There are 17 primary schools in the Eastern Bay which are serviced by Carl Cowley focusing on the Health Promoting Schools project belonging to the BOP Public Health Service.

Whakatane resident Carl Cowley said there are three parts being pursued by primary schools, firstly the bronze accreditation, in due course the silver accreditation finally the gold accreditation, although the length of time involved for primary schools to achieve those accreditation will vary in order to know children will achieve their well being while attending their schools.

Carl Cowley did say some of those schools can achieve the silver accreditation some time next year 2013.

Tekau ma whitu nga kura tuatahi o te rohe o Mataatua Waka kei raro i te whakahaeretanga o Carl Cowley e hāngai ana ki te kaupapa Health Promoting Schools na Toi Te Ora. Ki nga korero a Carl Cowley o Whakatane e toru nga wahanga kia whai i nga kura tuatahi ara tuatahi ma ratau ko te tohutuku pakapaka, ka neke te wa ko te tohutuku hiriwa mutu ake ko tohutuku koura, kia hia nga tau a muri e whai ana i nga kura tuatahi aua tohutuku kia mohio marika te oranga pai o nga tamariki e haere ana ki o ratau kura.