Building Healthy School Communities

Comprehensive School Health is an internationally recognized approach to building healthy school communities. Our Inspiring Hearts and Minds focus on the Whole-Child recognizes the need to support the physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social health of our students. 

There are four pillars in the Comprehensive School Health approach. Creating positive Physical and Social Environments for our students helps support them to make healthy choices. Students, parents, trustees, teachers and staff are all involved in making Healthy School Policies. We foster effective Partnerships and Services within our communities. Teaching and Learning about health and wellness is in our curriculum and is embedded in other subject areas.  

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Community Partnerships and Services

It takes a village to raise a child. Effective partnerships are one of the four pillars in the Comprehensive School Health approach. Our partners include:


School Health Advisory Group Members

Kate Belford, Coordinator
Nannette Gropp, Alberta Health Services
Laura Hunt, Canmore Collegiate High School
Ella-Jean Schatzmann, Alberta Health Services
Jen Smith, Trustee
Brendon Stewart, Exshaw School
Lois Vanderlee, Banff Community High School
Lee Luders, Banff Community High School
Mary Weighell, Right from the Start
Terri Williamson, Elizabeth Rummel School
Jenny Feherty, Elizabeth Rummel School
Karen West, Lawrence Grassi Middle School
Sara Alarie, Lawrence grassi Middle SchooG
Kristen Reed,Lawrence Grassi Middle School
Susan Hollet, Banff Elementary School
Heather Breen, FCSS, Town of Banff
Megan Imrie, FCSS, Town of Canmore
Randi Rinaldi, Bow Valley PCN