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December Feature Healthy School: Highgate Public School

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Highgate Public School Healthy Schools active calendar board
The second year of Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification has begun! We are excited to have 278 registered Healthy Schools, representing 51 school boards across the province for the 2016/17 school year! You can find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools...

Chatting Assessment & Evaluation

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Ophea’s Twitter Chat on Assessment and Evaluation was a great success! So great that we kept the conversation rolling over the course of the week on Facebook Live. Did you miss the A&E Twitter Chat and Facebook Live stream? Want a recap of the highlights and to hear from Ophea ambassadors and H...

Phone Maintenance Alert

Monday, November 28, 2016
To ensure we continue to provide our clients with quality service, Ophea has scheduled phone maintenance November 28-December 2, 2016. During this time the office phone line may be inaccessible for short periods of time. Please email us by going to the Contact Us page. We apologize for any...

Connect[ED] and CyberCops have been updated!

Friday, November 25, 2016
group of four young children looking at laptiop
Helping your students create safer online spaces is just a few clicks away. Ophea’s Internet safety resources, Connect[ED] (Grade 4-6) and CyberCops (Grade 7-8), have been updated to align with the 2015 H&PE curriculum, including content related to healthy relationships and consent. The...

4 Ways You Can Become a Good Digital Citizen

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Teacher with two students in classroom looking at a tablet
We are living in an age where the Internet has become a part of our daily lives. We use the Internet for many things: research, distant learning, connecting with family/friends, shopping, looking up recipes, and banking, to name a few. While the Internet has definitely made life more efficient,...

Ophea’s 2016/17 Healthy Schools Certification Registered Schools

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Students, teacher and Ophea CEO posing for picture with Healthy Schools Certificate
Ontario’s on its way to becoming an even better place for kids to grow up healthy and happy.  278 schools have registered for HS Certification, representing 51 school boards across the province! Find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools List. Schools who...

How Financial Literacy can affect overall well-being

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
junior male student counting coins
November is Financial Literacy Month. What better opportunity to support your students in learning the fundamentals of how financial choices and decisions can affect their overall well-being. Financial literacy refers to the knowledge and skills needed to make responsible economic and financial...

Relive #Ophea2016!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Did you attend or miss Ophea’s 2016 Annual Conference? We’ve got you covered - explore the Conference Storify board to learn what took place!  Discover some of the conference’s hot topics and get inspired to bring fun and interactive workshop ideas to your classroom and school community! THANK YOU...

Congrats to our 2016 Ophea Awards and Legacy Funds Winners!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
teacher with four students posing for picture
Ophea believes it is a priority to recognize excellence by honouring distinguished individuals and organizations for their significant achievements and contributions. Ophea Awards Each year, Ophea presents a number of awards recognizing outstanding contributions to the fields of health, physical...

New Ophea Asthma Resource Kits!

Friday, October 14, 2016
Create an asthma-friendly environment in your class and school with Ophea’s new Asthma Resource Kits, developed in partnership with the Ontario Lung Association. The Kits are free, available to download online and provide: Implementation supports for Ryan’s Law, 2015 (Ensuring Asthma Friendly...

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