Policy and Curriculum Supports
Policy shapes how we interact with one another, how we value and evaluate our work, and what we see as most important. We facilitate a process with communities to create resiliency-based, culturally relevant policies around health and wellness. These policies aim to promote wellness across all areas of a school, utilizing a Circle of Courage/Comprehensive School Health approach.
In 2015/16, Kainai Board of Education developed a Wellness Policy that includes staff wellness, nutrition, physical activity, mental health, addictions, and more. The KBE Policy is accompanied by a Handbook/Implementation Guide that includes clear guidelines for each Priority Area, as well as Rubrics to track progress.
Sample Rubrics for different areas of your Wellness Policy:
Overall Healthy Schools Rubric:
Inclusion of Culture across School Areas:
Mental Health Promotion Rubric:
Sample assessments begin on page 97.
Excellent toolkits from Alberta:
Comprehensive Toolkit from Ontario: