Many students eat lunch at Tom Baines and it is important to respect our learning environment by cleaning up after yourselves. We are proud to recycle and compost

Lunch Times

Lunch hour is from 11:47 a.m. to 12:31 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and we have an extended morning break on Fridays from 10:48 - 11:06 a.m. Grade 6 Students who go home for lunch may do so, but must have written permission from a parent. Direct supervision is provided for grade 6 students only. Students eat their lunch for for the first half of the lunch period and then go outside for the second half. If it is colder than -20 degrees Celsius, students have an indoor lunch period. Grade 7-9 students are permitted to leave campus provided they return to school on time. 

Most students bring their own lunch to school. Students have access to a microwave, as well as hot water for pre-packaged noodle soups.  For cafeteria information please look at the Cafeteria and Menu tab. 

Lunch Supervision 

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.

Grade 6 Lunch Supervision 

Grade 6 students pay a five-day Lunch Supervision fee and have three supervisors designated just for them. This includes the extended morning break on Fridays. Fridays students do not go outside but remain supervised inside while they eat their snack. 

If a student has written permission to go home for lunch they would leave at the beginning of the entire lunch hour (Monday to Thursday 11:47 a.m.) and return by 12:25 for a 12:31 start to afternoon classes. 


Students need to be aware of food allergies when eating lunch and bringing snacks to school.  For more information on allergies and/or other health concerns visit our Illness & Medical page. 

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