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    Like you, we want all our tamariki to have healthy, nutritious kai that puts them in a good place to learn. Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Rārua supplies school lunches as part of the Ka Ora Ka Ako programme. There's a range of healthy options, all prepared with fresh ingredients to strict nutritional guidelines.

    How does it work?

    • Menus are updated each fortnight, kai is delivered to school each day
    • To cater for different health and nutritional needs, we offer a variety of kai options, including vegetarian, gluten-free, and more.
    • Orders are taken through the school.

    Our Team

    Our team is chef Geoff Welham and co-ordinator Weenie Takao, supported by staff at Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Rārua.

    About Ka Ora Ka Ako

    Ka Ora Ka Ako is a Ministry of Education programme to deliver healthy and nutritious school lunches to schools. In Te Tauihu, Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Rārua has been selected as one of the preferred suppliers.

    Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Rārua Pou Hononga Koren Grason says the programme benefits akonga, whānau and kaiako both in the short term and the long term.

    "By providing healthy kai we give tamariki the chance to concentrate on their learning, not their puku. We support any whānau who might need assistance, and kaiako can work with students who are ready to learn.

    "Long term that leads to better educational outcomes leading to better opportunities for the future - and that means we are all better off."

    Current menu  

    Updated 27 January

    Week 1 : Wednesday 2nd February

    Main; Ham, carrot and cheese sandwich with lettuce and mayo.

    Snack; Vegetable sticks with hummus

    Bite; Granola bites

    Thursday 3 February

    Main; Tuna Pasta Salad

    Snack; Yoghurt pottle

    Bite; Popcorn

    Friday 4 February

    Main; Honey soy chicken drumstick on slaw

    Snack; Anzac Cookie

    Bite; Victory Scroggin

    Week 2 : Tuesday 8 February

    Main;  Pita pizza pocket

    Snack; Bran and apple muffin

    Bite; Pretzels

    Wednesday 9 February

    Main; Asian chicken noodle salad

    Snack; Cheese and crackers

    Bite; Cassava chips

    Thursday 10 February

    Main; Pulled pork and  slaw bap

    Snack; Bliss balls

    Bite; popcorn

    Friday 11 February

    Main; sweet potato and corn fritters

    Snack; Yogurt pottle

    Bite; Victory Scroggin