Children are the wealth of a nation. It is therefore, that the health of school children has always been and will continue to be, a major concern of the school. It is the responsibility of the school to provide for their welfare and cooperate with the home and the community in organising an effective health education programme. Health experiences given in the school, should lead to good health habits which may be carried over into adolescence and adult life.
The learning experiences through the program provides opportunities for the development of health literacy competencies among students and to enhance their over-all well-being.
Health program focuses on the physical, mental, emotional, as well as the social, moral and spiritual dimensions of holistic health. It helps them to develop positive heath attitudes and relevant skills in order to achieve a good quality of living.
1. To inculcate good habits, attitudes and skills of healthful living among students.
2. To teach most of the essentials of health, connected with personal hygiene, safety and first-aid, mental hygiene, social hygiene, temperance and community health.
3. To have learners acquire essential knowledge, attitudes, and skills that are necessary to promote good nutrition; to prevent and control diseases; to prevent substance misuse and abuse; to reduce health-related risk behaviors; to prevent and control injuries with the end-view of maintaining and improving personal, family,community, as well as global health.
4. To assist the students in attaining, sustaining and promoting life-long health and wellness.
Sinite parvulos venire ad me. (Mk. 10:14)