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!