Oatley West Public School

Great Kids, Great Teachers, Great School!

Telephone02 9580 5048

Emailoatleywest-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

What we offer

Each school in NSW offers something slightly different depending on the community. Here's what we offer for you.

Canteen

All canteens in NSW public schools must meet certain requirements. These include providing more healthy food and drink options – to make the healthy choice an easy choice for students. Visit Healthy school canteens to learn more.

The hopscotch cafe - our canteen

Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about our canteen.

When is it open?

Hopscotch cafe is now open monday - friday whenever it is a school day and your
children come to school.

Lunch orders can be ordered by writing your child's name, class and order on a paper bag and bringing it to their classroom lunch order basket in the morning. You can also order online .

What does it sell?

You will receive a menu at the beginning of the school year and then at the beginning of term 2 and then term 4 with the change of summer and winter menus, please keep this on hand so you know what our specials are for the day. All our meals are cooked in the canteen and only the freshest ingredients are used. Foods such as oatley village pies, homemade sausage rolls and chicken burgers are on the full time menu, whereas foods such as spaghetti bolognaise and fried rice, chicken subs and BLT's have been part of our winter menu and lebanese wraps, pizza and burger day are all prepared here in the canteen and were on the past summer menu.

How can my child buy food?

Children can buy over the counter foods such as pretzels, rice crackers, popcorn, fresh

Fruit and vegetables, slushies and hot chocolate (in winter) at recess and lunch. Hot food and sandwiches or salads for lunch must be ordered, this can be done by writing your child's name, class and what they would like for lunch on a paper bag, place the money inside the paper bag and have your child place it in the lunch pencil case that is in the classroom, it will then be brought to the canteen and when prepared the order will be collected from the canteen in a basket and brought back to the classroom for distribution to the children. You can order drinks (except slushies) however, we are starting a new system where the children will have their lunch orders stamped with a "to be collected" stamp and will return to the canteen to receive their drinks over the counter as soon as they receive their food, you can pay for the drink with the rest of the order. We hope this new system will save you some time and money with only one paper bag required. Please note slushies are over the counter only.

What happens if my child forgets to put their lunch order in or leaves their lunch at home?

Lunch orders should be put in before the morning bell, but if your child forgets, they should just let their teacher know and we will let the canteen know and they will be supplied with a sandwich, and an invoice will be sent home to let you know that they were given something and for you to send the money in at your earliest convenience.

Who runs the canteen?

The canteen committee is a sub-committee of the P&C and has oversight of the canteen.

Our very experienced canteen supervisors run the canteen on a day-to-day basis with the help of volunteers.

What do volunteers do?

Volunteers help the supervisor with preparing sandwiches, putting away stock, restocking the fridge, serving the children at the counter, getting frozen food out for heating and some washing up. Laronne gives direction and prepares the fresh food she is happy to show you around and will make you feel welcome, so you don't need to be an expert in the kitchen. You are always welcome to pop in and check things out and now there is a new coffee machine (for parents only) so drop in for a coffee after dropping your little ones off.

If i wanted to help in the canteen, how often would I be required?

We have just implemented a new roster system which is enclosed and you can choose what day and how often you would like to volunteer eg: every First Monday of the month or every two weeks on a friday it is completely up to you. Due to OH&S regulations, babies and preschoolers are not allowed in the canteen.

Why should I help?

Helping in the canteen gives you the opportunity to see for yourself how everything works, and to enjoy a visit from your child/children. You have the satisfaction of knowing you're helping to provide a valuable service to the children in our school and have some fun while your doing it.

Uniforms

When students wear a school uniform, they feel included in our school community.

Students, teachers, parents and carers, as well as members of our local community helped develop our school uniform to make sure it:

  • meets the requirements of occupational health and safety, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation

  • includes items that are affordable, comfortable and made from easy-care and easy-wear fabrics

  • is appropriate for the full range of school activities

  • is suitable for all body shapes.

Learn more about the NSW Department of Education’s School Uniform Policy.

Click on the link for  Uniform Shop Order Form Jan 2018 (pdf 440 KB)

Manager – Sia Coelho                                                                                                                               

E-mail: scoelho@iinet.net.au

We take great pride in the appearance of the children at Oatley West Public School and encourage all students to wear the correct school uniform.

Purchases

The Uniform Shop is open every Thursday from 9-10am outside the C Block, under the COLA. Payment for items purchased can be made by Master Card, Visa Card, cash or cheque (made payable to Oatley West Public School Uniform Shop).

Uniform Orders

If you are unable to get to the Uniform Shop when it is open, an order form can be completed and dropped in to the school office. All orders will be delivered to your child's classroom on Thursday when the shop is open. Order Forms are available at the Uniform Shop, on the School's Website, Facebook Page and Schoolbag Application.

Parent Volunteers

Uniform Shop is run by volunteers. If you have an hour to spare weekly, fortnightly, monthly or even just once or twice a Term, your help will be greatly appreciated. Please contact Sia Coelho on scoelho@iinet.net.au 

Summer Uniform

The Summer Uniform is worn Monday to Thursday from the beginning of Term 4. The summer uniform consists of the following:

Girls 

Summer Tunic is worn with blue socks, black shoes, zip jacket (as required) and school hat.  Culottes with the short sleeve blue polo shirt (with school logo) are also available as an alternative to the tunic, however, traditionally the children in years K-2 wear the tunic.  Blue socks and black shoes are to be worn with the culottes.

Boys 

Grey shorts with short sleeve blue polo shirt (with school logo), grey striped school socks, black shoes zip jacket (as required) and school hat.

Winter Uniform 

The Winter Uniform is worn Monday to Thursday the day after Mother's Day. The winter uniform consists of the following:

Girls 

Winter Tunic (pinafore) worn with long sleeve blue polo (with school logo), grey tights, black shoes, zip jacket and school hat.  Charcoal Bootleg pants with the long sleeve blue polo shirt (with school logo) are also available as an alternative to the tunic, however, traditionally the children in years K-2 wear the tunic.  Blue socks and black shoes are to be worn with the bootleg pants.

Boys 

Gabardine pants with long sleeve blue polo shirt (with school logo), grey striped school socks, black shoes, and zip jacket and school hat.

Sports Uniform 

The Sports Uniform is worn every Friday all year round.  There will be occasions where your child will be required to wear their sports uniform on other nominated days. This will be with prior notification.  

The Sports Uniform consists of the following:

Girls 

Gold polo shirt (with school logo) and unisex sport shorts (with embroidered OWPS). Sport socks, joggers, zip jacket (as required) and school hat.

Boys 

Gold polo shirt (with school logo) and black sport shorts with red and gold stripes. Sport socks, joggers, zip jacket (as required) and school hat.  Unisex sport shorts will only be sold as each size of the existing boys sport shorts is sold out. The unisex shorts will then be offered in those sizes.

If your child feels the cold, they are permitted to wear black tracksuit pants with their gold polo shirt.

Hats 

All children must wear a school hat. Caps are not part of the School Uniform. Oatley West follows guidelines set by the Department of Education in respect to Safe Sun practices. If your child does not wear a hat, they will be instructed to go to a shaded area.

Shoes

Boys and Girls are to wear black shoes Monday to Thursday. Joggers are to be worn for sport on Friday.

Clothing items in similar colours are NOT acceptable uniform.

Hiring our facilities

You may apply to use our school’s facilities for appropriate purposes provided your hiring of the facility doesn't interfere with our teaching and learning programs.

We assess each application on a case-by-case basis. Find out more at Using school facilities.

If you’re interested in hiring our facilities, contact us for details.