The evidence is in – health is an effective foundation for successful schools! We know that healthy students learn better. We also know that educated students are healthier. Hmmm… Embedding health as ‘the way we do business’ is simply the best way to move forward if you are seeking to create a successful school community – for students, staff, admin, parents and, most importantly, the future of society. This interactive (and active) pre-conference session will include a dive into the research evidence for healthy schools; a dip into some key examples of healthy schools; a plunge into your personal and professional journey of health and; full on cannonballing into discussion and practice in your context!