A healthy school environment is essential for student success. Healthy students are better learners!
The heathy school approach is where the whole school community comes together to share ideas, plan, and take action to help kids lead healthy and active lives (OPHEA, 2015). This approach is based on the
Ministry of Education's Foundations for a Healthy School, which consists of five areas of comprehensive school health.
Foundations for a healthy school
Utilizing this healthy schools approach, Brant County Health Unit's healthy schools team works with the whole school community - administration, teachers, students, parents and various community agencies - to support the health and wellbeing of students and staff.
Please view the flow chart regarding isolation and testing of high-risk contact and their family members. This document is intended to help guide families on the next steps and decisions once a child/student has been notified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19 at their school.
You've Been Exposed to Someone Who Has Tested Positive for COVID-19. Now What?
For more information, please visit the Ontario Government’s Management of COVID-19 in Schools website.
Our public health nurses are the Health Unit's familiar faces in Brant schools. They work to support schools in addressing the 5 areas of comprehensive school health:
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
- Curriculum resources available for health topics
School and Classroom Leadership
Social and Physical Environments
- Resources for creating safe spaces for students at school
- Supporting equity and inclusivity in schools
- Facilitating or connecting to environmental health support for cafeteria food safety inspections, gym inspections, safe water and health hazard investigations
- Supporting the development and implementation of health in all policies
Home, School and Community Partnerships
- Connect you to services offered by community organizations and grant opportunities
- Triple P Positive Parenting Program classes for the school community
Support for Student Health Action Committee and other student-led groups
Grand Erie Learning Alternatives* (GELA) + SHO
Our Lady of Providence
Brantford Christian School
Pauline Johnson Collegiate* + SHO
St. Mary’s Alternative Centre*
Montessori House of Children
Gregory School for Exceptional Learning
North Park* + SHO
Tollgate* + SHO
Christ the King
Braemar House School
Central Baptist Academy
Six Nations Polytechnic*
W. Ross Macdonald
St. John's College*
Paris District HS* + SHO
Hope Reformed Christian School
Brantford Collegiate Institute* + SHO
Assumption College School*
|Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys (MonAvenir French Catholic School Board)|
Ecole Dufferin (French Immersion)
Ecole Confederation (French Immersion)
Berean Baptist Academy
* = Secondary School
Immunizations and Vaccines
Dental and Vision
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To view documents and resources realted to school health,
please click here.Please note, we have temporarily suspended the distribution of hardcopy materials due to COVID-19. Electronic resources are available for use, for more information please contact 519-753-4937 ext. 459.
Teachers and School Administrators: Please contact your school's public health nurse directly, call the School Health Line at 519-753-4937 ext. 459, or email
Parents and Guardians: Please contact the BCHU by phone at 519-753-4937 and press '1'.