Papatoetoe South School encourages healthy food and drink choices to contribute to each student’s personal success and wellbeing, and to a healthier community for everyone.

Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch to school, as we do not have a school canteen. Our school is able to provide lunch/additional food for any students who are unable to bring their own. Students should also bring their own water bottle to school every day to ensure they keep hydrated.

Papatoetoe South School participates in:

  • Enviroschools – part of this is reducing our rubbish within our environment. To facilitate this it would be appreciated if students could consider reducing the amount of wrapping within their lunch. Students are also required to take all food rubbish home in their lunch box, each day.
  • Milk for Schools – students who wish to are provided with a small UHT container of milk each school day.
  • Fruit in Schools – students and staff are provided with one piece of fresh fruit per day. Any fruit waste from this programme is composted on site.