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Edendale Primary School Extra Advertising

3 November 2011 Next issue: 16 November 2011

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Job Descriptions!

Garden to Table Programme 1. Garden Specialist 2. Kitchen Specialist All inquiries to: The Principal, Rosemary Vivien Phone: 846 6340


Garden and Kitchen Specialist Vacancies

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR GARDEN SPECIALIST (APPROX. 12 HOURS PER WEEK, NEG.) Attend regular meetings of the job description garden committee to facilitate rollout of vegetable garden planning of special days, publicity for project etc; Liaise with the Kitchen Specialist on a weekly basis to inform them what can be harvested immediately and in the future to inform menu-planning; Plan weekly classes ensuring they are applicable to all participating age groups. Facilitate classes with the aid of the classroom teacher and worth with them to ensure links with the curriculum. Involve classroom teachers and students in the development of the curriculum through formal and informal discussions; Plan the planting of the vegetable garden and involve the students in the process; Plan the development of the vegetable garden infrastructure – incorporating the pre-existing vision – and involve the school community in the process; Document suggested garden changes and provide to the committee Assist with documentation of the project by recording comments on classes, collecting worksheets, class surveys, photographic documentation, weekly records etc; Be resourceful about obtaining items needed for the garden; Work in the garden doing general gardening tasks like weeding, pest control and completing jobs not finished by students, as well as maintaining equipment; Communicate any maintenance matters to Garden and Table committee; Co-ordinate and support garden volunteers, compile and update volunteer information, help co-ordinate volunteer events, advertise for volunteers, respond to interest from potential volunteers; Provide encouragement, advice and inspiration to other schools by facilitating group tours and school excursions to the kitchen garden, giving presentations and responding to phone calls and e-mails; Liaise with the wider community and nurture relationships with those donating goods to the kitchen garden; Identify and facilitate fund-raising opportunities such as coordinating the selling of seeds, seedlings and excess produce at suitable outlet, i.e. school market. Harvest produce for kitchen class. Responsible to: Principal

Rosemary Vivien

Principal • Edendale Primary School, 419 Sandringham Road, Sandringham, Auckland 1025

Telephone: 09 846 6340 • Facsimile: 09 846 3997 • Email: office@edendale.school.nz • Website: http://www.edendale.school.nz/


Garden and Kitchen Specialist Vacancies

KITCHEN SPECIALIST JOB DESCRIPTION (APPROX. 12 HOURS PER WEEK, NEG.) Reports to: Principal and School Programme Coordinator Supervises: Volunteers ABOUT GARDEN TO TABLE The aim of the program is to introduce young children to the wonderful world of good food by means of developing a productive food garden, and an exciting kitchen that includes a nurturing place to share food, an integral part of the school curriculum. We hope to engage the curiosity of the students and to help them learn how to grow the very best food in the very best way, how to care for it in the garden, how to recognise it when it is ripe and at its best, how to prepare it easily and enjoyably and how to develop an expanding culinary palate and be excited by all of these experiences. We want to convince children to modify their eating habits because the food they are experiencing tastes so good rather than because they are being told to eat some foods and not others. The aim is to engage the classroom teacher, the providers of food elsewhere in the school, the parents and the community to all become excited by the possibilities of this project.

JOB SUMMARY The primary role of the Kitchen Specialist is to: 1.

Plan menus that can be cooked by children, based on foods that have been grown and harvested in the school gardens

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Facilitate the kitchen classes in partnership with the classroom teachers and the garden specialist.

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It is essential that the kitchen specialist has sound cookery, planning, budgeting and organisational skills and a basic knowledge of nutrition. It is not essential to be a qualified teacher

DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Liaise weekly with garden specialist to determine what produce is available/required and what to harvest. Liaise closely with garden specialist and school coordinator ensuring the curriculum integrates with learning in the kitchen and garden. Plan weekly menus around available produce ensuring they reinforce key techniques of the menu if necessary. Prepare recipes in a format suitable for children to understand and set up on-line file for all classes. Shop for extra ingredients within budget guidelines. Prepare for each class as required. This may involve portioning, preparation of stocks, doughs etc. Manage cleaning of kitchen, after each class and at end of each day. Roster, co-ordinate and support volunteers and organise volunteer events, Compile and update volunteer information and respond to interest from potential volunteers Maintain dry food stores and monitor equipment needs. Communicate any maintenance or replacement matters to the coordinator and caretaker. Be resourceful about obtaining resources needed for the kitchen and receive donations where possible. Provide encouragement, advice and inspiration to other schools by facilitating group tours and school excursions to the kitchen and garden, giving presentations and responding to phone calls and emails in liaison with Principal Receive visitors to the kitchen and sometimes accommodate these visitors for lunch with students as agreed Attend regular meetings of the kitchen garden committee to participate fully in discussions on all aspects of the programme; activities, specials days, problem solving and so on. Liaise with wider community and nurture relations with those donating to the kitchen and/or garden. Assist with documentation of the project by recording comments of classes, menus, worksheets, class surveys and so on. Raise awareness in the school community via newsletter contributions Manage and account for expenditure according to the schools requirements

Rosemary Vivien

Principal • Edendale Primary School, 419 Sandringham Road, Sandringham, Auckland 1025

Telephone: 09 846 6340 • Facsimile: 09 846 3997 • Email: office@edendale.school.nz • Website: http://www.edendale.school.nz/

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