School Milk Mornings: helping a new generation discover milk

Kids are enjoying their free carton of milk.
Kids are enjoying their free carton of milk.

PERTH primary schools are offering their students a free carton of milk once a week in term three thanks to a partnership with a leading dairy.

Brownes Milk Mornings offers free 225ml cartons of Hi-Lo milk to registered schools.

Brownes Marketing Director Natalie Sarich-Dayton said some parents and grandparents of today’s school children had fond memories of similar initiatives when they were young.

“An enduring memory for many children of the 1950 and 60s was enjoying their glass milk bottle each morning,” Ms Sarich-Dayton said.

“These days we use cartons instead of bottles but the nutritional benefits of milk remain the same.

“It provides a nutritious start to the day and is especially important in the healthy development and growth of young children.

“The feedback we’ve had from schools taking part in the trial has been really positive.”

Highgate Primary School Principal Stephen Ivey said the program had been incredibly well received by students and parents alike.

“On the day the milk is delivered, they gather in the school hall and we have dedicated milk monitors who hand out cartons to their classmates just like in the old days,” Mr Ivey said.

“Milk Mornings is a fantastic initiative, which we can also use as a platform for teaching our students more about milk and nutrition in general in the classroom.”

Participating Schools

North:

Alinjarra Primary School

Springfield Primary School

West Morley Primary School

North Perth Primary School

Swan View Primary School

Highgate Primary School

Sutherland Dianella Primary School

Padbury Primary School

Mary’s Mount Primary School

Our Lady of Mercy Primary School

Kalamunda Primary School

Helena Valley Primary School

Whitford Catholic Primary School

Mullaloo Beach Primary School

St Michael’s School Bassendean

Midvale Primary School

Middle Swan Primary School

Wembley Downs Primary School

Holy Rosary Primary School

Hampton Park Primary School

St Andrew’s Grammar

Wembley Primary School

Duncraig Primary School

Kapinara Primary School

Arbor Grove Primary School

Mercy College Primary School

Lansdale Primary School

Edgewater Primary School

Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School

St Jude’s Catholic Primary School

WoodlupinePrimary School

Swan Valley Anglican School

Our Lady’s Assumption College

Churchlands Primary School

Karrinyup Primary School

South:

Brentwood Primary School

Carlisle Primary School

Rockingham Primary School

Swanbourne Primary School

Charthouse Primary School

Calista Primary School

Armadale Primary School

Gosnells Primary School

Winterfold Primary School

North Mandurah Primary School

Riverside Primary School

Makybe Rise Primary School

Pinjarra Primary School

Cooloongup Primary School

Port Kennedy Primary School

Baldivis Primary School

St Jeromes Primary School

Rockingham Lakes Primary School

Falcon Primary School

Manning Primary School

Palmyra Primary School

Success Primary School

Bicton Primary School

St Munchin’s Primary School

Forest Crescent Primary School

Byford Primary School

West Leeming Primary School

Austin Cove Baptist College

Wirrabirra Primary School