Water­ only school success story­: Yendarra School, Otara

The Yendarra School Success Story >

Yendarra School is a Decile 1 primary school (Year 1 – 7) located in Otara – a low income community with predominantly Pacific and Maori families. Over 80 percent of the 271 children are Pacific.

In 2006 the school began a series of small changes in the food and beverage environment which have resulted in significant weight loss among pupils – and a lot of other striking improvements in behaviour, attendance, health and learning achievements.