Tharawal Primary School

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Menu - June 2019 (PDF 872KB)

Tharawal Primary School canteen is an integral part of the school, supporting student's education in health and nutrition. The canteen staff, principal, teachers, parents and students all work together to encourage the development of healthy eating habits within our school community.

Tharawal Primary School canteen is run by the canteen sub-committee who is responsible for ensuring that the canteen operates in an efficient, business-like manner and is fully accountable to the parents and citizens association (P&C). The policy of the school canteen is to provide a variety of balanced and nutritious foods and drinks at a reasonable cost.

The canteen menu is continuously refreshed from time to time to meet the changing demands of the school community. Menus are available from the canteen and the admin office or can be downloaded from the website.

The canteen operates with two paid canteen supervisors in charge on selected days. The success of our school canteen depends very much on the enthusiastic team of volunteer parents who operate on a roster for occasional duties to assist the canteen supervisors in preparing and serving lunches, and conducting counter sales during morning recess and lunch. Volunteers are always needed and very much appreciated.

Canteen information:

Canteen supervisors:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays is Susanne Moore-Shewan
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays is Colleen Jenkin.

The following opening times apply on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays:

  • Morning recess is from 11am to 11:20am
  • Lunch is from 1pm to 2pm.

Fridays is lunch break only 11am to 12pm.

Friday is fun pack day where two different lunch pack options are available to order. These change every Term and are updated in the Tharawal Tales on a weekly basis. Only fun packs can be ordered on a Friday. The regular menu items will not be available on these days.

Here with some frequently answered questions especially for all our new families.

  • The canteen basic procedures are highlighted on the canteen menu.
  • Lunch orders must be handed into the canteen by 10am.
  • Recess items do not need to be ordered. Students line up to be served their item selections.
  • Kindergarten classes will be brought to the canteen by their teachers within the first few weeks of Term 1 when lunch ordering and lining up will be clearly explained. We endeavour to show them what a wonderful place the canteen is and what wonderful food choices are on offer.
  • Lunch orders are to be collected from the canteen (Monday to Thursday) at 12:55pm by students who have a lunch order.
  • If your child forgets his/her lunch or recess, loses his/her lunch money, or has a mishap with the lunch they brought from home, please encourage him/her to see their teacher. The teacher will bring the child to the canteen and we will provide a basic lunch (such as a sandwich and drink). A credit note will be sent home for the items provided. Please send any monies owing to the canteen the next canteen day.
  • If your child receives an incorrect lunch order, please encourage them to come and see the canteen supervisor on duty so that it can be rectified immediately.
  • If your child has any food allergies and/or intolerances please advise the canteen supervisors as soon as possible.

Please do not hesitate to pop in and see either Susanne or Colleen to answer any further questions or address any concerns that you may have.

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