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TERM DATES for 2013
Term 1 - Tue 29 Jan - Thu 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 15 Apr - Fri 21 June
Term 3 - Mon 15 Jul - Fri 20 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 8 Oct - Wed 4 Dec
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The SnAAC Shack - St Andrews canteen
To view the NEW 2013 Term 2 canteen menu click here
WE ARE A NUT FREE ZONE! Due to the sensitivity of many students these days, we use no nuts in the canteen. Please be mindful of this if you bring in cakes for birthday celebrations and function catering. Many Thanks.
My Student Account - Over the counter sales and online ordering
The College uses a system called mystudent account for over the counter sales and for online ordering. This is a card system that encourages a cashless environment for school purchases. There are many benefits to this system such as your child not losing the money that you give them for lunch through to being able to limit daily spends, advise us of food allergies and track your childs spending habbits.
To view a full pdf on all areas relating to this including how to set up your account and online ordering go here
This article covers most aspects of canteen sales from setting up the card, to putting money on the account and what students should do if they do not have food for the day. Worth a read even if you do not use the canteen as you or your child may leave lunch at home by accident one day.
Let us cater for your childrens birthdays at school
Mr Peter Dick has been working hard with the students to set up the college gardens. We supply this garden area with all the food scraps from the canteen which is used as food for the chickens and compost for the gardens. The SnAAC Shack purchases the eggs from sustainability and use these organic fresh eggs as well as much of the produce that is grown in the gardens, in food items that we prepare in the Snaac Shack kitchen. The SnAAC Shack also cooks up a variety of meals for the students utilising their fresh grown produce, so that they may enjoy the fruits of their labor and understand the full cycle of seed to plate. What a great initiative!
click here for more images of the award winning Snaac Shack food
SNAAC Shack - structure
The College canteen is operated by Ms. Anne-Maree Williams along with Mrs Marla Boykett and Ms Geniene Pearce. As members of the College staff, all profits from the operation of the SnAAC Shack are returned to the school to be reinvested in canteen assets and product development. The SnAAC Shack prepares healthy food for purchase by both students and their families through over-the-counter sales and online ordering for both the Primary and Secondary schools. The SnAAC Shack is also responsible for the majority of school catering requirements, such as teacher in-services and leadership functions, as well as for a variety of special events in the life of the College such as Mothers' day Chapel Service, parent functions, awards ceremonies and Anzac Day. The SnAAC Shack also produces and prepares food items for the "Fit Foodies" (a parent-led committee committed to encouraging and supporting the healthy eating habits of our College community) for use at campus and off-site sporting events and more recently catered for the Secondary cross country.
June 2010 Gold pyramid award - St Andrew’s Anglican College, on the Sunshine Coast, has become the first school in 2010 to be awarded one of Nutrition Australia’s prestigious “Gold Pyramid Award” for excellence in tuckshop menu’s. Click here to view more information about this award and menu.
September 2010 Regional Healthiest Canteen - Keep Australia Beautiful has awarded St Andrew’s Anglican College on the Sunshine Coast the healthiest canteen award for 2010 North coast region.
October 2010 Queenslands Healthiest Canteen - Keep Australia Beautiful has awarded St Andrew’s Anglican College on the Sunshine Coast the State award for the healthiest canteen for 2010. That's right, we are the healthiest canteen in the state. What an honour.
St Andrew's Tuckshop revolution - A Local news paper reports on the ground breaking healthy food the SnAAC Shack produces. go here
Radio interview with Dmitri and St. Andrew's students - A local radio station gets wind of the St.Andrew's food revolution and chats with Dmitri and some students on what all the fuss is about go here
June 2011 Gold pyramid award - St Andrew’s Anglican College, on the Sunshine Coast, has agaian been awarded one of Nutrition Australia’s prestigious “Gold Pyramid Award” for excellence in tuckshop menu’s.
November 2010 Queensland State Nutrition award - Keep Australia Beautiful has awarded St Andrew’s Anglican College on the Sunshine Coast the state nutrition award for 2011. This recognises the canteens outstanding efforts to ensure balanced variety in menu choices for students and staff.
November 2011 Queenslands Healthiest Workplace - Keep Australia Beautiful and the Queensland Governemnt has recognised St Andrews SnAAC Shack as one of 6 healthiest workplaces in Queensland. This is not just schools, this is all workplaces in Queensland. We did not win however were awarded $10 000 as runners up to encourage us to continue to develop our healthy food and drink options. What an honour
December 2011 Queensland State Healthiest menu P-Y12 - QAST Queensland association of School Tuckshops has awarded St Andrew’s Anglican College on the Sunshine healthiest menu in the state. We have a constantly changing seasonal menu and try to give a great variety of options to students and staff.
SnAAC Shack Awards, TV, Radio and Newspaper - Gold pyramid, Regional healthiest canteen, State healthiest canteen.
We strive daily to produce the freshest food we can - research shows that this approach has great benefit to both the academic and sporting performances of our students. We believe we have the healthiest canteen in Australia! There may be other chefs that produce fresh food for schools and this is a step above importing pre-processed food in to a school canteen, as it does not contain food additives, flavours and preservatives. Many traditional chefs produce these foods with white sugar, white flour, cream and butter. To be frank, it is easy to make food with these ingredients and have it taste reasonably good. These foods have little or no health benefit to the body and are usualy high Gi. These food types may produce mood swings and irratic behaviour that is not benefical to students or to a productive learning environment.
In a short period of time, the SnAAC Shack has won a number of prestigious awards:
Snaac Shack Goes Green - Nude food containers
We are currently using nude food containers for our slushies and smoothies. This is a whole school recycling initiative that encourages students and staff to use nude food containers when they purchase a drink that will be consumed on the school grounds. We have nude food recycling bins located in both the primary and secondary areas where students can drop the used containers. We understand these may be taken home for various reasons. The containers are clearly marked SnAAC Shack so if any of these do find their way home, please drop them back to us at the school so we can continue to contribute to a better litter free environment.
Nude Food Day is all about encouraging kids, families and workplaces to pack their lunch and snacks without the use of any wrapping, while also promoting healthy eating habits and an understanding of ‘everyday foods’ and ‘sometimes foods’.
On Wednesday 13 October 2010 and again in 2011, all Australians were encouraged to pack a healthy, rubbish free lunch and participate in this national event. As a part of National Nutrition Week 10-16 October, Nutrition Australia and Nude Food Movers challenged all Australian schools and workplaces to look after the environment and their health by packing their food nude!
In 2010 and 2011, the whole St.Andrew's college community got behind this fantastic initiative. We won the online quiz through participation numbers and results. Unfortunatley Jamie could not come out and present the award; however, as a result of this we won $2000, lots of cheese and a pallet of nude food containers. We will distributed the cheese in 2011 and used the $2000 to purchase a variety of extra nude food conatiners which are currently being used for a recycling initiative in the canteen. Thanks again to all who participated. Let's make 2013 even bigger and better.
Did you know it takes an average of 500 years for a plastic bag to decay?
Nutrition Australia Interactive Activities for the kids
Healthy eating colouring in page - go here
Nutrition Australia information For St. Andrew's parents
Menu and general information
If you are interested in taking a closer look at the menu, products and individual choices - go here