Glendore Public School’s Breakfast Club
Brekkie is served!

In Term Two, 2019, Glendore Public School established their very first Breakfast Club! Breakfast Club is held every Wednesday and Friday morning and is available to all students.

The aim of the project is to provide a safe and caring environment where students can enjoy a light and nutritious breakfast, as well as connect and socialise with their peers from Kindergarten to Year Six. Students have the option of toast with a range of spreads, as well as fruit, milk, juice and water.

Glendore Public School is grateful for the generous contributions from Canopy (Maryland Neighbourhood Centre) who have some food and spare time to assist in the establishment of Breakfast Club. Michelle from Canopy makes two deliveries of bread and fruit per week. Other parents and caregivers have also assisted alongside Glendore staff to help support this valuable project.

We are also raising funds through the Return and Earn project to assist with Breakfast Club. All students and staff are encouraged to recycle their poppers and cans at lunch and recess. These are then dispensed at our local Return and Earn station. We have raised over $1000 towards the establishment costs and ongoing costs of food for our Breakfast Club. Our local Return and Earn machines at Woolworths Jesmond, Coles Wallsend and Coles Fletcher will have Glendore Public School listed as a donation partner. Community members can choose to donate their recycling funds to Glendore to provide ongoing support to our Breakfast Club!

Our Boys Yarning Group are working on a special trolley which will be used by our student leaders to help make setting up quick and easy during Breakfast Club sessions. We are not only providing a service to our community, but we are building connections… students and students, students and staff and staff and parents.

A wonderful program for our amazing students! Well done to all of the staff, students and volunteers of Glendore. Keep building a happy and healthy lifestyle!

Contributed by Sarah Hatherell from Glendore Public School. Published in 2019.