Bundamba State School’s workplace health and wellbeing journey began in 2013 with the introduction of a wellness committee. Since then, the program has developed with multiple initiatives implemented to improve health and wellbeing within the school community. The program has received silver recognition through the Queensland Government Happier. Healthier. Workplaces’ recognition program.
In 2017 the school provided a number of Health and Wellbeing initiatives for staff to become involved in. The school developed a 10,000 Steps track within the school and held a 10,000 steps challenge in term 3 to encourage staff to become active. There was a significant increase in participation in 2017 in the 10,000 Steps Challenge. Using the activity trackers available from the library, staff demonstrated their commitment to achieving results by arriving early to take to the track to achieve their 10,000 steps for the day. School cleaners already working split shifts were in before their shift started in order to increase their daily steps. To celebrate the success of the challenge staff held a healthy afternoon tea with awards and certificates for the top achievers. In July, the school entered a team in the Ipswich Park2Park fun run. Staff, parents and children made up the team to run the five kilometres Park2Park. Stand up desks were purchased for staff that spend the majority of their day behind desks. This has proved very popular. The school continues to promote healthy food choices when catering at staff meetings and professional development days. Providing access to the staff vending machine with healthy food choices has proved very popular. Success of our wellbeing program is demonstrated by the achievements of some staff on their personal weight loss journeys. These staff members have made significant changes in their personal life and it is wonderful to see.
Workplace size:Medium (70 employees)
Industry:Education and training