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Health Promoting Schools


Healthy children, kura and schools

Improving the health and wellbeing of children is an effective way to improve learning outcomes and nurture a healthy community.

At Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service our vision is for all schools, early childhood centres and kohanga reo to become health promoting environments, involving the whole school community in activities that promote health and wellbeing.

Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service Health Promoting Schools (HPS) programme is a community development approach which responds to the prioritised needs and solutions that have been identified by the whole school community. In addition:

  • HPS focuses on those who are experiencing the greatest inequities

  • HPS works by shifting the whole school community’s knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours and creating supportive environments

  • HPS advisors will help deliver support in schools in partnership with education, health and social service providers

  • HPS also builds on what schools already know and do, based on the school’s existing planning, review and reporting cycles.

For more information, please visit the Health Promoting Schools website.

The Health Promoting Schools newsletter is sent out twice a year to all schools in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes region.

Contact us if you would like to hear more about becoming a Health Promoting School.

Last modified: 01 Jun 2016
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