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Programmes for Primary Schools

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At HPB, we encourage schools to establish a culture that promotes healthy living through our Health Promoting Schools Framework. Here are some programmes your school can adopt to empower students, staff and parents in supporting this culture.

You can register for these programmes through your zonal leads.

Creating a supportive environment

We have a variety of programmes that help students learn about nutrition, physical activity, substance abuse and mental health.

Healthy Meals in Schools Programme
Objective: Increase students’ awareness of healthy nutrition

Target audience: All students and staff

Programme details: Find out about the programme criteria, how we will support your school, and more.
Active Youth Workout
Objective: Increase physical activity participation among students through regular contemporary workout sessions

Target audience: All students

Programme details:
  • Your school can schedule four to ten sessions at intervals of one to two weeks between each session.
  • A minimum of 50 students are required for each session.
  • Logistics support will be required. These include portable sounds system with microphone, music player, first-aid kit and a raised platform/stage. An indoor venue is preferred in case of rain.
"Stay Strong, Say NO!" Skit

Objective: To enhance students' assertiveness, communication, and ability to respond to problem situations such as refusing tobacco and improve their identification with positive roles and healthy living.

Target Audience: Primary 4 to 6 students

Programme Content:

A 30-minute Interactive Assembly Skit to raise awareness on:

  • The negative consequences of tobacco use
  • The misconceptions about tobacco such as "smoking relieves stress"
  • Promoting smoke-free norms
    Chucky Bird and Friends Assembly Skit

    Objective: Increase students’ knowledge and equip them with skills for emotion management through humour, entertainment and participation

    Target audience: Primary 1 to 3 students

    Programme: A 30-minute interactive assembly skit 

    STAR Factor Assembly Skit

    Objective: Complement existing school efforts in stress management by equipping students with skills to manage stress

    Target audience: Primary 4 to 6 students

    Programme details: A 30-minute interactive assembly skit that provides an avenue of stress relief through humour, entertainment and participation.

    Next Steps
    Objective: Equip students with the skills to manage stress, socialise and achieve self-awareness when they transit into a new phase of life

    Target audience: Primary 6 students

    Programme details:
    • A half-day workshop with interactive activities that help students cope with common concerns associated with transiting to secondary school:
      • Emotions such as anxiety, anger and sadness
      • Increase in subjects and workload
      • Bullying
      • Making friends and increasing self-esteem
    Roving Carnival

    Objective: Engage students in relevant health topics such as nutrition, physical activity, myopia prevention, hygiene, mental wellness, oral health and smoking prevention

    Target audience: Primary 1 to 3 students

    Programme details:

    • This is a one-stop playground for students to learn about health messages at the convenience of their school.
    • Exhibits will be set up at your school for your students to participate in the various interactive activities.
    Health CHAMPS Workplace Health Promotion Programme for Staff

    Objective: Improve the health and wellbeing of employees in schools and build a health promoting workplace

    Rationale: A sustained and effective workplace health programme improves the overall health and wellbeing of employees. This contributes to a positive workplace environment and productive workforce.

    Target audience: All staff

    Programme details:

    • Engaging workshops that help your staff improve their wellbeing during contact time or staff engagement days.
    • Your staff will learn to use tools such as online health coaching and health-related applications to track their personal health.
    • Selected members of your staff will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and resources to champion workplace health activities among the rest of the staff.

    Providing targeted intervention for identified groups

    These programmes aim to help overweight and severely overweight students manage their weight healthily through lifestyle modifications. These programmes also empower parents of these students to nurture healthy eating and active lifestyle habits for their child.

    School-based programmes

    Bus-in Medical Assessment

    Venue: HPB’s Student Health Centre

    Programme details: One afternoon session for severely overweight students

    Active Kids Programme

    Programme details:

    • A minimum of four sessions of sports and games, and/or workouts with weight management tips.
      • Your school can sign up for up to eight sessions of the above, including one to two sessions of food preparation demonstrations
    • Two follow-up telephone coaching sessions and one phone message with advice and tips for parents.
    Non-face-to-face Sessions

    Programme details:

    • Ten mobile-based coaching sessions over three months
    • Follow-up weight management tips over three months

    Community-based programmes

    Active Weekends
    Programme details: Weekly family sports, games and workouts in the parks.

    Building the capacity of stakeholders

    These programmes equip parents and students to promote healthy living among their family and peers.

    Eat Right, Get Moving – A Healthier Start

    Objective: Equip parents with good health tips to lay the foundation for their child to develop lifelong healthy habits

    Target audience: Parents/caregivers with children aged 7 to 18

    Programme details:

    • A one-hour hands-on workshop that guides parents on:
      • Healthier eating at home and outside the home
      • How to increase physical activity in one’s daily routine
      • Ways to encourage a fussy eater to eat fruits and vegetables
    • Parents will be actively involved in learning healthy and easy-to-make dishes, plus sample their own creation.
    • Language: English (Chinese or Malay can be provided on request.)
    • Size: 30 pax
    Student Health Ambassadors Programme

    Objective: Empower students with skills to become health ambassadors

    Target audience: All students

    Programme details:

    • A two-day workshop (9am to 4pm) that equips students with knowledge and skills on:
      • Peer-led health promotion
      • Pertinent health issues related to youths
      • Life skills such as project management, team work and communication
    • Students are required to implement a health promotion project and submit a report to us within three months of project implementation.
    • A minimum of 35 students per session

    Support from our partners

    We also work with various partners to organise programmes for your school.

    Wellness Discovery Programme

    Objectives:

    • Engage and empower students to select healthier eating choices
    • Educate students on the importance of regular physical activity and that exercise can be fun
    • Enhance the learning and discovery of science, sports and wellness

    Target: All students

    Supported by: Nestle (MILO)

    Programme details: This programme consists of three components to promote a healthy lifestyle:

    • Wellness talk: A 30-minute edutainment assembly session to equip students with knowledge to lead a healthier lifestyle through a skit and mass workout session.
    • MILO discovery tour: A 90-minuite guided tour that includes six specially-designed discovery stations, with interactive games that can be played through an iPad (the iPad will be provided).
    • MILO educational van visit: Students will be engaged via interactive play.
    Apart from registering your school for this programme through zonal leads, kindly also email milodiscoverytour@sg.nestle.com to reserve your slot for the discovery tour and educational van visit.
    Stay Healthy, Live Happy

    Objective: Educate students on what constitutes a balanced diet, the importance of drinking water and selecting healthier beverage choices, as well as tips for a healthy lifestyle

    Target audience: All students

    Supported by: Yeo’s

    Programme details: A 30-minute educational skit session complete with Q&A and fun games.

    Sample road map

    Here is an example of how your school can implement a variety of health programmes targeting different health aspects throughout the year:

    Term Focus and programmes 
     Term 1

    Focus: Nutrition

    • Healthy Meals in Schools Programme
    • Tasty Meals Programme
     Term 2 Focus: Weight management
    • Star Factor Assembly Skit
    • Roving Carnival 
    Term 3 Focus: Substance abuse
    • "Stay Strong, Say NO!" Assembly Skit on tobacco prevention
    • Active Youth Workout
    Term 4  Focus: Mental health
    • "Next Steps" Transition Programme
    • "Health Promotion for Educators" — Teacher's Training

    Contact details of zonal leads

    Zone  Zonal lead 
    North  Ms Alicia Koh
    South Mr Muhammad Faizal Bin Abdul Aziz
    East Ms Vicki Huang
    West Ms Liang Yuanyuan