The children of St Damien’s Catholic Primary School are catered for by the St Damien’s Catholic Primary School Canteen. It is open for lunch orders and recess requirements. A wide selection of food and drink is available throughout the year. Variations to the menu or special promotions will be communicated to families via the school newsletter and website.
The St Damien’s Catholic Primary School Canteen has attained Star Choice Accreditation. Only food recommended by the Star Choice programme will be sold from the Canteen unless there is a special promotion or occasion. Star Choice promotes healthy food choices. Students may only purchase one milk item and one ice cream per day.
Healthy Food—At St Damien’s Catholic Primary School we have a Healthy Lunchbox initiative where we promote only healthy food items packed in the children’s lunchbox (This initiative is also to be adhered to for class parties, Sacramental celebrations and Dawesville Dynamo reward.). A list of permitted food is shown below. Any food items not found in the food list will not be permitted at school. This list is available from the office throughout the year.
Our policy is: if we can’t feed the children’s waste to the chickens, worms or compost, it will be sent home.
Food Allergies—Due to the increasing number of students at St Damien’s Catholic Primary School with food allergies, we have decided to be a “Nut Friendly” school. We therefore request that NO nut products are sent to school in lunchboxes. Eg. any nuts, Peanut Butter, Nutella, nut bars etc.
Our canteen relies on the help of parents who work on a roster system. New helpers are always welcome.
For enquiries telephone (08) 9583 2513.