Build success at breakfast

GIVING students a great start to the day in a safe and welcoming environment, Bass High’s own breakfast club “Spilling Tea” has opened recently to great success with hundreds of students receiving a free breakfast twice a week before school.
Observing greater levels of engagement and focus for students who attend, teachers report there are improvements in students’ concentration levels and academic outcomes throughout the day.
This is a fantastic opportunity for students and their families that was initiated by teachers Mr Sharp and Ms Hudson.
Early-rising Year 12 students have been leading the initiative and are keen to give back to their school community. “Breakfast club has given me more of a purpose to come to school … it feels really good to help someone start their day more positively,” says Hussine, one student leader.
Meals consist of cheese and tomato toasties, fruit and juices, as well as a sandwich making station where students can make a sandwich to have throughout the day.

Ms Hudson said the initiative was especially vital during the cold, winter months.
The breakfast club has been made possible through the generosity of the Canterbury Bankstown Chamber of Commerce and their connection with two local charities.
The breakfast club provides a bustling and inviting atmosphere in the Bass Cafe where all students and staff are welcome, and is open between 8.30am and 8.50am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.