Food and Nutrition
Calwell High School is a Nut Aware School
Due to a number of students at Calwell High School being severely allergic to nuts and nut products, Calwell is a nut awareness school. Please ensure that your student does not have any nut or nut containing products at school.
Products sold in our school canteen and prepared in our Food Technology and Hospitality classes are nut free.
If your child has a food allergy of any kind we ask that you notify us so that accommodations can be made to the Technology course where required.
We will work with you to put procedures in place, such as emergency action plans and staff training, for your child.
Food and Healthy Eating
Adolescents and teenagers need support in achieving optimum health and wellbeing. Health and wellbeing have a great impact on a young person's quality of life and their ability to achieve their goals. Calwell High School is focused on mental health and wellbeing, through improving the standard of nutrition in school meals and increasing dietary education.
The whole school has embraced the health and wellbeing message, evidenced by programs such as: Nutrition breakfast club, after school Hip Hop dance classes, week night healthy cooking lessons for school community members, after school Zumba fitness program for staff and students, healthy food choices at school events such dance excursions and ICILS testing day, health focused curriculum in classes such as Art, Media, Design and Photography, traffic light coded food choices at staff functions and events, canteen menu re-design
The school is ensuring that ongoing health and wellbeing needs of students are addressed through investment in school facilities such as: a fitness lab room adjoining the gym and two professional standard kitchens with restaurant area for VET catering and hospitality classes
Students are encouraged to bring healthy lunches to school, including a water bottle.Guidelines for healthy lunch foods can be found on the Nutrition Australia website Packing a school lunchbox and Healthy Lunch Ideas for Busy Adults.
The canteen at Calwell High School operates two days per week (Wednesday and Thursday from Term 2 2017). The canteen strives to provide a varied, healthy menu for students, offering daily specials at very reasonable prices. We encourage families to support this service as it provides valuable extra finances for the school.