At St Matthew's Primary School Hastings, we promote a healthy lifestyle to our community – students, staff, and families – as part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive school environment and to the National Administration Guidelines.
Educating students about nutrition and encouraging healthy active learning contributes to their personal success and wellbeing, and to a healthier community for everyone.
Our school follows food safety guidelines.
A healthy food and drink environment helps support a young person's wellbeing (hauora), including their immediate physical and mental growth and development. It also helps establish positive behaviours for the future.
At St Matthew's Primary School Hastings, we:
As part of our commitment to health and safety, we value the wellbeing (hauora) of our staff and aim to create a safe physical and emotional environment that creates a positive, inclusive culture for both students and staff and supports effective teaching and learning.
The school monitors the health of workers as part of its primary duty of care and discusses workload and stress levels at health and safety meetings and during professional conversations. Free counselling is available for many New Zealand teachers through the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), or through a general practitioner (GP).
At St Matthew's Primary School Hastings:
Instructions for reviewers
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