Ka Ora Ka Ako, Healthy School Lunches Programme

Ka Ora Ka Ako is a Ministry of Education programme providing healthy lunches to almost 1000 schools - we are fortunate to be one of them.
For more information about the nation wide program please visit


Internal Model of Healthy School Lunches

Following a survey of our school community in 2022, there was overwhelming support for us to move to the internal model of providing lunches for our children.  In Term 2 2023 we started this model. 

So, what does this mean for Arakura school?

Lunch is prepared daily onsite by our kitchen staff. Our children gather in the whare kai/ hall and sit down to enjoy these lunches together. All lunches are made to the nutritional standards https://kaorakaako.education.govt.nz/nutrition-standards 

We have a two weekly menu that rotates during each term:

Scroll down to see recipes of our meals that you can use at home! 

Our chef's have adapted some of their recipes for you to try at home. Click on the link and give them a try!

Butter Chicken Chicken Wraps Kumara Soup

Spaghetti Bolognese Veggie Pasta             Chicken Burritos

Jacket Potatoes

A range of recipes from the Ministry of Education to try