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.

Term 3 Update

Here is an update from the student health promoting team. Together the team of students from across the school organise Friday fitness sessions, encourage healthy eating and organise competitions for the school. This video talks about what the team has been doing so far, our current competition that is running til the end of the term, and what is coming up next.

Health Assembly Video.mov

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.

Fonterra Milk for Schools is funded by Fonterra.

It is all made possible to primary school nationwide by our 10,500 Fonterra Farmers and a large network of supporters.

The students 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.