Health and Wellbeing

School Breakfast Programs

2014 was the last year of the School Breakfast Program initiative.

A total of 94 schools were funded to establish a breakfast program through this initiative over the four-year period.

Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy

We are committed to supporting every learner every day. We have a responsibility to our learners to provide them with the tools to live a fulfilling and productive life. To achieve this, positive wellbeing is a critical component. Support and guidance will be available to inform improvement planning regarding the Wellbeing Goal. For more information on the Strategy and resources see  Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy.

Cyber Safety

Cyber Safety provides information and resources to support students, parents and schools with the responsible use of information and communication technologies. See the Cyber Safety Resources page for more information.

Head Lice in Schools

While children are at school many families will have contact with head lice.  The information contained here will help you treat and control head lice.  The Department of Education provides an Infosheet for schools and communities.

Infectious Diseases

The Department of Education provides valuable information and guidance in Tasmanian Government schools.

Move Well Eat Well

Move Well Eat Well is a Tasmanian Government initiative that supports the healthy development of children and young people by promoting physical activity and healthy eating as a normal part of every day.  Schools are encouraged to become accredited by meeting criteria in six areas, aiming for a whole school approach to eating well and being physically active.

The Move Well Eat Well website provides resources for primary schools, secondary schools, early childhood services, families and health and community workers.

Tasmanian School Canteen Association

The Tasmanian School Canteen Association promotes, facilitates and supports schools to provide nutritious and healthy food services in school canteens.

All Tasmanian Government schools who offer a food service to students are expected to be registered and working towards accreditation by 2020.

Support for Student Carers

On 17 October 2013, the Department of Education signed up to the Tasmanian Carers Action Plan 2013-2018.  This important initiative formally recognises and increases awareness and respect for Tasmanian carers. The Plan seeks to improve the quality of life of Tasmania’s carers over the next five years.

For more information visit the Support for Students with Carer Responsibilities website.

Student Carers or Young Carers are young people who help care for a parent, a brother or sister, their own child, a grandparent, other relative, or maybe a friend who has a disability, mental illness or chronic illness, or who are frail and aged.

Health and Wellbeing Documents