Lunch Bar

Gohan Ya San The Healthy Lunch Bar

Lunch is a wholesome meal, with mostly organic and biodynamic ingredients, prepared daily at school. Vegan and gluten free options for lunch and snacks are available from Monday to Thursday. We provide tasty and healthy food, snacks and beverages all through the day. Organic beverages such as Hampstead Demeter certified teas are available to parents and staff any time. Meals can also be ordered regularly or casually as takeaway dinners for those who want to have a break from cooking. 

Our suppliers include Ceres Organics, Huckleberry Farm, Kumeu Organic Farm, Ooooby, Milmore Downs, Bread & Butter, Trade Aid and the Ellerslie Organic Butchery. We are also very happy to serve fresh salad vegetables and herbs from our own school garden on certain days. We sprout our own organic mung bean and alfalfa seeds sprouts at the Lunch Bar.

We are very pleased to share with you that our menu uses biodynamic whole spelt and wheat flour from Milmore Downs, the Demeter and BioGro certified farm rests in the Scargill valley, one and a quarter hours north of Christchurch. Visit them at

In order to lower the costs, we purchase some of the fresh produces eg. apple, banana, carrots, potato & kumara etc by crate, hence, we regularly have some of these organic produces which we can share with school parents and staff at very good price. Keep an eye on our notice board or email [email protected].

We endeavour to keep our prices down and offer value for money, and to minimise food wastage through planning, composting and recycling.

See you at the Lunch Bar!

Akiko and the Michael Park School Lunch Bar team

Order Online

We invite you to pre-order for the term to take advantage of early bird prices and helps us run things smoothly. If you miss the whole term pre-order you can still save money by pre-ordering for the following week.

Term 4, 2019 Order Form (PDF)  

Please fill in the order form, save the document and send it to me by email. You can also pick up a hardcopy of the order form at the Lunch Bar.

Our order form is created by Adobe Acrobat. You may need to install free Adobe Reader to open and fill PDF order form using the 'Add Checkmark' and 'Add Text' functions under 'Fill & Sign'.

**Some people have had trouble completing the PDF order form and this is usually because of the way your browser views PDFs. You will need to ensure the order form opens in Adobe Reader rather than the browser's built-in PDF viewer, to enable digital completion of the form. Please see the links below for instructions on how to change your browser's default PDF viewer. If you have any questions please email me. Thank you.

Pre-order for Lunch Set Meal



Pre-order for 2 to 4 days a week for the whole school term by 9pm on 19th October 2019 at the latest (best value meal)$5.00 (own lunch box)
$5.50 (disposable lunch box & cutlery)
$7.00 (own lunch box)

$7.50 (disposable lunch box & cutlery)
Pre-order for one day per week for the whole school term
- Or -
Weekly pre-order (conditions apply)
$5.50 (own lunch box)

$6.00 (disposable lunch box & cutlery)
$7.50 (own lunch box)

$8.00 (disposable lunch box & cutlery)
Regular prices including on the day order $6.00 (own lunch box)

$6.50 (disposable lunch box & cutlery)
$8.00 (own lunch box)

$8.50 (disposable lunch box & cutlery)

Weekly pre-orders: It involves filling out the pre-order form above, paying and emailing by 9.30pm Thursday of the previous week. When pre ordering, payment can also be accepted directly at the Lunch Bar, preferably early in the morning. 

BYO lunch box or disposable option: There is a 50 cent charge for a disposable, compostable lunch box and cutlery. Alternatively you can bring your own clean, named lunch box to the lunch bar in the morning. Own lunch boxes to be washed and dried before returning to lunch bar.

We suggest the Sistema brand 1L/2L containers for regular/large portions. The Lunch Bar has a number of these for sale (secondhand) for $3.

Please note: no eftpos available at present at the Lunch Bar. 

For payment online (our preferred method): Bank account: 12-3287-0287347-01 Reference: Please put your child's name and class number.

Cancellation with refund: As we have planned our shopping and ordering of ingredients a week in advance, we need one week advance notice for any cancellation for full refund.  For cancellation less than one week up to on the day before (before 8PM), 50% will be refunded. Please note that there will be no refund if the student is unable to attend school due to unplanned event (eg. sickness), as we have kept the price very economical and we would already prepared for the meals very early in the morning. Kindly notify Akiko by text message to 022-1091449 before lunch for such event so we won't be looking for your child in the school.

Term 4 Menu

The lunch bar will be closed the week leading up to the Summer Fair and during high school craft week 5-11 December, however Akiko will prepare a special Obento box for these days which children will need to pick up before 8.30am.

Lunch: 12.45 - 1.30

GF: gluten free; VG: vegan

Week A: 5-17 October, 29-31 October, 12-14 November, 26-28 November, 10-12 December 

Tue: Pizza & Salad (GF or Wheat, Vegan or Cheese)
Wed: Onigirazu (GF, Vegan) 
Thu: Noodle day (GF, Vegan option)

Week B: 22-24 October, 5-7 November, 19-21 November, 3-5 December  

Tue: Obento (GF, Vegan option)
Wed: Taco Rice (GF, Vegan)
Thu: Sandwiches & Vege Chips (GF, Vegan option) 

Snack of the day ($2.50 - $3.00)

Tue:  Spring roll (Vegan, Wheat or GF)
           Apple roll (Vegan, Wheat or GF)
Wed: Pan fried Dumplings(VG, Wheat
           Waffle (Vegan)
Thu:  Croquette (GF or Wheat, Vegan)
           Brownie (Vegan)


Breakfast/Morning tea: 10:10 - 10:30 am & Afternoon tea: 2:00 pm

Snack of the day (*excluding Steamed bun) $2.50 - $3.00  
Steamed bun $3.00  
Organic granola with Organic plant milk $4.00
Rice ball – seaweed, sesame or baked $2.50   
Organic fruits $2.00
Juicies $2.00
Organic popcorn $2.00
Banana muffin $3.00
Organic drink $2.50 - $3.00
Organic tea $2.50
Organic ice or hot chocolate - plant milk - Small $3.00, Large $4.00
Organic smoothie – green smoothie or fruit smoothie $3.50
Ice cake $3.00
Raw gluten free cereal bar $1.50
Dairy & Egg free chocolate cookie (*Afternoon tea only) $1.50
Gluten free cookie (*Afternoon tea only) $1.50 

Menu concept

We use organic, biodynamic and GMO free ingredients whenever possible and based on availability.


Please click here for a full list of ingredients used in our meals and snacks.


Organic fresh produce: MPS garden, Ceres Fresh, Huckleberry Farm, Ooooby, City Farmers' Market
Organic groceries: Ceres Wholesale, Chantal Wholesale
Organic pasta, pasta sauce: Countdown
Biodynamic & organic teas: Ceres Wholesale & Trade Aid
Organic & fair trade cocoa powder: Trade Aid
Organic bakery items: Bread and Butter
Organic medium grain rice: New World
Japanese groceries, seaweed, miso: Japan Mart
Asian groceries: Lim's Glen Innes
Other non-organic groceries: New World
Organic meat: Elleslie Meat

You can find contact details for each department on the contact us page or, if you have a general enquiry, you can contact reception on the details below.

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