Comprehensive School Health
Comprehensive School Health is an internationally recognized approach to support well-being and learning. Well-being and learning work conjointly to develop competencies and skills in individuals to make choices that lead to healthy lives.
Using a comprehensive school health approach (CSH) schools build capacity within the school community through strengthening individuals' sense of self and understanding of what an individuals’ need to learn, think and do to be well.
Well-being and learning are most positively impacted when there is synergy between teaching and learning experiences, social and physical environments, policy development and supportive partnerships.
Comprehensive School Health is a tool that facilitates the provision of equitable learning opportunities to promote and develop wellness within students and school communities. A comprehensive approach pairs wellness and learning to work conjointly together to develop competencies in students, educators, and partners supportive of well-being.
Wellness is a strategic issue within the NLESD Strategic Plan and in the School Development Model. Comprehensive School Health provides school with a tool to identify actions designed to build capacity for all learners to be well. This is critical as healthy students are better learners, and educated individuals are often healthier. As well-being and learning are interconnected so must be our actions.
Using Comprehensive School Health as the plate and School Development as the compass schools use a multi-tiered systems approach to align well-being and learning.
Universal: available to all and focus on: