Healthy Schools Stories

Suwilaawks Community School

Summary: Focus: School Connectedness “Imagine a school where everyone felt welcomed, where bullying was not tolerated, where peace of mind was a goal for learning. Imagine a school, where the question where did you come from is not as important as the question where are you going, how will you get there ... Focus: School Connectedness “Imagine a school where everyone felt welcomed, where bullying was not tolerated, where peace of mind was a goal for learning. Imagine a school, where the question where did you come from is not as important as the question where are you going, how will you get there and what can I do to help you travel along your journey?...” Continue to read their year-end story here.

École Beairsto Elementary

Summary: Focus: Healthy Eating – School Garden “We started last year by doing a Four Pillars of Comprehensive School Health activity to get input from all partner groups-parents, students and staff. From the feedback, we saw that healthy eating and providing more green space around the school were common themes. Together with ... Focus: Healthy Eating – School Garden “We started last year by doing a Four Pillars of Comprehensive School Health activity to get input from all partner groups-parents, students and staff. From the feedback, we saw that healthy eating and providing more green space around the school were common themes. Together with student enthusiasm and parental expertise, we decided on a permaculture garden project…” Continue to read their year-end story here.

Alpha Secondary School

Summary: 2 areas of Focus: Healthy Eating and School Connectedness “As a program focusing on health and wellness we decided to take on a deeper role in promoting health in our school. We completed a variety of healthy school assessment tools to see where our strengths were as well as areas that ... 2 areas of Focus: Healthy Eating and School Connectedness “As a program focusing on health and wellness we decided to take on a deeper role in promoting health in our school. We completed a variety of healthy school assessment tools to see where our strengths were as well as areas that need some more attention…” Continue to read their year-end story here.

Walnut Park Elementary

Summary: Focus: Healthy Relationships “In the fall, I began the process of creating a student inquiry with my grade four class. We spent over a month learning about the process of inquiry and comprehensive school health. Students did a “needs assessment” of our school…” Continue to read their year-end story Focus: Healthy Relationships “In the fall, I began the process of creating a student inquiry with my grade four class. We spent over a month learning about the process of inquiry and comprehensive school health. Students did a “needs assessment” of our school…” Continue to read their year-end story here.

Burnaby Mountain Secondary School

Summary: Focus: Active Living “We are lucky at our school that one of our yearly goals is Healthy Schools. I have been a member of this committee for three years. Two years ago I was asked to teach a group of girls that were not succeeding in PE. They were girls that ... Focus: Active Living “We are lucky at our school that one of our yearly goals is Healthy Schools. I have been a member of this committee for three years. Two years ago I was asked to teach a group of girls that were not succeeding in PE. They were girls that experienced a variety of social and emotional problems…” Continue to read their year-end story here.

Confederation Park Elementary School

Summary: Focus: “My students were really excited about the project, which we tried to start in December –January. They chose the areas of healthy eating and healthy relationships to develop their questions…” Continue to read their year-end story here. Focus: “My students were really excited about the project, which we tried to start in December –January. They chose the areas of healthy eating and healthy relationships to develop their questions…” Continue to read their year-end story here.

Forest Park Elementary School

Summary: How will creating a more 'family friendly' environment over the eating time improve the attitudes about healthy eating and build positive interactions amongst students? Click here to read their year-end story. How will creating a more 'family friendly' environment over the eating time improve the attitudes about healthy eating and build positive interactions amongst students? Click here to read their year-end story.

George Bonner Middle School

Summary: Please click here to watch their year-end video. Please click here to view pictures from their project. Please click here to watch their year-end video. Please click here to view pictures from their project.