The Community of Practice is open to all interested school staff, including leadership, wellbeing coordinators and school nurses, in Cardinia Shire, City of Casey and City of Greater Dandenong. The Community of Practice gives schools an opportunity to connect with each other and share insights on health and wellbeing.
In 2024, the online Community of Practice will include rotating topics of interest, including:
Term 1. Vaping focus: Learn more and register
Term 2. Body Image and Young People – Information and Resources: Learn more and register
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The 2023 event kicked off at Cranbourne West Community Hub with breakfast and networking, followed by presentations from a variety of school health and wellbeing providers. This forum focused on food and movement with fantastic presentations from Foodbank School Breakfast Clubs Program, Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program, Vic Kids Eat Well, Melbourne City Soccer Club, Bicycle Network, AFL Vic, ACHPER/Active Schools and Respectful Relationships.
We also heard from Alan at St Joseph’s Primary School on the wonderful health and wellbeing initiatives they have started. Our next event will focus on vaping, cyber bullying, mental health and school refusal. Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with events and training on offer.
We can support your school with the Achievement Program, a state-wide program that supports a whole-of-school approach to make positive changes. The Achievement Program focuses on the following health priority areas:
The Achievement Program also enables schools to take action on climate change by working through the Climate and Health Pathway.
Find out more or register for the free Achievement Program at www.achievementprogram.health.vic.gov.au. You can receive Victorian Government recognition from being involved.
Our team supports schools across Cardinia Shire Council, City of Casey and City of Greater Dandenong. The Achievement Program is funded by the Victorian Government, managed by Cancer Council Victoria.
We’re proud to get behind Vic Kids Eat Well, an exciting, free Victoria-wide movement focused on boosting healthy food and drink options in the places kids spend their time, including schools and OSHC.
Vic Kids Eat Well is a fresh new approach to making healthy eating easier, by focusing on bite-sized changes and aligning with the Department of Education’s Canteens, Healthy Eating and Other Food Services Policy (schools) and National Quality Standard – Quality Area 2 (OSHC).
Vic Kids Eat Well is supported by the Victorian Government and is delivered by Cancer Council Victoria’s Achievement Program, in partnership with Nutrition Australia’s Healthy Eating Advisory Service. The Health Promotion team supports schools and OSHC services with on-the-ground support every step of the way.
Cranbourne Carlisle OSHClub’s tasty and diverse foods.
Dandenong West Primary School makes healthy eating and wellbeing a top priority.
To sign up for free or to learn more about the movement, head to www.vickidseatwell.health.vic.gov.au.
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If you would like further information about health and wellbeing in education settings, please contact: