Healthy Schools: Foundations for a Healthy School

Foundations for a Healthy School – Illustrated Diagram and Logic Model

There is a big circle that contains a hub and spoke wheel structure. It is positioned just above three boxes lined up horizontally across the page. Behind all these shapes is a larger, light-shaded background box that shows the circle and boxes are related.

The hub and spoke wheel element of the diagram depicts the 5 areas that contribute to a healthy school.

The centre of the hub and spoke wheel has the words 'healthy school'. This is surrounded by a ring which has the words 'student', 'classroom' and 'school' with arrows pointing both ways between each word indicating these words move either way to relate to all the five areas of the outermost ring of the wheel. The outermost ring of the wheel diagram is evenly divided into five sections with the words "Curriculum, Teaching and Learning', 'School & Classroom Leadership', 'Student Engagement', Social & Physical Environments' and Home, School & Community Partnerships'.

Below the circle, there are three boxes laid out horizontally within the background of the light shaded box that connects these boxes to the circle above. The first box on the left side is titled "Integrated Approach". This box states: "Key to building a strong foundation is the use of an integrated approach to address a range of health-related topics.

The middle box is titled "Health-Related Topics". This box states: "This resource provides many sample strategies and activities related to six curriculum-linked, health-related topics. A school may choose to address these topics and related living skills in its efforts to become healthier. It then lists these topics: Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Personal Safety and Injury Prevention, Growth and Development, Mental Health and lastly, Substance Use, Addictions and Related Behaviours.

The last box on the right side is headed "Positive School Climate". It states: "Collectively, strategies and activities undertaken within these areas also contribute to a positive school climate, which is also key to a healthy school.