Healthy New Initiative for Glenmore Park
Glenmore Park Public School has welcomed the Glenmore Park Breakfast Club, a new initiative that has been developed to support the well-being of their students.
Breakfast Club provides a relaxed and friendly environment where students can sit with their friends and enjoy a meal together. It is free and open to all students at the school, regardless of whether they have already had breakfast.
Students are provided with cereal, toast and fruit. The food is donated by Glenmore Park Woolworths, Coles and Bakers Delight. Local charity WestCare have generously donated the equipment required to set up the initiative.
“In order for students to have the best opportunity to learn, it is essential they start the day with a healthy breakfast. Breakfast Club started last month and is currently being held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On our launch day, we had 100 students participate and on our second day, it had grown to 120 students” said Natalie Watson, Learning Support Teacher at Glenmore Park Public School.
The announcement of Breakfast Club was made on the school’s Facebook page and it was received with a lot of positive praise from within the community. Natalie explained, “Our set up in the hall is inviting and cosy with picnic blankets and music to make students feel welcome. They absolutely love it! We have been inundated with staff members volunteering their help to set up, serve and pack up. It’s such a wonderful way to start the school day”.
The program was organised by Maybelle Galuvao, the school’s Student Well-being Officer. Maybelle joined the school to target the well-being of its students and to help get some exciting new initiatives off the ground, with the Breakfast Club being the first.
“Our Well-being team is excited to work with Maybelle and the vibe amongst staff, students and the community is absolutely amazing” cheered Natalie.
The school’s goal is to continue Breakfast Club for three days a week, with the view to hopefully run it next term from Monday to Friday. They have already recruited lots of student helpers and now plan to generate a roster for the students to follow next term.