Healthy School Communities

Ideas, Inspiration, and Information

Students! Do you have a simple project idea to support your school community?

We are looking for students who have great ideas and are ready to take action to support health & wellness in their school community, or in the community at large.

Apply now for up to $200 to support your project!

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Want to find out more about the Positive Noise grant before applying?

Visit the grant website HERE


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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...

Healthy Relationships

Quality relationships among students, staff, families & the wider community influence positive mental health and increase competence, autonomy, and connectedness.

Healthy Eating

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

Active Living

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

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