The Healthy Schools approach is integrated school-based health promotion that incorporates health and health messaging into all aspects of school activities and engages the school community at large.
There are four components:
- High-quality instruction and programs
- A healthy physical environment
- A supportive social environment
- Community partnerships
The Healthy Schools Toolkit provides you with everything you need to transform your school using the Healthy Schools Approach.
Benefits of the Healthy Schools Approach
There is a close connection between health and learning. The Healthy Schools Approach supports improvement in students' educational outcomes and promotes resilience by addressing school health in a planned, integrated and holistic way.
It encourages involvement of all members of the school community (students, parents, school staff, community agencies, local businesses) to work together to make schools healthier places for students to grow and learn.