The First Healthy International School in the Haaglanden Region is in Delft!

The International School Delft Secondary (ISD) is the first international school in the Haaglanden region to be recognized as a Healthy School.

ISD Secondary has worked over the past years, with the support of the Healthy School advisor from the GGD, on a vision and policy on the theme of Relationships and Sexuality. The team has undergone training addressing the theme, and lessons have been given. Students and parents are involved in the policy, and within the school, there is attention to identifying and providing extra individual support as needed by students. The Healthy School aligns with the Health Policy of Delft and the collaboration with students to promote positive health. Achieving the Healthy School Label with the Relationships and Sexuality theme certificate is particularly special because ISD is also the first international school in the Netherlands to be a Healthy School for this specific theme.

ISD Healthy School coordinator Elize Burgess

On November 9, the Healthy School certificate award took place at the school during a festive gathering. The national program team was present, and Alderman Karin Schrederhof officially awarded the Healthy School certificate to the school.

Head of secondary school Minke Veeneklaas is proud of achieving the Healthy School certificate: “As an international school with students from different cultural backgrounds, we consider it crucial that our students can develop in a safe and healthy environment. Achieving the label with the Relationships and Sexuality theme certificate is a beautiful recognition of our work and shows that we are committed to the health and well-being of all our students, regardless of their background.”

Alderman Karin Schrederhof

Alderman Karin Schrederhof: “A Healthy School contributes to the health, development, and future opportunities of students. The International School Delft Secondary has demonstrated with the label that they are seriously committed to this. I congratulate the school warmly on this special achievement.”

Healthy School

Healthy School is a program that helps education professionals make a healthy lifestyle at school a natural part of their environment. This is achieved by working on a health theme chosen by the school using a step-by-step plan. Examples of themes include Nutrition, Physical Activity and Sports, Media Literacy, and Relationships and Sexuality.