The aim to dish up freshly cooked, healthy meals from the canteen just got a whole lot easier at Dungog Public School.
Thanks to its fundraising efforts, the school’s P and C has purchased a shiny new oven valued at $3500 to replace an older version.
Canteen supervisor Amy Lynch said the old oven was possibly the canteen’s original.
“The door didn't really shut properly and it was a bit small,” she said.
“The new oven means we can get the children’s lunch orders out in time with no struggle.”
“While the old oven allowed for two to three trays to food to heat the new one can cater for at least six trays.
“It means we will be able to do some catering from the canteen now too,” said Ms Lynch.
The canteen is trialing a new breakfast club at the school – and judging by the response so far will become a permanent fixture.
Thanks to a generous donation from Lovey’s IGA supermarkets the canteen offers toast with Vegemite, honey or jam for children before school.
“We went through nearly four loaves of bread today alone,” said Ms Lynch. The idea for the breakfast club which used to run several years ago at the school was that many parents were time poor in the mornings.
Breakfast club operates the days the canteen is open – Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
If more volunteers are found the canteen may be able to open on a Thursday – contact the school on 4992 1384 if you can help out to either help prepare lunch orders or serve the children.