Can we support Narooma High School’s Breakfast Club to be sustainable into the future?

What is the Breakfast Club? Here is some background information that may assist.

  • The Breakfast Club runs Monday – Friday from 8.00am – 8.45am
  • Located in the Food Tech Classroom
  • Caters for students who travel in by bus from Cobargo, Tilba, Bermagui, Bodalla, Dalmeny & Wallaga Lake. (It does not exclude Narooma resident students.)
  • Buses arrive at school from 8.10am to 8.30am
  • Attending staff set up food/equipment normally from 7.45am and repack/store from 8.45am
  • ‘Menu’ is fruit, ham, cheese, mushroom, green leaf toasted sandwiches/wraps and berry/milo smoothies.
  • Students make and toast their selection and make smoothies.
  • Students wash their plates and utensils.

We use the activity as a soft engagement with students and observe if students are arriving at school in an emotional state (Monday is the high-risk morning). This follows through on completion of breakfast in identifying if the student has brought either a packed lunch or money to purchase lunch from the canteen. Staff intervene in a non-embarrassing way to arrange lunch should this be needed.

  1. In 2023 we averaged 18 – 20 students per morning – so far this year we are averaging 30- 35 per day. Multiple reasons lie behind this!
  2. Purchase of the food is undertaken by staff and funding comes from a range of ‘shavings’ from a range of sources within the school. In 2023 average purchase costs was $50.00 – $60.00 and currently it is now $80.00 – $90.00 per week.
  3. Food is purchased from Narooma Woolworths who offer a ‘discount’.

If you would like to make a small regular or one-off donation in support of this program this can be made through our Elm Grove Sanctuary Trust Project Account –

BSB: 032-766

Account Number: 13-9061

All donations are tax deductible. Please indicate that the funds are for the Breakfast Club program.

To enable us to receipt your donations please send an email to