Hastings and Prince Edward
District School Board
A Great Place to Learn and
A Great Place to Work!

  accessiblity Accessibility Homepage sitemap Site Map sitemap Contact Us
Visit on TwitterView HPEschools Photo GalleriesHPEschool Videos - YoutubeHPEschools New Stand RSS Feed
HPEDSB: Healthy Active School Communities
 Print     Contact Us      Main      Back  

Healthy Active School Communities - HASC


Healthy Schools

Healthy schools contribute to the academic success and overall well-being of students. A healthy schools approach supports current education policies and plans.  It is coordinated, holistic, and enhances the health and academic success of students. This involves the entire school community, which includes parents, guardians, school staff, students and community partners.


Healthy schools:

  • recognize that healthy children and youth learn better
  • remember that education issues are health issues too
  • make the healthy choice the easy choice
  • promote students’ health and wellbeing
  • think about and include health in classroom learning and activities, and school-wide activities and programs
  • realize that schools can directly affect students’ health, choices and actions
  • succeed when families and the larger community are supportive and involved

Adapted from the Joint Consortium for School Health


Students in healthy schools have:

  • better academic performance
  • improved attitudes, behaviour and relationships
  • greater confidence, motivation and self esteem
  • less stress, anxiety and depression
  • skills to make healthy life choices


For tools and resources to help build healthy schools visit:


Visit HASC on FacebookFollow HASC on Twitter

Contact Us

Contact: Nikki Roy, K12
Curriculum Coordinator Healthy Active Living, Social Studies, Student Work Study

Phone: +1 613 966-1170 x2122



Health Unit

Contact: Sharon Osterhout, School Health Program Coordinator

Phone: +1 613 966-5500

            + 1 800-267-2803

Email: healthyschools@hpechu.on.ca







Address: 156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario, Canada K8N 3L3  Phone: +1 613 966-1170  Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350  
Fax: +1 613 961-2003  General Email: information@hpedsb.on.ca  Technical Email: webmaster@hpedsb.on.ca

© Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, 2007. All rights reserved.
Last Modified: Wednesday, 17-Sep-2014 08:46:32 Eastern Daylight Time
This document was printed from www.hpedsb.on.ca

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario Canada K8N 3L3
Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350
Phone: +1 613 966-1170
Fax: +1 613 961-2003

© Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
2007 All rights reserved