Foundations for a Healthy School
The Foundations for a Healthy School resource is designed to help contribute to a learning environment that promotes and supports the child and student well-being – their cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development not just academic success. The research is clear; healthy students are better prepared to learn, and education is a key determinant of health.
The resource aligns with the K–12 School Effectiveness Framework (K-12 SEF) by including five interconnected areas that relate closely with the components of the K-12 SEF: Taking all of these five, interconnected areas into account will help schools, school boards, parents and community partners to work together to develop a comprehensive approach to healthy schools policies, programs and initiatives.
- Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
- School & Classroom Leadership
- Student Engagement
- Social & Physical Environments
- Home, School & Community Partnerships
Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition
The Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition advocates that every child and young person in Ontario be educated in a ‘healthy school’. A ‘healthy school’ promotes the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of the whole school community and constantly strengthens its capacity as a healthy setting for living, learning and working.
Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health
Foundations for a Healthy School - Ministry of Education