Health-Promoting Schools

Our school is a Health-Promoting School. This means we use a whole-school approach to all aspects of health and well-being. Health-Promoting Schools (HPS) provides a framework for a school to assess health needs and begin a process of working towards better health for all who learn and work within the school setting. With the HPS concept, health refers to physical, social, emotional, mental, spiritual, and cognitive health and is seen as an essential resource for living life. Our targets have been to review our Healthy Eating Policy and to promote the well being of our students and staff through introducing mindfulness, grounding and the Fish Philosophy.

“A health-promoting school can be characterised as a school that is constantly strengthening its capacity as a healthy setting for living, learning, and working”. (WHO, 1997)