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The Hungry Hive

The Hungry Hive is a Healthy Food Canteen and currently operates three full days per week (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) and two days at lunch time only (Monday and Tuesday). It is staffed by a Canteen Supervisor and Assistant with the help of parent volunteers.

The aim of the canteen is to provide quality lunches at a reasonable cost to families whilst generating profits for supporting school programs. During the year current price lists are supplied to each family. The only way we can achieve this objective is for parents to volunteer.

If you are able to spare a few hours to volunteer, please contact the P&C via our email on committee@pppspandc.onmicrosoft.com

How does my child order from the Canteen and how do they receive their order?

There are two ways your child is able to order from the canteen.

  1. Using our online ordering system – My School Connect
  2. Using a paper bag and placing money inside the bag

1. My School Connect (MSC)

MSC Tuckshop allows parents to place online orders for both recess and lunch.  Instructions on how to download the application and set up your child’s online account can be found at the end of the handbook. Please remember to

 indicate on your orders which session you are purchasing for and note any allergies. The cut-off time for ordering is 8.30am on the day of the order.

2. Paper bag

Paper bags are provided by the canteen (10c each) or you can provide your own paper bag. Please write the students name, class and what they would like to order on the bag. You need a separate bag to order both recess and lunch. Place money in the bag and hand into the canteen by 9.00am.

Students may also purchase items for recess and for a snack at lunchtime during those breaks.


If your child forgets their lunch they will be sent to the office to get the jellybean book. They will then come to the canteen to purchase food. You will be sent home a note detailing what was purchased and the dollar amount to send back to the canteen the next day. 

If your child places a recess order they will come up to the canteen to collect it at the start of recess. Any lunch orders placed are collected by the nominated children from each class to go to the canteen at lunch time and take back to the classroom the lunch orders for the day.

If your child plays PSSA sport on a Friday they may only order the PSSA Sport lunch. They can not choose other items on the menu that day.

If your child orders a frozen item for lunch, once they have finished their lunch they must bring their lunch bag to the canteen to collect the item.

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Apart from the day-to-day running of the canteen, the subcommittee undertakes fundraisers and not-for-profit activities:

  • Sausage sizzles
  • Disco catering
  • Welcome barbeque


  • Please see School Bytes for the most up to date menu


We are always wanting new people to join us in the canteen - even if it's only one day a year you can donate your time. We'd love to meet you. Complete the form below and return to the school office. 

If you have any questions about volunteering or the canteen in general, please phone  Kaz Paxton on 0431 388 773