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Harbord Public School Canteen

Canteen Ladies

HPS canteen is a non-profit volunteer service to the school community managed by Jan. It provides recess and lunch orders for students and is open for over the counter service at both breaks. Food served is in accordance with the Dept of Education Healthy Food Strategy. Hours of operation are 8.30-2.30 daily. All meals are cooked fresh on the premises using fresh ingredients. The canteen is NUT free and provides vegetarian & gluten-free (coeliac safe) options.

Our canteen is operated by the P&C volunteer committee to ensure we remain focussed on value, service and maintain our Healthy Foods Canteen Accreditation. If you owe money to the canteen, please ensure you pay your IOUs promptly. 

How to place your child's lunch order:

Our school uses Flexischools (the school online ordering system). You can sign up by visiting  and following the prompts:

  1. You can pre order at a time convenient to you
  2. Once you create a standard order it can be set to order weekly, automatically
  3. You do not need to worry about providing bags and the correct change
  4. You will not be able to order items which are out of stock or unavailable

How your child receives their order:

Close to the break orders are placed in your child's class canteen tub. 2 students from each class will collect their class tub from the canteen for distribution back in the class under their teacher's supervision. Kindergarten class tubs are delivered to the classroom.

PSSA lunch orders (Friday):

If your child has been chosen to participate in PSSA and you would like to make a lunch order, it is imperative that you order from the PSSA lunch section only, due to the fact that the PSSA children are not at school at lunchtime. If you order from the usual menu your child will not receive their lunch.


Emergency lunches:

These are provided to children who arrive at school without any lunch. They need to be authorised by your child's teacher. Your child will be given the choice of a vegemite, ham or cheese sandwich and a piece of fruit. A note will be sent home with your child to notify you and advise of payment due. Payment is due via Flexischools IOU.


Most volunteers volunteer for 1 day per month (eg. 3rd Tues of each Month).

If you are able to assist please contact Jan on 9939 1651.

If you are unable to do a full day per month you may like to consider helping for 1-2 hours preparing the daily specials.