Initiatives that support student learning
Garden to Table
The Garden to Table programme builds skills for life through highly practical, hands-on classes – not only teaching growing and cooking skills but also building awareness of individual and collective responsibility for the environment, healthy eating and community connectedness.
Further information: www.gardentotable.org.nz
Fruit and Vegetables 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.
Further information: www.5aday.co.nz/5plus-a-day/fruit-vegetables-in-schools/
Milk in Schools
From the farm to the class, Fonterra Farmers across the country are working together to bring healthy, nutritious milk to kids across New Zealand through Fonterra Milk for Schools. Our students are offered milk daily.
Further information: www.fonterramilkforschools.com
You can find a video of how to fold milk cartons here.
Walking School Bus
A Walking School Bus is similar to a normal school bus except children walk to and/or from school along a designated route, under the supervision of adult volunteers (often parents), who act as the Walking School Bus driver.
Walking School Buses reduce the number of cars on the road, making our environment safer and cleaner, and they provide exercise for children in a fun and social way.
Friends of the School (FOTS)
This team is made up of WRS staff and parent volunteers. Anyone can be part of FOTS, however it is overseen by the Principal. The team’s main focus is to provide resources for our learners that will enhance their learning or learning space. This is done mostly through community engagement, funding applications and fundraising.
Kids Can partner with schools all over New Zealand including Wymondley Road Primary School to provide kids with the basics such as food, clothing and hygiene products.
Duffy Book in Homes
Duffy Books in Homes gifts students brand new books to over 100,000 New Zealand three times a year. We have Duffy Role models visit us and they tell the kids “It’s Cool to Read and Cool to Achieve” and make a connection between success and reading.