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The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program at Altona Meadow Primary School introduces healthy and enjoyable food preparation to Australian primary students.


The Program also links the kitchen table to the garden by involving the students in the growing and harvesting of fresh, seasonal herbs, vegetables and fruits that are directly used in the meals that they prepare.


Each fortnight, students across Years 3 to 6 spend a minimum of 90 minutes in the kitchen/garden preparing and sharing meals created from their produce. The program employs a specialist staff member to run these sessions.  


Created in conjunction with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, the program aims to positively influence our students' food choices’.


The Program supports the primary school curriculum through reinforcement of English, Mathematics, Science, culture and environmental sustainability. In addition, the Program delivers observable social benefits to all students, including those with special needs.


We greatly appreciate the support and assistance of our many volunteers. Without them, the program could not run. New volunteers are always welcome.


*A free Volunteer Working with Children Check is required which can be organised through your local post office or online.

 Marilenghi: Cooking At HOME

Welcome to Cooking at Home with Marilena. While we stayed safe at home during COVID lockdown, our wonderful kitchen specialist provided recipes and instructions for you all to do at home. As everyone loved cooking these recipes, we wanted to continue providing you the recipes that we do at school. See below for the delicious recipes that we have cooked. 


Safety Tips

If you follow the recipes shown here you can keep busy and help your parents out at the same time. 


Before you start, remember to be safe in the kitchen.  


I’ve included some links and information down the side of this page.  Review with your parents before you start.

Kitchen Equipment

Kitchen Rules

Knife Rules


Lemon Drizzle Cake
Sausage rolls
Nori Rolls

Previous Recipes:

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