Fruit in Schools provides new opportunities for Gate Pa School

New leadership roles and building a compost system are just two ways Fruit in Schools has benefited Gate Pa School in Tauranga.

“Students help the teacher aide with organising fruit in the morning,” says Principal Richard Inder.  “There has been a noticeable increase in compost - two bins are full!”  Staff and students are learning a lot about composting and next term one of our classrooms is making a worm farm.”

Parents have been very appreciative of the fruit and are amazed at its high quality, says Mr Inder.
“Kids go home talking about the fruit and it has supplemented a healthier lunch box.  Staff are also very appreciative of the healthy fruit bowl we have available in our staffroom.”

As a new Health Promoting School, Gate Pa is at the initial stage of the process where it raises awareness of HPS within it’s school community.

“Gate Pa has got every reason to highlight its success in the community the school is doing a fantastic job so far,” says Health Promoter, Dee Watkins.

 

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Gate Pa school
900 Cameron Rd
Tauranga
NEW ZEALAND

Phone: +64 7 578 5325
Fax: +64 7 578 6115
Email: office@gatepa.school.nz

Principal

Richard Inder

Email: RInder@gatepa.school.nz

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School dates for 2017

Term 1
 

31 January to 13 April

Term 2
  1 May to 7 July
     
Term 3
  24 July to 29 September
     
Term 4
  16 October to 14 December