Concepts and processes that underpin Health Promoting Schools (HPS) have evolved alongside international health promotion literature over the past 50 years.
New models, theories, guidelines, research, evaluations and exemplars of best practice are collated and shared internationally by a number of reputable organisations including the World Health Organization. This space contains a range of case studies and research, from both New Zealand and overseas, outlining effective HPS practice.
Summary pages from the literature review that informed the HPS national strategic framework can be found below:
- HPS Literature Review (2011) (PDF, 4 MB)
- Summary of international research on HPS best practice (Word 2007, 25 kB)
- Summary of the New Zealand HPS Context (Word 2007, 26 kB)
New Zealand HPS evaluation
Monocle's summary report of their evaluation of HPS, and the fuller analysis report are below:
- HPS evaluation - summary report (PDF, 258 kB)
- HPS evaluation - analysis report (PDF, 953 kB)
Information on the two significant conferences that helped create the initial building blocks for Health Promoting Schools can be found on these links:
- The Declaration Alma Ata (1978) (PDF, 12 kB)
- The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (1986) (PDF, 17 kB)
- The Spiral of inquiry; Timperly, Kaser and Halbert (PDF, 933 kB)