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Services for Elementary and Secondary Schools

Your public health nurse can consult and help with identification and development of school-wide health priorities. We can contribute to the learning environment of your school by offering the following services for elementary and secondary schools.

Elementary schools

  • Teaching tools

    Public health teaching tools are designed to satisfy expectations outlined in the Ontario Ministry of Education's Elementary Health and Physical Education curriculum (2019) and support teachers in creating comprehensive lesson plans.

    • Personal safety and injury prevention (Grades 1, 4, 5 and 6)
    • Substance use, addictions and related behaviours (Grades 3-8)
    • Human development and sexual health (Grades 4-8)
    • Supporting mental wellness (Grades 1-8)

    The development of these teaching tools are supported by an Ontario certified teacher employed by Public Health.

  • Student engagement
  • Education for staff
    • Anaphylaxis training and resources
    • Consultation and support on the Ontario Ministry of Education's Elementary Health and Physical Education curriculum (2019)
    • Consultation on various health-related topics
    • Support and guidance on infection prevention and control measures
  • Parenting support

Secondary schools

  • Teaching tools

    Public health teaching tools are designed to support teachers in creating comprehensive lesson plans to cover health-related content in the classroom. These resources are designed to satisfy expectations outlined in the Ontario Ministry of Education's Elementary Health and Physical Education curriculum (2019).

    • Substance use, addictions and related behaviours (Grades 9-12)
    • Human development and sexual health (Grades 9-12)

    The development of these teaching tools are supported by an Ontario certified teacher employed by Public Health.

  • Student engagement
  • Education for staff
    • Anaphylaxis training and resources
    • Consultation and support on the Ontario Ministry of Education's Elementary Health and Physical Education curriculum (2019)
    • Consultation about health-related topics
    • Support and guidance on infection prevention and control measures
  • One-on-one support

    A school nurse is available to provide one-on-one support to Niagara students in grades nine to 12 with:

    • Relationships and sexual health support (in select schools)
    • Substance misuse and addiction, including vaping and smoking
    • Stress and coping skills
    • Personal health concerns such as sleep habits, healthy eating and physical activity
    • Dental health
    • Vaccinations
    • Connection to other community services

    School nurses can also support secondary students through live chat, Monday to Friday, 11 a.m - 4 p.m. If students message outside of these days and times, they can leave a message and a secondary school nurse will get back to you in one business day.

  • Parenting support
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