SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUBS SUPPORT LOCAL FAMILIES IN NEED
Children in Werribee will get a brighter and healthier start to the day, with three local schools starting School Breakfast Clubs in term three.
One in seven children arrive at school with an empty stomach. Without breakfast, growing kids struggle to pay attention throughout the day, affecting their ability to learn and do their best.
The Andrews Labor Government’s School Breakfast Clubs program will provide a free breakfast to up to 25,000 kids in 500 of Victoria’s primary schools most in need.
The Labor Government is making sure every student, regardless of their circumstances, has the opportunity to reach their potential.
Breakfast clubs help improve student learning and attendance while also building connections between families, schools and their local communities.
The Government has partnered with Foodbank – the largest welfare food agency in Australia – to establish and lead the state-wide program, using their existing warehousing, storage and freight network.
The $13.7 million program is another example of the Labor Government building the Education State to ensure every child, regardless of their postcode, has access to a first-rate education.
For a full list of Clubs, visit: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/Pages/breakfastclubs.aspx
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas
“Werribee Primary School, Thomas Chirnside Primary School and Manor Lakes P-12 College will all start School Breakfast Clubs in term three, which means students will start the day on a full stomach so they can concentrate in class and get the most out of school.”
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – it sets our children up to concentrate, learn and be at their best but unfortunately not all kids are able to start the day with breakfast at home.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“I’ve seen first-hand the positive impact School Breakfast Clubs can have on kids. I look forward to another 255 clubs opening this term, which will see the program fully up and running across 500 Victorian schools.”