Lunch Time - Eating
Most children stay for a school lunch or bring a packed lunch. During lunchtime pupils are supervised in the dining hall, playgrounds, and in classrooms during inclement weather, by supervisory assistants.
Meals are provided by Hampshire Caterers and cooked in our own kitchen. A three weekly menu operates and children may have school dinners every day, or choose to stay just one or two.
Visit the HC3S website for more information and their associated website "My School Lunch".
Head cook, Christine Coulter, will go out of her way to make sure your child enjoys their meal. If you have any concerns, please pop in and see her.
It is helpful if all meals are paid for at the beginning of the week in which they are taken. Money should be sent in an envelope, marked with your child's name and teacher, or payment by cheque or cash can be made directly at the office, weekly, half termly or termly. Credits for meals not taken are adjusted at the end of each term.
There are plenty of websites offering ideas for healthy and nutritional lunch boxes for children - the British Nutrition Foundation leaflet may be downloaded here.
Packed lunches should be sent in a plastic box or container marked with the child's name. Many boxes these days are designed like a cool bag and these help ensure that the contents remain fresh and healthy.
Please bear in mind that some children display a severe reaction to nuts and can be affected simply by touching the hand of another child who may be eating them. We also ask that children do not bring sweets or chocolates to eat for lunch.
At mid morning break every child will be offered a piece of fruit, a different variety each day. This may be an apple, a satsuma, even a carrot! If your child suffers a severe dislike they may bring in their own piece of fruit.
We believe that children should have access to water throughout the day and children should bring in their own named bottle of water daily. We offer children plastic cups of fresh water if they forget their own bottle.