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Using classroom wall space to support learning


The use of posters in the classroom environment can support visual learners. Visual learners associate information with images or graphics. This means that they process information more effectively when they can see it. 

The Pacific Science for Health Literacy Project (PSHLP) has developed a series of classroom posters that are designed to support the overall learning goals associated with the project, and stimulate learning for visual learners. 

  • These posters are available to download and print from this page. The files are available in a range of sizes to suit varying printing needs.  
  • Links to associated learning resources are found with each poster.
  • The posters are currently available in English, Cook Islands Maori and Tongan. Groups interested in translating the posters into other languages should contact LENScience
  • Schools in Tonga should contact the Tonga Health Foundation to access a stock of laminated posters available to schools.
  • Secondary schools in Rarotonga have all been supplied with sets of these posters. For further copies, or copies for schools elsewhere in the Cook Islands, please discuss your needs with the Cook Islands Ministry of Education. 
  • The PSHLP project team acknowledge the support of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community in sharing some of their posters for use in classrooms. 

Wellbeing | Pitoenua | Mo'ui Kakato


Pitoenua-English Small

The Pacific Science for Health Literacy Project promotes a holistic model of wellbeing that encompasses complete physical, mental, spiritual and cultural wellbeing. This links to the World Health Organization's definition of health as 'a state of complete physical, mental and social health and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity' (WHO, 2003). Learning programmes explore these concepts, including looking at values that are essential to supporting optimal health and wellbeing in a community. 

Links to learning resources

Students in the middle school (Years 7 - 10) explore perceptions of different groups within the community regarding what it means to be healthy and well. This encourages learners to identify their own thinking, as well as allowing them to explore the thinking of others regarding this concept. Learning resources support students to undertake research in their family, school, or community to explore these concepts.

Students in the senior secondary school (Year 11) add further depth by engaging in learning that examines concepts of socio-ecological determinants of health and wellbeing, and explore concepts of social inequity associated with health and wellbeing. 

Downloads

Downloads are available in Cook Islands Māori, Tongan and English. 

For printing at A2, A1 or A0 please download the 'FULL SIZE' version which has print marks for commercial printing. The 'SMALL' version does not have print marks and is suitable for A3 colour printing.

Pitoenau: Cook Islands Māori

Pitoenua CI Maori Small

Pitoenau: English

Pitoenua-English Small

Mo'ui Kakato: Tongan

Wellbeing - Tonga TONGAN
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Wellbeing - TONGAN: SMALL
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Mo'ui Kakato: English

Wellbeing - Tonga ENGLISH
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Health and wellbeing throughout the life course


My health and wellbeing - CI English

LENScience programmes explore a life course approach to health and wellbeing, identifying that factors throughout the life course influence health and wellbeing in an ongoing manner. In particular, our programmes facilitate exploration of evidence that environmental factors experienced in early life impact health and wellbeing throughout life.

Links to learning resources

Children Programmed for Obesity

My First 1000 Days

Me, Myself, My Environment: Nutrition

Me, Myself, My Environment: Growing Up 

Feast or Famine: Understanding gene expression

 

Downloads

Downloads are available in Cook Islands Māori, Tongan and English. 

For printing at A2, A1 or A0 please download the 'FULL SIZE' version which has print marks for commercial printing. The 'SMALL' version does not have print marks and is suitable for A3 colour printing.

My Health and Wellbeing
Cook Islands Māori

My health and wellbeing - CI English

My Health and Wellbeing
Cook Islands English

My health and wellbeing - CI English

My Health and Wellbeing
Tonga: English

My Health and wellbeing - TONGAN

Mo'ui Kakato: English
 

My health and wellbeing - Tonga ENGLISH
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The Socio-Ecological Determinants of Health and Wellbeing


Ecological Factors

The Healthy Start to Life learning programmes (including those within PSHLP) promote opportunities for young people to explore evidence about the non-communicable disease crisis from a range of perspectives. In the general media, an incorrect message about the NCD crisis that is often portrayed is that of individual blame. The Healthy Start to Life prorgammes work to engage students in learning that challenges this frame of reference and promotes the concept of socio-ecological determinants of health and wellbeing. In particular, the Year 11 programmes exploring type 2 diabetes as an issue affecting communities see 15-year old students examining this concept. Research evidence from evaluation of these prorgrammes shows that the learning experiences promote the development of awareness of socio-ecological determinants of health and wellbeing in young people. 

 

Links to learning resources

My Health Profile  | Kai no te Oraanga Meitaki |  Te Maki Toto Vene (T2) E Manamanata no Toku Iti Tangata

Links to professional learning and development resources

Te Maki Toto Vene (T2) E Manamanata no Toku Iti Tangata: Teacher Resource | Essentials of Type 2 Diabetes: An issue for my community: Teacher Resource

Downloads

Downloads are available in English. 

For printing at A2, A1 or A0 please download the 'FULL SIZE' version which has print marks for commercial printing. The 'SMALL' version does not have print marks and is suitable for A3 colour printing.

 

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Who is a Scientist? | Ko hai e Tokotaha Saienisi?


Who is a Scientist - CI ENGLISH

Science, like any human activity, has a culture of its own. This culture is influenced by the people and organisations that are engaging in science, and will differ from place to place. Opportunities to examine who scientists are, what they do, and the culture of science are embedded throughout the LENScience programmes. These include narratives about scientists and their work, as well as narratives that the students create from experiences of engaging with scientists in their local setting. 

Links to Learning Resources

Who is a Scientist | Meet a Scientist

 

Downloads

Downloads are available in Cook Islands Māori, Tongan and English. 

For printing at A2, A1 or A0 please download the 'FULL SIZE' version which has print marks for commercial printing. The 'SMALL' version does not have print marks and is suitable for A3 colour printing.

Taunga Taieni
Cook Islands Māori

Who is a Scientist - CI MAORI

Taunga Taieni
Cook Islands English

Who is a Scientist - CI ENGLISH

Ko hai e Tokotaha Saienisi?
Tongan

Who is a Scientist - TONGAN

Ko hai e Tokotaha Saienisi?
English

Who is a Scientist - Tonga ENGLISH
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Think Like a Scientist | Fakakaukau Faka e Saienisi


Think like a scientist - ENGLISH

LENScience programmes support capability development that allows adolescents to grow into adults who seek out and use scientific and health evidence in every day decision making. Central to these capabilities is understanding of the Nature of Science (NOS) as well as science as a process and science as a knowledge system. 

Many of the LENScience learning resources are based around narratives that explore the work of scientists involved in research associated with life course approaches to the reduction of noncommunicable disease risk in communities. Developing understanding of the nature and process of science is enhanced by exploring actual research, as well of course as allowing young people hands on experiences of undertaking scientific research. These posters support this ongoing theme throughout all LENScience programmes. 

Links to learning resources

Think Like a Scientist | Who is a Scientist? | Stories of Scientists |

My First 1000 Days | Children Programmed for Obesity |

Downloads

Downloads are available in Cook Islands Māori, Tongan and English. 

For printing at A2, A1 or A0 please download the 'FULL SIZE' version which has print marks for commercial printing. The 'SMALL' version does not have print marks and is suitable for A3 colour printing.

Think Like a Taunga Taieni
Cook Islands Māori

Think like a scientist - CI

Fakakaukau Faka e Saienisi
Tongan

Fakakaukau Faka e Saienisi - TONGAN

Fakakaukau Faka e Saienisi
English

Think like a scientist - Tonga ENGLISH

Think Like a Scientist
English

Think like a scientist - ENGLISH
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Healthy Lifestyles Series


What is a Healthy Diet

The healthy lifestyle posters and postcards have been developed from a combination of the LENScience Healthy Start to Life learning resources and resources from partners, particularly the Cook Islands Ministries of Health and Education. Through our partnership with the Cook Islands Ministry of Health, LENScience is very grateful to the Secretariat of the Pacific Community who have supplied posters for the project from their resources.

The postcard series are of particular note, and were initially developed by the Cook Islands Ministry of Education in response to the growing need to include an all of community response to supporting improved health and wellbeing throughout life for children and adolescents. These resources have since been adapted by the Pacific Science for Health Literacy project team in Tonga and are available to download in English and or Tongan. They are designed to be postcard size, ideal for a reminder on the fridge door or family noticeboard! 

Links to learning resources

Me, Myself, My Environment: Nutrition

Ko Au, Ko Au Anō, Ko Tōku Taiao: Te Kai

Me, Myself, My Environment: Kai no te Oraanga Meitaki 

Me, Myself, My Environment: Me'akai 

Te Maki Toto Vene (T2) E Manamanata no Toku Iti Tangata

Essentials of Type 2 Diabetes: An issue for my community

Downloads

For printing at A2, A1 or A0 please download the 'FULL SIZE' version which has print marks for commercial printing. The 'SMALL' version does not have print marks and is suitable for A3 sized colour printing.
The 'POSTCARD' version is provided where this is the intention of the resource. 

What is a Healthy Diet?
 

What is a Healthy Diet

The Path to a Healthier Pacific
 

The path to a healthier Pacific

Healthy Eating in the Pacific
 

Healthy Eating in the Pacific

For Good Health,
Eat Less of these Foods

Eat less of these foods SPS poster

 

A Healthy Child is a
Successful Learner

A healthy child is a happy learner: POSTCARD

 

8 Simple Ways
Help your child learn better

Help Your Child learn better

 

A Healthy Child is a
Successful Learner - Tongan

Ko E Tokotaha Ako Mo´Ui Lelei´ Te Ne Ikuna Kaafakafa I He Mala´E ´O E Ako´

 

8 Simple Ways
Tongan

'U Tokini Faingofua Ki Ho’o Tama’ Ke Toe Lelei Ange ‘Ene Ako'
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My Health Profile Series


My Health Profile booklet cover

The "My Health Profile" posters have been developed in partnership with the Cook Islands Ministries of Education and Health. The "My Health Profile" resources were developed in response to secondary school students asking to know about their own health data. This followed classroom programmes exploring health evidence from the Cook Islands community. The resources have been developed by a team of education and public health professionals and have been tested with classes in Rarotonga. This poster series is designed to be used in conjunction with the Healthy Start to Life learning resources for middle and senior school classes as well as the "My Health Profile" learning resources. Students taking part in the testing of these resources provided positive feedback reflecting a desire to know more about their own health and wellbeing. They also provided feedback that reflected appreciation of the opportunity to spend time with nurses, and ask questions about their data. 

Links to learning resources

My Health Profile  | Kai no te Oraanga Meitaki |  Te Maki Toto Vene (T2) E Manamanata no Toku Iti Tangata

Links to professional learning and development resources

Te Maki Toto Vene (T2) E Manamanata no Toku Iti Tangata: Teacher Resource 

Essentials of Type 2 Diabetes: An issue for my community: Teacher Resource

School-based primary NCD risk reduction: education and public health perspectives

Downloads

For printing at A2, A1 or A0 please download the 'FULL SIZE' version which has print marks for commercial printing. The 'SMALL' version does not have print marks and is suitable for A3 sized colour printing. 

What is Body Mass Index?

What is your BMI score?

Waist-to-Height Ratio

What is your Waist-to-Height ratio?

Waist-to-Hip Ratio

What is your Waist-to-Hip ratio?
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Awareness Series


Thumbnail for Cook Islands overweight young people

The awareness series posters have been developed in partnership with the Cook Islands Ministries of Education and Health, and Tonga Health Promotion. The teams working together, including teachers and public health professioanls identified a need for resources that could highlight the issue of NCDs in Cook Islands and Tongan communities and stimulate conversations in staff-rooms within the health and education sectors. This poster series is designed for use with health and education professionals.They are supported by professional development workshops that examine the role of education-health partnerships in facilitating to school-based actions that contribute to reducing risk factors associated with noncommunicable diseases in children and young people. 

 

Links to professional learning and development resources

Te Maki Toto Vene (T2) E Manamanata no Toku Iti Tangata: Teacher Resource

Essentials of Type 2 Diabetes: An issue for my community: Teacher Resource

Realizing the Potential of Adolescence to Prevent Transgenerational Conditioning of Noncommunicable Disease Risk: Multi-Sectoral Design Frameworks

Downloads

For printing at A2, A1 or A0 please download the 'FULL SIZE' version which has print marks for commercial printing. The 'SMALL' version does not have print marks and is suitable for A3 sized colour printing. 

Overweight in Young
Cook Islanders: 
Should we be concerned?

Childhood overweight

Overweight in Adult
Cook Islanders:
Should we be concerned?

Cook Islands - Overweight Adults

Overweight in Young Tongans
Should we be concerned?
 

3 in 5 students in Tonga are overweight

Overweight in Adult Tongans:
Should we be concerned?
 

9 out of 10 Adults in Tonga are overweight
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