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  # 2308741 31-Aug-2019 10:33
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I think its a great concept but will be poorly executed.  Why does Government feel the need to get involved at a grass roots level?

 

 

They have already gotten themselves involved, with the you can't discipline your child nonsense.


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  # 2308747 31-Aug-2019 10:42
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They have already gotten themselves involved, with the you can't discipline your child nonsense.

 

 

You can discipline your child, you just can't physically assault them anymore.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2308749 31-Aug-2019 10:46
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So just ZIP it with your mean spirited shi&e - KIDS ARE HUNGRY - and IDGAF if the parents are the reason why - KIDS ARE HUNGRY - we have the power to help them (which will benefit ALL of us) and it's morally the right thing to do.

 

PS: As "geeks" - SURELY we can research and find facts and data - as opposed to BS hot reckons?

 

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  # 2308760 31-Aug-2019 11:24
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My first thought was, great more tax dollars, but on closer inspection I think this is a great idea.

 

Instead of funnelling more money into household budgets (where it may get diverted to other uses) this policy goes directly to the end user by putting food into the mouths of hungry children. By that token there should better ‘bang for the buck’.





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  # 2309340 2-Sep-2019 11:04
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driller2000:
I KNEW this thread would be full of mean spirited baseless reckons - but I came anyway.

 

*SNIP*

 

So just ZIP it with your mean spirited shi&e - KIDS ARE HUNGRY - and IDGAF if the parents are the reason why - KIDS ARE HUNGRY - we have the power to help them (which will benefit ALL of us) and it's morally the right thing to do.

 

*Post of the Year*

 

School lunches are a brilliant idea. 

 

I'd love to see those who believe it's simply down to bad parenting to come and live in a poorer region and not see this a good thing to do.

 

I coached a kids football team where four boys in one family had one pair of boots between them. Whoever woke up first got the boots. The kid in my team only had to turn up once without boots before my boy gave away all of his old ones to whoever needed them. My boy was 9 and even he could see it was the right thing to do.

 

Look after the kids because they will be looking after you soon enough.

 

 


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I am the board chair for a South Auckland school, so thought I'd throw my thoughts in the ring.

 

Before joining the Board of Trustees (BoT) three years ago, I was very much against our school providing meals of any sort. The problem with this is, as my principal helpfully pointed out, when she has a dozen school kids outside her office at 8am in the morning, who haven't had any breakfast, does she just turn them away and yet still expect them to do their best during the school day?

 

We already have a breakfast club which our social worker runs (every decile 1-3 school has one provided). The food (toast + spaghetti for example) and hot drink is sponsored by a food supplier. I've seen that most suppliers, when you explain what you are trying to do, are all over supporting what we are trying to do.

 

I'd like our school to go one step further, and provide both breakfast and lunch, to all our students, all paid and organised internally by our school (by fundraising or similar).

 

It's a good opportunity for us to teach our kids better nutrition, ensure they are fed, which will help them concentrate and achieve during the day. While feeding kids takes that responsibility away from parents, by not feeding them, we are punishing the wrong person. It's not a child's fault that their parents haven't fed them. I also acknowledge that this will not fix the cause of this issue, however, it will treat one of the symptoms that is within our control.

 

The BoT primary objective is to ensure every student is able to attain their highest possible education achievement (Schedule 6(5), Education Act 1989). It's very hard for a child to do this with a rumbling tummy.

 

 

 

*disclaimer: this is all my personal opinion and in no way officially represents the views of the BoT I chair.


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I am the board chair for a South Auckland school, so thought I'd throw my thoughts in the ring.

 

Before joining the Board of Trustees (BoT) three years ago, I was very much against our school providing meals of any sort. The problem with this is, as my principal helpfully pointed out, when she has a dozen school kids outside her office at 8am in the morning, who haven't had any breakfast, does she just turn them away and yet still expect them to do their best during the school day?

 

We already have a breakfast club which our social worker runs (every decile 1-3 school has one provided). The food (toast + spaghetti for example) and hot drink is sponsored by a food supplier. I've seen that most suppliers, when you explain what you are trying to do, are all over supporting what we are trying to do.

 

I'd like our school to go one step further, and provide both breakfast and lunch, to all our students, all paid and organised internally by our school (by fundraising or similar).

 

It's a good opportunity for us to teach our kids better nutrition, ensure they are fed, which will help them concentrate and achieve during the day. While feeding kids takes that responsibility away from parents, by not feeding them, we are punishing the wrong person. It's not a child's fault that their parents haven't fed them. I also acknowledge that this will not fix the cause of this issue, however, it will treat one of the symptoms that is within our control.

 

The BoT primary objective is to ensure every student is able to attain their highest possible education achievement (Schedule 6(5), Education Act 1989). It's very hard for a child to do this with a rumbling tummy.

 

 

 

*disclaimer: this is all my personal opinion and in no way officially represents the views of the BoT I chair.

 

 

I had an American gf for a few years. Id go there she'd come here. Her two girls had breakfast and lunch provided at school. Elementary and Middle School.  It was paid for by patents, but it was cheap, IIRC around 50c or 75c per day. The parents contributed, as they should, perhaps the school system or others helped financially, but end of the day it was done, which is the main thing. And it didn't promote a have to have not scenario, it was all equal. As I said, end of the day it worked.


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