Denistone East Public School

Telephone02 9874 6678


Denistone East Public School Canteen provides healthy food at reasonable prices.


Our Canteen is run by the P&C and follows the "Fresh Tastes @ School NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy" and is a member of the Healthy Kids Association.  The Canteen also works with the School Principal to assist with compliance with the Nutrition in Schools Policy which is mandatory for all NSW Public School. 

The Canteen is open Monday to Friday for recess and lunch.  Children can collect recess orders at the side Canteen window noting that recess orders for Kindy are taken to their class room before the recess bell.  Years 3 to 6 can purchase items from the Canteen during recess. 

All lunches are individually packed and placed in containers for each class. The hot food is in a white plastic tub and the cold food/drinks are put in a blue cooler bag.  These are collected by 2 children from each class prior to lunchtime and taken back to their class for distribution by the teacher. 

All years can purchase items from the Canteen during lunch. 

We encourage recess and lunch to be ordered using the Munch Monitor facility which is a web-based facility allowing online orders and ability to control the money available to children to spend at the canteen.  To find out more about Munch Monitor and set up an account click here Munch Monitor Info (pdf 151 KB)

Cut off for orders over the counter is at start of school bell time.  If the order is not in before that time then due to preparation time the canteen cannot process your order.

It is our policy to give lunches to those children who have lost/forgotten their lunch – (lunches are not provided to children who don't like their lunch provided or have already eaten it and are still hungry).  Children who have lost/forgotten their lunch should see their teacher who will send them to the Front Office for a Lunch Note (for the canteen to provide the child with a honey, jam or vegemite sandwich).  This cost of this sandwich will be charged onto your munch monitor account or if no account we will bill you for this. 

For those with MunchMonitor accounts, we ask that you regularly check your account to ensure there is ample funds to cover any assigned snack money. 

We are operating on our 2016 Menu click here Canteen Menu 2016 (pdf 125 KB).

Each month we will have extra specials - might be for recess or for lunch – watch the canteen black boards for these.

Our Canteen Manager, Anne-Marie Learmonth, along with Angela, Debbie and Lyn run the canteen, and with the generous help of our wonderful volunteer base.  Please consider volunteering for a day a month – the type of tasks you would be asked to do include making sandwiches, salads, warming up food.  Volunteering at the canteen is a great way to get involved, meet new people and learn about your child's day at school. 

For more information on volunteering please click here Volunteer Duties (pdf 118 KB)

For Term 1 roster please click here  Term 1 Roster (pdf 53 KB)

If your child has any special dietary requirements, or if you have any new healthy and fun ideas for our canteen, or if you would like to volunteer for a day, please come in and see us at the canteen.

Canteen contacts:

Tel:        9858 5286


Manager: Anne-Marie

P&C Canteen Coordinator: Suzanne Hayes