Department of Health & Human Services
Premiers Active April
Premier’s Active April gives schools the chance to help students 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 School Teams. There are some awesome Benefits to getting your school involved this year and we have plenty of School 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.
Schools 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 school when you register as a teacher or student you’ll automatically increase your school’s chance of winning great prizes. All Victorian primary and secondary schools that register for Premier’s Active April have a chance to win. This year registered schools also have access to the Get Active Workout videos that include helpful advice on how to get active with the kids during the school holidays.
Many school prizes are allocated to categories based on school size, according to school enrolment in 2020. The categories are:
This year we’ve introduced prize categories for schools within six regions across the state – Barwon South West, Grampians, Loddon Mallee, Gippsland, Hume and Melbourne metro.
The school with highest number of registrations lodged before midnight on 31 March 2020 in each of the six regions across three categories of small, medium and large will win a special visit from a VIS athlete between 20 and 30 April 2020.
The most active school in each of the six regions during Active April will win a $1,200 Rebel Sport voucher!
At midnight on 30 April 2020, the total activity tracked by all students and teachers within each school will be tallied across six zones of Victoria. To determine the most active school in each zone, this total is divided by the number of people who tracked their activity within the school to get the highest average activity across all schools in that region.
*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 students and teachers is easy. Once registered you can then create teams – either for individual classes or one team for your whole school.
Team members will be able to view each other’s progress when users log in. You’ll automatically enter your school into the competitions when you select your school during registration.
Parents are encouraged to register their children or allow children to register themselves and then join a school/class team that’s been created by the teacher. Alternatively, the teacher can register students on the parent’s behalf.
Students register themselves
Students over 12 years old and with a personal email address can register themselves by following the simple steps below:
Students registered by a parent (under 12 years old)
Students under 12 are not required to enter an email address. Similarly, if a student is over 12 but does not have a personal email address, the parent/guardian should follow these steps:
Students registered by a teacher
While we recommend students be registered separately, in some cases it’s necessary for the teacher to register students into their account.
Get started and register here today!
School teams are a great way to get everyone involved to try and achieve 30 minutes of activity every day this April.
Check out the School 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 school.
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.
If the teacher knows the student’s email address or Active April username, they can invite the student to join their team.
Alternatively, students can request to join the team by following the steps below.
A notification will be emailed to the teacher who created the team. When the teacher accepts the request, the student will see the team details when they next log in.
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.
From Monday to Friday children spend the majority of each day at school, which is why we’ve developed the following resources.
They’re 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 lead up to the end of school term 1, dedicate time in your classroom for the students to:
Tip: Refer to Ausplay’s most recent physical participation data here.
Tip: Discuss the 5 SunSmart steps to ensure fun, sun-safe play outdoors.
Over the school holidays, encourage the students to log their activity via the activity tracker or sync their Fitbit with the app. When they return back to school, the students can write about how they were active during the school holidays, what factors encouraged them to be active, and how they see their experience fit into an ongoing personal fitness plan. They could even include the graphs from the activity tracker.
Tip: Ask the students to reflect on their participation in Premier’s Active April. How will they keep their Active April going?
Here are some helpful links to help you get started with planning lessons:
Try these suggestions to help students achieve 30 minutes of daily physical activity:
Download Teacher Tips (PDF, 852KB, 2pp) for ideas on how to get students and parents active this April.
Everything you need to know about implementing Active April in your school including activities for all primary school aged children and worksheets for classroom participation.
Download the Active April Information for Parents Flyer (PDF, 1.7MB 2pp) to help get your family moving.
We’ve come up with 30 fun, family activities to kick start your Active April. Print it out, put it on your fridge and start tracking your activity as a family. We’ve provided checkboxes for each family member to tick off what they’ve done to help you get fit and healthy this April.
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 school community to register for Active April and join your school team. Download it, add your Team ID and then print and display around the school or email it around your school community.
We’ve created this School Promotional Pack to help you promote Active April at your school and with your students. The Promotional Pack includes:
Download the Schools Promotional Pack to help get your school community on board (ZIP, 23MB)
Got a question about getting your school involved in Premiers Active April? You’ll most likely find the answer below.
Yes. And you’ll be helping your school win Prizes just by nominating your school during registration.
Teachers can also create teams for their students to join. You can either create a team for your specific class or a team for the whole school to join. This can be done during registration or from the Teams page once you’ve logged in. See our How to Register and School Teams pages for instructions.
Firstly, they’ll need to Register for Active April. If they’re not already registered:
Visit the How to Register page for step-by-step instructions.
Once registered, students can join a school team by requesting to join or being invited into the team by the teacher. Easy instructions for this are found on the School Teams page.
Yes, but we recommend students Register themselves (or have their parents do so for them if under 12 years old). This is so that the parent can log in as each family member, and have the student saved in their account for next year.
Alternatively, teachers can register students if they have parental consent. See the ‘Student registered by a teacher’ section in the How to Register page.
If your students are under 12 years of age, they should have parental consent before they sign up for Active April.
As a teacher, you can Download the Active April Schools Consent Form (DOCX, 892 KB, 1p), print it out and give it to parents along with the Active April Information for Parents Flyer (PDF, 412KB 2pp). Parents can then register their child at home and request to join the team created by the teacher.
That’s okay. They can still join a school team. See above for “How do students join a school 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 students in the team and the team as a whole from the Tracker page. This will be a great way to motivate your students to get involved in Active April, and in particular to keep up their physical activity during the school holidays. Teachers can use the activity graphs in class to show their students 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 School’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 Tracker 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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