Golden Bay High School has a wonderful canteen that is open on a daily basis and stocks a wide range of healthy, filling and enjoyable food. Unlike the majority of canteens in schools, most of the food that is sold is made on site. The Home & School Association has been the driving force behind this venture and they developed the original healthy food guidelines.
A visit to this area of the school will swiftly start the nose twitching and the taste buds tingling! You will find the most glorious smells of freshly baked bread sticks with garlic, cheese pinwheels, or cheese and sweet chili flatbread melts, crisp salad filled ciabatta, chicken wraps, comfy bacon and egg pies, and apricots and chocolate being swirled into muffin mix. The food has been greeted with enthusiasm by students and staff, and when asked about comments they said the only ‘negative’ one was “there’s no coke!” - though that has to be a positive comment, surely?
We have EFTPOS facilities in the canteen so students therefore do not have to bring cash to school. There is a suggestion box for students, staff and parents - of course food suggestions must be within the bounds of the school "healthy food policy".
The menu changes frequently - during International Languages Week food prepared was associated with the featured language (French, Japanese, German, Spanish and Chinese) and this proved popular with staff and students alike.
Special dietary requirements are also catered for ie vegetarian, gluten free etc - if you talk to Jess she is happy to prepare whatever it is you need at the start of the day for pickup at lunchtime.
Te Whare Kai News and Menu
Jess Brien and Chris Campbell will be on deck for 5 days. We are making a few changes this year, one starting with volunteer helpers. This will help with the financial running of the Canteen and make it still viable to offer healthy food. So if you have a few hours spare in your week or fortnight, please get in contact and we can have a chat and see where you might be able to offer your services. Or pop in and see us and see what we are all about.
All our food is homemade and everything has the healthy aspect!