Health Promoting Schools

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St Francis NS has been actively involved in the Health Promotion Programme since we opened as it underlines our strong commitment to health.  We have always been a health promoting school and we work together with staff, pupils and their families and outside agencies in a planned way to promote the health of everyone in the school community.

Who is involved?

  • The children (particularly the School Council).
  • The HPS Initiative working group.
  • The school community through the questionnaire.
  • Staff.

Our Health Promotion School plans include:

  • Promoting the health and well-being of pupils.
  • Enhancing the learning outcomes of pupils.
  • Upholding social justice and equity.
  • Providing a safe and supportive environment.
  • Involving pupil participation and empowerment.
  • Linking health and education issues and systems.
  • Addressing the health and well-being issues of school staff.
  • Collaborating with parents/guardians and the wider community.
  • Integrating health into the schools’ ongoing activities, curriculum and assessment standards.
  • Setting realistic goals built on accurate data and sound evidence.
  • Seeking continuous improvement through ongoing monitoring and evaluation.