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    Default canteen/tuckshop

    For those with school age children

    How often do you give your child spending money for the canteen/tuckshop?

    How much do you allow them to spend?

    Do you call it canteen?
    Tuckshop
    Or something else??

    Its not a competition Im just curious

    I saw a price list from my young sisters school and couldnt believe some of the prices.

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    How often do you give your child spending money for the canteen/tuckshop? Our school doesn't have one. They do a healthy tuck lunch once every semester. I'll answer the following questions from our experience at previous schools where we did have one.

    How much do you allow them to spend? at most $5 for M/T and lunch.

    Do you call it canteen?
    Tuckshop
    Or something else?? Tuck shop



    I saw a price list from my young sisters school and couldnt believe some of the prices
    They are unbelievable aren't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by missymoo9 View Post
    For those with school age children

    How often do you give your child spending money for the canteen/tuckshop?

    How much do you allow them to spend?

    Do you call it canteen?
    Tuckshop
    Or something else??

    Its not a competition Im just curious

    I saw a price list from my young sisters school and couldnt believe some of the prices.
    H hasn't had anything from the canteen yet, but maybe once a month is fine. No more than $5 which would come out of her pocket money. There isn't much she likes on the list anyway.

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    How often do you give your child spending money for the canteen/tuckshop? once a fortnight at the most.. sometimes once a term, i prefer to make their lunches.

    How much do you allow them to spend? well i still pack fruit & snacks(popcorn, cheese n crackers) so one daughter loves the nuggets which is $3.30 for 5. and you can also get it in a deal with a drink & fruit bar for $5.50.
    other things they tend to get are pizza singles $2.50 each or half a hot chicken roll for $1.90.

    Do you call it canteen? yes (we're WA)

    i dont find the prices too bad, ofcourse if you ordered every day it would be ridiculous! the canteen at the girls school is only open 3times a week anyway. but yeah i avoid it as much as possible.

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    My DS has a lunch order every Monday, the P&F do the lunches, it's a small private school with no 'canteen' per se

    i.e they can't go at recess or lunch and buy lollies, chips etc it's just the lunch orders and just on a Monday, the proceeds go back into the school.

    I find the prices more than reasonable, he has a hot lunch and a chocolate milk and it's never been over $5

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    I call it canteen.

    DS has it every Thursday and so do I. Haha

    The prices are super cheap and most of the fresh food comes out of the veggie garden at the school and also parents bring in veggies too from their veggie gardens

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    I allowed her a salad cup once a week but now she can't have some of what's in it so I let her have the corn on the cob which is $1 each

    The salad cup was $4 which was fantastic for the size of it!

    They have healthy food at affordable prices at her tuckshop but with allergies and conditions as well as being vegetarian she can no longer eat anything from there

    Oh and I call it a tuckshop!

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    We call it tuckshop, but only because that seems to be what Qlders call it. When I was little and started school in Vic, we called it the canteen... we did in every state except here in Qld... so that's just what I call it to DD.

    The prices here aren't too bad though.

    I paid less than $4 the other day for a ham, cheese and tomato sandwich and a small chocolate milk.

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    Tuckshop is a Queensland term I think. It comes from the word tucker (as in food) and shop jammed together. Queenslanders seem to abbreviate a lot (not Queensland bashing - I'm a proud Queenslander)
    Victorians say canteen, which confused me when I first moved down for uni. A lot of primary schools don't have canteens anymore near me. They have lunch orders that are collected in the morning and then distributed at lunch.

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    Omg sorry I don't mean to crash your thread but I can't believe how expensive thing have gotten! Am I that old that when I was at school 50 cents could buy you a fair bit of stuff?


 

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