K-2 Kids BBQ @ Athletics Carnival

K-2 Athletics Carnival (1)


Hey Mums and Dads, Carers, Grandparents and Friends!

Join us for a Healthy Kids BBQ

@ the

K-2 Athletics Carnival

Thursday 7 September 2017!

Your P & C will be running a very special K-2 Kids BBQ at the K-2 Athletics Carnival following the Presentations. Yay! Even the spectators can enjoy our special BBQ – it makes you hungry watching kids being active! and our Canteen will be selling Coffee!

Our Menu will consist of: –

  • Steak Sandwich (lean minute steak with onion) $5.00
  • Char-grilled Chicken Burgers l served on a roll with lettuce and mayo $4.00
  • Sausage on a slice of bread $2.50
  • Salad Tubs $3.50
  • Water $1.50
  • Sipahh Milk Straws (these have less than 1/2 teaspoon sugar) using low-fat milk $2.00
  • Juices your choice of apple, apple and blackcurrant or tropical $ 1.50
  • Watermelon Wedges  $0.70
  • Pineapple Rings $0.40


Great! How do we order?

All lunch orders for the day are to be pre-ordered no later than 5 September 2017. This will allow us to order the correct quantities! Please don’t forget to tell us if there are any special dietary requirements! Verrry important!

  1. You will be able to pre-order your child’s lunch on Flexischools using the Special Canteen Menu that will be available. Orders must be placed no later than midnight 5 September 2017
  2. If you want to order via the paper bag system, please use the Order Form K2 Kids BBQ (1) and return to the Canteen with payment no later than 5 September 2017
  3. You or your child simply rock up to our BBQ to collect your items

So, we hope that you will pack a picnic blanket and join us on the day!

Oh, and one more thing! If you wish to volunteer and help at the BBQ that would be great! (and very appreciative), email us at canteen@tackingpointpandc.org.au or complete the slip K2 Kids BBQ (1)and return to the canteen or contact our K-2 Kids BBQ Coordinator Felicity Crocker on 0447084492. Free coffee and lunch provided for you! Thank you!

Girls Night Out! Paint the Town

Girl's Night OutPaint the Town Fundraiser

Join us as we paint, sip and party at our

Girls Night Out/

Paint The Town Fundraiser!

The Tacking Point Public School P & C Association are proud to be hosting a  Girls Night Out with Paint the Town Port for all of our Mum’s, friends of friends, aunts, and grandmothers! Come along and join us as Olivia from Paint the Town Port guides us through a step-by-step painting that you go home with at end of the night that you will be amazed YOU created.

We have a fun night planned that includes lucky door prizes, games, a glass of champers on arrival with a Dessert Table and other treats to tempt your taste buds and keep those creative juices flowing.

Tickets are available by returning your payment with the RSVP note to the Canteen no later than 8 September 2017. You can also pay online by direct transfer to the P & C’s Account as follows (please ensure that you send RSVP with your deposit details!):

 BSB: 032-586
Account #: 446814
Name of: Tacking Point Public School P & C Ass
Please use ref: “GNO (Surname)”

Click here for an RSVP Form: Paint the TownGirls Night Out (7)

When: Friday 15 September 2017
Time: 7:00 pm for 7:15 pm start
Where: TPPS School Hall
Inc: Champagne on arrival
Dessert Bar & other treats
BYO Alcohol

Are you able to help?

The P & C relies heavily on its volunteers to assist with all of our events. If you are able to assist in any way it would be greatly appreciated!

We need help with:

  • donations of suitable prizes
  • donations of cheese or fruit platters
  • donations of desserts or other sweet treats
  • donations of your time with set-up

For further details or questions, please contact Glenys E Rhodes on 0408 619 355 or via email to fundraising@tackingpointpandc.org.au OR  message us on Facebook!

Paint The Town

 Our P & C puts community into our school community!

Picture Products are coming!

Picture Products

The P & C is very proud to announce a new fundraiser for our School that is loads of fun and creates special memories for you and your child!

Turn your child’s treasured memories into durable, high-quality melamine Pictureplates that will last a lifetime!

Both decorative and useful, Pictureplates are simply beautiful. Children love eating off their very own Pictureplates or drinking out of their personally designed cup. These beautiful keepsakes will be used every day and are also a lovely present for someone special.

We are also offering a range of other products decorated with your child’s artwork, such as Pictureclocks, Water Bottles, Calendars, Phone Covers, Mouse Pads and Placemats.

Your child can use photos, markers, hand and footprints and paints to create their artworks, and you can order as many copies of your products as you’d like, it’s a fantastic gift idea for grandparents and family members, so think ahead for Birthday and Christmas presents.

We would love for you to join in this exciting and creative activity that will provide much needed funding for our wonderful school as well!

A sample of the Picture Plate will be available to view at the Canteen.

What’s involved?

Quite simply, your child needs to draw a picture on the templates provided in the Information Pack being sent home this week with every child. You then select which product you would like – plate, clock etc then order and pay!

Templates are to be done at home and must be returned by Thursday 25th May with the order form and payment in the plastic envelope provided.

Orders and Payments

Order Forms will be distributed to all students at the end of this week.

Our P&C volunteers will be in the Year 6 seating area to collect your child’s artworks & payments daily from 8.30 am – 9.00 am on Monday 22nd May to Thursday 25th May.

If you require extra templates, ALL designs can be downloaded directly from www.pictureproducts.com.au/drawing-paper  (please note an A3 printer is required for some templates).

Limited supplies of extra Picture Plate, Cup, Calendar, Bottle or Clock Templates will be available only on Monday 15th May @ 2.45pm-3.15pm in the Year 6 Seating Area.

There will be no extension to the closing date as we must meet  the suppliers deadline of 31 May 2017 to receive an Early Bird Offer on pricing.


We expect delivery of the finished products by August 2017.


Not a problem! All queries regarding this fundraiser should be directed to Verena Gandy via email to project@tackingpointpandc.org.au.

Lost your order form? Click here: Picture Plates Parent Letter

More info about the supplier? PictureProducts Info


Thank You!

Health Star Ratings & Portion Control


Picture via http://www.healthstarrating.gov.au

As you know we have been busy providing our school community with the many facets of the new Revised Healthy Canteen Strategy. Working with our Canteen Supervisors, Leanne and Sandy, we are trying to make our Canteen totally compliant with the new guidelines. In our final instalment, we look at the second and third elements of the new Strategy…

The Health Star Rating (HSR)

An integral part of the Strategy is the introduction of the HSR system that was introduced by the Australian, state and territory governments in collaboration with industry, public health and consumer groups. The HSR was introduced on a voluntary basis in June 2014.

The Health Star Rating (HSR) system is a quick and easy way to compare the nutrient content of packaged foods. It scores the overall nutritional content of packaged foods and rates them from ½ a star to 5 stars. The more stars, the healthier the choice.

If the canteen decides to use pre-packaged foods (and this can only apply to Occasional food and drinks representing 25% of the menu) than that food must have a HSR of 3.5 stars or more to be sold in school canteens in addition to Everyday food.


So until we can source meat pies, sausage rolls etc., these staples of the School Canteen lunch order will be removed (:() .

One problem that is facing all School Canteens is that the food industry itself is lagging behind in ensuring that manufacturers of prepackaged foods etc., are labelling their products with the HSR. This is a problem that is further compounded by the regional locality of schools.

To understand more about the HSR  visit http://healthstarrating.gov.au/internet/healthstarrating/publishing.nsf/Content/About-health-stars



Portion Control

So not only does our School Canteen Menu need to have items categorised as Everyday and/or Occasional Foods and have all occasional foods rated with a HSR above 3.5 stars, it must also be portion controlled!

Anyone who has had to adhere to a diet will know and understand the importance of portion control for weight loss and so it applies here. Care needs to be taken to avoid serving large portions of all OCCASIONAL foods and some EVERYDAY foods (flavoured milk, juices and hot meals). All School Canteens have access to a Menu Ready Reckoner to check the maximum portion size limits for menu items and ingredients.

If we feel that a small serving wouldn’t satisfy the hunger of a student, then the foods should be combined with a salad, bread roll, fruit or milk. For example, if we were to serve a frittata which has a maximum portion size of 250 grams, we would also serve it with a salad to provide a balanced meal.


Our new Terms 2 & 3 Winter Meal will be released on 31 March 2017 and will commence from Term 2. There are some major changes to the menu and there has been some concessions but you will see a vastly different menu. The menu may change as we strive to meet the new requirements as we move towards being compliant with the Strategy.

We look forward to receiving your feedback on the new Menu and we hope you now have an understanding of the why and wherefores of the changes. Please do not hesitate to contact us to give feedback – complimentary or otherwise. We really only want the best for a healthy school community and we believe our Canteen can provide this to you.

Contact the P &C, our Canteen Supervisors or the School if you require any further clarification. Here’s to our Healthy School!