Health and education are closely related, and schools play a key role in the growth of students. The “Health Promoting School”framework promulgated by the World Health Organization is an effective and comprehensive whole school approach model being adopted in many countries and places around the world, including Hong Kong. It is found to be effective to improve the physical, mental and social health of the students in school settings. The whole-school approach can promote the health of students, and also improve the health of staff. Teachers can set an example for students by practicing healthy lifestyle. The "Health Promoting School Programme" under the Student Health Service of the Department of Health aims to explore the feasibility of promoting the "Health Promoting School" model in Hong Kong.
Our school has participated in this programme since 2019, we aim to improve the health of staff, students and parents in four aspects: physical activity, healthy eating, social well-being and mental health, and to create a caring, sustainable and healthy learning environment for student to learn and grow. DH renamed the programme as "Whole School Health Programme" in the 2023/24 school year and provide professional guidance to participating schools. For more details, please click on the link below: