The Oxley College Canteen is committed to providing fresh, interesting, nutritious food for the entire school community. We are guided by the recommendations of the state government’s Healthy School Canteen Strategy: “Fresh Tastes at School”.
The majority of food for sale at the canteen is prepared and cooked on site. We use fresh vegetables and fruit, lean meat and chicken, free-range eggs and fresh local bakery products. When available, we use the produce from the school vegetable garden and the eggs from our own chickens. We regularly provide vegetarian and gluten-free meals and do not use nuts or nut products in the canteen.
In addition to providing sustenance at recess and lunch, the canteen regularly provides catering for in-house functions, visiting consultants and HSC markers as well as assisting with provisions for special events.
The canteen is operated by the school with a supervisor, two part-time staff and volunteers to lighten the load. It is online or cash only and is open every school day.
At this time the regular canteen menu is supplemented each week with some “specials”, something different each week to add variety to the regular menu.
K-6 students must bring their recess from home but may order their lunch from the canteen. There is currently no provision for K-6 students to purchase food across the counter at recess or lunchtime.
For students in Years 7-12 recess and lunch may be purchased directly once the canteen is open. At lunchtime, many menu items are available for purchase across the counter, though ordering lunch can be quicker and guarantees your choice.
We are partnered with Flexischools who to provide an online ordering service for the whole school. Students in years 7-12 are also issued with a Flexischools cashless card which can be used at the Canteen once it has been linked to a Flexischool account.
We encourage all parents to set up an account with Flexischools to experience the quick and easy way to order your child’s lunch. You can even order for the whole term and then cancel any days not required.
The first step is to register and create an online account. You will receive a confirmation email which then directs you to the Oxley College canteen page. Set up your individual children’s details then go ahead and order. Orders must be received by 10.00am on the day. Similarly, cancellations must be made by 10.00am.
If your child has been issued with a Flexischools card you will need to link the card number to your account before it can be used at the canteen.
Ordering for K-6 students:
Ordering for 7-12 students:
Non – online orders for lunch can be placed up until 11:00am.
It takes time and effort to prepare, cook and serve all the food for our busy school community, so our volunteers are highly valued members of the team. Your year representative will contact you directly about the Canteen Volunteer Roster so please put your name on the list and come and see for yourself what we’re all about. If cooking or cash-handling are not your thing there are lots of jobs at the Canteen which don’t need special skills or experience and anyway, guidance is always at hand.
Helping at the Canteen provides a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of your child’s school. Meet the staff, meet your child’s friends, watch then interacting with their peers, catch-up with what’s going on at school and make a contribution to the school community.
We look forward to seeing you at the Canteen soon.
We are happy to talk to you about the specific dietary requirements of your children and will make every effort to accommodate where possible. Should you have any further queries please get in touch by phone or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Fraser and the Canteen team.