Healthy Schools 
 

“The true measure of a nation’s standing is how well it attends to its children – their health and safety, their material security, their sense of being loved, valued, and included in the families and societies into which they are born.”  UNICEF 2007 Report Card

A health promoting school 

  • Promotes the health and well-being of students.
  • Enhances the learning outcomes of students.
  • Upholds social justice and equity concepts.
  • Provides a safe and supportive environment.
  • Involves student participation and empowerment.
  • Links health and education issues and systems.
  • Addresses the health and well-being issues of all school staff.
  • Collaborates with parents and the local community.
  • Integrates health into the school’s ongoing activities, curriculum and assessment standards.
  • Sets realistic goals built on accurate data and sound scientific evidence.
  • Seeks continuous improvement through ongoing monitoring and evaluation.

(Source: Achieving Health Promoting Schools: Guidelines for Promoting Health in Schools)

Schools in SD43 are part of the Network for Performance Based Schools - a voluntary organization of public, independent, and band schools established in 2006 to address a variety of academic, social and emotional concerns of students through a comprehensive school health approach. Assessment tool: BC Performance Standards for Healthy Living.

Schools which have been in the Healthy School Network one or more years include: 

  • Mary Hill
  • Eagle Ridge
  • Seaview
  • Hillcrest
  • Montgomery
  • Scott Creek
  • Citadel
  • Ranch Park
  • Heritage Mountain
  • Rochester
  • Summit
     

 All SD43 schools are registered "Action Schools" with ActionSchools BC.

Health Education in Schools - curriculum includes:

DPA - Program Guide for Daily Physical Activity: Kindergarten to Grade 12

 

 
For more information, contact:

 604-937-6381

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