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Live Life Well @ School is a collaborative initiative between NSW Ministry of Health and school sectors in NSW.

Northern Sydney
Local Health District

Term 1, 2022
Teachers' Newsletter

Welcome to Term 1


Welcome to the Term 1 2022 LLW@S Newsletter edition! This term we are welcoming teachers and students back for another exciting year. Included in this edition:

  • LLW@S school directory update
  • Student & teacher wellbeing 
  • Resources and grants
  • Upcoming events 
  • Canteen support 
  • Garden support
  • Give away! Used sporting equipment
  • Make your meals count 

Wishing you a term of wellness,


Northern Sydney Live Life Well @ School team


We want to hear from you!

We are updating our school directory to ensure we deliver the right information to the most appropriate contact.


Complete the survey by 25 February 2022 to receive your resource pack and go in the draw to win a sports equipment pack or staffroom refreshment pack for your school.


Winners will be notified via email and announced in the Term 2 Newsletter.

Student & Teacher Wellbeing

Prioritising Students' Wellbeing Webinar:

Join NSLHD LLW@S and BeYou on Wednesday 23 February 2022 at 3:30pm-5pm for a session focusing on supporting student wellbeing. In this webinar we will cover:

  • An introduction to mental health and wellbeing
  • How lifestyle factors influence mental health
  • Planning and promoting positive wellbeing strategies for students
  • Embedding wellbeing into everyday learning

Register here.


Get Healthy Phone Coaching Service:

Get Healthy is a free NSW Health program that will support you to set and reach your health goals. This may be to move more, eat well, or drink less, we've got you covered. The service offers up to 6 months of free phone coaching from a trained health professional. Register here and get started.


Kids Helpline @ School:

Kids Helpline @ School offer early intervention and prevention sessions for all primary schools across Australia. These sessions are free, available to all primary schools and are facilitated by an experienced Kids Helpline counsellor.


Student Wellbeing Hub: 

The Student Wellbeing Hub offers a range of professional learning tools to help the whole school community to create and maintain a safe, supportive and respectful learning environment. Explore topics such as; bullying prevention, diversity and inclusion and online safety. 


Resources and Grants 

2022 Calendar:

Our Health Promoting Schools calendar focuses on key nutrition, physical activity and wellbeing events in 2022 that your school can register for and get involved in! Download it here.


Newsletter Snippets:

Download our newsletter snippets and insert them into your communications with parents/carers. These cover healthy eating, physical activity, Crunch&Sip, screen time and more.


Inclusive Sport in Schools Network Recording:

The Term 4 2021 Professional Development Network was hosted by NSLHD and presented by Sean Douglas from Special Olympics Australia. The network provided staff with strategies in facilitating inclusive sport for all and adapting games for all class types. Access the recording and supporting resources.


Thinking while Moving:

Let’s get children moving and grooving in the classroom. Regular physical activity has been shown to enhance student’s academic performance and improve engagement in school. Access these lesson plans and resources to integrate physical activity into your classroom. 


Sporting Schools Grant:

Sporting Schools offer grants to support the delivery of sport programs to help students build confidence and capability to be active for life. Term 2 applications open Monday 28 February 2022 and close 4pm AEDT on Friday 11 March 2022. Don’t miss out!


Public Dental Service:

Free dental care available for all children and young people up to 18 years. Call 1300 732 503. Download this flyer or click here.



Upcoming Events

Click here to access our online 2022 calendar and register to get your school involved!

Vegetable Week and The Big Vegie Crunch!


Vegetable Week 2022 will run from Monday 28 March to Friday 1 April, with The Big Vegie Crunch held at 10am on Thursday 31 March. Get involved with this FREE school-based event and help bring excitement to munching on vegetables.


For more information and to register, visit the Vegetable Week & The Big Vegie Crunch webpage.

Wellbeing and Sustainability Network Meeting


Join us for our Term 1 network meeting (date/time TBC). In this session we will provide you with tips on how to set up outdoor learning for your students. More details will be available shortly. 

Prioritising Students' Wellbeing Webinar


Join NSLHD LLW@S and BeYou on Wednesday 23 February 2022 at 3:30pm-5pm for a session focusing on supporting student wellbeing. Register here.

Go4Fun FREE program


Unfortunately, our face-to-face programs are on hold - but Go4Fun Online is still available! Go4Fun Online is a FREE program that provides children aged 7 – 13 years and their families with 10 weeks of support relating to healthy eating, physical activity, self-esteem and FUN! 


Encourage families to register for Go4Fun Online or register their interest in upcoming face-to-face programs. Include the Go4Fun newsletter snippets in your school communication or share this flyer with parents/carers.  


Canteen Support

Whether your new year’s resolution is centred around eating more fruit and veg or reducing consumption of processed foods, having a healthy school canteen is crucial to enable healthier behaviours for teachers and students!


We want to start this year on a high and celebrate all the work of our amazing canteen managers who continue to offer more healthy food options and all the schools that have recently passed the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy. Thank you!


A big congratulations to the following schools that achieved the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy from September – December 2021;

  • Asquith Public School 
  • Balgowlah Heights Public School 
  • Belrose Public School 
  • Boronia Park Public School 
  • Cammeray Public School 
  • Cherrybrook Public School  
  • Eastwood Heights Public School 
  • Epping West Public School 
  • Forestville Public School 
  • Frenchs Forest Public School 
  • Manly Vale Public School 
  • Mimosa Public School 
  • Mount Colah Public School 
  • Mount Kuring-gai Public School 
  • Newport Public School 
  • Normanhurst West Public School 
  • North Sydney Public School 
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School 
  • Pennant Hills Public School 
  • St Ives Park Public School 
  • St Ives North Public School 
  • Terrey Hills Public School 
  • Thornleigh West Public School 
  • Warrawee Public School 
  • West Ryde Public School 


If you need a hand with your Menu Check Service application or want to chat all things canteen, contact us.

Garden Guru

Garden Giggle:  


Q: What vegetable is always cold? 

A: A chilli 

Keeping plastic out of the school garden.


Composting the organic waste from Crunch&Sip is a great achievement and will nourish your school garden, but worms don’t like plastic.

  • Remind parents and students to peel the plastic sticker off fruit before it gets packed in the lunchbox.
  • Get students to make a giant sticker ball that can be recycled with soft plastics.
  • Have the compost monitors remove any stray plastic from the compost bin and garden.

Fortunately, plastic stickers are being phased out but until then let's remind the school community to leave stickers off their fruit and enjoy their Crunch&Sip.  


Give Away! Used Sporting Equipment

LLW@S are giving away a range of used sport equipment! First in first served, email us below and please specify which equipment your school would like.


Choose from:

  • Flexible dome marker set
  • Assorted sporting balls
  • Cones
  • Frisbees
  • Jumping bag set
  • Toss & Catch Set
  • Coloured discs 

Make Your Meals Count

The school day can be long and busy! Start your day with a quick and nutritious breakfast to fuel your body for the day. Try these 4 breakfast recipes for those on-the-go busy mornings. 

Contact us

For further information and support, get in touch with the Northern Sydney Local Health District, Live Life Well @ School team:


Phone: (02) 9388 5299

Email: NSLHD-LiveLifeWellatSchool@health.nsw.gov.au 


To contribute to future issues, share story ideas or provide feedback, email: NSLHD-LiveLifeWellatSchool@health.nsw.gov.au