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Ministry of Education.

Health and wellbeing
for learning

Health Promoting Schools (HPS)

Health Promoting Schools

Community development

HPS is primarily a community development strategy.

As a community development approach, HPS facilitators support school leaders together with their communities, to identify and address the school community's health, wellbeing and educational priorities.

Community Development


The HPS community development taxonomy describes the conditions that need to be created for all members of a school community (students, staff and family/whānau) to feel they have agency (the power to influence, actively participate and make decisions). It also shows us what best practice looks like at each level.

HPS community develoment taxonomy

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