High Five

High Five


HIGH FIVE®'s quality standard ensures your child's experience with sport and recreation will be safe, unique and age appropriate. It also ensures your child will have a positive experience and leave the program smiling.
The City of St. John's Recreation Division has integrated the HIGH FIVE® Principles throughout our policies and procedures, hiring,training and evaluation processes. We take great comfort and pride in knowing that our approach to service delivery is based on sound research and proven industry standards.
 We train our staff in HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development.
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For more information about HIGH FIVE® visit www.highfive.org or contact Newfoundland's authorized provider, Recreation NL.
For more information on upcoming HIGH FIVE® courses offered by the City of St. John's, please go to RecConnect or call 709-576-6196 or email recreation@stjohns.ca.
High Five Day - City of St. John's - August 18, 2017.

All Children and Youth Programs offered by the City of St. John's are developed and evaluated using the HIGH FIVE Framework. HIGH FIVE promotes quality recreational and sport experiences for all children.  Check out this awesome video created by staff and children at one of our After School Programs.

Strengthening Children's Mental Health

This one day in-person training, developed in collaboration with Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, will help anyone running children's programs be more informed and prepared to support their staff in promoting positive mental health in children.  Participants will learn key concepts and factors that affect children's mental health including the impact of stress and environment on a child's ability to cope.  This training will provide tools and suggested activities to use with staff to help improve their understanding and interactions with children who face challenges in their programs.  


Principles of Healthy Childhood Development
A great resume builder, offering a National Certification. This 7.5 hour training will help anyone working with children aged
6 to 12 years (i.e. camp counsellor, after school staff, or dance instructor) improve the quality of programs. It provides in depth
training in the HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development so front-line leaders understand what they need to do to
ensure each child’sneeds are met. Leaderslearn activities and gain knowledge, tips and resources to enhance programs as
well as their relationships with children.


Sport Organizations are you looking for a way to improve the quality of your programs and support your coaches or volunteers?
This 5 hour training is designed for coaches and instructors in a club/organization. Aligned with the Fundamentals and Learn to
Train stages of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), HIGH FIVE® Sport focuses on the social, emotional, and cognitive
development and wellbeing of athletes. The training is based in research and has been designed to help coaches with top
coaching dilemmas such as dealing with parents, keeping the child’s interest, ensuring fairplay and an emotionally safe
environment.Participants receive the HIGH FIVE® Sport Workbook and Coach Kit; successful candidates will receive a nationally
recognized certificate.