Harbord Public School

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Canteen at our school

Our canteen is a non-profit volunteer service to the school community managed by Jan Baldwin. It is staffed by a combination of paid staff and volunteer parents and all help is greatly appreciated. Food served is in accordance with the Dept of Education Healthy Food Strategy. All meals are cooked fresh on the premises using fresh ingredients. The canteen is NUT free and provides vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Hour of operation

Daily from 8.30am to 2.30pm at recess and lunchtime.

Over the counter service at recess and lunch

Some items are available only over the counter at recess and lunch (frozen & specials). These specials are dependent on the amount of volunteers available for preparation. All items are priced between 50c-$2.50. This provides your child the opportunity to use small amounts of money in a safe environment.

Online ordering

Lunches can be ordered online at www.flexischools.com.au.  A parent or guardian will need to register on the website to order from the online menu.

Easy, online registration

  • Go to Flexischools website
  • Click "REGISTER NOW"
  • Enter your email
  • You will be emailed a link to an online form - follow the link
  • Choose a username and password and complete the form
  • Add each student and their class
  • Top-up the account - VISA or Mastercard preferred.

You can also place lunch orders from your iPhone or iPad through Flexischools app store.

You can pre-order at a time convenient to you. Once you create a standard order it can be set to order weekly, automatically. You o longer need to worry about providing bags and the correct change. You will not be able to order items which are out of stock or unavailable.

More information can be obtained from the school canteen: Flexischool Flyer (PDF 102 KB).

How your child receive their order

Close to the break orders are placed in your child's class canteen tub. Two students from each class collect their class tub from the canteen for distribution back in the class under their teacher's supervision. Kindergarten class tubs are delivered to the classroom.

Canteen rules

  • Respect: Wait patiently for your turn, always use good manners
  • Responsibility: Line up in the correct spot, walk to and from the canteen safely, only buy for yourself
  • Personal best: Make healthy choices, know what you want to buy and have your money ready, move away from the canteen area as soon as you have been served.

For children who forget their lunch

Children who forget their lunch may get an emergency lunch  from the canteen.  They need to be authorised by your child's teacher. Your child will be given the choice of a vegemite, ham, cheese sandwich and a piece of fruit. A note will be sent home with your child to notify you and advise of payment due. Parents are invoiced $2.50 for this service.  Payment options are cash to the canteen or IOU payment on flexischools.

Late order

There is a late order modified menu service available from 8.50am to 12 midday.


Most volunteers volunteer for one day per month (eg. 3rd Tuesday of each month).  If you are able to assist please contact Jan on 9939 1651 or 0400 816 650.  If you are unable to do a full day per month you may like to consider helping for an hour or two labelling bags.

Above are some examples of the delicious food made and sold at our school canteen: 

We're one of the first schools in NSW to be accredited a Healthy School Canteen!

Canteen staff serving at our school canteen

Our canteen followed the ‘10 Steps to a Healthy Canteen’ online program which helps schools introduce the Food and Drink Criteria into their school canteen. This includes classifying packaged foods and measuring portion sizes of fresh foods as well as ways to promote the healthy food options available to students.


The final step involved an independent canteen menu check which confirms the canteen meets the Food and Drink Criteria and has successfully become a Healthy School Canteen.  


For more inforamtion please visit healthy school canteens website