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Meals at school

Mealtimes are about more than just food at Ficino School. Children and teachers sit down and eat lunch together. Sitting with their class or house and teacher, the students are taught to serve and care for one another, as well as engage in good conversation. Lunch is also an opportunity for the students to practise their table manners and learn to use cutlery appropriately.

Children also get the opportunity to demonstrate care for their environment with the clearing of plates, tables and sweeping of floors.

We strongly believe a healthy, balanced diet is central to good learning. All of the students’ food is provided by the school, including morning tea. The food served is in-season and vegetarian and is prepared freshly each day in our kitchen. Ingredients from our school gardens are used when available.