As a healthy school we request that parents provide a packed lunch for their child each day. Food should be contained in a clean container or bag. Enough food should be provided for the students morning-tea and lunch.  

St Joseph's School is a Waste Free School. We encourage parents and caregivers to provide lunches in reusable containers and avoid using clear-film or lunch wrap.  All children will be assed to to keep unwanted food and wrappers in their lunchbox and take it home. 

Although the school has a number of drinking fountains the school can use, it is also recommended that all children bring a bottle of water to school.

The school has three opportunities during the week for parents to purchases lunches for their children. School Lunch details are provided below. 
  • Mondays - Subway Lunches are available on Mondays. Order forms, together with the correct money, are to be placed in an envelope in the box provided in the school office before school on a Monday.
  • Wednesdays - Sushi can be purchased by placing an order before Wednesday  through the Lunch-Online website
  • Fridays - The P.T.A. sell lunches on Fridays. Information detailing the lunch that will be provided is included in the school's weekly newsletter.  Orders are taken before school on a Friday from the Hall kitchen.

Milk in Schools

St Joseph's School Papanui in partnership with Fonterra provides all students with a small carton of milk each morning. This is a great way to supplement the children's diet. This programme is voluntary. Students can choose to drink or not to drink the milk provided.