Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing for Adolescents and Teenagers

Adolescents and teenagers need support in achieving optimum health and wellbeing. Health and wellbeing have a great impact on a young person's quality of life and their ability to achieve their goals.

It's Your Move!

A joint initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments (under the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health), It's Your Move ACT includes a research program designed by Deakin University and the World Health Organisation's Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, aimed at building the capacity for high school communities to support healthy eating and weight among students and staff.

Calwell High School has focused on mental health and wellbeing, through improving the standard of nutrition in school meals and increasing dietary education. Calwell's students are warming to the Nutrition Breakfast Clubs and appreciate the linked health message.

The whole school has embraced the health and wellbeing message, evidenced by programs such as:

  • After school Hip Hop dance classes taught by WIll Tran from Team RockIt
  • Week night healthy cooking lessons for school community members
  • After school Zumba fitness program for staff and students
  • Healthy food choices at school events such dance excursions and ICILS testing day
  • Health focused curriculum in classes such as Art, Media, Design and Photography
  • Traffic Light coded food choices at staff functions and events
  • Canteen menu re-design
  • SELF Mentoring program (Social, Emotional, Learning and Fitness)

The school is ensuring that ongoing health and wellbeing needs of students are addressed through investment in school facilities such as:

  • Fitness Lab room adjoining the gym
  • Two professional standard kitchens with restaurant area for VET catering and hospitality classes

What can you do?

Calwell High School parents, carers and community members can assist the school in our endeavour to create a healthy school population.

Students are encouraged to bring healthy lunches to school, including a water bottle.*

Guidelines for healthy lunch foods can be found on the Nutrition Australia website Packing a school lunchbox and Healthy Lunch Ideas for Busy Adults.

  • Energy drinks are not to be brought to school

Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of school activities to enhance their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.