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Flexischools online ordering

Preferred method for ordering is via our online ordering system. It is easy and only takes a few minutes to register. Simply go to FlexiSchool and select ‘Register Now’. You will be sent an email with further instructions on how to complete the registration. Once registered, you can start placing your orders. If you have any questions, Flexischools provide a help desk on 1300 361 769, or you can contact them via their website.

Students without lunch

Students who have forgotten their lunch will be offered a basic sandwich - vegemite, cheese or Jjm. Phone orders cannot be accepted by the tuckshop for forgotten lunches however we will endeavour to assist where possible.

Cancelled or forgotten orders

A refund will only be offered in the event that the food has not yet been prepared.  If the order has been prepared, you are welcome to collect it from the tuckshop.  Any non perishable food not collected will be sent to the classroom the next day.  Perishable food will be disposed of at the end of the day.

Volunteers

Getting involved with the tuckshop

There are two main ways that parents can help with Tuckshop:

Would you like to join us in the kitchen?

This involves a morning for only a few hours from after drop-off (approx. 8.45am) through until 11.45am and involves checking off students orders, preparing food, serving students during first break and associated clean up. All food preparation is under the guidance of Convenor Yvette and full training is given.

With your help we can increase the menu items made on site, keep costs down and have faster serving times for students. Your children will be very excited to see you in the Tuckshop. Feel free to come in for a cuppa and lend a hand. Or if you know someone in the community who is looking to be part of something... we would love to hear from them too!

Becoming a 'Home Baker'

Commencing term 3

This simply entails supplying 1 dozen healthy, fresh-baked items that will be used for homebaking across the counter sales. We are currently compiling a recipe ideas booklet to see whats popular and what complies with our healthy eating guidelines and ticks all Education Queensland’s Smart Choices for Tuckshops boxes.

Shopping for ingredients will never be so easy with the booklet to be uploaded to the Eatons Hill State School and Eaton Hills State School P&C websites, putting it conveniently into the hands of parents with a smart phone who are shopping at the supermarket. Forgotten what ingredients you need? One click and it’s all there in front of you. Too easy!

Not on the homebaking roster yet? Yvette would love to hear from you on opsconvenor@eatonshillpandc.org

There is a roster for both volunteering in Tuckshop and for homebaking (commencing Term 3) and Yvette would love to hear from you to add you into the roster. Either drop in to see her or email opsconvenor@eatonshillpandc.org

At Eatons Hill State School we support healthy eating.
 

Our tuckshop - Eatons Hill Snack Shack - is run by our convenor, Yvette Payne, and staffed by Assistants and parent volunteers. Our tuckshop provides a variety of reasonably priced, nutritious food and drinks. The menu follows the guidelines from "Smart Choices –
Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy for Queensland Schools”.

Smart Choices –
Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy for Queensland Schools

In June 2005, the Queensland Government announced the implementation of the Smart Choices – Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy for Queensland Schools. Smart Choices is one initiative in a broad Queensland Government program to promote healthy weight and improve children and young people’s health through better nutrition. The 'Smart Choices ‐ Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy' for Queensland Schools is all about offering healthy food and drink choices to students.

What does this mean? Basically it means that all food and drink items are categorised into 'Green', 'Amber' or 'Red' groups.

Green = Have plenty. These foods and drinks are encouraged and promoted in schools.


Amber = Select carefully. These foods and drinks should not dominate choices and should be avoided in large serves.

Red = Occasional. The availability of these foods and drinks should be limited to no more than two occasions per term.

Menu changes

In 2016, changes were made to the way some food and drinks are classified under Smart Choices to align more closely with the National Healthy School Canteens Guidelines and the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

At tuckshop we are making small changes to align with the Smart Choices Strategy. Our new menu has some exciting changes ‐ more fresh choices ‐ tastier alternatives with added nutrition. Our plan for less additives and preservatives will mean better concentration for our children. These changes may see a few items phased out during 2018.

Each term we will have a new items on our menu and some daily specials. This will keep the menu fresh and also be cost effective in using seasonal produce. Any ideas you would like to share on the menu can be emailed to the tuckshop. We welcome your suggestions. Please email: opsconvenor@eatonshillpandc.org