The canteen operates every school day to provide lunches as well as being open for counter sales at both recess and lunchtime. Health regulations are strictly adhered to. The canteen is regularly inspected and reported on by the Health Department of the local council and the Area Supervisor of Canteen Management Services.
To promote healthy eating choices the canteen does not fry any food and where available uses school approved premium branded products. The items that dominate the menu are low in sugar, salt and saturated fats, are a good source of nutrients, and help to avoid an intake of excess energy (kilojoules).
When ordering food please place money (correct amount when possible) in a paper bag with your child’s name, grade and room number on the front. Should your child have a food allergy please note this in red ink on the front of the lunch bag so that the order can be handled appropriately. Please do not use staples or sticky tape. If you do not have a bag please include an additional 10 cents. A pack of 10 bags can be purchased from the canteen for 50 cents.
Please explain to your child that any change due will be taped to the inside corner of the lunch bag so that they know not to throw their bag away with the change inside. Please also let them know if they are allowed to spend any change or if they are expected to take it home.
The canteen operates a sticker system for certain items asterisked on the menu. A sticker is attached to the outside of the lunch order bag which ensures that children who have ordered hot food such as noodles are able to personally collect their food without risk of spillage into the class lunch tub. The system also allows for those ordering frozen items to receive priority over the counter. Please explain this system to your child so that they know to bring the sticker back to the canteen to collect their item and not throw their bag away with the sticker still attached.
The canteen staff endeavour to fill all lunch orders however on rare occasions this is not possible. The reasons vary but may be due to insufficient money enclosed in the order, a particular item being unavailable from a supplier, or a delivery being unavoidably delayed. Also in cases where a lunch order is handed in late a substitution may be necessary due to time limitations. In cases where an order cannot be filled, the canteen staff retains the lunch money and writes a note on the bag for the child to come to the canteen to choose an alternative item. The money is not returned in the lunch bag - the rationale being that if the child has to return to the canteen then a suitable substitution can be made with any allergy issues considered.
Please let your child know that if they have any problem with their lunch order to return to the canteen with their lunch bag so that any issues can be immediately rectified.
The canteen management has formulated the procedure for emergency lunch orders in consultation with the school principal. As has been agreed, if a child does not have any lunch and has no money to purchase food, an emergency lunch order is authorised by the school office. A note is sent home via the student advising the cost of the order and it is expected that any money due to the canteen be paid the next school.
Your canteen managers are happy to be of assistance to you; should you have any queries please contact us.
Anne Maree and Anita
Canteen Menu 2013 ( 39 kb )