The LPS Canteen strives to offer healthy meal options to our students, create a hub for our community and to generate funding which contributes towards school resources. The Canteen operates with a paid Canteen Manager position (currently shared by three people) and the remaining food preparation and service is done by a valuable group of volunteers.
Our Canteen is open 5 days a week and relies on Volunteers from the School Community to help operate efficiently. Volunteering in the Canteen is an excellent way of getting to know other parents, the teachers, and the school environment. See the excitement on your child’s face when they get a special canteen sticker which gives them permission to visit the canteen and collect a complimentary treat whilst you’re volunteering.
We welcome any member or friend of the family of enrolled students who would like to volunteer.
We use the Flexischools Online System for ordering and payments. Orders must be placed by 8:30am each day. You can however order for the whole term ahead of time, if you wish. We are also open during recess and lunch for over the counter cash sales for years 3-6.
The Canteen is busy implementing a healthy menu following Government guidelines. This is due to be completed by Dec 2019.
Please feel free to drop in to the canteen for a coffee or tea anytime and see the healthy food we provide for your children, learn about our menu and meet our great canteen team. We welcome feedback and ideas from our school community.
We look forward to seeing you soon. If you have any queries about the canteen you can call the school on 02 9416 1903.
Sarah, Claudette and Katrina
Every week the canteen offers freshly prepared daily specials in addition to our regular menu. Please go to Flexischools for more information.
Monday, Tuesday Twisty Pasta with meatballs and tomato sauce, only tomato sauce or just cheese
Tuesday Butter Chicken
Monday, Wednesday, Friday Sushi
A birthday Bucket can be purchased for your child’s birthday (this provides the whole class with an gluten and dairy free Juicie Ice Block and a voucher for a special treat from the canteen for your child) – just order online via FlexiSchools and we will organise the rest for you.
LPS canteen is now on Flexischools!
Simplify your life by ordering your lunches online!
No more fumbling around for coins in the morning or sending kids to school with cash!
Orders taken up until 8.30 am in the morning!
Access from home, work or a mobile device!
Busy week at work? Going away? Advance orders taken!
You will need to set up a Flexischools account online by registering at flexischools.com.au to set up your login. Then you will need to add your child/children’s name, their school and their class to your account.
You will need to pre-load your account with funds using any of the following payment methods. These funds are then used to pay for lunch orders.
Direct deposit (normal banking timeframes 2-3 days)
Credit card (Visa or MasterCard – immediate top-up, fees apply)
PayPal (immediate top-up, fees apply)
3. Place an order by selecting the day the order is required and then selecting from the online menu options.
You can view your orders online by logging back in to your Flexischools account. From there, you can also set recurring orders, view transaction history or cancel orders.
What is the cut-off time for orders?
Online orders can be placed up until 8.30am on the day of the lunch order.
With online ordering you will be able to place orders, days even weeks in advance, so make sure you don’t forget to place your order in the rush to get out the door to school in the morning.
What happens if I miss the cut off time?
We have established a standard ‘late lunch order’ option on the website which is only available between 8:31am – 9.30am. A late lunch order consists of either a vegemite or jam sandwich on white bread and an apple – either whole or as a slinky. This lunch is available at a cost of $4.00. No further menu variations are possible for the late lunch order option as this is considered a last minute order which still ensures your child will receive lunch that day.
What does it cost to order online with Flexischools?
The menu prices are the same whether you order online or over the counter.
In addition there are certain fees charged by FlexiSchools to parents to cover the cost of providing their system. These are:
an online ordering fee of 29c per order (one order per child); and
an account top up fee of 15c plus 1% of the transaction amount if you top up your account using either credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or PayPal.
Please note: account top ups by direct deposit do not incur transaction costs, but funds are not immediately available.
My child has the same lunch order on a chosen day or orders lunch every day, can I create a standing or repeat order?
Yes, you can copy and create orders in advance, not just for the next day!
Should an advance order no longer be required, it can be cancelled online up until 8.30am on the day of the order, unless the order has already been downloaded by the canteen in which case you will receive a message asking you to call the FlexiSchools customer support line to cancel directly with them.
What happens if I have a repeat weekly order and my child is sick on that day?
If an order is no longer required, it can be cancelled online up until 8.30am the day of the order, unless the order has already been downloaded by the canteen in which case you will receive a message asking you to call FlexiSchools customer support line to cancel directly with them.
How do I get help using FlexiSchools?
FlexiSchools provide a dedicated customer support line on 1300 361 769 that you can call at any time for assistance. This should be your first port of call should you have any difficulties. They can assist with any account or payment related enquires including cancellations and refunds.
Can my child still gain experience of using cash at the canteen?
Yes. Over the counter cash sales can still be made during recess and lunchtime for children in years 3-6 only.
Why was FlexiSchools chosen?
Several online ordering systems were researched before a decision was made. FlexiSchools, being the largest with 800 schools using the system Australia wide, 600,000+ active users and over 18+ million orders processed was chosen as the best fit for the canteen and the school community.
While FlexiSchools (like some other systems) charges the P&C a % of LPS canteen online revenue in addition to the other costs to parents, its size and proven track record in addition to the dedicated customer support line (1300 361 769) for parents were key factors in determining it was the best system for the canteen.
What if I don’t have access to the internet or don’t want to use FlexiSchools?
Online ordering is optional. You can still place lunch orders over the counter for Y3-Y6 if that is your preference.
Canteen Co-Convenors : Lynn McCardle and Jen Jarrick
Contact the Canteen
This email contact is NOT monitored throughout the day, so if you are contacting the canteen regarding a lunch order for a given day, please call the canteen directly on 9416 1903. Any other questions or queries will be answered as soon as possible.