We are pleased to announce that Trinity Oaks has achieved the Surrey Healthy School Award (Bronze level). We received the following comments on our application:
“Congratulations on achieving the Surrey Healthy Schools Bronze Award. Your application showed a real commitment to improving the health and well-being of pupils and you have thought carefully about next steps for each of the criteria. Your work around encouraging healthy eating and improving the dining hall experience is particularly impressive. You have achieved a great deal in a relatively short period of time and have a good base to work from when you think about a more specific area to focus on to achieve the Silver and Gold awards.”
“Congratulations again and we look forward to hearing about your future work.”
All the children in Key Stage 1 at Trinity Oaks are entitled to a free, hot and nutritious 2 course meal. This is provided by Surrey Commercial Services and further information can be found on their website.
Meals are cooked on site by our own cook, Max. The children sit and eat in family groups with an adult. The benefits of eating together in this way have been shown to be physical, academic and social. The expectation is that all parents will take up the offer of a hot lunch.
If your child will continue to have a school lunch from Year 3 you will need to book the lunch through the School Office and payment can be made on ‘Parentmail’. The current menu is available here.
Medical, ethical and religious dietary needs can be catered for, so if your child’s needs have changed please complete a Special Diet Request Form, available from the School Office. Like most schools we are a ‘nut free school’
For some children and families we understand that a packed lunch is the preferred option. When making your child’s packed lunch please remember to provide healthy nutritional items, unhealthy snacks such as crisps, sweets and chocolate bars are not allowed at school. Further guidance can be found here. Remember that water is provided for all the children on the lunch tables so there is no need to include a drink.
All children at Trinity Oaks are offered a glass of milk at morning break through the Coolmilk Scheme, a government initiative offering all children under 5 free milk. As a school we have extended this to all children in KS1. Information for parents is provided in their Registration Pack.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme provides a piece of fresh fruit or a vegetable daily to children free of charge. The fruit and vegetables are delivered to schools three times a week to ensure freshness and include, bananas, apples, pears, carrots, tomatoes and easy-peel citrus fruits, such as satsumas. There is no registration process for this, however if you do not want your child to participate in this scheme please let us know.
Drinking water through the day is widely known to be beneficial to pupils’ health and ability to learn. Please provide your child with a named water bottle of water each day. This can be refilled if necessary through the day.
Celebrating a birthday is very important to small children and we will include activities to make children feel extra special on their birthday. Please do not send children to school with cakes and sweets to distribute on their birthday-this can be saved for home. Instead parents are invited to buy a book to donate to the class and a special label inside will record this.