Hampton Primary School Canteen
The school canteen has an important role in the provision of healthy food for our students. This is consistent with the healthy eating guidelines as set out by the state government “Go for your Life” program as well as being in line with the Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents in Australia.
The ‘Snack Shack’ provides healthier food choices that are tasty, interesting and affordable and we are open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We offer homemade style lunches and snacks. The snacks can be pre ordered or bought over the counter at break times, while all the lunch items are pre ordered.
To order lunch, we use an online system called Flexischools (go to www.flexischools.com.au to register). This saves us many hours of counting money and
manually tallying orders, so we appreciate everyone who uses it. It also saves you from scrounging around for change and a half decent paper bag in the morning! But you can still use the manual system if needed by placing your child’s name, class and order on a bag with the correct money included.
Click here to view a copy of the Snack Shack Menu and Price List
The ‘Snack Shack’ is almost entirely dependent on volunteers.
So, to run the Canteen, we need you!
We bake everything on site and make all the fresh sandwiches, wraps and rolls each session too. It’s genuinely a place where you can feel connected to the school community, without it being too onerous. Lots of volunteers can’t do the full couple of hours and it’s fine if you need to arrive a bit late or leave a bit early. Mary and I are mothers at the school too – we understand. Anyone who is prepared to give some of his or her precious time to us is greatly appreciated! Even just once a term – your kids will be delighted to see you there.
If you are at all interested or have any questions, please email Kirsty and Mary on firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our volunteer form and return it to your class teacher or the school office and we’ll get in contact with you! We would love to hear from you.
The Snack Shack is a great way to feel connected with the school and to meet other people from Hampton Primary School!
HPS Canteen Manager