Phoenix P-12 Community College operates a Breakfast Club on both the primary and secondary campuses.

The Phoenix Breakfast Club provides a warm and welcoming space for students to have a healthy breakfast before class. The aim of the Breakfast Club program is to offer a healthy breakfast to students who may arrive at school hungry. The program provides children with a healthy, nutritious breakfast before they start the school day which will allow them to ‘engage and participate fully in all the educational and social opportunities that the school years offer’ (Foodbank 2017).

“The program aims to improve student learning and children’s engagement in the classroom, improve attendance and reinforce positive behaviour patterns, support the development of children’s social skills and improve academic outcomes.” Dr Fiona MacDonald (April 2017).

Having breakfast has been shown to have a positive impact on factors such as physical and mental health, social skills, concentration, behaviour, attendance, and academic outcomes. In addition, removing the barrier to learning when a child is hungry, creating a safe and social Breakfast Club environment for students fosters positive relationships between peers, staff and volunteers.

The Ballarat Foundation/United Way, Hilltop Church and Ballarat South Rotary Club and Food Bank Victoria have all been financial contributors of our Breakfast Club programs over the past 20 years.

Redan Campus Breakfast Club:

  • Location: Art Room
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Time: 8:15am – 8:50am

Sebastopol Campus Breakfast Club:

  • Location: Auditorium Area
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Time: 8:15am – 8:50am

If you would like more information, please contact: Racheal Ninsiima (Breakfast Club Coordinator).