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Growth and Development

Growth and Development is one of the six health topics a school community may identify as their priority health topic for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification.

Based on the Ministry of Education's Foundations for a Healthy School (2014) this topic includes strategies and activities related to:

  • body image
  • diversity
  • healthy relationships
  • human development and sexual health
  • living skills (e.g., self-awareness, communication and social skills, thinking skills)
  • self-efficacy
  • self-esteem

Related Education Policies and Resources:

For sample strategies and activities relating to Growth and Development, see pages 22-24 of the Foundations for a Healthy School resource.

Related Ophea Resources:

For more resources on this health topic, click here.