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Ka Ora Ka Ako Healthy School Lunches

Dietary Requirements

We're excited to announce that the Healthy School Lunches programme is on track to start at the beginning of Term 2. We can confirm that our provider for this government funded programme is the Libelle Group. This means that every student at our school will receive a free lunch from the beginning of Term 2.

Please complete this form to advise us of any special dietary requirements your student has.


Note: “special diets” refer to where students have religious, ethical, or medical reasons for avoiding eating particular foods.It does not extend to food preferences, fussy eating, or non-medical aversions to particular foods.

How will this work at Ahipara School?

  • Lunch will be provided for every student daily. The Libelle Group prepares the kai offsite and will deliver it to the school each day in time for lunch.

  • Students will still need to bring a snack for morning tea and a water bottle.

  • We hope to continue with Kickstart Breakfast Club.

  • We hope to continue with 5+ A Day Fruit in Schools.

  • The Lunch By Libelle programme is currently active at 78 schools. This programme has been running successfully in schools for over a year now so the menus have been tried and tested, however the school office will liaise closely with Libelle to discuss our students' needs based on feedback from teachers, students and parents. Some example menus can be found on the Lunch by Libelle website: Libelle Term 1 2021 menus

  • Environmental sustainability is very important to us. Any food scraps will be collected from the school by local pig farmers, and the packaging used will be recycled and/or composted in an environmentally sustainable way by Libelle.

  • All food-handling staff will be trained in the safe preparation and handling of food, and the kitchen meets very high regulatory standards. Libelle have a nationally registered Food Control Plan with MPI. Each school kitchen is registered within the Food Control Plan. They have an independent auditor who verify and audit their compliance to the Food Control Plan.

As you may be aware, during our last level 3/4 lock-down we had to react very quickly and weren't as agile as we would have liked to be. We are now planning for distance learning - just in case - although we really hope not to move up the levels. Please complete this survey as soon as possible to help us be prepared in the event of moving up alert levels. The survey is short and will only take a couple of minutes to complete. Thank you for your help in completing it.

Click here to complete the survey

Ahipara School Production 2020

Thank you to Alvin Alvrez for the amazing footage.

Kia ora whanau,

For those of you who couldn't make it to our Chromebook hui, please refer to our slideshow presentation outlining the details. Order forms containing further financial details are available in the school office. If you have any questions we are more than happy to assist. Just pop into school and see us or give us a call.

Ahipara School Purchasing a Device for 2021

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