The Calgary Board of Education provides students with the option to stay at school for lunch. Lunch Supervision is offered to all students in Grades 1- 6 and in our full-day kindergarten programs for an annual fee. Please visit our Lunch Supervision page for information.
What is the routine in the Lunch Supervision program? i.e. When do the children eat / when do they play?
Our lunch hour generally begins at 11:30 AM. Students start with an outside recess until 12:00. All lunch students move to their designated classroom and sit at desks and tables. Supervisors take attendance; report any unexcused absences, assist children with opening thermoses, supervise behaviour, etc. Children have approximately 20 minutes to eat their lunch (longer if required).
We do not offer microwaves or hot water kettles. Experience has proven their popularity creates excessively long lineups and a multitude of safety concerns. Thermoses are recommended for providing your child with hot lunches.
What happens when the weather is very cold or raining?
We insist that children take advantage of the fresh air and freedom to play that comes with being a part of our Lunch Supervision. However, during extreme weather conditions, such as temperature dropping to –20 degrees Celsius (including wind chill factor) or persistent rain, children will be kept indoors. On such days, we will offer multiple, supervised indoor activities in the gymnasium, and other rooms in the school. These activities may include drawing / coloring, board games, card games, Lego, hula hoops, skipping ropes, hop balls, shuffle board, puzzles, bingo, and short movies. There are no sharable games this year.
Approximately twice a month, our School Council organizes a Fun Lunch day operated by parent volunteers. They offer a hot lunch at a cost. These Fun Lunch days are completely independent from the Lunch Supervision program and parents are expected to join in and help out with organizing, delivery, and supervision on these special days. See our Calendar page for Fun Lunch dates.
There is no milk program this year.
My child has food allergies. Are special eating arrangements made for him/her?
We take the approach that education is the best safety preventative measure. Prince of Wales School is an allergy aware school. Keeping students and staff safe from a variety of allergen is a shared responsibility of students, staff and parents.
For more information about this and other health concerns visit our Illness & Medical page.