Greely Road School partners with APPLE Schools to build a healthy school community. APPLE Schools is the only school health promotion project in Alberta proven to change health outcomes in schools. The project works with vulnerable school communities to improve students’ healthy eating, physical activity, and mental health habits in a cost-effective manner. Each year, APPLE Schools improves the health of more than 19,000 students in 63 schools across northern Alberta. Each APPLE School has an identified School Health Champion who serves as the leader for healthy initiatives in the school. Greely Road School's Health Champion is principal, James Sedgwick.
Apple Schools aim to make the healthy choice the easy choice by changing the school environments. We help to create and sustain supportive physical and social environments that foster lifelong health and learning. Home, school, and community work together to improve a child’s health. We involve parents, students, staff, and community stakeholders to impact students’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviours.
APPLE Schools Vision
Healthy active people thriving in healthy school communities.
APPLE Schools Mission
APPLE Schools will empower school communities to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Students’ active living and healthy eating habits will be supported through sustainable changes to school, home and community environments.
- To improve healthy living habits of students.
- To increase knowledge about healthy living for parents, students, teachers and the school community.
- To apply and sustain Comprehensive School Health in school communities.
- To sustain capacity for healthy environments in school communities.