Health Promoting Schools

Our Journey so far with Health Promoting Schools

Health Promoting Schools

What Is HPS?
Health Promoting School (HPS) is about giving school an extra focus on health. It encourages teachers, students, parents and guardians to look at how schools can promote health and wellbeing.

What theme was chosen? Why?
The theme we chose was improving our school toilet facilities. We chose this theme because the toilets needed an upgrade and it was one of the main issues that students felt needed to be prioritised.

What our HPS achievements are to date?
All toilets in the main building of the school and the gym were upgraded e.g painted walls, new locks, new tiles, flush posters, new hand dryers, soap and hot water. The eating area was also expanded, e.g new tables and benches, leaving space to enjoy lunch.

What are plans are for the future?
We plan to sustain the current toilet upgrades by affirming the new 1st years of the work that was done in the past year. 

- Showing students the PowerPoint on hygiene in SPHE classes.
- Encouraging the students to respect our new toilet and eating facilities.

We also hope to upgrade the toilets in the Maths Building, 4th Unit and the 5th Unit in the near future.

Health Promoting Schools

School can make a substantial contribution to the health and well-being of the whole school community. Schools for health in Ireland provides a framework for a school to assess health needs and begin a process of working towards better health for all who learn and work within the school setting.

Health Promotion Schools