Good Start

School Based Health Promotion

The Good Start Program delivers culturally tailored nutrition and physical activity education sessions to Maori and Pacific Islander students in primary and high schools. Weekly education sessions are delivered over an eight-week period of each school term focusing on the following topics:

  • Term 1 – Drinking less sugary drinks
  • Term 2 – Eating healthy meals and snacks
  • Term 3 – Being more physically active
  • Term 4 – Eating more vegetables

Maternal and Infant Health

Commencing in January 2017, the Good Start Program will be delivering culturally tailored nutrition and health education sessions to parents and carers of young Maori and Pacific Islander children (0-4 years of age) and also future parents on the following topics:

The Good Start Program also provides tools to support health care services and health care professionals to better engage with and support Maori and Pacific Islander families.
Find out more about the Good Start Program.

Who can access this service?

Maori and Pacific Islander children can access the Good Start Program in primary and high schools where the program operates.

The Good Start Program also works with Maori and Pacific Islander parents of young children (0-4years) and parents to be.

Catchment area

The Good Start Program is a statewide service. Maori and Pacific Islander kids can be part of the Good Start Program in the following schools:

  • Balaclava Primary School
  • Beenleigh High School
  • Bentleigh College
  • Cairns West Primary
  • Deception Bay High School
  • Deception Bay Primary School
  • Forest Lake High School
  • Keebra High School
  • Mareeba High School
  • Marsden Primary School
  • North Lakes College
  • Regents Park Primary
  • Southport Primary School
  • Woodridge High School
  • Woree High School
  • Woree Primary School

Do I need a referral?

You do not need a formal referral to access this service.