The Friends’ School is committed to the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our staff.
We have developed a Staff Wellbeing Program which runs throughout the year. This program is designed to give all staff access to information and activities relating to their physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. The program brings staff together from all over our school, fostering engagement in our community.
Eligible staff have the opportunity to access no-cost membership at Friends Health & Fitness, which provides access to the pool and gym facilities. A morning community Yoga class is also hosted once a week for staff and students. Members of The Friends’ School community are also welcome to attend a short Meeting for Worship held each Thursday morning during term time.
An Employee Assistance Program is supported by the School giving staff access to free confidential counselling and has developed a return to work program and health care plans for non-work related injuries.
The School offers a range of programs to encourage balance in our staff’s working life including Renewal Leave and Paid Parental Leave, which includes paid partner leave and in addition to the federally funded paid parental leave scheme. Long Services Leave is also available after 10 years of continuous service.
Corporate Health Fund memberships (currently with BUPA and St Luke’s) and free onsite flu vaccinations are also organised and provided to staff.