Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Local Community Support Puts Breakfast Club Back in Action

Local Community Support Puts Breakfast Club Back in Action

The local community took up their paintbrushes and hammers last weekend and pitched in to help create a brand new Breakfast Club space for students at Royal Oak Intermediate.

The decile four school was providing breakfast for between 15 and 20 students every day as part of the Kickstart Breakfast programme, but the constraints of sharing the same space as the Food Technology room meant this had to be put on hold last year. 

Plans for the relocation of the school canteen, however, created an opportunity to build a dedicated Breakfast Club area within the same building. A number of building alterations are needed to make it fit for purpose, as well as landscaping work, covered pathways for access during winter and new furniture. 

This is where support and financial assistance from community organisations helped to make Royal Oak Intermediate’s new Breakfast Club a reality.

The local Onehunga branch of Instant Finance is helping out to the tune of $2,000 which will be used to buy paint, as well as a new fridge, furniture, crockery and utensils for the Breakfast Club.

Branch manager at Instant Finance, James Sepuloni, is one of those who pitched in over the weekend. “Our business is all about helping Kiwis get ahead. These kids deserve to have the best learning opportunities every day and having a good breakfast to start the day is essential.  We’re delighted to be able to help out with the new Breakfast Club.”

Meanwhile, hundreds of volunteers from the Mount Roskill Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints Stake also turned up at the school   to transform the building site into the Breakfast Club.  The fun, family approach to the mass working bee meant that the sound of hammers was only equalled by the laughter of children on the bouncy castle, with volunteers providing morning tea and lunch for the voluntary workers. 

“This Helping Hands Day is our Church’s way of supporting the wider community and fits in with the character of our Christian beliefs”, stated Anthony Wilson, the President of the Mt Roskill Stake.

Royal Oak Intermediate’s Principal, Derek Linington, has been blown away by the support the school has received.  “This is absolutely fantastic for our school and our students. As a low decile school, we have quite a few students who arrive without breakfast. The first half of the day is the best time for learning and if we can provide them with breakfast, we know they will benefit.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Patience: Drive Safe

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.

"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.

“The weather is looking good for the long weekend so the roads will be busy. Unfortunately, that also increases the chances of people getting frustrated and trying a risky passing manoeuvre. When they get past, there will probably be more traffic up ahead anyway so it won’t get people there faster.” More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news