Health & Well Being
The Halton District School Board and Nelson High School believes that healthy children and youth are better learners.
This makes it important to create conditions at school that lead to good health and enhanced learning. Healthy schools have learning environments where children and youth are supported by their school communities, enabling them to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Nelson's Well-Being Team
We are committed to developing a program for all our students so that they can have a positive sense of well-being – the sense of self, identity, and belonging in the world that will help them to learn, grow and thrive.
Our goal at Nelson is for all of our students to become active members of our Nelson community, and able to bring about positive change so that they can become healthy, active and engaged citizens.
ORANGE SHIRT DAY
On Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Orange Shirt day is a time to remember and reflect on the atrocities committed against the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and to honour the stories of both those who survived their experiences and those who did not.
The Orange Shirt Society organization is committed to their slogan that “Every Child Matters” and is dedicated to the ongoing battle against the intergenerational trauma Residential Schools have created for Indigenous families in Canada.
Smoke and Vape Free Environment
Here at Nelson, we are making every effort to maintain a healthy and smoke/vape free environment. We believe in a shared responsibility where staff, students and parents work together to keep our students healthy and well by promoting healthy positive behaviours and choices.
Vaping Parent Communication - click here
For more Information on Code of Conduct and Resources click here.
Cannabis and Our Schools
Cannabis was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018; however, it will continue be illegal for individuals under 19 years to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis. It is illegal to provide cannabis to someone under the age of 19. This is the same as the minimum age for the sale of tobacco and alcohol in Ontario. More Information click here