Update on Covid @ South Mak

Evening family and whanau, The weather truly has made it very pleasant around school for all those able to attend.  Just as an update, alongside our current number of students and families isolating due to Covid we have been informed of a student who was at school today that has

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Principal's Vlogs

Update on Start of Year managing Covid:

Friday 28th January Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānua, There are exciting times ahead. Come Tuesday the 1st of February we will enter another interesting year for education and for our whole community. I have waited to send information about how we will be starting the year until we have the

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Lunch and Brain Food ideas

Brain Food and Lunch Break

Students have a brain food snack at 9:30am. Great choices for brain food include fruit, vegetables, dried fruit, (eg, raisins) and plain popcorn.

Lunch is from 12:30pm.  The Heart Foundation advises that children need a variety of healthy food to learn and grow.  They recommend choosing foods from each of the four food groups, ie:

  • Vegetables and fruit
  • Milk, yoghurt and cheese
  • Grain food and starchy vegetables
  • Legumes, fish, seafood, eggs, poultry and meat

They also suggest cutting sandwiches, fruit and vegetables into different shapes, using wraps, pita bread, muffins, etc, to keep lunches interesting, and choosing water which is the best drink for your child.

For more ideas and information, please click here.  More recipes provided by Healthy Kids are here.

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Photo: South Mak students enjoy a warm Milo at lunchtime. Thank you to Marton Christian Welfare for donating the Milo!