St Patrick’s values healthy eating practices for students, staff and the wider school community, and aim to provide an effective canteen service that provides choices of healthy food in a manner that complies with all health regulations and requirements
St Patrick's provides a school canteen service to its students on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, through a lunch order system and over-the-counter sales at lunchtime from 1:30pm to 2:00pm.
Lunch orders are ordered by parents writing an order and enclosing the money, for the students to then put into the lunch order tub. That tub is then delivered to the canteen at the start of each school day. The lunch orders are then fulfilled and returned to the classes in the same lunch order tubs.
The canteen menu is reviewed by the canteen manager each term and a copy of the current canteen menu can be found on the blue button below:
Over-the-counter items are not available for purchase through the lunch order system.
The lunch orders can be written on a brown paper bag, an envelope (when ordering a paper bag) or on a reusable lunch order bag, which can be purchased from the Parents and Friends Association through the front office. The reusable lunch order bags can be either insulated ($12) or not ($10) and come in a range of colours, They have secure zipped pockets for writing the order and enclosing money, as well as a dedicated space for the name and class details, to help ensure orders go to the right classroom. More information about the lunch bags can be found here.
The school canteen is operated by an independent operator under an access agreement, pursuant to the school's Canteen Policy. A copy of the Canteen Policy can be found here.
The canteen is operated in line with the Victorian Department of Education's 'Go for your life’ Healthy Canteen Kit – Food planner guidelines. A copy of the guidelines can be found here.
For more information, or to contact the canteen, you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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