As international schools find themselves in an era of uncertainty and change, concerns around health and wellbeing are on the rise. Without systems in place, however, initiatives risk losing momentum when there is turnover among faculty and staff. During this session, we’ll be discussing the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model- a free tool that helps schools identify resources and initiatives that are working, look for gaps and areas for growth, and align so that everyone in the community is speaking the same language and working towards the same common goals.

Content areas covered will include:

  • Current health issues in international schools
  • Identifying gaps and looking for alignment in health and wellness education
  • Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child tool to audit current policy and practice
  • Food/nutrition policies
  • Employee wellness
  • Community and family involvement & engagement
  • Counseling, psychological and support services
  • Social/Emotional learning environment 
  • Pulling health and wellbeing out of their silos for a coordinated approach

Date and Time
10 November 2024

Hong Kong International School


Participants can optionally choose to become “Level 1 Whole School Wellness Certified Educators.” This is an action based certification that will allow you to focus on developing a unit plan for your health curriculum for your school context.  After submission the course leader will provide individualized feedback on your work to guide its further development.

If you submit the work and it meets the standard you will receive an additional certificate and digital badge.


Note: You do not need to register for the main PHASE Conference to attend this one day workshop.


Amy Lauren Smith

Hong Kong International School

Amy Lauren Smith teaches Health & Wellbeing at the Hong Kong International School and has a passion for a curriculum that is current, relevant, adaptable, and shared. Outside of the classroom, Amy serves as a consultant for schools looking to align their approach to Health & Wellbeing and has shared her work at conferences throughout Asia as well as at SXSWedu and the SHAPE America National Conventions.

Alison Leathwood

Saigon South International School

Originally from the pristine mountains of British Columbia, Alison grew up loving sports and activity. From an early age, she decided she wanted to follow her dreams of playing Univiesrity Basketball and become a Physical Education Teacher. Ever since moving to Vietnam 9 years ago, Alison has expanded her practice through technology, TGFU, the Sport Education model, health and found a deep passion for wellbeing and social-emotional programs that equip students with the tools they need to thrive. Like all PE enthusiasts, her life’s mission is to instill a value and passion for being active for life in her students. Outside of the classroom in her roles as the EC-12 Personal Development Coordinator and the Wellness Committee Chair she is grateful for the opportunities she has had to create a lasting impact on the social-emotional wellbeing of all community members at SSIS. Alison would love to connect with you on twitter (@PELeathwood) to share resources and engage in conversations that will improve experiences for all.