The Kalinda Primary School Canteen aims to provide nutritious and healthy, wholesome foods for students and staff at reasonable prices. 

Where possible, this food is made on-site using fresh ingredients, reducing the need to use added preservatives, colours and flavours.  This way we can also reduce and control the sodium, fat and sugar intake. We do not use any nut products or sesame products in our kitchen; we do, however, use eggs in some of our baking and mayonaise. Our menu contains any easily identifiable index covering any dietary requirements.

Our Canteen also aims to be an excellent role model for healthy eating habits, which will also complement classroom learning. 

The Maroondah City Council Health Department regularly checks our canteen and all equipment used. 

The Canteen is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for school lunches. Icy pole and over the counter snack sales run from Monday to Friday.  We have just introduced some new options for busy families. We offer a complete lunchbox, which includes enough food to cover all times of the day. Our canteen is now open before school for a short period to purchase fresh fruits or vegetables and sweet or savoury snacks for recess.

Wherever possible we try to reduce the amount of single use waste by encouraging students to use reusable lunch bags when they order their food.

We have two menus throughout the year covering the different seasons and the need for more cold or belly-warming hot foods.

Towards the end of each term we run a Special Food Day. This is an optional event and it is also a chance for parents, who may not have time throughout the year to volunteer, to come in and help out. Help is always appreciated in the Canteen from parents, relatives or friends. Of course, if you would like to help in Canteen, you will need to have a Working with Children Check, which must be registered at the office prior to helping. 

We also invite parents to suggest new, healthy options which could be made for our students to enjoy. Please feel free to let us know by email at or pop in to see the Canteen Manager in the mornings.

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the QKR programe. This will be used by families to pay for all Canteen items such as lunches, special food days, snacks and icy poles. Orders can be placed up to 8.30am on the day of the order, and for up to 2 weeks in advance. Please download the app from your relevant app store, and register your children.

QKR how to guide
Canteen Policy
Canteen Menu Cover Sheet
Canteen Menu
Canteen Lunchbox Menu
Birthday Cupcake Offer


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