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.
January 2021 Events
Nelson Well-Being Team
Our Nelson Well-Being Team is up and running and committed this year to continue our work in strengthening safe and caring learning environments that promotes well-being for our students, staff and families.
Nelson Bullying Prevention & Awareness Week Nov.16-20/20
Nelson Well-Being Team has prepared a week filled with activities to bring to the forefront the importance of Bullying Prevention and Awareness so that Nelson is a safe and welcoming place for everyone!
Nelson parent/guardian webinars
You are invited to participate in these webinars being hosted by Nelson High School that will feature keynote speakers of varying expertise. On each date the same webinar content will be presented during two different times to provide and accommodate different family schedules.
We look forward to learning more about each topic together during these learning sessions.
For more information about each session and how to join, please click here.
Treaties Recognition Week November 2-8, 2020
Treaties Recognition Week 2020 runs from November 2nd-8th this year. Take this opportunity to educate and raise awareness about treaties and the treaty relationship. All students, staff, and community, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, benefit from learning about the histories, cultures, contributions, and perspectives of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.
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