Welcome to the Healthy Schools BC Resources section. In this section, you’ll find a number of resources designed to support the health and wellness of your school community. For example, stay up to date with healthy happenings by subscribing to our newsletter, apply for health-related grants, learn how to get started by using our assessment tools or work with the Teaching and Learning Guide for a step by step process to create a healthy classroom or school. Why get involved? Because the health of our students matters.
See below to start learning how Healthy Schools BC can support you and your students.
Action Schools! BC Resources
Find resources connected to the BC curriculum that actively engage your students in learning to be healthy.
The Healthy Schools BC Action Guides share evidence-based practices and promising innovations that are showing results in creating healthy schools in BC.
Healthy Living Performance Standards
The BC Healthy Living Performance Standards (HLPS), developed by BC educators, are available as a resource for BC schools to support learning progression for students. These standards are for grades kindergarten to grade 12 and there are four aspects of the HLPS: Healthy Eating, Active Living, Healthy Relationships, and Healthy Practices. Quick Scales for all grades are available in this section.
Assessment tools are helpful to learn about ‘where you are currently at’ to help determine further action. This section highlights three additional assessment tools including the Full Length Healthy Schools Assessment Tool, the Express Healthy Schools Assessment Tool, and the Healthy Living Performance Standards Matrix.
The Healthy Schools BC Learning Framework outlines the shared involvement of educators and health partners in creating healthy schools, and engaging students in their health and learning. For educators, the Learning Framework is reflective of an inquiry approach as it walks through the Healthy Schools Process. For health partners, the Framework showcases the types of supports that can be provided to aid schools and students in addressing healthy living topics.
Resource Guide for Teaching & Learning
The Healthy Schools BC Resource Guide for Teaching and Learning provides classrooms and schools with a step by step process to address healthy living topics and goals.
School connectedness is about creating a school community where everyone feels safe, seen, heard, supported, significant and cared for (BC School Based Mental Health Coalition, 2013). The focus in school connectedness is on building strong, positive relationships among students, school staff, families and the larger community.
Comprehensive School Health
CSH is an internationally recognized framework for supporting improvements in students’ educational outcomes while addressing school health in a planned, integrated and holistic way.
Check out the CSH 4 Pillar Activity to start a conversation around what is currently going on in your classroom or school community. The CSH Resource for Health Professionals provides examples of how health professionals can support schools in promoting optimal health using the Comprehensive School Health framework.