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Lunches in School Programme

We are a Lunch in Schools programme school! Every student will receive a lunch every day.


Please carefully read over the information about lunches in the page.

Dietary Needs vs Preference

The programme will provide sperate lunches for those students with dietary needs or allergies but not for those students who don’t like a food item in that day’s lunch. On days where you know your child will be less interested in the provided lunch you may need to provide additional food for them.


Only students with the following Dietary needs will be able to receive a different lunch;

  • Gluten free

  • Dairy free

  • Vegetarian

  • Hallel or similar


Please complete the green return form, to let us know of any dietary constraints your child may have. If these change please update us by talking with Lisa in the school office.  Unfortunately it can take up to two weeks for the changes to take place but we will work with your child in the meantime to make sure they eat only what they are able to and don't go without. 


Portion sizes and calorie counts have been directed by the Ministry of Education.  With this in mind,  portion sizes may not be what your child is used to so if your child usually has a big lunch you may need to provide additional food for them.


Information from Other Schools

In chatting with other Libelle schools we have learnt that, in particular, students in year 3 – year 8 have really enjoyed the lunches and the variety.


Younger students have needed a bit more encouragement to try ‘new’ foods.


Brain Break and Morning Tea

You will still need to provide your child with food for brain break (fruit) as well as their morning tea.



A lunch menu will be provided in advance setting out the lunches (see link above).


Your Questions

Lisa is happy to answer any of your questions in the office. Please call for a chat.

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