South Grafton Public School

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Supporting student health

We support your child’s health through a range of strategies including:

Breakfast programs

SGPS offers a Breakfast Program on both the Primary and Infants Campuses Monday to Thursday at no cost to our students. We would like to thank Foodbank and local businesses and community groups who support this wonderful initiative in our school.

Cancer Council Eat It To Beat It

The Cancer Council's Eat it To Beat It program helps families understand how eating the right amount of fruit and vegetables helps fight against many types of cancer.

The Cancer Council recommends eating 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables a day. The Cancer Council works closely alongside other health programs like LiveLifeWell@School, Crunch & Sip and Go 4 Fun.

SGPS always promote healthy behaviours regarding nutrition and physical activity.

All classes participate in Crunch and Sip and Go 4 Fun activities. 

Crunch & Sip

Crunch & Sip is all about crunching on veggies or fruit and sipping on water. It gives our kids a chance to top up their energy supplies and rehydrate while in the classroom. This week we will be sending home some handy magnets that provide great ideas on "What to pack for Crunch & Sip". As a reminder, plain water and whole or cut up fruit or veg is best. Remember that students have Crunch & Sip in the classroom so keep the fruit or veg snack low mess and easy to eat!

All classes participate each morning in the Crunch and Sip healthy eating initiative.

Live Life Well @ School

SGPS participates in the Live Life Well @ School Program. This program is designed to encourage students to be more active, more often and improve their eating habits.

Physical activity can greatly benefit kids between 5-12 years old.  

Physical activity:

  • Promotes healthy growth and development
  • Builds strong muscles and bones
  • Improves balance, develop skills
  • Maintains/develops flexibility
  • Improves cardiovascular fitness
  • Helps relaxation
  • Improves posture
  • Provides opportunities to make friends
  • Improves self esteem        

Sunsmart School

SGPS is a recognised Cancer Council SunSmart School. All students are always encouraged to wear sun safe clothing and our school policy is 'No Hat No Play'. Students who do not have a hat may access covered areas in the shade.