Healthy School Lunches Programme – Ka Ora, Ka Ako
Parakai School is part of the Ka Ora, Ka Ako – healthy school lunch programme. All students receive a free lunch every school day. Lunches are made and delivered by our supplier – Four Square Parakai.
Should the lunches not be sufficient for your child, feel free to send a healthy sandwich or snack for morning tea. We discourage packet food and sugary snacks. Please note that we are a water-only school.
Our children sit and eat their meals in the learning spaces. They start by cleaning their hands, saying karakia and either adults or class monitors serve children. This teaches our children beautiful values and provides a quality time of having a meal together at school.
Students with allergies or specific dietary requirements are catered for, and this information is collected upon enrolment.
The fortnightly school lunch menu is shared on our website and on our Facebook page.
Parents/Caregivers are reminded that eating the provided school lunches is not compulsory and they can still supply their child’s lunch if they would like to.