Wellness Action Teams
Schools in the
western region are invited to send a teacher and a group of student leaders
to an informative and fun training session that that will help promote
health, wellness, and student leadership within your school.
It is our hope that these training sessions will guide student
leaders to mentor younger students and role model positive behaviors to help
others make healthy choices. (For
those schools that attended S.W.A.T. training sessions last year, they can
send students who attended previously and/or new recruits for this year.)
The role of the
student leaders for Student Wellness Action Teams is to promote healthy
behaviors amongst younger children and use their talents to help create a
culture of wellness in school. A
student leader should:
be available to participate in a regional
be a good role model for living healthy with
have good communication, interpersonal, and
be willing to attend meetings when scheduled at
lunch time or after school
be able to lead activities and games at recess
and lunch and recruit participants to help.
Who can attend the regional training sessions?
We recommend that
each school consider for their Wellness Team:
1 or 2 lead teachers, guidance counsellors, or
6 – 8 committed student leaders across
several grade levels in grades 5 to 11 (to assure some continuity in the
years to come).
If possible, the public health nurse for the
school and/ or an interested parent or school council member would make for
a good addition to the school team.
How can I register my school for a Student Wellness
Action Team training session?
If you would like to
send a team to the training session, please take a minute to complete the
brief Registration Form and send it to
Bill Allan at email@example.com or fax at