The access to period products initiative aims to provide free period products to children and young people in all state and state-integrated schools and kura across New Zealand during 2021.
The ministry are taking a phased approach to this initiative:
Phase one (implemented now):
Kavanagh have now had products delivered and these can be accessed discreetly from various departments around the college e.g. school office, counsellor, science, music, drama, library, gym, and mercy block.
They will explore other ways for students to access products such as monthly individual delivery packs ordered by students, bulk supply distributed through a trusted adult and dispenser units in bathrooms. Students really value choice, both in distribution method and product, so the ministry will work with suppliers on how best they can meet students’ needs.