To celebrate and raise awareness of World Sustainability Day on Wednesday October 24, we have put together a fun activity sheet for your school to complete!
KickStart Breakfast is passionate about caring for the environment and we want to encourage everyone to do their bit to create a sustainable world.
We are running a competition for our primary and full-primary schools to enter and be in to win one of 25 sets of Perfect Italiano branded hanging planters for your school! Simply complete the activity sheet, scan and email it back to us by 6pm Wednesday October 31 2018 to be in the draw!
Terrace End School in Palmerston North possesses a special quality that sets its KickStart Breakfast club apart from the rest – flexibility.
Everyone is welcome and breakfast is served at both break times to accommodate students who arrive late.
This flexibility shows pure commitment to helping kids get the best start to the day and is why Terrace End School has been awarded the KickStart Breakfast Club of the Year 2018.
The award recognises a breakfast club that excels in delivering a quality programme for their students, school and community.
Principal Sue Allomes says the students are in a better place for learning and social interaction after a nutritious breakfast.
“Senior students act as positive role models building Tuakana Teina* relationships with children, many who are hungry and some who come for a chat. All are welcome. This positive start to the day empowers children to be in a better place for learning.”
Since joining the programme in 2016, Terrace End School has delivered breakfast to more than 20 students per day, 5 days a week, serving a classic Kiwi favourite of Anchor milk and Sanitarium Weet-Bix.
But it hasn’t been without its challenges. Leaky buildings and limited seating have seen the Terrance End School breakfast club move three times. The award gifts the school $5,000 to go towards their breakfast club and Sue has said she would like to buy new tables and chairs so the whole school can sit together in the hall for shared kai times.
Congratulations Terrace End School on being our KickStart Breakfast club for 2018! You live and breathe the values of what the KickStart Breakfast programme stands for, by ensuring students feel welcome every day with a positive friendly atmosphere.
* Tuakana Teina refers to the relationship between an older (tuakana) person and a younger (teina) person.
Terrace End School in Palmerston North possesses a special quality that sets its KickStart Breakfast club apart from the rest – flexibility...
At just age 14, Tevita Nusi demonstrates natural leadership skills – he recognises what needs to be done and addresses it without instruction or input.
He arrives at Gisborne Boys’ High School at 7:30am to help set up the KickStart Breakfast club, monitoring and helping with whatever needs to be done until it’s time to go to class at 9am.
It’s because of this dedication Tevita has won the KickStart Breakfast Student Champion Award for 2018, a massive achievement given there’s more than 950 schools participating in the programme.
Principal Andrew Turner says Tevita has a great influence on his peers and the students of Gisborne Boys’ High School view him as ‘the man’.
“The other boys see what he does and respect him for it. Some others lend a hand, probably because they have seen Tevita's example.”
The award recognises a student who works tirelessly behind the scenes and seeks little or no recognition for their efforts. They’re also a leader who shows a genuine desire to help other students, acting as an excellent role model within the school and the community it serves.
With this award, Tevita has received a $3,000 scholarship to further his educational development.
At just age 14, Tevita Nusi demonstrates natural leadership skills – he recognises what needs to be done and addresses it without instruction or input...
Lynne Richards and Kerry Farrant have been a part of Putaruru Primary School since it started 14 years ago. They’re always volunteering to help out when needed – for example they’ll often put up their hands to help out with school camp when the school is short of parent help. So of course, when the KickStart Breakfast club was introduced, they were the first to put their hands up again.
Over the past 10 years Lynne and Kerry have rarely missed a day, arriving at 7:30am to set up for the breakfast club. Principal Trish Scown says they make every child feel special.
"When the children walk in the door of breakfast club, Lynne and Kerry welcome them all by their name and help cheer them up if they’re a bit down.”
To acknowledge their wonderful efforts, Lynne and Kerry have been co-named as the KickStart Breakfast Unsung Heroes for 2018. This award recognises a volunteer who ensures their KickStart Breakfast club is run to a high standard and the programme’s values are upheld and maintained throughout the year.
Thanks to Lynne and Kerry’s high expectations when it comes to running a breakfast club, the children have learned how to use their manners; sit at the table properly, hold and use their utensils correctly and tidy up once they have finished their meal. Most importantly, they learn how to socialise with lots of different children and not just their friends.
Volunteers are the backbone of the programme and people like Lynne and Kerry are the epitome of what this programme is about. They’re helping our Kiwi kids start their day the best way possible - with a good nutritious breakfast and creating a community around this.
Congratulations Lynne and Kerry! Thank you for your commitment and dedication, you represent hundreds of Unsung Heroes around the country who give up their time to run the breakfast club each day. With this award, Lynne and Kerry will receive $1,500 each.
Lynne Richards and Kerry Farrant have been a part of Putaruru Primary School since it started 14 years ago. They’re always volunteering to help out when needed...