Gold Accreditation for Malfroy School!
Health Promoting Schools (HPS) is an internationally recognised framework utilised in over 50 countries which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of school communities through a whole of school approach.
Toi Te Ora runs a unique HPS accreditation scheme across the Bay of Plenty and Lakes which helps participating schools develop and implement effective health and wellbeing strategies, and then recognises their efforts following an assessment against a set of criteria. The accreditation scheme is implemented into three accreditation standards; bronze, silver and gold. By the time a school attains gold, HPS is fully embedded into the school’s culture, key documentation, strategic planning, monitoring and review systems.
Malfroy School has been working hard since beginning in 2009. We have introduced healthy food options for lunches on two days of the week and also continue to provide healthy breakfasts with the help of Kids Can. Other initiatives that we have embedded at Malfroy are physical activity through our student led lunch-times sports activities, anti-bullying strategies and Sunsmart awareness.
We will be officially presented with this award on Friday April 5th.