THS Community Canteen
Food is a focal point for a community to gather, eat & have a laugh.
We are very proud of our canteen
We are a modern, self-service canteen dedicated to providing a varied selection of fresh, high quality, nutritional food to our students and staff.
We endeavour to satisfy our 1200+ student body with a large choice of meals at affordable prices. As well as staple items on the menu, we offer a large variety of seasonal daily/weekly specials throughout the year. Our range includes vegetarian and gluten free (GF) options every day.
The input of the student body is essential to the running of our canteen.
Led by the student council Canteen Management Squad, student volunteers assist with food preparation each morning, and our cash registers are staffed by students at recess and lunch, every day of the week. Student leadership is also critical as our canteen continues to improve and grow, with students having direct input into our always evolving menu and the overall direction and management of our canteen.
The Canteen Management Squad are taking an educative approach to a healthy canteen, as they believe that educating the student body about what is a healthy to eat has a lifetime effect, as apposed to prohibitively removing food items which only has an effect while they are at school.
Student Presentation on "Our Canteen"
How we work together
We strongly encourage all students use the Flexischools Cashless Card System for canteen purchases. It’s as simple as connecting your student’s library card with Flexischools’ payment system. The Flexischools Cashless payment system has the following benefits:
Service is much faster, significantly reducing queueing times at both recess and lunch
Less cash means it is more secure for staff and students
Daily payment limits allow you to help your child manage their spending
You are able to view what your child is ordering, allowing you to engage them in discussions about the food choices they are making
And of course we are always seeking more parent volunteers! Time-slots available for volunteering include:
7.00am to 8.30am (working alongside student volunteers)
9am to 11.30am
11.30am to 2pm
If you are interested in volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Any profits from the canteen are given back to the school community via the Student Council and P&C to help support the education and development of all our children, so by helping the canteen, you are helping the whole school!
Supporting THS Community Events
Canteen Support Group (CSG)(P&C Sub-committee supporting the students of the THS community)
The canteen support group (CSG) is an oversight committee that sets policy in conjunction with the student-lead canteen management team (SCMT) and the P&C manager responsible for the management of the canteen.
The CSG is made up of five(5) P&C members, two Student Leadership Group students, and by default the P&C President (or rep.) and the Principal (or rep.) .
There are two roles that need to be filled by the P&C members, which are the coordinator (convenor) & minute-taker.
The CSG meets once a term for an hour.
The general manager provides a report of what has been achieved, what is planned next and any issues, the students report on their activities in a similar format.
The roles are filled at the AGM or through out the year if required.