Thanks to all staff, students and parents for supporting our health promoting day on Wednesday 8th September. Our staff and students all enjoyed tasty fruit n veg sticks at morning recess in the assembly area. The 600 plus sticks consisting of strawberry, banana, orange, kiwifruit and carrot were prepared by a dozen dedicated parents and helpful students who completed the task in record time. Thanks to all involved in this precision exercise. Thanks also to Paul at Station Road Greengrocers who once again provided us with quality produce at a very good price.

The healthy lunch was a great success with very well planned picnics, class shared lunches and healthy lunch box food. Room 14 planned a teddy bear picnic and Rooms 1, 2 and 3 combined together and formed friendship groups to plan for a healthy lunch. The results were sensational!

Students from Years 4 to 7 were treated to some wonderful cooking, food preparation and tasting provided by either Chris Cheong, head chef from Must Margaret River, or Treena Thom, passionate cook. We thank our guests who gave us an insight into how good food can be prepared simply, using locally grown produce and a little bit of work. Both of our visiting ‘foodies’ stressed the importance of sourcing fresh produce as it retained its natural goodness and it is better for the environment as the produce has travelled limited food miles.

The canteen also supported the day by providing a reduced special menu that reflected the objectives of the day, to encourage us to think about fresh, healthy alternatives in meeting our daily nutrition requirements.

The planned tabloid activities were cancelled due to the weather but apart from that, the health promoting day was a great success.