Next year, in Term 1, we are trialling PLAY - EAT - LEARN in our school.
This is a programme that many schools throughout Christchurch and around New Zealand have implemented with great success. It is aimed at improving the well-being, health, focus and learning of our students.
We will be reversing times for morning tea and lunch so that children will play first then return to class and then eat. The goal is for children to be calmer and more ready to learn. This means some changes to our timetable. We have included our new timetable below which shows we are not losing any learning time - and in fact the learning time that we do have is better positioned.
We ask you to support this initiative by placing extra food in your children's’ lunchbox. We continue to encourage healthy options as the research shows that children learn best when they are eating energy providing, non sugary foods and are well hydrated.
8.55am School begins - First learning block
10:00am Brain Break/Eating time (Sandwich/
Carbohydrate) and or milk
10:10am Learning block continues
11:00am Play (Morning Tea)
11.20am Eating time ( 10 minutes)
1.10pm Eating time (15-20 minutes)
3.00pm School finishes