Howick and Pakuranga Times
Botany and Ormiston Times : Howick and Botany Times Wednesday June 26 2013
8 --- Education For All Ages --- Times Newspapers Supplement --- June 2013 www.times.co.nz FOR ALL AGES 2013/2014 Education Learning begins with a lunchbox! 122630 St Mark's Catholic School Love of God, respect for self and others, honesty, tolerance, compassion and commitment 334 Pakuranga Rd, Pakuranga (behind St Mark's Catholic Church) PO Box 82106, Highland Park 2143 Staff live/act/teach gospel values Students are highly engaged in their learning (ERO) Students are confident and articulate learners who display a strong sense of self management (ERO) Relationships between teachers & students are respectful and affirming (ERO) Excellent teaching and learning programmes to meet students individual needs Information/communication technology centre Quality PE/sports programmes Specialist music programmes Before and after school care Enquiry curriculum Extension for gifted and talented students Spanish language for Years 5 & 6 English as a second language specialist teacher "We believe in promoting the Catholic Mission, Charism and Core Values through the concepts of attitude, behaviour and consistency. Balancing our excellent academia, arts, culture and sporting opportunities with an outstanding values education which enhances the social and behavioural climate and encourages students to be their very best at all times." 0 Our school offers students outstanding facilities and innovative programmes. POINT VIEW SCHOOL With kids back to the class- room, mums and dads are being encouraged to think outside the square when it comes to school lunches. Nutritionist and Five + A Day advocate Claire Turnbull says kids’ lunchboxes pro- vide an opportunity to work more fruit and vegetables into diets and give the en- ergy and nutrients children need to get the most out of their learning day. Ms Turnbull suggests mak- ing fruit and vegetables look fun, and involving youngsters in the process of preparing lunches. “While kids may be reluc- tant to eat whole pieces of fruit, they love food they can eat with their ﬁngers. “Choose colourful fruit and vegetables and chop them up into small bite-sized pieces that can be stored in small containers, or slipped into sandwiches and wraps. “Incorporating fruit, veg- etables and other healthy options into lunches doesn’t need to be a covert opera- tion. “Kids love the opportunity to help in the kitchen and they’re more likely to eat lunches they’ve helped make themselves. “It’s also a great way to teach kids how to make healthy choices” she says. Ms Turnbull also recom- mends ﬁrst introducing chil- dren to new foods at home before including them in their lunchboxes.
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