Kotara South Public School

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The Kotara South Public School canteen is operated by the P&C. It is open 5 days a week, providing fruit for Crunch & Sip from 8:35 to 9am and lunch from 11:00am to 12:00pm.  Recess items can be purchased during lunch service.

Our mission is to provide healthy and delicious food options while maintaining relatively low prices.

Mrs Best, our canteen supervisor, offers fresh bakery bread (Bakers Delight or Joslin St Bakery) daily. She sources only the freshest ingredients for the salad bowls, sandwiches, burgers and wraps, which are prepared fresh daily.  Mrs Best is happy to discuss any food allergies your child has so she fully understands the restrictions and, if possible, will source acceptable items for your child.

Canteen Menu Feb 2021

Our canteen is governed by the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy. The program categorises foods into ‘Everyday' and ‘Occasional' foods.  The Australian Dietary Guidelines and the national labelling system that provides Health Star Ratings 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.

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Lunch Ordering Process

Counter Orders

  • Lunch orders can be placed in the canteen between 8:35 and 9:00am.
  • Orders should be written on a paper bag (Canteen sells bags, if necessary) including the students name, class, items being ordered with the prices and total amount due.
  • Place the money due inside the bag. Any change will be taped to the outside of the bag.
  • Lunch orders are delivered to the classrooms at 11:00am.

Online Orders

The canteen offers a cash-free and convenient online ordering service called Qkr!.  Please use the Qkr! Guide to download/install the app on your phone or device and to learn how to place an order.

  • Once you've set up an account, you can create profiles for each of your children.
    When placing an order for more than one child, please click on each child's profile to order their lunch. You can then pay for all the orders together at the end
  • Orders are accepted up to 8.50am each day.
  • You can still use a reusable lunchbag with online orders, just drop it off at the canteen with "Online Order" written on a slip in the order pocket.
  • You can also order up to 2 weeks in advance, and copy your regular orders from one week to the next.


Volunteers Needed

Mrs Best is always in need of helpers to assist in the canteen on a daily basis. The volunteer role starts from 8:35am (or after you drop your child) to around 12:00pm and will include things like:

  •  Making fruit cups, placing items in pie warmers/oven, preparing burgers/wraps/sandwiches/salads and bagging up lunch orders.
  •  Selling sundries and recess items to students during lunch service.
  •  Preparing foods for the following day, as well as restocking shelves and washing up dishes and sanitizing counters

As a small thank you Mrs Best will provide you with an amazing lunch to take home with you. It's our way of saying thank you for helping our canteen thrive, as Mrs Best cannot achieve our canteen's fresh initiatives on her own.

The children love to see their mum, dad and grandparents helping out at the canteen so stop in and see Mrs Best to add yourself to the roster or sign up online.