Continue To Grow Community Connection:
School District 5 is fortunate to be connected with many valuable community partners. Strengthening our relationship with experts in all areas allows our students to access relevant, factual and age-appropriate information.
School District 5 is proud to partner with:
Partnerships with East Kootenay Addiction Services to bring I-Minds and FAST programs into select schools.
Interior Health has developed the Cook It, Try It, Like It program to be delivered to Grade 5/6 students in select schools.
Interior Health's Public Health Nurses are continuing to support health initiatives in each individual schools.
ANKORS continues to support middle and high schools to deliver accurate information for harm-reduction and sexual education.
College of the Rockies nursing students will be helping develop our monthly health initiatives
College of the Rockies continues to run lunch hour Physical Literacy Programing in select schools with the goal of expanding to the Elk Valley
CBEEN and WildSight continue to facilitate and organize programing to get our students outside, enhancing all areas of health and well-being.
School District 5 is working to develop a framework of what Well-Being looks like in our schools and in alliance with British Columbia's New Curriculum. A holistic approach to health encompasses Social, Emotional, Physical, Mental Well-Being and functions in conjunction to the Joint Consortium for School Health.
Promotion of Mental Health and Wellness:
As Mental and Emotional Well-Being enter into British Columbia's New Curriculum there is an increased need for inquiry into how students are supported, at all age levels, to better understand their thoughts, moods and feeling. School District 5 plans to support Mental Health and Wellness through:
Increasing awareness and preventative factors in all schools with age-specific delivery.
Implement strategies to increase resiliency, mindfulness and coping skills across all classrooms.
Decreasing stigma and increasing awareness of mental and emotional well-being.
Promotion of Child and Youth Healthy Lifestyles:
Physical Health can have a positive effect on all areas of a student's life. School District 5 will continue to:
Abide by the Healthy Families BC Guidelines for food and beverage sales.
Increase knowledge based education of Healthy Eating and Food Literacy through School Gardens and Mirco-Green programs as well as the Cook It Try It Like It program from Interior Health
Develop Physical Literacy Education and Daily Physical Activity in all classrooms at all age-levels.
Implement and encourage Place-Based Learning in all classrooms.