Programs & Services - Family and Community - Healthy Schools
New Westminster Schools Healthy Schools work is guided by our commitment to Comprehensive School Health (CSH). CSH is an internationally recognized framework for supporting improvements in students’ educational outcomes while addressing school health in a planned, integrated and holistic way. The four pillars of CSH are:
- social and physical environment;
- teaching and learning;
- healthy school policy; and,
- partnerships and services.
Learn more about Comprehensive School Health at Healthy Schools BC.
Healthy Schools Resources
In 2015, the New Westminster School District in partnership with Fraser Health received funding from the Directorate of Agencies for School Health (DASH) to work in partnership with the community to identify and address school health priorities. Three overarching themes emerged during the community consultation process.
- Authentic Youth Engagement;
- Expansion of Partnerships and Services; and
- Involvement of the Community in Student Health.
The Healthy Schools New West Committee (HSNW) continues to work together to address these priorities.