The Healthy Schools Network ACT (the Network) is a collaboration of local government and Not-For-Profit organisations that actively promote health and wellbeing in ACT primary schools, secondary schools and early childhood.
The Network first came together in 2010 and currently consists of approx 15 local organisations. The Healthy Schools Network ACT maintains an “open door” policy which welcomes other local Not-For-Profit health based organisations that share our common goals. Network members meet once a term.
Network members are conscious that ACT schools are extremely busy places and that ACT teachers have limited time and capacity when it comes to accessing the magnitude of health and wellbeing programs and resources on offer in Canberra, it is predominantly for this reason this website was developed, to create a “one stop shop’’ for ACT teachers and parents who may require local information and support on health and wellbeing issues.
The Healthy Schools Network ACT was established for the following reasons:
- to bring together local government and Not-For-Profit health organisations that currently engage with ACT school settings.
- to allow for a greater understanding of the health and wellbeing programs, resources and support currently on offer to the ACT education system
- to provide a forum where networking and collaboration between members can occur
- to create a streamlined approach for sharing health and wellbeing programs, services and support to all ACT schools.
The Network does not receive any operational funding. Local organisations support the Network simply because it allows a united platform to further continue conversation and engagement with ACT schools on important Health and Wellbeing issues. You can follow the Network on Twitter @hsnACT or visit the website for all your school's health and wellbeing resources and support.