Live Life Well @ School (LLW@S) is a joint initiative between the Department of Education and the Ministry of Health and aims to get students, more active more often and to develop healthy eating habits. It was developed based upon evidence from the Good for Kids. Good for Life program, in particular, these Guiding Principles and Fact Sheets for schools.
Live Life Well @ School in practice
How we support schools to implement LLW@S
We use the Population Health Information Management System (PHiMS) to help identify how schools are tracking towards implementation of the program so that we can tailor the support we offer them. Good for Kids developed this method of monitoring schools' implementation of the program which has now been adapted for use across all NSW schools through PHiMS. This paper discusses longitudinal adoption of obesity prevention policies and practices in NSW schools from 2006 to 2013.
LLW@S Professional Learning Courses
A series of registered LLW@S professional learning courses are now available to NSW schools (K-6). Using the Health Promoting Schools Framework, the courses support the development of whole of school strategies that foster healthy eating and physical activity to improve the health and wellbeing of students and the school community.
Teachers enrolling in the professional learning will have access to online learning including a wide range of resources (e.g. presentations to share with school staff, research papers, planning tools, etc.), and the additional support of their Local Health District contact. Participants are supported to review current research, reflect on school practices and develop a plan for healthy eating and physical activity in the school environment.
What are the benefits?
There are three courses. On completion of the courses (Module 1: Physical activity, healthy eating, learning and wellbeing and Module 2: Identifying and prioritising school needs, and Module 3: Planning for quality implementation), the teacher will receive 6 hours quality assured professional learning (Learning and Wellbeing, 2.1.2 and 6.2.2)
For more information about LLW@S please contact the Good for Kids team or visit:
Teachers interested in the LLW@S courses should register their interest by contacting LLWS@det.nsw.edu.au
How we support the whole school community?
Everyone has a role to play to promote the health and wellbeing of children. Within the school it is a combined effort of all the school staff, canteen staff, parents, carers and the wider school community to be positive role models by supporting and promoting healthy eating and physical activity.
Children need a supportive environment to make the right decisions regarding their health. The school provides a perfect opportunity for this, given that children spend a large portion of their day at school.
Parents, carers and the local community are an integral part of school life and can greatly contribute to the health and wellbeing of students and the school community.
This resource has been developed to improve student health and wellbeing by ensuring the school Parents and Citizens (P&C) or Parents and Friends (P&F) Associations adopt whole school health and physical activity practices to support a health promoting school.