AVRCE Healthy School Communities
Changing the context in our school communities to make them healthier places to learn and grow!
The Latest News!
NEW! Scholarship opportunity for graduating students in the County of Kings. Check out the application HERE
NEW! CELEBRATING 100 applications to Positive Noise! Check out the list of funded projects HERE
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence: A Nova Scotia Resource has added new learning modules HERE
Explore these resources to help you with your Healthy School Community initiatives:
Interested in learning about what it takes to build a Healthy School Community? Check out this short video from OPHEA.
A day in the life of a Healthy School Community...
Quality relationships among students, staff, families & the wider community influence positive mental health and increase competence, autonomy, and connectedness.
Healthy Food Environments
School communities create & support healthy eating environments which foster life-long healthy development and enhance students’ ability to learn.
Edible school gardens across AVRCE offer experiential learning linked to curriculum. Benefits include increased academic performance, nutritional, mental & physical health outcomes
Watch the video above to hear what students at Berwick & Dist School think about the Pay-What-You-Can lunch program at their school!
There is a link between physical activity and learning, with more active students reporting higher levels of academic achievement, greater satisfaction with their learning & positive mental health.
Healthy practices are actions related to tobacco and substance misuse, safety & injury prevention, personal health, environmental health, anaphylaxis, sexual health and media awareness. Students who feel good about their school & feel connected to significant adults in their life are less likely to engage in high risk behaviours.
- Grade 7 immunization clinic
- Fluoride Mouth Rinse Program
- Health, Education & Recreation partners working together to support Healthy School Communities
- Restorative approaches
- Peer education
- Students as change agents