We are pleased to let you know that crunch HQ will be online as of Week 1 of Term 4. This is very exciting news and I really must thank Richard Talbot for assisting me in this regard. During the school holidays I will finalise the online version of the menu so that we are ready to go Week 1 of Term 4.
How does it work?
Attached you will find a Flyer which gives clear instructions on how to register your child/children onto our new online store. You must register your child PRIOR to ordering. Ordering is extremely easy - just follow the flyer.
What does it cost?
Parents can either add a minimum of $25 into their account via Direct Deposit, Credit Card or Paypal. Direct Deposit has no fees and can take up to 3 working days to clear, this means that the parent cannot use funds until this is cleared and My School Connect will send an automated message once that is done. The Credit Card (1.9% Merchant fee) and Paypal (2.9% Merchant Fee) options have fees as shown and are automatic. That means if parents deposit using these facilities the funds are there ready to use straight away.
Parents can also order without adding any funds, as there is an option at the checkout to payment for items via Credit Card or Paypal (same merchant fees apply).
Parents can not order unless they have funds in their account or they pay at the checkout. If you have any questions in relation to this please do not hesitate to contact me.
Reusable Lunch Order Bags
Please note that Reusable Lunch Order Bags will be available to purchase from crunch HQ in Term 4. You may purchase these either directly at the canteen or via the online store.
Nachos back in Term 4
We have managed to source a healthier version of the corn chips so that Nachos may return in Term 4. Please note that the "boats" will also be available for those that wish to order them. Both versions will be available online..
Certificate of Awesomeness
This week's Certificate of Awesomeness was awarded to Harvey A of Kinder Blue. Harvey was nominated by crunch HQ due to his honesty !! Well done Harvey!!!
Volunteers for Mondays
We are extremely lean on volunteers on the Monday. If you or grandparents are available and can spare some time in crunch HQ it would be greatly appreciated. It is only through having volunteers that we can continue to not only run a canteen 5 days per week but to also serve all the lovely food
Thank you to everyone who has brought in some strawberries for our vertical garden.. we need about 8 more and then it is completed!!!!!
Justine Williams – Canteen Co-ordinator
Crunch HQ Online (pdf 1242 KB)
You may be noticing some changes at our Canteen. We are currently working towards the new NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy. All NSW public schools are required to transition to this Strategy over a period of time and must be fully compliant by 2019.
We are fortunate to have a small, but dedicated, Canteen committee working hard to make the necessary timely changes. We have recently surveyed the GPPS community and gained a good insight into what you all felt was important about the Canteen – for you and your children. Your feedback and our existing knowledge gives us a sound base from which to make the changes we need to move forward into this new direction for school canteens.
Our new menu is in its last stage and is currently with the P & C for final review. If you would like to learn more about the new menu, the new Strategy and the changes we are making, please get in touch with our Canteen Coordinator Justine Williams via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as weekly updates in the GPPS newsletter, you can keep up to date with all the latest news, specials and food offerings by liking our GPPS Canteen Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GraysPointPrimarySchool/. The NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy is all about giving students across NSW a taste for healthy foods and to support healthy growth and development. For more information on the Strategy please visit the Healthy School Canteen website https://healthyschoolcanteens.nsw.gov.au
We thank you for your support during this time of change. We always welcome, and always need, more volunteers – just a couple of hours a month – so please get in touch. We look forward to keeping the smiles lining up at the canteen window as we serve amazing, healthy and inspiring food to our Grays Point kids.
GPPS Canteen Committee
Canteen Winter Menu 2017 (pdf 427 KB)