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Healthy students are better prepared to learn, and education is a key determinant of health. This makes schools an ideal setting for children and youth to learn and develop healthy habits. The goal of the School Health Team is to work together, alongside school boards and schools to achieve optimal health and wellbeing for school-aged children and youth.

Our School Health Team consists of:

 

  • Public Health Nurses
  • Dental Hygienists and Educators
  • Registered Practical Nurses
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Youth Engagement Coordinator
  • Clerical

Ministry of Education – Foundations for a Healthy School

A ‘Healthy School’ is a school that embraces the concept of a healthy school environment and promotes and supports health for students through words and actions.

As a School Health Team, we are prepared to:

 

  • Collaborate with students, parents, educators and community partners to promote the health and wellbeing of school-aged children and youth
  • Provide health education supports and resources 
  • Support the implementation of healthy school policies
  • Promote student leadership and engagement while empowering students to develop healthy habits and resiliency
  • Provide clinical services such as immunization and dental screening within applicable grades

A Healthy School Committee

A healthy school approach is a framework to create a healthy school environment and improve student learning. Establishing a healthy school committee supports improvements in students’ educational outcomes and promotes resiliency by addressing school health in a planned and holistic way. We can help you establish a healthy school committee that is inclusive of educators, parents’ students and community stakeholders. Contact your school health nurse for more information.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

This collection of resources is meant to be a quick guide to some of the most popular resources that support the Health & Physical Education Curriculum. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, connect with your public health nurse. They may have or know of other resources that may be helpful to you.

Note: please remember to consult your school and school board policies and procedures.

Public Health Chats

Once you have taught a section of the H&PE Curriculum, you may be interested in arranging a ‘Public Health Chat’ with your public health nurse and/or another appropriate member of the School Health Team who can visit your classroom to provide a Public Health perspective on the information already taught, and answer any questions the students may have.