What in the World’s for Dinner?

What in the World’s for Dinner?

Indeed! Deciding what to put on the table is now so much easier with Hume Valley School’s cookbook of recipes and food stories from families from 24 different cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal, Croatian, Samoan, Greek, Italian, Indian and Afghan.

Families were invited to share their favourite recipes and memories, which were then organised in to book form by a small team of parents and children guided by Kids’ Own artist Phia Larsen. The team created stunning painterly collage artwork of vegetables, fruit and equipment and brainstormed titles and blurb and other flourishes such as flags representing the diversity of the school community. 


Funded by Dianella Health, the project has connected parents meaningfully to the school by inviting them to share the cultural and family story behind each recipe.  In Term 4 parents will be invited in to assist the food technology staff to teach the students to cook the recipes, and a complementary kitchen garden plan is in the works. 


Through the What in the World’s for Dinner? project, the school has invited and welcomed parent participation in a truly special way by connecting with parents own lives and voices. The Project is a great example of the power that parent and community partnerships have to enhance student learning, social inclusion and openness to others.

The local Leader newspaper covered the launch. Read more here.