The tuck shop has a long tradition in Australian schools. It provides an opportunity for education in the use and value of money, in nutrition and in service to others.
The aims of the tuck shop are:
The tuck shop operates two days per week:, Wednesdays and Fridays. Preschool children are provided with the opportunity to purchase food from Term 2.
Parents can order food by either the bag system, which is handed into to tuck shop in the morning or by creating an on-line account.
The bag system requires that the child's name, class and order to be written on a paper bag. Money for the order is placed in the bag, which is then placed in the tuckshop box in the classroom.
Log on to http://www.ouronlinecanteen.com.au and set up your account. This is a simple and quick alternative to order. Pre-ordering for future weeks is possible. Last minute orders must be in by 8 am on tuck shops days.
The P & F Association is a member of Nutrition Australia and implements its policies to encourage healthier choices on the tuck shop menu.
The tuck shop depends on volunteer helpers for its success. Parents are encouraged to contribute in some way to this activity. This can be done by:
What's in it for you?
Making friends and learning about your school. Remember, your children love to see you involved.