Education Week 21-27 May 2017: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
This week schools across Victoria celebrated Education Week. The theme this year was Healthy Mind, Healthy Body. Education Week is an opportunity for schools to showcase the work they are doing for students to help ensure healthy minds and bodies. Education week is an opportunity to look at health and wellbeing within the school community. It encourages schools to look at what they are currently achieving in the area of health promotion, including the eight health priority areas of the Healthy Together Achievement Program:
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Safe Environments
- Healthy Eating and Oral Health
- Physical Activity
- Sexual Health and Wellbeing
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Tobacco Control
- Sun Protection
The North Geelong Secondary College Health Promotion Plan for 2016-2017 aligns with the Achievement Program and focuses on two of the health priority areas. These areas include Safe Environments and Mental Health and Wellbeing.
North Geelong Secondary College aims to provide every opportunity for students to reach their full potential, to achieve at school as well as within the community. We know that healthy children learn better. As a health promoting school, we ensure that there are a number of health and wellbeing activities delivered within the classroom setting as well as within the wider school community.
Some health and wellbeing activities delivered within North Geelong Secondary College include: The Breakfast Program, Lunchtime Groups, Health Classes, Physical Education/Sport, Outdoor Education, Food Technology, Resilience Groups, Student Wellbeing Services, Health Promotion Days (e.g. R U OK? Day), a Healthy Canteen, Camps and Excursions, Mindfulness, Stress Management, Coping Skills and Building Respectful Relationships programs.
If students or parents/carers would like more information on health and wellbeing at North Geelong Secondary College, they can contact the secondary school nurse, wellbeing coordinators, health teachers, PE/Sport teachers, food technology teachers, year level coordinators or sub-school managers.
Secondary School Nurse
Department of Education and Training
North Geelong Secondary College (Tuesday and Wednesday)