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Tuckshop

Our Tuckshop aims to provide an affordable food service that encourages children to choose healthy meal options.
 
The Tuckshop is a member of the Queensland Association of School Tuckshops and Nutrition Australia. From these organisations we receive a wealth of information about nutrition and how to apply good principles of nutrition in school tuckshops. Our Tuckshop Convenor regularly attends seminars run by these organisations on nutrition and safe food-handling practices.
 
The Tuckshop Convenor, who is employed by the P&C, manages the Tuckshop and runs the Tuckshop with the assistance of a group of much-valued volunteers.
 
Tuckshop is open every school day and provides both snacks and lunch. 
Menus are available from the tuckshop or office. There are often special meal deals on offer. Fliers advertising these meals are sent home with students.
 
We operate a paper bag ordering system. To order tuckshop simply write the following details on a brown paper bag:
 
  • Your child’s name and class
  • Label the bag "Afternoon Tea" or "Big Lunch"
  • List the items being ordered, specifying flavour where necessary
  • Write the amount of money you have placed in the bag
 
These bags are delivered to the Tuckshop each morning by class tuckshop monitors. If you do not have a paper bag at home, simply place your order in an envelope and include an extra 5 cents for the cost of a paper bag.
 
The Tuckshop cannot exist without its volunteer helpers. We welcome help from Mums, Dads, grandparents, other caregivers, friends, etc. The Tuckshop always needs more helpers. Roster yourself on with a friend, or come on your own and make new friends.
 
Help is required from 8:30am to 1:40pm each day, but if you can give even an hour or two, this is still very welcome – we can make use of any time you are able to give us.
 
There are many advantages of volunteering to work at school. Parents have mentioned the following as reasons they choose to work at the Tuckshop:
  • It helps our children and the school,
  • It is good to meet other parents,
  • Children enjoy seeing their parents at school,
  • It is a chance to get to know the children’s friends and their teachers,
  • It is a lot of fun,
  • It is a way of making a worthwhile contribution to the children’s nutrition education by supporting teachers in their health program, and
  • You get a chance to talk to other people with similar interests (e.g. parents with children of similar ages and issues).