Health Promoting Schools

Papatoetoe West School promotes healthy eating and healthy lifestyles. We are proud to be able to provide our students with healthy lunch options.

We do not allow junk food for children's lunches. Please help your children to be healthy and energised for learning.


We are a water only school.

Fruit in Schools is provided by the Ministry of Education with the aim of providing healthy food choices for our students. The students receive fruit every day, with different varieties each time.

If your child has an allergy to any fruit, please contact their teacher immediately.

The Ministry of Education also works with Fonterra to provide Milk to all students. They receive this 3 days a week and it is guaranteed to be fresh and nutritious. ‚Äč

Milk is an excellent source of calcium and our students learn about the benefits of having milk in their diet.