Health Promoting School

With the support of the Health Service Executive (HSE), our school has made a commitment to develop as a Health Promoting School (HPS).

A HPS is about giving school an extra special focus on health. It encourages teachers, students and parents/guardians to look at how health and wellbeing can be built upon within the school.

This means that we will be consulting with and involving students, staff and parents/guardians to explore what makes a school a healthy place in which to work, study and visit.

To date, we have involved the HPS team comprised of parents, students, teachers and members of the student’s council in promoting physical and mental health in the school. Research shows that mental and physical health are inextricably linked and hence need to be targeted together.

Children and young people spend a lot of time in school and it is an important influence in their lives. The evidence shows schools are much more effective in what they do and what they can achieve when their parents/guardians are supportive and involved.

As a parent/guardian we would encourage you to get involved and support our Health Promotion work. We will keep you updated you throughout the year on our progress and how you can be involved. For more information please do not hesitate to contact our HPS co-ordinator.

 
 
 
 
Thursday, 14/12/2017
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