Category: Healthy Schools

Active School Travel. Move more, move better.

What is Active School Travel?

You may have heard the terms Active Travel, Active School Travel, Active Transportation or Sustainable Transportation before. What do these terms mean?

Active School Travel is the use of any form of human-powered travel, such as walking or wheeling (including cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, or using a wheelchair) to get to and from school or to the ... Continue reading "Active School Travel. Move more, move better."

Pause to Play Initiative

Join our Junior Division (Gr. 4-6) in putting down those screens and getting active – it’s time to pause to PLAY!

In partnership with York Region Public Health, the annual Pause to PLAY challenge will be running from April 30 to May 4, 2018.  It encourages students to put their TVs, gaming devices, tablets and computers on pause for one full week and ... Continue reading "Pause to Play Initiative"

SJPII Earth News!!!

The SJPII Environmental Club has been working very hard to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of the Earth.  During the month of March, our club members created posters, presentations and announcements to encourage everyone to participate in the global Earth Hour event on Saturday, March 24th, 2018.  Here at SJPII, we celebrated Earth Hour by turning off our lights and electronics on ... Continue reading "SJPII Earth News!!!"

Hearing and Vision Screening ~February 20th

School Screening Association will be visiting our school this year on February 20, 2018 to conduct their clinic. Did you know 7-10 children in every class of 30 have an undetected hearing or vision problem. Could your child be one? Your child’s hearing and vision should be screened every year.

A permission form will be sent home with your child early in February. ... Continue reading "Hearing and Vision Screening ~February 20th"