At Rakaia School, we actively encourage eating frequently and making the right healthy choices. We supply 3 dedicated meal times to eat from Brain Break, Morning Break to Lunchtime, however with these growing minds and bodies in our Kura there may also be times when your child just needs a top-up in between which our teachers will monitor.
We are a positive promoter of healthy lunches and discourage sweets, chocolates, lollies and food that is high in sugar content. However, we are also parents and know how busy it can be at home so click here for some easy inspirational ideas to help with these Lunch Box Ideas.
Drinks – with our bodies being made up of 60% water it is important to keep hydrated and we have found that water is the best for our tamariki. Please supply a named drink bottle that your child can bring into class and keep themselves hydrated throughout lessons as well all outdoor recreational activities that happen throughout the day. Don’t worry if your child forgot their bottle, we have water fountains located throughout the school that will give your child access to the best drinking water in New Zealand.
Heat up food for Term 2 and 3
With the winter months upon us, we supply the option of reheating food. There will be a dedicated day for your syndicate, food must be pre-cooked, defrosted, wrapped and labelled. No pot noodles or liquid food like soups.
Our amazing School support organises sausage sizzles on Fridays. These need to be pre-paid prior to Friday. So keep an eye out for further information and don’t miss out.