We here at Westbreen Primary School have a Breakfast Club. This is run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from the canteen window from 8.15 to 8.45am, except for the first and last week of term.
Reports show that one in seven children are coming to school each day without breakfast. With the connection between diet, nutrition, learning and development, we believe it is important to ensure that all children have access to a healthy breakfast and positive start to each school day.
Other benefits of a school breakfast Program can include:
-an improvement in child engagement in the classroom;
-an improvement in school attendance;
-an improvement in behaviour management;
-development on child’s social skills;
-an improvement in academic outcomes; and
-awareness of healthy eating habits (Mills 2011)
There are a healthy selection of foods available e.g. toast with a variety of spreads, rice bubbles, vita- weet, fruit and fruit salad, yoghurt and on Wednesdays we have our “brekky special” for example; pancakes, porridge, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, baked beans, spaghetti etc.
For children to be involved it is a requirement that a permission slip is filled in. There are no charges involved to be a part of this program so come along and enjoy a delicious breakfast with the other hungry, happy faces here at Westbreen Primary School.
Please note also that children not registered for the program should not be at school before 8.45am as there will be no staff outside supervising before this time.
If you have any questions please come and see myself or Robyn Wilson, or phone the school on 9306-9481.