Graeme Quelch (ACHPER WA Patron; Former ACHPER WA President and Life Member)
Manager of Curriculum and Moderation at SCSA
Graeme first joined the ACHPER WA Board in 1991 and, except for a year’s teaching exchange in Canada in 1993, held positions on the state and national boards continuously until August 2016.
Graeme was WA state president of ACHPER from 1998 – 2004. He became national vice president in 2005 and went on to become national president in 2008 until August 2016.
He was made a fellow of ACHPER in 2000, was awarded Life Membership in 2008 and was awarded a National Honour award in 2016.
Graeme’s commitment and unconditional support for ACHPER and for the world of health and physical education spans 29 years from 1991 to the present. He has been an outstanding role model and excellent advocate to peers and members of various professional associations at both state and national level. His ongoing commitment to the education of young people in the values and attitudes that are essential to the promotion of healthy active lifestyles has been untiring. His efforts, energy and commitment over 29 years has helped to ensure the continued growth of ACHPER at both state and national levels.
Dr Fadi Maayah (President)
Lecturer in Health and Physical Education in the School of Education at Curtin University
Fadi is a senior academic and level 3 physical education classroom teacher with extensive experience gained in his chosen area of sports science and physical education. Furthermore, Fadi has helped attract a wide variety of grants from various industry players to complete sports science related research and study. More recently, Fadi has established a high level of research in sports science.
Dino Manalis (Vice President)
Principal Consultant, Health and Physical Education for SCSA
Dino has been a teacher of Health and Physical Education (HPE) for over 23 years, including four years as Head of Learning Area. Teaching experience includes primary and secondary schools from the Department of Education and Catholic Education of WA. In 2007, Dino was appointed as one of eight Teacher Development Centre Coordinators to support DoE teachers with the implementation of the Physical Education Studies WACE course. Later in 2007, Dino won the position of Moderation and Standards Officer (HPE) at the Curriculum Council of WA. In that role , Dino was responsible for the implementation and moderation of the PES, OED and HEA courses and was pivotal in the design and implementation of the PES practical examination. Dino was selected by the Council Executive to coordinate WA responses to the design of the Australian Curriculum as well as subsequent reviews. Over the past 14 years, Dino has developed several support materials for teachers of Health and Physical Education in years P-12. He has delivered numerous professional development workshops at schools, universities and ACHPER conferences. Dino is currently Chair of the Exercise and Sports Science Consultative Committee at Edith Cowan University, Joondalup. He has previously been a Member of the Notre Dame University Health Sciences External Advisory Board.
Matt Donaldson (Board Member)
HPE Teacher at Presbyterian Ladies' College
Matthew has been teaching PHE at Presbyterian Ladies’ College for the last 13 years. He is an International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum Workshop Leader for the Asia Pacific region, a PHE Building Quality Curriculum examiner, and a Sessional lecturer at the University of Notre Dame. His passion is to create digital content to facilitate learning and skill development, and is an author of HPE e-books.
Christina Davini (Board Member)
Deputy Principal at Holly Cross College
Christina has worked primarily as a HPE teacher in K-12 for 20 years within several WA schools. Teaching a variety of Schools, including the International Baccalaureate curriculum, she has developed a diverse range of innovative teaching and learning pedagogy. Christina joined Holy Cross College in 2013 and has since been involved in many key building and design projects along with setting up many policies and procedures of the school. Mental Health and Wellbeing is of particularly importance to Christina. This passion is something she wants schools and communities to have a greater understanding and awareness of, to ensure we are assisting today’s students in helping them deal with these very important issues. Outside of teaching, Christina’s hobby is Personal Training and exploring WA.
Mitchell Harvie (Board Member)
HPE Coordinator (Primary) at Swan Valley Anglican Community School
Mitch has a passion for HPE and Leadership and is actively involved in the HPE community including holding roles as the Western Australia School Sports Association Treasurer, School Sport WA Cell Leader, Tertiary Tutor. Mitch has completed a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Primary) and a Master’s in Business Administration. Mitch has also been involved with ACHPER WA as a past conference presenter and created the “Perth HPE teacher – Share and connect” Facebook group.