Kilcoe National School

Skibbereen, Co. Cork

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Health Promoting Schools Initiative

From the Autumn 2012 Edition of HPS Newsletter

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Who is involved

 

•           The children.

•           The HPS Initiative working group.

•           The school community through the questionnaire.

•           Staff.

•           The HSE.

•           The GAA.

 

Aims

 

•           We aim to provide better learning results for students

•           We aim to do more to promote staff health

•           We aim to achieve a coordinated approach to social, emotional, physical and environmental needs

•           We aim to lower the incidence of bullying

•           The school environment will be made safer and more secure

•           Pupils self-esteem will be raised

•           All concerned will have a better understanding of the school's health aims.

•           Relationships within the school will be enhanced

•           There will be a better involvement of parents

•           We will make better use of outside agencies

•           The physical environment of the school will be improved

•           The students will receive better quality health education.

Vision Statement

 

Kilcoe National School as a health promoting school is one in which the Board of Management, Staff, students and relevant agencies work together in a planned way to promote the health of everyone in the school community by ensuring that all aspects of school life, in addition to the formal curriculum, support positive health messages promoted in the classroom. Promoting the objectives of social, personal and health education as outlined in the curriculum. Encouraging the active involvement of parents, school health services and the wider community in the schools health education programme and health promotion activities.

"A Health Promoting School can be characterised as a school constantly strengthening its capacity as a healthy setting for living, learning and working".

 

Kilcoe National School decided to become involved in the HPS Initiative in order to formalise our commitment to health. We have been a HPS for many years through the Green Flag Initiative in school and after school sporting activities, healthy lunches, fruit break, drinking of water and our school garden. Through our involvement with the HSE we hope to bring this health promoting commitment to a new level.

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