We are a sun smart school so during Term 1 and 4 the children need to have a navy blue sun hat on when outside. Lunch is eaten under the shade sail on the deck by the sandpit. The children are supervised by the duty teacher.
During the winter months the children sit on the steps in the sun. They are always supervised by a duty teacher and peer mediators. We make sure that the children eat a reasonable lunch and have a drink. It is important for all children to have a water bottle at school every day.
The children remain in their classrooms with the class teacher and senior student supervisors to eat lunch. The duty teacher roves through classes to ensure all children are supervised and playing happily.
Preparing the school lunch box
Preparing a healthy school lunch requires some thought. First you need to ensure that there are suitable choices in the cupboard, and involving your child in decision making about what they are going to eat can be helpful - as long as their preferences are good choices. Encourage your children to prepare their own packed lunch, with guidance, by using a chart of the food groups that need to be represented in each lunch.
For more really good information on healthy lunches click on the following link. Kiwi Families
Lunch safely in the shade.
Parents and children enjoy lunch in the sun.
Duty teachers wear an orange vest so they are easily identified.