HWDSB Educators Celebrated for Commitments to Healthy Schools
During the Profiling Excellence segment at last night’s Board Meeting, a group of HWDSB educators were celebrated for their commitment to promoting healthy schools.
The Gold Healthy School Certification is an initiative created by the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (Ophea). According to the organization, the program aims to recognize, “school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff, and the broader community.”
Thank you to the following staff members for their efforts in securing Gold Healthy School Certification at their respective locations:
- Kim Mackenzie, Cootes Paradise
- Taylor Wright, Melissa Rizza, Kathy Jepson, Queen Mary
- Alison Mason, Millgrove
- Jasmine Gaskin, Glen Echo
- John Sheahan, Rachel Roper, W. H. Ballard
- Rosie Kott, Sir William Osler
- Breanne McColman, Earl Kitchener
- Kristin Kawamoto, Sir Wilfrid Laurier
“Positive Culture and Well-Being” is one of the five priorities of the 2021-22 Board Annual Plan. These schools are shining light on this topic, as the goals of Ophea’s Gold Healthy School Certification align with what HWDSB is aiming to achieve:
- Support and increase the capacity of schools across Ontario to address a priority health topic through the effective implementation of the 6-Step Healthy Schools Process
- Improve student, staff, and community engagement on health and well-being
- Celebrate and formally recognize an individual school’s achievements relating to Healthy Schools
Congratulations to all the staff members who were recognized during last night’s Profiling Excellence! We appreciate your commitment to building and maintaining healthy school communities.
Learn more about the Gold Healthy School Certification here. Be sure to also watch this short video profile from Ophea featuring Rosie Kott of Sir William Osler.
— HWDSB (@HWDSB) February 18, 2021