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The Hopscotch Cafe - Our Canteen

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

When Is It Open?

Hopscotch Cafe is open Monday - Friday during school terms. If it will be closed, a notification will be sent via the newsletter and Skoolbag app.

You can order online with Flexischools. Click on the link to order.

What Does It Sell?

You will receive a menu at the beginning of the school year and at the beginning of Term 2 and Term 4 with the change to winter and summer menus. Please keep this on hand so you know what the specials are for the day. 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 BLTs are part of the winter menu. Lebanese wraps, pizza and burger days are all prepared here in the canteen and are on the summer menu.

How Can My Child Buy Food?

Lunch orders - Lunch orders can be ordered online with Flexischools. Click on the link above. You can also order by writing your child's name, class and order on a paper bag and putting it in the classroom lunch order basket in the morning.

At lunchtime, lunch order monitors (assigned by individual classes) collect the lunch orders from the canteen in a basket and orders are taken back to the classroom for distribution. You can order drinks (except slushies). Lunch orders are stamped with a "to be collected" stamp. The students 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. Please note slushies are over the counter ONLY.

Over the counter sales - 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.

What Happens If Your Child Has Forgotten Their Lunch?

The canteen will supply them with a sandwich, and an invoice will be sent home to let you know that they were given something to eat 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 oversees 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 prepare sandwiches, put away stock, restock the fridge, serve the children at the counter, get frozen food out for heating and do some washing up. The supervisor gives directions and prepares the fresh food. You don't need to be an expert in the kitchen. You are always welcome to pop in and check things out.

If I Wanted To Help In The Canteen, How Often Would I Be Required?

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. Due to OH&S regulations, babies and pre-schoolers 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 you're doing it.

If you have any further questions about the canteen or would like to volunteer please contact the canteen committee or the school.