Monday- PUPIL FREE DAY Tuesday- Broccoli and cauliflower pasta bake Wednesday- Pesto gnocchi Thursday- Asparagus and feta frittata Friday- Sweet corn and chive pancakes
A word from the kitchen... Hello children, parents and staff of John Colet I hope you are all enjoying the food and are also enjoying the new food that we are trying at the school. I know it’s often hard to try new things and it means a lot that the children are trying the new dishes. Quite often you can end up enjoying something when you take a chance on it.
I would like to thank the Tuesday morning choir children who use the hall. It makes getting up early and coming to work much easier - always nice to have some music while you work!
It would be a great help if parents of the children can make sure to read the menu week to week and assist in the packing of their children’s plates for school we are using too many of the spare plates, cups and bowls on a daily basis. The ladies who work in the kitchen work very hard and they are too often getting backed up with cleaning these extra items and slowing down the duties which they are here to do. I appreciate your understanding on this matter.
Monday- Vegetable and five bean chili served with basmati rice Tuesday- Roasted pumpkin and kumara quiche Wednesday- Traditional Greek Spanakopita spinach and feta pie Thursday- Eggplant lasagne Friday- Mushroom and basil pizzas
Hi there! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to John Colet School. I look forward to providing the pupils with nice food which I hope they enjoy. I would also like to say a special thanks to Sabine who has been running the kitchen for the past period. She has done a fantastic job and has made my transitional period at the school a stress free one. Please make sure to say thanks to Sabine if you see her in passing. I would like to tell everyone about the menu for next week and what we are planning, we have everything from a mild yellow Thai curry to roast vegetable frittata so hope that everyone will enjoy the food.
Monday- chick pea and pumpkin curry served with basmati rice Tuesday- roast vegetable frittata Wednesday- Traditional minestrone soup Thursday- wild mushroom and spinach risotto cake Friday- Green lentil and vegetable burgers
Friday Gnocchi in a rich tomato sauce (International Day) (vegan /gluten free option/soy free)
Eating vegetables every day will improve your health, vary your diet and your palate.
The added valuable vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants and micronutrients in vegetables simply improve your health and lower your risk of disease. If you want a varied, fulfilling, healthy life include at least 5 serves of vegetables to your day. The best thing about vegetables is that you can eat as much as you like!
Welcome to 2018! This is the Chinese Year of the Dog. This 11th Zodiac of 12 encompasses people who are independent, sincere, decisive and loyal. These people are not afraid of difficulties as they harmonise relationship with others easily. These are all strong characteristics of the values we uphold at John Colet School so I believe that it will be a good year for all.
Our biggest student enrolment ever will see the focus placed heavily on the changes needed to embrace every individual in our lunch hall.
It is a hot summer month so we will stay true to cooling and favourite foods until the Autumn.
Welcome and welcome back to everyone, have a wonderful year.
Let Food be Thy Medicine & Medicine be Thy Food – Hippocrates. Donna Moor Head of Kitchen
We are already at the end of this school year, and we say farewell to the Class of 2017. Enjoy High School!
This is also the time where I look deep into the cupboards and make up menus to clean us out…and which the children will eat.
I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the lunch ladies who have helped me tirelessly in the kitchen throughout the year. You have all been fantastic and worked above and beyond. Thank you!
Lastly, I would like to wish the whole school community a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and fun filled New Year.
See you back here in 2018!
Life is too short to eat bad food! Donna Moor Head of Kitchen