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Comprehensive School Health

Healthy learners are better learners and we are your partner in school health. Healthy students learn better because they attend school more regularly; feel better about themselves; and get along better with peers, teachers and parents.

Healthy school communities:
  • Recognize that health and learning are closely linked.
  • Understand that schools directly influence health and behaviours.
  • Encourage and enable healthy choices for all.
  • Incorporate health into all aspects of the school environment and learning.
  • Involve students, school staff, families, and community partners.
There are many ways a school can make improvements to the school climate – from encouraging active routes to school, to implementing healthy classroom rewards, to providing healthy snacks at school, there are so many options to get on the path to a healthier school. 
Celebrate Your Healthy School
Ophea’s Healthy Schools (HS) Certification recognizes and celebrates school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff, and the broader community. The health unit is here to offer support for registered schools.  Registration occurs annually each fall.  Email or visit for more information.

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  • Teachers and educators click here for information and resources.