Canteen Summer Menu Term 1 2018

Hi all!

Just to let you know that our Summer Menu Term 1 2018 has been updated. Please download a copy of the current menu and discard any previous menus.

There are only two changes to the Menu:

  1. Removal of home-made slushies
  2. Addition of Slush Puppies

As advised in our December Newsletter:

“Slush Puppies” are coming!

At our August P & C Meeting, the Committee approved the installation of a Slushie Machine for a trial period. Presently, we offer “home-made slushies” at a very cheap price but at a huge resourcing cost. Our slushies are both a time-consuming process and ineffective way of producing a popular item that sells out quickly! We simply cannot keep up with demand.

In installing a slush puppie machine, we are looking to produce slushies that are healthy (made from apple juice from a supplier that is HKA approved with a 4.5 Health Star rating), readily available and cost effective. The Slushie Machine will offer three different flavours at a price of $2.00 per 250ml cup. We realise that this is quite an increase in price from what we currently offer however we believe it will be of great benefit.”

Since the introduction in Term 4 2017, the slush puppies have been a huge hit and the kids just love them – especially on these hotter summer days.

If you have any feedback or comments regarding the change, please let us know!

Cheers and thank you

 

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Canteen Summer Menu 2017/2018

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Our new Canteen Summer Menu for 2017/2018 has finally arrived! Our lovely Canteen Managers, Leanne & Sandy have done a great job in creating a new menu for Summer that is appealing to all while striving to meet the requirements of the new Canteen Strategy 2017 requirements.

The new Menu will commence on Monday 16 October 2017. We ask that you do NOT order from any other menu from this date and discard any previous menus that you may have!

A copy of the menu is available under Canteen  

There are some great new options on the menu that are fresh, tasty and healthy!

Enjoy!

Introducing the Healthy School Canteen

Apples from Flickr via Wylio© 2013 Devika, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio

We keep hearing about the changes to the way NSW School Canteens provide healthy food for our children but what does it really mean? Here, we will try to provide you with as much information as possible on the new direction our Canteen will be heading in. The information provided below gives an overview of the changes and has been extracted from the NSW Government’s Healthy School Canteen website (Click here for the link to the website).

“The new NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy is a joint NSW Health and Education initiative. The aim of the strategy is to establish a healthy food and drink culture in our schools, and will contribute to the NSW Premiers Priority to reduce obesity in NSW kids over the next 10 years.

 The revised strategy has been informed by a comprehensive evidence report and a consultation process that included canteen managers, school leaders, health professionals, the food industry, school students and parents to understand the barriers and enablers for increasing healthy food and drink choices in NSW school canteens. Download the accessible version of the discussion paper (DOCX 111 KB) that was released in July 2016 to inform the public consultation process.

Public schools will transition to the revised strategy over a three year period (2017 – 2019). Catholic and independent schools are also encouraged to participate in the strategy. The transition will be responsive to canteen operating arrangements, product availability, rural and remote locations and community and cultural expectations.

The Australian Dietary Guidelines and the national labelling system that provides Health Star Ratings (HSRs) on the front of packaged food and drinks forms the basis of the minimum food and drink criteria for the revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy. The new food and drink criteria replaces the traffic light system under the previous strategy.

Food and drink criteria

Target minimum benchmarks for all school canteens
Everyday food and drinks Occasional food and drinks
At least ¾ of the menu. No more than ¼ of the menu.
No Health Star Rating (HSR) cut-off. Health Star Rating (HSR) of 3.5 stars and above.
Portion limits for flavoured milk, juice and ready-to-eat meals. Portion limits for all Occasional food and drinks.
Display, favourably price, promote and advertise Everyday choices. Occasional food and drinks not promoted at point of sale.

*Sugary drinks are not to be sold in NSW public schools.

Schools will be supported and encouraged to achieve higher benchmarks for healthy food and drink options in their canteens.

What’s changed?

  • Two categories (Everyday and Occasional food and drinks) will replace the three traffic-light categories.
  • There will no longer be two ‘Red’ food days per term. However, at the discretion of the principal a school may choose to invite the canteen to cater for a special event, such as a school fair, or school celebration. On such occasions, menu items can align with the school’s plans enabling the school canteen to be fully integrated as part of the school celebration or special event.

 

Together with the School, Your P & C run Canteen is committed to the implementation of the new strategy so expect some changes throughout the year to what is available in our canteen. Our menu’s will be changing in line with the change in the policy commencing with the release of our Term 2 & 3 Winter Menu 2017.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Revised Healthy Canteen Strategy and what it means to our Canteen, please do not hesitate to contact us! We are still getting our heads around it as well!  Our Canteen Managers are able to assist you too, so don’t be afraid to ask!

Keep Calm! Our Spring Fair Needs YOU!

FINALWhere can I help?

There are numerous ways in which you can help. At this stage, we need help in the following areas:

  • Craft donations – just craft up some love for sale, any medium – paper, fabric, art, twine – you make it we will accept it!
  • Donate plants – start propagating or potting up!
  • Donate prizes – we need prizes for our Chocolate Wheel and the children’s activities!
  • Sponsorship – a great way for you to advertise your support and your business
  • Sponsor items for the BBQ – meat supplies, sauces, napkins, paper plates
  • Sponsor Milk for the SRC’s Milk Bar
  • Coordinators and/or Assistants for our Stalls and Activities. We have vacancies for:
    • Side Show Alley
      • Lob the Dunny Roll
      • Rocket Launcher
      • Sponge-a- Mate
    • P & C Pop – up! Help us sell our raffle tickets, teatowels and Cookbooks!
    • Craft Stall
    • Chocolate Wheel – we need spruikers to sell tickets, source prizes, spin the wheel and generally have a good time!
    • An assistant for our Lego Competition in the Lego House
    • Plaster Fingers – plastering up the kids in plaster , of course!
    • Just Dance Disco – chaperone the kids as they dance to their favourite song
    • Glow Things – selling our glow products that will just glow as the sun sets and add to the atmosphere of the Fair
    • Showbags – we will source the showbags – all you have to do is hand them out to the kiddies as part of their Super Saver or sell them to those who don’t have a Super Saver
    • Super Saver – distributing food and activity tickets to all those kiddies who have prepaid. A case of marking off names from a list!
    • Photo Booth – we have the photographer! We just need someone to source props, take orders and arrange for printing of photos to be delivered after the fair!
  • Baristas – who doesn’t love a good coffee that is made to perfection
  • Canteen Coordinator and assistants – selling extra yummy goodies
  • Lighting – as the sun sets we will need lighting! You may find a donor to assist here but in any case you will also be putting up the lighting and liaison with the Electrician!
  • Electrician – we need you to ensure the safety of our fairgoers not to mention that we don’t overload and fuse out the whole set-up
  • Floaters – to help with the collection of coin on the day and providing relief to stallholders so that they too can have some fun (and a rest!)
  • Assistants to help set up on the day including:
    • an Electrician
    • setting up lighting
    • setting up tables,marquees and signage
    • Decorating!
  • Carpenter or handy person to assist with creating a free-standing sign, a special stall and a Photo Booth
  • Publicity – creating Facebook posts, web posts, flyer distribution, even gaining some media attention through radio and print!

If you are not sure what a Stall Coordinator does check out our blog on the Role of a Stall/Activity Coordinator The Role of Stall/Activity Coordinators. It is not as scary as you think!

Contact us and have a chat about how you can help!

 

 

“Volunteers put the community into community events”.

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“Volunteers put the community into community events.”
-Steven Wood Schmader, CEO of the International Festivals & Events Association

Our Spring Fair is in fear of being cancelled…can you do Just One Thing?

We need you to put the community into our school community event!

We are creating a group of volunteers to make our Spring Fair happen, we have lots of small jobs that need to be done. All we need from you is to “Do Just One Thing”.

If you have never coordinated or assisted on a Spring Fair, don’t panic – most of those who have already volunteered haven’t that much experience either. In fact, for our Spring Fairy (the coordinator of the whole event!), this is HER FIRST SPRING FAIR! One in, all in!

In one way or another, we are here to help each other make the 2016 Spring Fair a huge success for our school and most importantly, our children!

Can you run a Stall? 

Running a Stall can be super rewarding. If you have a few friends or family members it can be a fantastic way to help the Spring Fair. Fair Day procedures including how to collect Cash will be explained to you. Would you like to run a Stall? Do you have an idea for a stall?

Don’t be afraid to run a stall! It will bring out the best in you!

Some stall suggesting include:

  • Rocket Launcher –  three children at a time compete against each other to see how far their rocket can go (horizontally, of course)
  • Side Show Alley – lots of carnival back yard type games
  • The P & C Pop-Up Stall – selling our teatowels, cookbooks and other items
  • The Gaming Table – let the kids trade their xbox, PS4 etc games
  • Lob the Dunny Roll – Simply throwing a dunny roll to see if they can get into the toilet!!!

General Volunteers?

If you don’t know what you can do or where you can fit in, we have many roles to fill. There are a range of jobs where you can help. Some are small, some are big, some are simple, some will take more time and commitment.

Can you help with Spring Fair preparation (before the day)?

Some of the roles include:

♥  Volunteer Coordinator

♥  Publicity

♥  Sponsorship – Chocolate Wheel

♥  Sponsorship – small prizes for the children on various activities e.g. The Lego            Competition

♥  Sponsor our 20th Anniversary Cookbook

♥  Donate edible items for our BBQ’s or Milk for our coffee

♥  Join the Steering Committee

♥  Sponsor our Advertising – in return you will receive free advertising on Spring Fair Day and across all our social media platforms

♥  Organising additional marquees, battery operated Eskies etc, etc…

On the Day Volunteers

We have many jobs that need to be done on the day. Can you help? Put your hand up for a couple of hours, you don’t need to give your whole day, just a few hours will also help. Some of the roles include:

  • an Electrician – to ensure the safety of our fairgoers from an electricians point of view: checking all cords are secure, correct power supply
  • Lighting – as this is a Twilight event, we will need to pack up and secure the premises in the dark! Can you assist in setting up lighting or providing additional lighting?
  • Set up on the Day Team – placing tables, erecting marquees, signage,
  • Manning a stall for a few hours
  • Assisting pack up on the day
  • Any ideas, contact us!

Please contact fundraising@tackingpointpandc.org.au with a job you can do, any questions or ideas. We simply would love to hear from you to save our Spring Fair!

Even ONE THING makes all the difference! THANK YOU