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Oxley Canteen

The ˿Ƶ Canteen is committed to providing fresh, interesting, nutritious food for the entire school community. We are guided by the recommendations of the state government’s Healthy School Canteen Strategy: “Fresh Tastes at School”.

The majority of food for sale at the canteen is prepared and cooked on site. We use fresh vegetables and fruit, lean meat and chicken, free-range eggs and fresh local bakery products. When available, we use the produce from the school vegetable garden. We regularly provide vegetarian and gluten-free meals and do not use nuts or nut products in the canteen.

In addition to providing sustenance at recess and lunch, the canteen regularly provides catering for in-house functions, visiting consultants and HSC markers as well as assisting with provisions for special events.

The canteen is operated by the school with a supervisor, part-time staff and volunteers to lighten the load.

The regular canteen menu is supplemented each week with some specials, usually something different each week to add variety to the regular menu.

  • Monday: Sushi we buy it in fresh, from those who make it much better than we could!
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: Weekly Special days – eg Toasted Panini, Salads, Soups, Pastas etc.

Junior School students must bring their recess from home but may order their lunch from the canteen. There is currently no provision for K-6 students to purchase food across the counter at recess or lunchtime.

For students in Years 7-12 recess and lunch may be only be purchased through Flexi-schools. This is due to Covid requirements and will be reviewed on a termly basis.

We are partnered with  who to provide an online ordering service for the whole school. Students in years 7-12 are also issued with a Flexischools cashless card which can be used at the Canteen once it has been linked to a Flexischool account.

We encourage all parents to set up an account with Flexischools to experience the quick and easy way to order your child’s lunch. You can even order for the whole term and then cancel any days not required.

The first step is to register and create an online account. You will receive a confirmation email which then directs you to the ˿Ƶ canteen page. Set up your individual children’s details then go ahead and order. Orders must be received by 9.30am on the day. Similarly, cancellations must be made by 9.30am.

If your child has been issued with a Flexischools card you will need to link the card number to your account before it can be used at the canteen.

Ordering for Junior School students: 

  • Please use the Flexischools system
  • Lunch orders are returned to K-6 in crates and distributed by the classroom teacher.
  • Should your child’s lunch be spilled or otherwise rendered inedible, a replacement lunch will happily be supplied and you will be notified. Prompt payment is appreciated.

Ordering for Senior School students:

  • Please use the Flexischools system
  • The old-fashioned paper bag method is still available as a last resort for students in 7-12
    • Paper bags, pens and the menu are provided on the Canteen counter.
    • Hand-written paper bag orders are left in the blue bin located on the Canteen counter at recess or can be left with Canteen staff earlier if required
    • Your Flexischools card can be left in the bag for payment or place cash in the bag.


Be a Canteen Volunteer

It takes time and effort to prepare, cook and serve all the food for our busy school community, so our volunteers are highly valued members of the team. Your year representative will contact you directly about the Canteen Volunteer Roster so please put your name on the list and come and see for yourself what we’re all about. If cooking or cash-handling is not your thing there are lots of jobs at the Canteen which don’t need special skills or experience and anyway, guidance is always at hand.
Helping at the Canteen provides a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of your child’s school. Meet the staff, meet your child’s friends, watch then interacting with their peers, catch-up with what’s going on at school and make a contribution to the school community.

We look forward to seeing you at the Canteen soon.

When your year representative provides you with the details you can access the roster using the link below.

We are happy to talk to you about the specific dietary requirements of your children and will make every effort to accommodate where possible. Should you have any further queries please get in touch by phone or email:  oxley.canteen@oxley.nsw.edu.au

Bon Appetite!

The Canteen team.