At Takanini School student well being is of utmost importance. We have a number of programmes and links to external organisations to ensure that our students are healthy, happy and ready to learn.
Breakfast club runs Monday to Friday from 8.00am - 8.30am in our upstairs cafe area. A nutritious breakfast is available for all students who wish to attend.
Ka Ora, Ka Ako Healthy Lunches programme is supported by two local providers who deliver to school each day and ensure that your ākonga receive a nourishing meal that caters to their needs and fuels their achievements.
Takanini School works in partnership with the John Kirwan Foundation to provide the Mitey Programme, which is an education programme for students that establishes tools, techniques, and terminology for students to be able to express themselves and work towards resolving mental health challenges throughout life. The Mitey programme has been developed with Auckland University and is a New Zealand specific, Years 1-8 approach to embedding mental health education in both teaching and learning. It's evidence based, aligns with our school's culture and values and is supported by a wide range of curriculum based resources.
Fruit in Schools (FIS) encourages children to eat more fruit and vegetables and to adopt healthier lifestyles. Each day children get a piece of export quality fruit.
Kids Can works with Takanini School to support our students so they can be in a better position to learn. Kids Can provides us with food, clothing, shoes, personal hygiene supplies and lots of other resources to help us to support our students.
MANA Kidz allows akonga to be supported to be as healthy and well as possible.
A particular focus is on the prevention of long term health problems by identifying and treating Strep Throat in school, and is carried out by qualified nursing staff who are in school each day.