Last Updated: 01 February 2021

Holistic Health Framework

Schools adopt a Holistic Health Framework to develop the total well-being of students.

What is the Holistic Health Framework (HHF)?

The HHF aims to support schools with a framework to adopt a holistic health promotion approach. Through the HHF, schools provide opportunities for every student to develop the skills and attitudes to live healthily, and build students' motivation to sustain a healthy lifestyle even after they leave school.

Guiding principles

Schools are guided by 3 principles when implementing the HHF:

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Total well-being
Total well-being goes beyond weight and fitness to encompass the physical, mental and social health of students.
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Inclusion
Every student is able to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to live healthily.
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Quality delivery
Trained teachers and qualified para-educators teach holistic health effectively.

Key components of the HHF

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Supportive school culture and organisation
Each school has a shared vision on student health and an action plan to implement the programmes and build resources.
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Comprehensive and relevant curricula
Programmes are delivered through the school curriculum as well as activities outside curriculum time.
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Synergistic collaborations and partnerships
Stakeholders support schools’ health-promoting efforts by sharing their expertise and resources.