First lunches in schools delivered

Thousands of children are now receiving a free lunch every day of the school week, as the Government’s free and healthy school lunch programme gets under way for 7,000 students at 31 schools in Hawke’s Bay/Tairāwhiti and Bay of Plenty/Waiariki.

The programme will be extended to up to 21,000 students in around 120 schools, including Otago / Southland, by the start of 2021.

The start of the programme was celebrated as the Prime Minister and Minister for Child Poverty Reduction, Jacinda Ardern served up lunch at Flaxmere Primary in Hawke’s Bay with The Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins.

Most schools have selected external suppliers to provide their lunches, with five opting to prepare their own lunches. All schools in this first tranche have worked hard to meet the requirements of the pilot and their insight will help to inform the ongoing rollout of free lunches in schools.

Flaxmere Primary School is one of 21 schools in the Hawke’s Bay/Tairāwhiti region participating in the pilot programme. The model used by Flaxmere Primary involves whānau as key players in the design and delivery of its lunch programme.

Flaxmere Primary will also have a ‘health, nutrition and wellbeing’ curriculum focus across the school. Through this learning the students will play a key role in contributing to what lunches look like throughout the year.

The free and healthy school lunches programme is one of 75 initiatives from New Zealand’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy launched last year, which was developed with input from 10,000 New Zealanders including 6000 young people.

First free and healthy lunches delivered in schools – Beehive website

Free and Healthy Lunches in Schools

List of schools delivering lunches in Term 1, 2020

School name

Region

Start date

TKKM o Ngati Kahungunu Ki Heretaunga

Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti

27/1/2020

Cobham School

Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti

28/1/2020

Murupara Area School

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

28/1/2020

TKKM o Hurungaterangi

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

28/1/2020

Horohoro School

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

28/1/2020

Kaingaroa Forest School

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

28/1/2020

Western Heights Primary School (Rotorua)

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

28/1/2020

Kimi Ora Community School

Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti

3/2/2020

Flaxmere Primary School

Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti

3/2/2020

Nuhaka

Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti

3/2/2020

Kawerau Putauaki School

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

3/2/2020

Kawerau South School

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

3/2/2020

Tarawera High School

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

3/2/2020

Aorangi School (Rotorua)

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

3/2/2020

Kea Street Specialist School

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

3/2/2020

Malfroy School

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

3/2/2020

Ngongotaha School

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

3/2/2020

Owhata School

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

3/2/2020

Rotorua Intermediate

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

3/2/2020

Rotorua School

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

3/2/2020

Sunset Primary School

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

3/2/2020

Whakarewarewa School

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

3/2/2020

Whangamarino School

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

3/2/2020

Selwyn School

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

3/2/2020

Kaitao Intermediate

Bay of Plenty/ Waiariki

3/2/2020

Bridge Pa School

Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti

04/2/2020

Wairoa Primary School

Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti

10/2/2020

TKKMONK o Te Wairoa

Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti

10/2/2020

Riverdale School (Gisborne)

Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti

17/2/2020

Te Hapara School

Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti

17/2/2020

Waikirikiri School

Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti

17/2/2020

 

 

 

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