Ka Ora, Ka Ako - Healthy Lunch Programme

Ka Ora, Ka Ako is a healthy lunch programme and it aims to reduce food insecurity by providing access to a nutritious lunch every  day. The name Ka Ora, Ka Ako is about being healthy and well in order to be in a good place to learn. 

Research indicates that reducing food insecurity for children and young people:

Pōrangahau School has been assured the Government will continue funding of the Ka Ora, Ka Ako programme for a further year, until the end of December 2024.

We are very fortunate to provide food directly to our tamariki, prepared and cooked at school by 2 wonderful ladies: Jaimee Wills and Yvonne Kuru - both talented cooks who add love to the food they prepare for our tamariki daily. 


We provide Kiwi kids in need with food, clothing and health items at school, so they can get into the classroom in a position to learn. KidsCan does this because we believe that education equals opportunity, and all children, regardless of their social economic background should have an equal chance. 

If you're interested in supporting a child or becoming involved visit the KidsCan website here.

Fruit in Schools

Fruit in Schools (FIS) encourages children to eat more fruit and vegetables and to adopt healthier lifestyles. Through this programme, the Ministry of Health is aiming for a jump-start to healthy eating and lifestyle choices by reaching children in regions of high social and health need. We receive a range of delicious and fresh fruits weekly that support our brain breaks, morning tea's and lunch times. 

You can press here to learn more about Fruit in Schools.

Kickstart Breakfast

KickStart Breakfast helps more children achieve their best by getting a kickstart to their day. Fueled by milk and grains, the students experience the power of a nutritious breakfast to provide both strength and energy for maximum learning at school.

KickStart Breakfast is the only school breakfast programme of its kind within New Zealand. We work together with local school communities to provide healthy breakfasts to children. Alongside support from the New Zealand Government, Sanitarium provides the Weet-Bix, Fonterra provides the Anchor milk and it’s the school that is responsible for delivering the programme.

For more information regarding the Kickstart Breakfast programme press here