Healthy students are better learners and better-educated individuals are healthier. A healthy school is one that consistently strengthens its capacity as a healthy setting for learning, playing, and working.
Students will have many opportunities in every aspect of their school experience to foster their healthy physical, mental, social and intellectual development.
Northern Health supports the Comprehensive School Health Framework, an approach to healthy schools that links health and education professionals, families, and surrounding communities to promote the health of people in the school setting.
View a short video about Comprehensive School Health
- Public Health Agency of Canada - Best and promising practices and program planners for promoting school health.
- Quick Guide to Common Childhood Diseases
- Cover Your Cough Posters
- Sneezes & Diseases: Vancouver Coastal Health
- Do Bugs Need Drugs?
- Health Link BC
- NH Speech Language
- NH Dental
- Early Hearing Program
- NH Audiology
At school entry (4-6 years of age) students are offered vaccinations against Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis/Polio, Chickenpox and any childhood vaccinations that may be overdue. Kindergarten immunizations are offered through Primary Care Homes; information is sent home regarding dates and times.
- Ministry of Education Child & Teen Mental Health
- Child & Youth Mental Health Resources
- Resources for School Professionals
- Anxiety BC - Resources for educators, youth & families
- Canadian Public Health Association Resources - Bullying Prevention
- Bullying & Harassment Assessment Toolkit for schools
- Safer Schools Together Training Resources
- Mental Health Toolkit - Joint Consortium for School Health
- Information about Trans Health Services - PHSA Trans Care BC
- Northern Health Mental Health & Addiction Support Services
- Well Ahead Child & Youth Wellbeing Program - McConnell Foundation
- School Connectedness Action Guide
- NH Elementary School Sexual Health Manual - A Guide for Grade 4-7 Teachers includes lesson plans
- Sex and U - Information & Resources from the Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada
- Options for Sexual Health - Information and services
- Options for Sexual Health Education Resources - Professional development opportunities for teachers
- Won’t Get Weird - Network of organizations & individuals who “won’t get weird” when you need to talk about sexuality or sexual health
- Alberta Health Services Teaching Sexual Health - Lesson plans
- Interior Health Sexual Health Teaching Toolkit - Includes lesson plans & other links
- Sexual Health Resources for Teachers (Toronto) - Includes lesson plans
- Scarleteen - Sexuality and relationships information for teens & emerging adults by youth, for youth