This site will publicise achievements of school canteens as well as provide the latest information and items of interest to those operating canteens.
Thanks to everyone who completed the 2012 WASCA survey, click here to download all the results: WASCA Survey Results
The Big Book of Menus
WASCA has always prided itself on listening to what canteen managers want and need to make their jobs a little easier. One theme that has been recurring is the desire to see other canteen menus, to glean ideas and source inspiration. Read more…
Handle With Care
Ensuring food and drinks are prepared correctly and served at appropriate temperatures for children. Download: Handle With Care.
Canteen Policy – Sample
Download a sample Canteen Food Policy.
3 Steps to an Allergy Aware Canteen
Following the launch of the Allergy Awareness resource at the 2012 Canteen Conference, this resource has been sent directly to all schools. For your convenience, additional copies can be downloaded from this website.
Government Policy and Standards for Food and Drinks Sold in Public School Food Service
For full information regarding the Department of Education’s policy and standards you’re invited to visit the website at www.det.wa.edu.au/healthyfoodanddrink.
Did You Know…?
Canteen vouchers always rate the highest for classroom rewards! Click here to download a page of canteen vouchers.
Director General’s Morning Tea – Tuesday 13th December, 2011
- Carrot Cake **NEW for 2012**
- Cucumber Cups & Thai Beef Salad Topping
- Chocolate Brownies **NEW for 2011**
- Dips, Salsa, Nut Free Pesto & Hummus
- Fillings, Toppings & Recipes for Sandwiches
- Herb Pikelets **NEW for 2011**
- Mexican Tostadas
- Something Sweet
- Vegetable Slice **NEW for 2012**
All recipes included are compliant with the Department of Education’s Healthy Food and Drink Policy and have been categorised as Green or Amber.
Catering co-ordinated by the WA School Canteen Association Inc. and Perth Modern School.
2012 Canteen Volunteer of the Year
Thank you to everyone who sent in your nominees for the ‘Nan Marlow Award for Excellence in Volunteering’. Nan Marlow was a very special lady who contributed many hours to Gosnells Senior High School even though she never had children attending the school.
What would we do without these amazing people who give their time so willingly and commit to help in the canteen year after year? Without their help, many canteens have been forced to cut back the days they open or have decided to outsource their canteen operations to private providers. This once a year opportunity to recognise those who help to keep your canteen viable is our way to say how much you appreciate them. Canon Foods think so too and were delighted to become the new sponsors of this Award.
Every school who nominated a volunteer has been sent a Certificate of Appreciation for each person nominated. The combined number of hours contributed by these ‘treasures’ to your canteens was 14,030. If a monetary value were to be placed on this year’s nominees’ contribution at $18 per hour it would amount to over a quarter of a million dollars worth of time contributed by these nominees alone. Imagine how many hours in total are contributed by volunteers to canteens throughout the State. Their time is worth literally millions of dollars to our schools each and every year.
The outright winner of the award this year is Mrs Doreen Avis from Carlisle Primary School. Doreen has spent a total of 4,160 hours volunteering in the canteen. She not only volunteers in the canteen but also helps in other ways such as taking over the canteen if the manager is absent, volunteering on special fundraising events on weekends and cooking special recess foods. Doreen was nominated for the award by Deputy Principal, Mary Harvey and escorted to the Conference by another Deputy Principal, Sid Sanders. How truly wonderful to see our teaching staff valuing the work done by the many volunteers who give their time to help in many different areas of the school, thus enhancing the learning experiences of our students.
When presenting the Award to Doreen, Mr Ryan Pace of Canon Foods said how thrilled their company was to be approached to sponsor this Award as they work alongside other voluntary groups and understand what a valuable part volunteers play in our community. Ryan presented Doreen with a beautifully engraved clock – a symbol of the time she has contributed to Carlisle Primary School’s canteen. In addition, Doreen will be able to take a two night break at the Parmelia Hilton. The perpetual shield will no doubt be proudly displayed at the school for the next twelve months! Congratulations Doreen – you certainly deserve to be thoroughly spoilt and we all hope you enjoy the relaxation.
Snackshops For Parents
These informal sessions cover topics such as tips to make lunchboxes healthy, the traffic light strategy of categorising foods, and how to read food labels.
Cooking demonstrations and the use of visual resources make these sessions the perfect platform for engaging parents and encouraging healthy eating in their children while at school.
Workshops run for approximately 1-1½ hours and can be tailored to the specific needs of the school and the parents. Sessions can also be arranged to include a number of schools in surrounding areas.
If you would like further information or would like to organise a session at your school please contact WASCA on 9264 4999 or email email@example.com