WHOLE CHILD INITIATIVE: HEALTHY

HOW DO YOU INDICATE
HEALTHY LEARNERS?

EACH STUDENT ENTERS SCHOOL HEALTHY AND LEARNS ABOUT AND PRACTICES HEALTH LIFESTYLE.

INDICATORS FOR A HEALTHY CHILD

These indicators may serve as a needs assessment, a set of strategic goals and outcomes, a framework for decision making, or the definition of what a whole child approach to education truly requires. However you choose to use them, please share them widely among your stakeholders and involve many voices in soliciting evidence related to their implementation.

1.) Our school culture supports and reinforces the health and well-being of each student.

2.) Our school health education curriculum and instruction support and reinforce the health and well-being of each student by addressing the physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions of health.

3.) Our school physical education schedule, curriculum, and instruction support and reinforce the health and well-being of each student by addressing lifetime fitness knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills.

4.) Our school facility and environment support and reinforce the health and well-being of each student and staff member.

5.) Our school addresses the health and well-being of each staff member.

6.)Our school collaborates with parents and the local community to promote the health and well-being of each student.
7.) Our school integrates health and well-being into the school’s ongoing activities, professional development, curriculum, and assessment practices.

8.) Our school sets realistic goals for student and staff health that are built on accurate data and sound science.

9.) Our school facilitates student and staff access to health, mental health, and dental services.

10.) Our school supports, promotes, and reinforces healthy eating patterns and food safety in routine food services and special programming and events for students and staff.

THE WHOLE CHILD APPROACH

The Whole Child Approach is an effort to shift the focus of education from mere academic achievements to each child’s long-term development and success through the involvement of everyone, from teachers, to schools, to parents, communities, and the learners themselves.

OUR DEDICATION

REX acknowledges that everything it does, from publishing superior learning materials, to providing ISO-certified printing services, to holding relevant professional development seminars for educators and school administrators, are ultimately for the child (“Para sa Bata”). But REX is not content with simply serving the child; it envisions a Whole Child: a child who’s safe, healthy, challenged, supported, and engaged.