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Freshie Cafe

The Freshie Cafe is the responsibility of the Freshwater State School P&C and aims to provide a quality service to the school community through offering a varied selection of healthy food and drinks at an affordable price.

The Freshie Cafe operates five days a week. It is managed by our  convenors, Diane and Manfred, with the assistance of Tomoyo.

Download the Freshie Cafe menu (PDF, 843 KB).

Our Freshie Cafe menu complies with the Queensland government’s 'smart choices – healthy food and drink strategy for Queensland schools'. As part of this strategy, all items on the menu are coded with a 'traffic light' system, i.e. Green – good; and amber – select carefully (see further reading for more information).

Ordering system

There are two options for ordering from the Freshie Cafe.

Flexischools online ordering

You can choose to order through the convenient flexischools online ordering system, allowing you the freedom of ordering from your phone, tablet or computer.

Easy, online registration

  • Select 'Register'.
  • Enter your email .
  • You will be emailed a link to an online form - follow the link.
  • Choose a username and password and complete the form.
  • Add each student and their class.
  • Top-up the account - VISA or Mastercard preferred.

Remember - all flexischools orders need to be placed before 8.30 am!

Paper bag ordering

Ordering can be completed via a traditional paper bag.

  1. Clearly write your child’s name and class, the items required and price of each, total cost of the order and whether it is required for first or second lunch on a paper bag (a sample is provided on the reverse of the tuckshop menu)
  2. Place the correct amount of money (if possible) in the bag and fold the top over. Do not use sticky tape or staples.
  3. Your child then places the paper bag with their order and money into the tuckshop box in their classroom.

If ordering items for both first and second lunch, please note that separate bags are required for each.

Foreign currency is not accepted by the tuckshop.

Volunteering

WE need volunteers, please come in and help out.

Volunteers are a vital part of the tuckshop service. Regular volunteer support helps the tuckshop run smoothly and keeps prices low. Volunteering in the tuckshop is a great way to get involved with your child’s school and meet new friends. You will gain food handling experience, and of course your child will love to see you working at 'their' school.

Volunteer hours and duties are flexible. You may wish to help out one day a week, or you may only be able to help for a few hours each fortnight. Perhaps you can only stay up until first lunch, or it might suit you better to pop in for a short time in the morning to place flexischools stickers on to paper bags. Any help you are able to give would be appreciated.

If you are interested in getting involved and helping out, please drop in and see Di or Manfred, our friendly tuckshop convenors on at the Freshie Cafe, or call her during opening hours on 4058 9252.

Queries or concerns

If you have any queries or concerns regarding the tuckshop, please contact the P&C office.

Further reading

More information regarding the Queensland government’s smart choices strategy and guidelines can be found at the smart choices website.

A more in-depth explanation of the codes together with foods that fit within each category, information regarding serving sizes and so on can be found via the smart choices (PDF, 100 KB)