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Programmes for Primary Schools

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At HPB, we encourage schools to establish a culture that promotes healthy living. Here are some programmes your school can adopt to empower students, staff and parents in supporting this culture. 

Creating a supportive environment

We have a variety of programmes that help students learn about nutrition, physical activity, substance abuse and mental health.

For Students

  • Nutrition
Healthy Meals in Schools Programme
Objective: Increase students’ access to healthy food in schools and encourage them to adopt healthy eating behaviours/habits.

Target audience: All students, staff and canteen vendors

Programme details:
All schools will be provided the criteria and guidelines on providing healthier food and beverage choices in schools.

Find out more about Healthy Meals in Schools Programme here.

  • Physical Activity
Active Youth Programme

Objective: Increase physical activity participation among students through regular contemporary workout sessions.

Target audience: All students

Programme details:

  • Primary Schools and Student Care Centres can choose between existing packages or mix and match to opt for different types of physical activities (e.g. Zumba, Dodgeball, etc.)
  • Programme is offered on a package basis of 12 1-hour sessions per school. Each student is encouraged to attend all 12 sessions where possible.
  • Logistical support required from schools: portable sound system with microphone, music player, first aid kit and raised platform/stage (preferably indoor venue in the event of rain)

Format: In-person 

  • Mental Health
Next Steps - P6 Transition Programme
Objective: To educate students with skills including how to cope, manage stress and social challenges, and achieve self confidence as they go through Primary school to Secondary school transition.
Target audience: Primary 6 students

Programme details:
A 2-hour workshop with interactive activities that help students cope with common concerns associated with transiting to secondary school, such as:
  • Recognise that change is not always fearful and it can be fun and exciting
  • Manage stress and emotions positively in their new environment
  • Build and maintain healthy habits (i.e. physical and mental) which are useful in helping one cope with transitions
  • Gain more self-confidence when they enter secondary school
  • Find and build support with new friends

Format: In-person or virtual

  • Tobacco Control 
You Are Strong, Say No - Assembly Skit

Objective: To enhance students' assertiveness, communication, and ability to refuse vape offers and improve their identification with positive roles and healthy living.

Target audience: Primary 4 to 6 students

Programme details:

A 30-minute interactive assembly skit to raise awareness on:

  • The negative consequences of nicotine use.
  • The misconceptions about vaping such as "vaping is harmless“.
  • Promoting nicotine-free norms.
  • The benefits of a nicotine-free lifestyle

Format: In-person 

    • Integrated Health 
    Youth Preventive Health and Dental Services

    Objective: To conduct annual health screening, immunisation and dental services for primary school students, to ensure the protection of the students’ health and early detection of health issues.

    Target audience: Primary 1 to 6 students

    Programme details:

    Health Promotion Board (HPB) Youth Preventive Health and Dental Services conducts annual health screening, immunisation and dental services for your students. Types of health screening include vision and hearing screening, growth and development assessment, medical check-up, and more.

    Find out more on the types of health screening here, and the types of dental services provided here.

    Format: In-person

    • Others 
    “Myopia Awareness Talk” by Plano

    Objective: Educate children to better understand the importance of protecting their eyes and cultivating them with good eye care habits starting from an early age.

    Target audience: Primary 1 to 6 students

    Programme details:
    A 30-minute storytelling session where students will learn about the eye & good eye care tips. Topics include:

    • Learn about the different functions of the eye
    • What is myopia?
    • Causes of myopia
    • Importance of eye health
    • Good eye care habits
    Format: In-person or virtual
    “I’m a Health And Wellness Champion!” supported by Nestlé MILO®

    Objectives: Educate students on making healthier eating choices, the importance of regular physical activity and the benefits of having an active lifestyle with a balanced diet plan.

    Target audience: Primary 1 to 6 students

    Programme details:
    A 30 to 45 mins programme that consists of a skit and mass workout assembly session. Students will learn tips on active exercise, and important eating, sleeping and lifestyle habits through hands on learning.

    Format: In-person or virtual

    • Targeted Intervention

    These programmes aim to help students whose health are at risk due to poor weight management or addictions. Students are empowered to make lifestyle modifications and develop healthy coping habits.

    Student Health Advisor (Lifestyle Coach) Programme

    Objectives: Facilitate the timely detection and management of high-risk behaviors (smoking/vaping) and health related issues (obesity and chronic conditions).

    Target audience: Students requiring support on weight management and smoking/vaping cessation programmes in schools.

    Programme details:

    • Schools on this programme are identified by the Ministry of Education. Under this programme, healthcare professionals are stationed in schools to provide convenience for students seeking health-related advices.
    • Through individual / group health counselling sessions conducted at schools, lifestyle coaches (student health advisor) provide guidance for students with health related issues.
    • Where necessary, timely interventions and follow ups are provided.

    Format: In-person or virtual / tele-counselling

    For Educators

    Health CHAMPS Workplace Health Promotion Programme for Staff

    Objective: Improve the health and wellbeing of employees in schools and build a health promoting workplace.

    Rationale: A sustained and effective workplace health programme improves the overall health and wellbeing of employees. This contributes to a positive workplace environment and productive workforce.

    Target audience: All staff

    Programme details:

    • Engaging workshops that help your staff improve their wellbeing during contact time or staff engagement days.
    • Your staff will learn to use tools such as online health coaching and health-related applications to track their personal health.
    • Selected members of your staff will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and resources to champion workplace health activities among the rest of the staff.

    Format: In-person or virtual

    For Parents

    Mental Health and Well-being Workshops for Parents

    Objective: Through these workshops, parents will learn about helping their children cope with their emotions, build resilience and learn strategies to cope with stressors. All workshops offered are free-of-charge. 

    Target audience: Parents with children aged 7 to 12 years old


    • In-person (School will have to ensure pre-registered numbers of at least 40 to proceed)Virtual (School will have to ensure pre-registered numbers of at least 60 to proceed)
    • Virtual (School will have to ensure pre-registered numbers of at least 60 to proceed)

    Schools have 2 topics to choose. Each workshop is 1hr long. 
    Find out more here.

    Active Family in the Community

    Objective: Provide a range of fun-filled activities, team sports and games to promote bonding for both parent and child (6-12 years old).

    Target audience: Children aged 6 to 12 years old and their parents or caregivers

    Programme details:
    The Active Family series are available every weekend and conveniently located across the island for the whole family to get moving and make precious memories together.

    Find out more and register your interest here.

    Storytelling Eye Education (See) Talk with Plano

    Objective: Learn about the importance of protecting your child’s eyes and keeping their vision strong from an early age.

    Target audience: Parents and children aged 4 to 12 years old

    Programme details:
    A virtual talk on the importance of protecting your child’s eyes. It includes an exciting story-telling session to educate and engage your child!

    Format: Virtual

    Parent Hub

    Visit the Parent Hub, a one-stop resource portal developed by HPB, to find health information related to your child's age and development.

    You can learn the ins and outs of raising a healthier child, including resources and articles on nutrition, mental well-being and physical activity.

    Contact Details

    Schools are invited to book these programmes through our new Operation Management System (OPMS). A detailed guide for booking these programmes can be found here. For further queries, please email us at