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The CHERISH Award
The CHERISH (CHampioning Efforts Resulting in Improved School Health) Award was launched in August 2000 to give recognition to and encourage schools to establish comprehensive health promotion programmes for students and staff through the fostering of good physical, social and emotional health for optimal learning.
The CHERISH Award provides a framework for establishing comprehensive health promotion programmes in the school. Modelled after the recommendations of the WHO's Health Promoting School initiative, it uses a whole school approach towards health promotion.
Joint HPB-MOE CHERISH Award Ceremony 2012
The biennial award aims to recognise schools that strive towards an integrative and holistic approach for the improvement of the health of students, staff and the community.
A total of 311 Primary, Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges were conferred the Joint HPB-MOE CHERISH awards in 2012.
- CHERISH Conference Keynote Speech by Mr Sean Slade – Aligning Health and Education in the School Setting
- CHERISH PSEIs Seminar Keynote Address by Mr Sean Slade – A Whole Child Approach to School Improvement
Health Promoting Schools Framework
The CHERISH Award has been discontinued with effect from May 2014. In its place, HPB introduced an Enhanced Health Promoting Schools (HPS) Engagement Model which comprises the following:
- School consultation visits conducted by School Health Consultants
- Healthy Meals in Schools Programme
- ReFRESH Nutrition and Weight Management Programme
- Tobacco Control Programmes
- Mental Health Programmes
With this Enhanced Engagement Model, our School Health Consultants will work with schools to sustain a health promoting environment in schools.
Schools are strongly encouraged to continue using the HPS Framework to plan and implement health promotion programmes. HPB’s school health consultants will meet up with school health coordinators to discuss health promotion needs and recommend strategies and programmes that are specific to schools.
Please contact our school health consultants for primary and secondary schools listed in the table below if you have any queries on the Enhanced HPS Engagement Model or our programmes.