- Health promotion
What is Health promotion?
Health promotion is a process for developing and maintaining supportive physical and emotional environments. Through health promotion, ākonga learn the value of personal and collective action. Ākonga also learn to make a positive contribution to their own wellbeing and that of their communities and environments.
It is important to involve all members of the wider school community – ākonga, staff, whānau, and other community members – in the health promotion process.
By engaging in health promotion, ākonga and teachers can:
- understand how the environments in which they live, learn, work, and play affect their personal wellbeing and that of society
- empower themselves to take action and improve their own wellbeing and that of their environments
- develop supportive links between the school and the wider community
- develop supportive policies and practices to ensure the physical and emotional safety of all members of the school community.