7th May - Kalinda Primary School

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Newsletter No. 12 - Term 2– Week 4
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Thursday 7 May 2015
A Big Thank You to all the Mother’s Day Stall
organisers and helpers.
We wish all Mothers and Grandmothers an enjoyable Mother’s Day on Sunday
FOUNDATION 2016 INFORMATION NIGHT
It was terrific to see so many people at our Foundation Information Night on Monday night.
Following the evening we have had several tours of the school by prospective parents for 2016. I do
encourage our established parents with children coming in 2016 to the school to fill out your
enrolment forms and bring them in to the office. Maroondah Schools Network asks for all students
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for 2016 to be enrolled by the end of this term, 26 June.
Please remind family and friends who are looking for schools next year that we do run personal tours
of the school. Please as them to ring the office to book a tour.
OPEN NIGHT
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Education Week is coming up very quickly indeed. Our Open Night is Monday 18 May from 4.30 –
7.00pm. We invite all families, friends and community to come and see your child’s work and find
out more about our school.
Our students always look forward to Open Night where they can show off their school and their work
to friends and family. It is also a great time for people to catch up with friends in the community! We
also enjoy seeing past students and families.
Some of the activities you may enjoy on the night are Highland Dancing, our Super Singers, Holly’s
String Group, the Book Fair, some tastings from our garden and canteen, and green tea ice-cream
from our Japanese program.
I hope to see you all there.
SCHOOL COUNCIL SUB-COMMITTEES
We are calling for interested people to become part of our School Council Sub-Committees.
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Community Sub-Committee - oversees Canteen and Uniform Shop.
Facilities Committee - runs working bees, maintaining grounds and equipment.
Education Committee - reviews policies and educational issues.
Finance Committee - oversees the finances of this school.
Fundraising Committee - organises all the fundraising of events for the school community
(and is a lot of fun to be on!)
Marketing Committee - develops opportunities to promote the school in the wider
community.
If you would like to join one of these committees, please contact the office and we will notify you of
dates and times of the next meetings.
GAIL POLLARD - PRINCIPAL
ENROL NOW FOR 2016
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Events Calendar
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TERM DATES 2015
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Pizza Night – with Yr 7s – 6-7pm Mod A
Kalinda Open Night
P&F Gen. Mtg. – 2.30pm Stadium Foyer
School Council Mtg
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Kalinda Disco (P&F)
Working Bee
P&F Gen. Mtg. – 2.30pm Stadium Foyer
Last day of Canteen
Hot Dog Day
Canteen Closed
Last day of Term 2 – 2.30pm Dismissal
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Term 1 – 28 Jan (teachers start) - 27 March
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Pupil Free Day 29 Jan – Students begin 30 Jan.
Term 2 – 13 April - 26 June
Term 3 – 13 July - 18 September
Term 4 – 5 October - 18 December
CANTEEN
13/5 Susanne H.
14/5 Megumi N. & Yuko W.
15/5 Jo H. & Leanne R.
If you wish to contact Jo in the Canteen, her mobile
number is 0402 031 447.
Forms sent home to Families – 30th April – 7th May 2015
Notice
Distributed to:
Return by:
District Cross Country Notice
Selected students
asap
School Photos Have Arrived
The school photos were distributed on Monday and Tuesday of this
week. If you did not receive your child’s photos, please contact MSP
direct on 9466 7331. They will be able to help you with any queries.
SAKG GARDEN DONATIONS
If there is anyone who would like to clean out their spare pots
section, Kelly would love some extra-large terracotta, half-barrels,
or plastic pots for the Stephanie Alexander Garden. Please leave
at the office.
SAKG is selling a selection of home-made jams and chutneys. New additions to the
trolley are tomato relish and raspberry jam. These are on display and can be
purchased at the office. Please have a look next time you are going past. They are
delicious, reasonably priced and made in our kitchen!
Any donations of 250gm jars, with lids, would be much appreciated (and even better if
labels are removed).
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PUPIL OF THE WEEK
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Ray D.
Gemma S.
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Harry H.
Hazel T.
Antonio C.
Annie L.
Madison G.
Toby S.
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Jack H.
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Brandon R.
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Tamika H.
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Lily R.
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Ella F.
Will A.
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Mikayla P.
Alana M.
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Ryan H.
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Ethan McE.
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For working so hard to improve his pencil grip. Great job Ray!
For doing a great job with your writing and showing determination to finish your
work despite your broken wrist!
For enthusiasm in reading, looking out for phonemes and Camera Words.
For great work in Maths, adding two groups together.
For concentrating during reading groups and using good reading strategies.
For always completing work to the best of her ability.
For her effort in learning her weekly spelling words.
For his presentation of his ‘Me Bag’. Great speaking and explanation, Toby.
For writing a good persuasive text about whether the pool is better than the
beach. Well done Jack!
For coming up with some great ideas for our whole class shared narrative,
’The Treasure Chest.’
For being really enthusiastic about her learning in class. It has been great to
see, Tamika!
For the improvement you have shown using multiple strategies for math problem
solving.
For working hard to master Area and Perimeter. Keep up the good work!
For being an outstanding helper to all members of his class, especially when
using ICT!
For being a wonderful student and giving every challenge a go. Keep it up!
For approaching all class activities in a positive manner and sharing her
knowledge with others. Great work, Alana.
For being a quiet achiever who happily celebrated his ownership of the winning
Name, “KowLinda”. You are wonderful Ryan!
For the exceptional use of emotive language in his writing. Well done!
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The annual Book Fair is due to be held in the school Library during Education Week, which is Monday 18 to
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Friday 22 May. The theme this year is:
“Enter the Kingdom of Books”
There will be many popular books at heavily reduced prices for sale and all profits will go to Kalinda Primary
School. The Book Fair will be open for sales at the following times:
 8.30 – 9.00am every morning
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 4.30 – 6.00pm on Monday, 18 May (Open Night)
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 3.30 – 4.00pm from Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 May.
If you would be able to volunteer some time to assist with the Book Fair (particularly in the afternoon/evening) it
would be greatly appreciated.
A roster for volunteer helpers to note their availabilities is on the office window.
Thank you, hope to see you there!
WENDY ROBERTSON - LIBRARY TECHNICIAN
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The Guinea Pigs Speak!
Newsflash! The 3/4 L Guinea Pigs deliver their verdict on the new Canteen menu item!
It's hard to find a new menu item when we already have a fantastic selection on offer. We supply food from each of
the required colour groups ~ Green, Amber and Red (A requirement from the Australian Canteen Association).
Last term I came up with a dish and decided to ask 3/4L to be my Guinea Pigs and tell me what they thought.
From there l tweaked it and asked them to taste the new version; it was a success….Yay!.. The new menu item is
Macaroni Cheese with Vegetables and Bacon. Here is what some of the students had to say:
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I had the new Macaroni and Cheese, it was creamy and delicious! – Emma
I loved the texture of it, it was delicious, I recommend it and give it 10 out of 10! – Bella
It was delicious; all the ingredients mix together so well. It was very tasty; I could have had heaps more! – Lily
I would love to have it in my lunch every day, it was so YUM!!! – Lochston.
JO O’CALLAGHAN – CANTEEN MANAGER
Dear Teachers, Parents and Children,
In Grade 5/6 last term we were exploring different issues within our C.B.L unit of 'Power'. The issue
that I chose to investigate and help was a School in Vanuatu as they were hit by a cyclone, which
caused extensive damage. To help, I decided to collect worksheets and books. I have visited each
classroom and collected some worksheets, however now I need your help!
The children at Fresh Wota Bilingual School in Vanuatu don't have a library or a reading corner like
we are so lucky to have. I would really like to help them to have a reading corner in every
classroom. To do this I need to collect books - lots of books! So, if you have any old or no longer
wanted books that you are wondering what to do with, then please consider donating them to these
children. There will be a box in 5/6D's classroom labelled PROGRESS PIKININI for you to put any
books in. My target is to collect 100 books by the end of this term.
Thankyou so much for your help
ASHLEIGH – 5/6D
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WORKING BEE THANKS
Many thanks to the following families for their assistance during last weekend’s working bee: Angus, BuyskesAbrahams, Cray, Crossman, Dong, Draffin, Gregson, Halse, Hodgkin, Ingram, Liu, Rojas, Stevenson, Taylor,
Zhang, Landi and Kozub, along with their mini-helpers; Rebecca, Jonty, Jack & Samantha, Bobby & Ray, Eleanor,
Madeline & Charli, Ruby & Blake, Olivia, Kaiya & Tahlia, Alina, Annie, Natasha, Levi Joy, Haylee, Katia and Alexey.
In ‘pleasingly pleasant’ conditions, we managed to stay on top of a few ongoing projects as well as to complete a
few stand-alone jobs. 'Boxes ticked' included:
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in-ground drains around the high side of the school grounds were checked and cleared as necessary,
soft-fall was re-spread to priority areas (in all playgrounds)
sand-pits were rejuvenated,
all of the school’s play-surfaces and pathways were swept or blown-clear of fallen sticks and leaves
timber retaining structures at (all of): the synthetic basketball courts and ‘below’ the senior playground continue to be repaired and extended,
(now defunct) timber retaining structures ‘above’ the Prep classrooms have been reclaimed to use in
more purposeful areas around the school,
the garden beds at the front of the school were weeded – as was the Japanese Garden,
many of the garden beds along the low side of the school were mulched, and
both the boiler room and shipping container were cleared of about a decade-worth of ‘debris’!
We would like to extend a huge thank you to every family who participates at our working bees, as we simply could
not keep our huge grounds looking as pleasant as they are without you. And, as always, we would also like to say
a massive thank you to Ted (and Nathan) Dugdale who - along with Steve Harvey and Michael Raftopoulos (and
Katie) - organise the jobs that need doing and (most importantly) make sure the BBQ is ready for hungry workers!
Of course, our thoughts are also with Bryan Bennett who is currently ‘laid-up’. As a mainstay of, and driving force
behind, Kalinda’s Facilities Committee, Bryan was certainly missed last weekend.
If you are new to the school or have not yet filled out the working bee slip to indicate your date of preference,
please do so through the office. Many hands make light work and it’s always a great opportunity to meet other
parents and for your children to get together.
THE NEXT WORKING BEE IS ON SATURDAY 30 May from 10:00am - 12:00noon.
See you there!
STEVE HARVEY
FACILITIES MANAGER
Art Room
Each morning before school, the Art Room is buzzing with activity
as my monitors and helpers set up for the day. They unpack the
racks, put down chairs, put out materials, clean the sinks, sharpen
pencils and many other preparation jobs. They also like to sing
along to the radio! It’s like The Voice Kids in there some mornings.
The official Art Monitors for this year are Eric Z., Shaylee G., Macy
C. and Taliegha P.
LIBBY SHAW
VISUAL ARTS TEACHER
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From the sports desk…
LEVEL 4 INTERSCHOOL SPORT: Throughout Term 2, ‘Winter’ Interschool Sport is played during the afternoon.
Game-play is generally from around 1:30pm until around 2:30pm. For teams playing 'Away', the bus departs for
competition as soon after 1:00pm as possible, and returns to Kalinda P.S. at approx.: 3:00pm. Weather permitting,
this Friday’s matches will be played against Antonio Park P.S. (Whitehorse Road, Mitcham). Full venue details and
team locations are now available on the school website, located at www.kalinda.vic.edu.au
HOUSE CROSS-COUNTRY RESULT: CONGRATULATIONS
CHISHOLM House for winning the Kalinda PS Cross-Country
shield in 2015.
SCHOOL SPORT VICTORIA RINGWOOD NORTH DISTRICT CROSS-COUNTRY CARNIVAL:
Congratulations to those students who finished inside the top-ten of Kalinda Primary School’s recent
House Cross-Country running carnival. Those students have this week been issued with an invitation
to the upcoming District Cross Country running carnival. This event will be held at Domeney Reserve
in Park Orchards on Tuesday, May 26.
Based on the schedule from previous years, it is anticipated that this year’s program will be as follows:
Race 1) 9:45am (approx.)
Race 2) 10:05am (approx.)
Race 3) 10:30am (approx.)
12/13 Year
12/13 Year
11 Year
Boys
Girls
Boys
Race 4) 10:55am (approx.)
Race 5) 11:20am (approx.)
Race 6) 11:35am (approx.)
11 Year
9/10 Year
9/10 Year
Girls
Boys
Girls
FREE KALINDA SPORTING SCHOOLS AFL HIGH-PERFORMANCE TRAINING: As part of the
Australian Sports Commission’s ‘Sporting Schools’ program (the replacement of Active After School
Communities) which is not scheduled for commencement until Term 3 – but for which Kalinda P.S. has
been a highly active ‘pilot’ school during Terms 1 and 2 – our Grade 5and 6 interschool sport AFL team have been
receiving high-performance tuition from Matthew Bateman (assistant Coach at the Dandenong Stingrays) as well
as the ‘highly-credentialled-in-his-own-right’; Mr. Mclean. The boys have had an outstanding start to their Term 2
campaign, with two strong wins against (historically) powerful AFL schools. Keep up the good work boys!
PARTNER NEWS: PARK ORCHARDS NETBALL CLUB: Kalinda Primary School and it’s close
netball partner: the Park Orchards Netball Club are pleased to announce that a 6-week NetSetGo
Netball Skills program will take place after-school throughout Term 2 at Kalinda P.S.
Sessions take place on the school grounds each Wednesday from 4:00PM – 4:30PM
commencing May 13 (until June 17). The program is for girls and boys from Grade 1 – Grade 3, and
costs $50. Registrations are now open (closing Wednesday, May 13). Contact: Sarah McWilliams
on 0425 738 264, or at [email protected] Flyers are available from the school office.
Best Regards,
MOTHER’S DAY SESSION DETAILS:
Steve Harvey
Physical Education, Sport & Facilities Management
SSV Coordinator: Maroondah & Manningham Division(s)
Ph: (03) 9876 3289
M: (0417) 392 572
E: [email protected]
1. BOTH SESSIONS COMBINED AT
KALINDA P.S. THIS SATURDAY (MAY 9),
9:00AM – 10:30AM
Kalinda’s
participation ‘partners
and pathways’
* Click icon for full
details
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SOCCER
CLUB
WANTED
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OSHClub News
Before School / After School Care Program
Term 2 - Week 4 - 7th May 2015
Program Update
Ni Sa Bula! This means “good afternoon/evening” in Fijian.
Welcome to week 4 of Kalinda Primary School’s OSHClub! We hope everyone has been having a
great week so far.
We have all had the great fortune of meeting even more new children enrolling in our service
for both before and after school care. We have all been so pleased that everyone is making
our new members feel welcome during their first few days. Well done everyone!
How wild and woolly the weather has been lately! Many children have been misplacing their
jumpers and windcheaters; if you have been to OSHClub recently and are missing your jumper
or windcheater, please come in and look in our lost property tub. Also, if we find any missing
clothing or other property whilst we are in the playground we usually bring it inside so even if
you don’t attend OSHClub please come in and have a look through our lost property!
Our art and craft theme for this week is “All About Mum”. So if you still need to make mum a
Mother’s Day card or a special box to place lots of goodies in, feel free to let your creative juices
flow during the rest of this week!
So to all of the mums at Kalinda Primary School…
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Kind Regards,
Jeanette Lea, Kalli Boag, Samantha Lawrence, Wendy Reid.
Program phone: 0439 992 434
Coordinator: Jeanette Lea.
Assistants: Kalli Boag, Wendy Reid, Jack Rountree, Samantha Lawrence.
OSHClub Head Office: 03 85649000
All families must be enrolled to attend the program, remember this is Free!! Please create an account
online at www.oshclub.com.au all bookings and cancellations can also be managed via your online
account. For on the day bookings please contact the Coordinator direct at the program.
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COMMUNITY NEWS
OFFICE NEWS
Foundation Excursion – Melbourne Museum. Please note, payments and permission forms are due back by
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Tuesday, 12 May.
Year 7 Transition Forms for Secondary College – A reminder to all parents of Yr 6 students that transition forms
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are due back by Friday, 22 May.
Good Friday Appeal – Thank you to all families who donated to the RCH Good Friday Appeal which raised $61.
Family receipts from RCH are being sent home today.
THERESA JARVIS
BUSINESS MANAGER
CANTEEN NEWS
We have in stock the re-usable lunch order bags. Prices range from $10.50 to $12.50.
Please consider purchasing one of these bags for the following reasons:
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Designed to replace paper lunch bags when ordering from the canteen.
Holds more food than paper bags.
Sturdy flat base makes them easy to pack and stack.
Extremely easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Reduces paper waste.
Hygienic zipper pocket to separate money from contact with food.
We currently have a variety of colours in stock, both in the wallet form and the insulated ones. They are available
from the Canteen Wednesday - Friday 9.15am to 2.30pm
If you choose to continue to use paper bags, please think about the size you use. We are seeing an increase in
very small paper bags and unfortunately we are unable to fit all the items into the bags.
New Food Items
Sausage Rolls Regular Size - $2.50
Anzac Biscuits - $1.00
JO O’CALLAGHAN
CANTEEN MANAGER
UNIFORM SHOP
Opening Hours – Mondays from 3pm – 3.45pm. If you are unable to make this time, order forms are available
from the office or you can download from the website at www.kalinda.vic.edu.au / Notices and Forms. Just send in
your order, with payment and it will be processed as soon as possible.
SHANNON & JO
UNIFORM SHOP VOLUNTEERS
SCHOOL BANKING
Bring your yellow Dollarmites wallet (or black for grades 4-6) to school each Friday. Wallets are to be placed in the
grey CommBank bag and brought up to the office and will be returned to your classroom in the same bag. Kalinda
receives $5 when children make their first deposit at school and 5% commission on every deposit made at school
through the School Banking Program. Students will also receive a Dollarmites token for each deposit which can be
redeemed when you have 10 tokens for your chosen reward.
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2015 Competition! The Grand Prize: A Family Trip to Disneyland!!
Students who make 25 or more School Banking deposits during 2015 will automatically enter the draw to win a trip
to California’s Disneyland where they can enjoy Space Mountain and everything the park has to offer. The prize
includes return airfares, five nights’ accommodation, transfers and 3 days park entry for up to two adults and two
kids, as well as AUD$2000 spending money.
If your child does not have a Youthsaver Account, you can open one at any Commonwealth Bank branch, or if you
have NetBank, you can apply online. Alternatively, please contact one of the coordinators to discuss (we are in the
Staffroom Friday mornings from 9am).
JULIE & KYLIE
STUDENT BANKING COORDINATORS
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RECIPE OF THE WEEK!
Preparation Time:
Cooking Time:
Serves:
20 minutes
2 and ½ hours
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Slow Cooked Beef with Barley
What you need:
1.2 kg beef chuck steak, cut into 5cm pieces
2 tsp Olive Oil
1 medium brown onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
4 cups Beef stock
1 cup Pearl Barley
2 x 400g cans Crushed tomatoes
2 celery sticks, chopped
3 sprigs rosemary, finely chopped
2 tsp Brown sugar
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Preheat oven to 155 C. Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a large frypan on high heat and brown beef until sealed. Transfer to a
casserole dish.
In the same frypan, cook onion, garlic and celery until soft. Add stock and bring to the boil, then pour over the beef
in the casserole dish.
Add barley, tomatoes, rosemary and sugar, then cover and bake for 2 1/2hours, or until beef is tender. Season with
pepper to taste.
WENDY McLAUGHLAN
KALINDA CHEF
APPLES - STRAIGHT FROM THE ORCHARD…….
New seasons apples are now being picked. Our apple man will next be delivering apples on,
Thursday 21st May. If you would like to order apples, please see Gill or Annie at the office with
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your order and payment by Wednesday 20 May.
Bags are approximately 5-6kg.
Available are:
Pink Ladies
Fujis
Granny Smiths
Golden Delicious
ALL apples are now $10 per bag.
Green & Brown Pears are now available
at $8 per bag.
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SECONDARY SCHOOL & PRE-SCHOOL OPEN INFORMATION
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KALINDA COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD
Nutrition and Healthy Eating Tips
Getting the afternoon snack right for your kids:
When the kids get home from school it’s a time they are likely to be really hungry. It’s important to make sure the
afternoon tea snack provides some protein to deal with the hunger and some carbohydrate to provide ongoing
energy for after school activities.
The trap that might occur here is they are so hungry they eat too much or the snacking continues over a long
period of time and they are not hungry for dinner. This is obviously not helpful and can eventually impact body
weight. The balance between satisfying hunger and over eating is important and may require some boundaries
being set- the aim is to remove hunger but be feeling hungry again for dinner time.
Some good after school snack ideas include:
Glass of milk (flavoured is okay), tub of yoghurt, custard or smoothie
Plus- either piece of fruit, or dry biscuits with topping (cheese, dip, tomato, avocado, peanut butter), half to one
sandwich depending on age of child and how active they are, pikelets, popcorn or occasionally a sweet treat.
Lisa Renn
Accredited Practising Dietician
www.bodywarfare.com.au
See the Community Board in the Foyer for more events.
The Department of Education & Training (DET) and Kalinda Primary School, do not endorse the products or services of any
private advertiser. DET and Kalinda Primary School accept no responsibility for accuracy of information contained in
advertisements or claims made by them.
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