A healthy school is one where school administration, teachers, parents, students and community agencies work together to create an environment that is a healthy setting for living, learning and working.
Using a “healthy schools” (link to what is a healthy schools approach) or comprehensive approach to school health helps to promote and integrate health within and beyond the classroom. The benefits of a healthy school community extend beyond the students, and also positively impacts school staff, parents and the community as a whole.
There are six simple steps that a school can follow to make some positive, long-lasting changes to the health of their entire school.
- A program that recognizes and celebrates school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff and the broader community
- Schools can achieve gold, silver or bronze level certification
Interested in making some healthy changes at your school? Contact your school’s public health nurse or health promoter for more information and support.