From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. This page is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.
For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA
The new Victorian Prevention and Health Promotion Achievement Program will recognise achievements in promoting health and wellbeing and support the development of safe, healthy and friendly environments for learning, working and living in:
- schools and early childhood education and care services
- workplaces and workforces
- local communities.
Schools and early childhood education and care services can now register to participate. The Achievement Program will expand into workplaces and workforces in the second half of 2012 and to other community settings over time.
Achievement Program: Schools and early childhood education and care services
Jointly developed by the Department of Health and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Achievement Program reflects the Victorian Government’s ongoing commitment to improving children and young people’s health and wellbeing.
The Victorian Health Promoting Schools and Early Childhood Education and Care Services Framework is based on the World Health Organization’s Health Promoting Schools model. It shows how schools can take a whole school approach to working towards meeting benchmarks for the health priority areas.
The eight health priority areas are:
- Healthy eating and oral health
- Physical activity
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Safe environments
- Sun protection
- Sexual health and wellbeing
- Tobacco control
- Alcohol and other drug use
Schools can work through health priorities simultaneously, at a pace that suits their needs. Once benchmarks for the health priorities have been met, the school can apply for recognition. Then they begin the cycle again, and the next two health priorities are selected, while continuing to monitor the health priorities that have already been focused on.
How can schools and early childhood education and care services participate?
Victorian primary schools and licensed early childhood education and care services are invited to register to participate now. The process is simple; click on the relevant link below to find out how, why and what’s involved.
In secondary schools, the Achievement Program will be implemented in selected areas first before being rolled out statewide later in 2012.
For further information, see: Victorian Prevention and Health Promotion Achievement Program: Schools