the Tracker and when adding your activity, simply tick the box that asks ‘Tick if you completed this activity with others to add time to your team mate’s trackers.’
You can track your Early Learning Centre’s activity levels throughout April from the Active April mobile or web app.
Simply Log In from your smartphone, tablet or computer and click the ‘Track Activity’ button from the Dashboard. It’s a really easy way to see how you’re going, track your own and your team’s activity and encourage each other to get even more active. This year, we’ve made it easier than ever to track your workouts with the Activity Timer or simply sync the app with your Fitbit.
Tracking activity in the tracker is not mandatory. However, logging your activity will help you achieve online trophies and Prizes as you reach certain milestones for the number of days you have completed at least 30 minutes of activity. At the end of Active April, we will ask you to tell us how active you were in a survey.
Participants must track their daily activity in the mobile or web app to achieve online trophies. The first activity trophy is for tracking 5 days – so set yourself, your class and your friends the challenge and see how many days and trophies you can collect.
When you’ve logged 5, 10, 15, 20, or 30 days with 30 minutes of activity or more, you’ll get a notification in the mobile or web app that trophies are available to view in your Trophy Cabinet to then print out or share on Facebook.
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