Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools is committed to a comprehensive school health approach that promotes health, well-being, and the ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.
Students and staff who are supported in a healthy environment are better able to achieve the goals of education.
The comprehensive school health approach also supports the development of many student competencies, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, decision making, personal management, collaboration, and leadership.
“Our Division is always moving forward in the area of comprehensive school health. We are dedicated to improving the wellness of our students/staff and providing our school communities with the support they need to do this,” said Health & Wellness Coordinator, Char Andrew.
Schools have Health Champions and Student Health Leadership teams who take a lead role in facilitating activities related to wellness in the school community.
They connect the school to existing resources and identify other supports that may be needed.
“In our school having Health Champions has been vital in promoting health and wellness in our school community. At Holy Family School, the students’ leadership team is called S.W.A.T (School Wellness Action Team). This team consists of 40 very motivated Grade 5 students who promote healthy living and wellness activities throughout the school year. These events reinforce our healthy school policies, physical and positive social environments and community partnerships,” said Holy Family teacher, Jackie Weddell.
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