Recently the Community Engagement Committee reviewed the ‘free fruit’ program provided by the Fruit Angels. This review identified that it is often difficult to fill the roster of volunteers required to run the program and there is a significant cost to the school to provide the fruit each week.

Subsequently, the committee agreed that the free fruit provided by the Fruit Angels will cease to run as of the first week of November. This means that next Tuesday the 25th October will be the final ‘free fruit day’. We believe that the resources for the program can be better utilised throughout the school and that there are other opportunities for our parents to contribute to the school.

On behalf of the IEPS community, I thank all of our Fruit Angels for their commitment to providing fresh fruit to our students and for their contribution to the life of the school.