Healthy Schools Certification awarded to nine Oakville Schools

Healthy Schools Certification
Ray Chisholm Election 2018 Ward 3 town councillor

The Halton District School Board is proud to announce that 20 elementary and secondary schools have been recognized and certified provincially for their work in promoting a healthy school environment.

Ophea (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association) recently released its list of schools that received a 2017-18 Heathy Schools Certification. In total, 255 out of 327 schools across the province achieved certification, determined through a points system, at levels of Gold, Silver and Bronze. Certified schools will receive banners that show they have been Ophea-certified.

Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification recognizes and celebrates school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, staff and the broader community. This work supports the Foundations for a Healthy School, which is one of the four main areas of the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Well-Being Strategy: Equity and Inclusive Education, Safe and Accepting Schools, Positive Mental Health and Healthy Schools. This emphasizes the well-being of the student including academic success, and cognitive, emotional, social and physical development.

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The table below lists the Oakville schools that have received Healthy Schools Certification.

SchoolLevelSchoolLevel
Captain R. Wilson PSGoldPalermo PSGold
E.J. James PSSilverPine Grove PSSilver
Forest Trail PSGoldSunningdale PSGold
Oakwood PSGoldThomas A Blakelock HSGold
White Oaks SSSilver

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Readers Comments (1)

  1. Rick Brooks says:

    Congratulations to the schools that won the awards. The article would be far more meaningful if all the Oakville schools were listed with specifics as to why the others failed




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