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Four schools receive Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification

June 21, 2018—Congratulations to four elementary schools, recipients of Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification.

Some highlights from the 2017-18 school year include the following:

Bayside Public School, Gold

Deseronto Public School, Gold

Prince Charles School (Belleville), Gold

Maynooth Public School, Silver

Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification recognizes and celebrates school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff, and the broader community. Being involved is a demonstration of the school commitment to the goals in the HPEDSB strategic plan which include creating welcoming, inclusive, safe and accepting learning environments that optimize students’ potential; and involve students in developing leadership skills.

Participating schools across Ontario completed the 6-Step Healthy Schools Process, which aligns with the Ministry of Education’s Foundations for a Healthy School resource and the Well-Being Strategy for Education.

Ophea is a not-for-profit organization and is led by the vision that all children and youth value and enjoy the lifelong benefits of healthy, active living. Since 1921, Ophea has been working to support the health and learning of children and youth in schools and communities through quality programs and services, partnerships, and advocacy.

Ophea works in partnership with school boards, public health, government, non-government organizations, and private sector organizations to develop groundbreaking programs and services that support healthy, active schools and communities.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

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