Roseworth Primary School has been implementing a Breakfast Club Program since the opening of the school in 2008. Breakfast Clubs ran at both Montrose Primary School and Hainsworth PrimarySchool prior to the amalgamation of the two schools and the staff believe that our Breakfast Club is a worthwhile and successful Program. The Breakfast Club is run in conjunction with Foodbank WA and other individuals and agencies that donate goods and/or funding.
Foodbank supplies food products to registered schools free of charge, to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to receive a wholesome, nutritious breakfast on a regular basis. The school Breakfast Club would not be possible without the generous support of Foodbank WA’s government and corporate sponsors. These organisations provide funding so that Foodbank WA is able to purchase the breakfast food items. Non-perishable products such as canned fruit, wheat biscuits, vegemite, canned spaghetti and baked beans, UHT milk and oats are sourced from Foodbank WA. Foodbank WA also provides fresh produce at times, depending on availability.
Donations from other sources are also gratefully received. Bread is delivered by a parent on a regular basis and fresh fruit and a variety of juices are donated to the school by members of the community. The school provides additional funds to source products not supplied through Foodbank WA or donations. School funds are also used to purchase cutlery, crockery and other goods required to operate the Breakfast Club.
School staff work together to manage the implementation of the Breakfast Club 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and this operates out of a wet area in the West Block cluster. Staff volunteers include members of the Administration Team, Teaching staff and Education Assistants. A storeroom has been dedicated to house food and other goods relating to the Breakfast Club.
Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday a nutritious breakfast is offered to all students and their family members. Students are encouraged to invite their parents and siblings to have breakfast with them should they wish to. The Breakfast Club is not simply for students who have not had breakfast, it is for all students and staff.
A typical breakfast will include toast, variety of spreads, cereals, fruit, spaghetti or baked beans, yoghurt, fruit juices, milk and a hot drink is offered in winter. Additional items are on offer if they are in season or have been donated. Approximately once or twice per term a “Special Breakfast” is provided to fit in with a school theme or promote an initiative within the school community. An example of this may be a special “Fruit and Veg Breakfast” during Fruit and Veg Week or a “Christmas Breakfast” at the end of the year.
The Breakfast Club Program contributes positively to the following areas:
Remember that Breakfast Club is a great way for our students to start the day and is open on Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings from 8:15 am. You will find Breakfast Club in the wet area of West Block, just next to our under cover area.
To find out more about Foodbank, the major sponsor of our Breakfast Club, click on the image below.