Congratulations to the Canteen Award Winners for 2016 which are:
Minister’s for Education’s Award – Best Whole School Approach to Healthy Eating linked to the School Canteen awarded to Richmond Primary School. Matt Kenny (Principal) and Marisa Mastrocola (Canteen Manager) and their school have done a wonderful job in presenting yummy, nutritious food for the children from a food service that was formerly based on a regular ‘party pie and sausage roll’ regime. Students are involved in the creation and service of delicious and healthy meals. These meals focus on the use of seasonal fresh produce sourced from the school garden and the local community.
Canteen Manager of the Year Award was awarded to Kate Burridge of Princes St Primary School. Kate has provided 31 years of service in her canteen manager role at the school. Over this time, Kate has seen and adapted to many changes including her school adopting the Stephanie Alexander program and a school canteen online ordering system.
Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Brett Goldsmith aka Goldy, of St Virgil’s College for being such a special helper at the canteen who is appreciated by all the boys and Carol the Canteen Manager.
Environmentally Friendly Canteen Award was also awarded to Richmond Primary School due to the hive of industry that happens in their school garden from nourishing the soil, planting seeds and harvesting produce to supply the school canteen. Food scraps are placed in the compost to start the process all over again. A student environmental team assists with this process as well as with the weekly lunch day clean up.
The TSCA also awarded Commendable Effort Awards to the following Canteen Managers/Schools:
Lee Wooley – Huonville High School
Kelli Clements & Alicia Townsend – Kingston Primary School
Ross Work (The Cribb Hut) and Zeehan Primary School
Caron Summers – Albuera St Primary School
Michelle Temple – Sheffield School
Lisele Rankin – Bellerive Primary School
Shauna Pearce – Strahan Primary School
The Canteen Managers and Business Operators awarded were seen by the TSCA team and the judging panel to go above and beyond the call of duty in providing food and drink that meets the Canteen Accreditation criteria. This often meant that food was cooked at the canteen with the use of local, fresh produce – extending children’s taste buds in the appreciation of yummy food.
We encourage all schools to enter in the 2017 Canteen Awards.