A large component of our Kitchen Garden program includes our ‘HoL Café’ which sees a group of our senior students developing the culinary skills and techniques to provide a café experience that all our students can benefit from. Currently our HoL Café operates with our group of junior master-chefs planning, preparing and catering for an opt-in lunch each Tuesday for all our community.
Our Kitchen Garden program sees students across all year levels engaging in a cooking program that encompasses a ground to plate process as we grow our own produce to utilise in our kitchen. The real-life curriculum implications of these experiences are huge with purposeful literacy and numeracy utilised.
Regular community events see ‘High Tea’ afternoons for all our parents/carers and friends to attend, as well as whole community lunches, building on our value of community mindedness.
As we further develop our site, our orchard at the back of our courts will see a range of fruit trees planted to add to our Café program, and the fruit we can offer to our students for brain breaks. Scattered across our site, indigenous bush tucker gardens will be established to bring a unique and local flare to our kitchen garden program.