The NPS Canteen is a function of the School’s P&C. It is open on Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays. We are transitioning to the new “NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy” to give students a taste for healthy foods and to make the healthy choice the easy choice. We operate on a break-even basis with profits going back into the school. Our canteen is managed by a paid Canteen Manager who creates the best possible experience for our students. We remain open, not only though the purchase of food, but also thanks to the generosity of parents, grandparents and friends who volunteer to assist our Canteen Manger with a variety of canteen duties. We also have a Canteen Committee who administers the canteen on behalf of the P&C.
What do we offer?
The canteen menu can be viewed here. We hand make as much food as possible on the day. We do order in items such as “handmade to order for us” sushi rolls (available Mondays). We cater for those with special dietary needs, and ask that you please inform the school, and provide them with your healthcare plan. We have gluten free options where possible. All ordering is done through our online system www.school24.com.au and new users can register using our School ID 2567963. This allows us to run efficiently, and for parents to have more control over the ordering. You can even order an ice block for pick up at lunch time. We take over-the-counter cash orders from students at recess and lunch for snacks and drinks. We will offer a couple of special food days (mini-fundraisers) during the year usually one per term. These may include pizza day, pancake day, sports carnival, ice-cream day. We will ask for some extra help on these days. The proceeds from these days go back into running the canteen.
We would love your help!
The children love to see familiar faces behind the counter and volunteering is a great way to be involved in your school community. It is a great way to network with both parents and staff, meet new friends, and learn more about the school environment. Without volunteers the canteen is unable to run efficiently and effectively, and we thank those who give their time to assist. Don’t feel like you have to be a masterchef – we have tasks to suit everyone’s skills & availability! The environment is relaxed and the tasks are easy (sandwich and salad preparation, stocking supplies, dishwashing, labelling food and lunch bags, packaging food items for sale and counter service). We will provide you with lunch as well. We have a couple of dads that come and help, just to get a burger! Our sign-up roster can be found on the link above or clicking here complete the form and let us know. You can offer your time on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly, once a term, or ad hoc basis. Whatever suits you. We appreciate all the help we can get. Whether you order every time we are open, or once in a blue moon, please feel free to drop past and say ‘hi’.