At St Mary’s College we are passionate about our local environment and reducing our ecological footprint, one step at a time.
Our school canteen plays an important role in the College’s sustainability movement, which looks at positive ways that we can improve our waste management practices and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
Initiated by the College’s student-led sustainability group, The Footprint Project, the canteen serves healthy, tasty meals while doing away with single-use products and packaging. The College has also introduced reusable plates, bowls, cups and cutlery for all staff and students to enjoy their meals before being returned to the canteen for washing and re-use.
These changes were implemented at the end of October 2019 and have led to a significant decrease in waste volume, with only one garbage bin of rubbish now coming from the canteen each day.
Canteen operating hours
Monday to Friday for breakfast, recess and lunch from 8.30am-1.30pm.
View the Term 1 2020 Price List here.
New canteen menu and operation
St Mary’s College has welcomed Canteen Manager, Phil Shanny to the College who will be providing healthy, delicious and nutritious food – all made onsite with sustainable packaging, free-range eggs and locally sourced ingredients.
In addition to a regular menu, the canteen will also be offering daily specials. Please check out the new canteen menu above and on the Qkr! app.
As we move towards sustainability, it is important to note some changes. The canteen will serve food in reusable containers, which are to be returned by students. You will also notice we have discontinued packaged drinks, instead offering tea and coffee (in a reusable cup) for Senior School students. We will be encouraging all students to drink water.
We look forward to these sustainable changes having a positive impact for the College, students and our environment.
Offering canteen services to our parent community
The canteen now sells menu items and barista coffee to St Mary’s College parents and families before school.
Order online using Qkr!
St Mary’s College has a smartphone payment app that makes paying for school fees, canteen items and uniform items easier, called Qkr! (pronounced ‘quicker’) by MasterCard.
View the video explaining how Qkr! works and how to install it here.
For further information on how to install Qkr! view the pdf instructions or follow the individual steps below.
If you don’t have a smart phone, you can utilise the desktop version of Qkr! via the button link below.
Canteen rosters and volunteers
If you can volunteer some time to help with the running of our canteen please contact us. We can always use some help!
Please contact the office if you can help out: 6108 2560.
Healthy eating policy
St Mary’s College has a healthy eating policy and is a Move Well Eat Well School.
Within the College student cohort there are a number of students who have food allergies ranging from very mild to serious. The College, as part of its duty of care to students, actively promotes allergy awareness and has an Anaphylaxis Policy to respond to any incident of an allergic reaction.