Small grants set to make big impact on health of WA students

  • More than $300,000 in funding to help create 78 healthy schools across WA
  • Schools received funding from Healthway’s Healthy Schools Program, which aims to support them to develop projects that promote the health of students
  • Funded projects include sensory spaces, edible gardens, and healthy eating education sessions
  • The McGowan Government today announced that $315,581 has been awarded to 78 schools across the State to increase the health and wellbeing of students.

    Funding of up to $5,000 was available to schools through Healthway’s Healthy Schools Program to help them develop projects that promote the health of their students within their school community.

    The successful schools will use the funding to implement health projects such as creating sensory spaces to help students’ self-regulate, cultivating edible gardens, establishing good physical activity practices, and holding education sessions on healthy eating.

    These projects will help increase healthy eating and physical activity and improve mental health of students including Aboriginal children and young people, those from regional and remote locations, and others experiencing disadvantage.

    For the list of successful schools and more information about Healthway funding visit

    As stated by Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson:

    “Congratulations to the 78 schools across our State who successfully received Healthway funding for their health project.

    “These small grants will contribute to exciting health projects that will support the social, emotional, and physical wellbeing of students.

    “A healthy school community means that students are more likely to develop healthy habits, which will have a positive long-term impact on their lives.”

    Successful schools include:

    Albany Secondary Education Support Centre$4,922
    Amaroo Primary School$4,200
    Applecross Primary School P&C$5,000
    Balga Senior High School$5,000
    Beeliar Primary School$3,650
    Bentley Primary School$5,000
    Borden Primary School$3,000
    Byford Community Kindergarten Association Inc P&C$3,075
    Brookman Primary School$1,800
    Capel Primary School$5,000
    Carnaby Rise Primary School P&C$4,100
    Carnarvon Christian School$4,600
    Carnarvon Community College$5,000
    Caversham Valley Primary School$4,879
    Cloverdale Education Support Centre$3,000
    Collier Primary School$5,000
    Comet Bay College$5,000
    Como Secondary College$4,715
    Craigie Heights Primary School$5,000
    Denmark Primary School$1,160
    Donnybrook District High School$2,240
    Dryandra Primary School$2,210
    East Kalgoorlie Primary School$4,500
    East Kimberley College$5,000
    Eaton Primary School$4,735
    Edgewater Primary School$4,000
    Eneabba Primary School$3,516
    Excelsior Primary School$5,000
    Fremantle College$4,600
    Fremantle Primary School P&C$4,500
    Harvey Senior High School$1,000
    Hillarys Primary School$4,700
    Hilton Primary School$5,000
    Hudson Park Primary School$5,000
    John Curtin College of the Arts P&C$5,000
    Katanning Primary School$3,249
    Kellerberrin District High School$2,000
    Koorda Primary School$4,000
    Lake Monger Primary School$5,000
    Makybe Rise Primary School$2,250
    Mandurah Primary School$5,000
    Menzies Community School$5,000
    Miling Primary School P&C$5,000
    Millars Well Primary School$5,000
    Morley Senior High School$4,600
    Mosman Park Primary School P&C$2,200
    Newton Primary School$3,095
    North Albany Senior High School$3,000
    North Balga Primary School$5,000
    Northam Primary School$1,888
    Our Lady of Lourdes School Dardanup$5,000
    Our Lady of Mercy Primary School$1,000
    Padbury Primary School P&C$2,841
    Phoenix Primary School$3,400
    Pine View Primary School$5,000
    Port School Inc$2,900
    Quairading District High School$2,800
    Queens Park Primary School $5,000
    Rivergums Primary School$4,995
    Salmon Gums Primary$2,590
    Sawyers Valley Primary School$5,000
    Scaddan Primary School$5,000
    Secret Harbour Primary School$5,000
    South Coast Baptist College$5,000
    Southwell Primary School$5,000
    Spencer Park Education Support Centre$5,000
    St Bernadette’s Primary School$4,904
    St Patricks School P&F$5,000
    The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Perth Merredin Catholic School t/a St Marys School$1,700
    Upper Swan Primary School P&C$992
    Waddington Primary School$5,000
    Waikiki Primary School$4,900
    Wandina Primary School$5,000
    Warlawurru Catholic School$4,500
    Westminster Primary School$5,000
    Wooroloo Primary School P&C$3,000
    Wundowie Primary School$5,000
    Yokine Primary School$4,675
    78 schools$315,581

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