St Joseph’s provides an efficient and effective school canteen to meet the needs of the school community. Open every Monday and Friday for lunch, the canteen provides a selection of fresh and healthy food choices at an affordable price. The diverse range of food offered is only possible due to voluntary help from parents, friends and relatives of students. Prices are kept to the bare minimum as the canteen is viewed as a service and does not make a profit.
The canteen follows the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy. This government initiative labels three groups of foods:
- Red – Occasional. Do not serve these foods more than twice each term
- Amber – Select Carefully. These foods are not to dominate the menu
- Green – Fill the menu with these foods
On Monday the canteen operates our shared table initiative. Students are provided with their morning fruit break, a cooked wholesome lunch and afternoon tea. All children gather for lunch at set tables in the hall and enjoy a variety of seasonal menu options during the term. Shared table is made possible by our dedicated band of volunteers including parents, carers and grandparents.