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School Dinners - I Shine Catering

 

Our school meals are cooked fresh daily and on site by our wonderful catering team - I Shine Catering

 

The menus are on a 3 week rotation and change termly to include fruits and vegetables in season. Children choose their meal at the beginning of each day during registration.

 

Children will have a hot lunch in the hall 2 days a week (dining room menu) They will have a hot lunch in their classroom 2 days a week (classroom menu) On Fridays they will have a sandwich lunch. 

 

School dinners are charged at £2.34 per day or £11.70 for the week. 

Payments are made through Parent Pay. The school office can help you with this.

 

ALL RECEPTION, Y1 AND Y2 CHILDREN ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE SCHOOL MEAL

Lunch Menus

Which week is which?

Week beginning Monday 13th September - WEEK 3

Week beginning Monday 20th September - WEEK 1

Week beginning Monday 27th September - WEEK 2

Week beginning Monday 4th October -  WEEK 3

Week beginning Monday 11th October - WEEK 1

Week beginning Monday 18th October - WEEK 2

HALF TERM

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

Children whose parents receive the following support payments are entitled to receive free school dinners:

 

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that as of 6 April 2010 does not exceed £16,190
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

 

For the application for free school meals, please click the link below. 

You can return this form and the documents to prove that you are in receipt of these support payments to the school office.

 

If your child is entitled to a free school dinner but has a packed lunch please complete the paperwork anyway.  This is a big help to the school as we get funding to help your child with their learning.

 

Please call to the office in person, call on 020 8205 9324 or send an email to office@orion.barnetmail.net if you have any questions and they will be happy to go through the process with you.

If you pay for your child's school lunch this must be done through Parent Pay.

Click on the link below for more information on how to set up your parent pay account

PACKED LUNCH

 

If you wish to send your child in with a packed lunch please make sure the lunch is nutritious and filling. Have a look at our guide above. Some tips!

 

Please do

Provide your child with a protein filled sandwich/pasta or rice pot

Make sure your child has at least one piece of fruit or vegetable with their lunch.

Try to avoid sugary drinks like Capri Sun - water or milk or a small carton of pure juice is better.

Please do not

Send cold fish fingers/chicken/pizza/burger for your child to eat.

Send in a bag of crisps every day - choose one day a week for crisps (Friday is good)

Give your child a plain croissant or doughnut instead of a sandwich

Send in peanuts or other types of nuts

Send in sweets or lollipops at lunchtime

 

Thank you for providing your child with a great quality lunch.

It makes sure they have great energy to learn well in the afternoon.

Pupils Representatives Tasting the Meal Choices from the new menus

Representatives from each class took part in some food tasting in order to create the new menu. If they like it it goes on, if they don't it doesn't! 

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