Schools are educational institutions, workplaces and community hubs, making them an optimal setting to promote health and wellbeing, and support positive learning and working environments where everyone in the school community benefits.
CBCHS’ Health Promotion Team can support your school to ensure the school environment and curriculum reflects and reinforces wellbeing of students, staff and families using a whole school approach.
A whole school approach recognises that many elements can impact health and wellbeing. To ensure wellbeing is reinforced across the service, this approach addresses these key areas:
- Service policies and procedures, culture and ethos, and environment
- Curriculum, teaching and learning
- Partnerships with staff, children, families, and the wider community
CBCHS Health Promotion Team offers free, one-on-one support to primary and secondary schools to implement a whole service approach to health and wellbeing.
The Achievement Program is an evidence-based framework that our team uses to help your school create a healthy learning environment that supports positive health and wellbeing for everyone. The initiative focuses on seven core Health Priority Areas:
- Healthy Eating & Oral Health
- Physical Activity & Movement
- Mental Health & Wellbeing
- Sun Protection
- Safe Environments
- Tobacco, Alcohol & Other Drugs
- Sexual Health & Wellbeing
We can help your school; to work through the framework and support you to work towards achieving recognition for each Health Priority Area.
Vic Kids Eat Well (VKEW)
VKEW is a state-wide movement dedicated to transforming the food and drink environments where children and families spend their time, including schools. The movement focuses on four key actions of:
- Promoting water and reducing sugary drinks
- Reducing confectionary, and promoting nutritious snacks
- Maximising fruits and vegetables in the menu
- Promoting healthier meal deals, celebration days and fundraising
Schools and Outside School Hours Care services are eligible to claim a range of rewards for providing healthy food and beverage options as part of the food service and fundraising. Our team can work with your school to engage students, families, staff and your canteen or vending providers to ensure that the healthy food and drinks provided are appealing, nutritious and linked to broader messages within the classroom, celebration days and fundraising.
Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)
Our team can support your OSHC provider to plan and create a nutritious, balanced menu to meet the food and drink guidelines aligned with the National Quality Standards – Quality Area 2 for OSHC. We can also assist you to provide learning experiences, connect you with health and community organisations and presenters, and build the skills of your staff to embed healthy eating and active living across your program, in alignment with My Time Our Place – Framework for School Age Care.
Respectful Relationships supports schools to promote and model respect, positive attitudes, and behaviours, while helping students build healthy relationships, resilience, and confidence. Using a whole school approach, the focus of Respectful Relationships is to embed systemic change to ensure that the school models respectful relationships and gender equality practices across the entire school community.
Our team provides advice and support to schools to embed Respectful Relationships throughout the curriculum, student engagement strategy and policies, whilst also linking you with service providers, presenters, and local networks to share learnings!
Health Incentive Provider (HIP) Program
Being healthy shouldn’t have to cost a lot of money. That’s why our Health Promotion Team has created the Health Incentive Provider (HIP) Program to connect our community members with local gyms, sports equipment retailers, pharmacies and grocers offering health-related products and services at a discounted price.
The HIP Program:
- Offers access to discounted health promoting products and services to local organisations*
- Supports local community members and local businesses to thrive
- Encourages local organisations to support their school community to make healthy choices
If your organisation is interested in accessing the HIP Program for your community, please complete an Expression of Interest or get in touch with us to find out more.
*To be eligible for this program, your organisation must be within the City of Kingston and be in a current partnership with Central Bayside Community Health Service’s Health Promotion Team
Find out more about how we support local primary and secondary schools here.
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