Newcastle High School

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Canteen Menu


Our Canteen provides delicious and healthy food options such as fresh sandwiches, salads and hot meals. It is managed and operated by Newcastle High School.

Online ordering is via Flexischools app or website. Click Set Up Your Account for useful instructions to get started.

We try and keep prices as low as possible and have a smaller menu that is available over the counter everyday and a more comprehensive menu available online. To be sure you are able to get an item it is best to order online. For over the counter purchases we accept cash and Eftpos by card, but not mobile phone.

All of our food is freshly made on site and we are committed to use locally sourced ingredients and reducing our environmental impact.

We are a Healthy School Canteen which means our menu is checked by NSW School Canteen Menu Check Service. To pass this check we must be over 75% what is considered Everyday Foods and the rest occasional foods. We are really excited about working at Newcastle High and look forward to meeting you next term!

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Healthy Schools Canteen Strategy

School canteens play a vital role in providing healthy food and drink choices for students.

A healthy school canteen supports a 'whole-of-school' approach to student health and wellbeing, and reinforces healthy eating messages taught in the classroom.

The NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy supports a culture of healthy eating in school by:

  • promoting access to healthier foods & drinks
  • decreasing access to less healthy food & drinks
  • supporting water as a drink of choice
  • making a healthy choice an easy choice.

School canteens will promote freshly-made foods and only stock packaged goods that have a minimum 3.5 star Health Star Rating.

A new Healthy School Canteens Strategy replaces the current “traffic light” system in schools, which experts have found to be overly complex and too narrow in its consideration of nutrition. The new strategy offers simpler, easier to understand menus consistent with the latest Australian Dietary Guidelines.

Under the Healthy School Canteens Strategy:

  • fruits, vegetables, sandwiches, salads, pasta, and stir fries will make up at least 75 per cent of the menu
  • occasional foods, will make up the remaining 25 per cent, need to have a Health Star Rating of 3.5 stars or higher
  • pies, sausage rolls and pizzas that are above the 3.5 star rating can be available at all times
  • cake stalls or fundraising initiatives will not be affected

Providing healthier options in school canteens is one of the ways the NSW Government can achieve its target to reduce childhood obesity by five per cent by 2025.

Obesity has significant health impacts for children with around one in five NSW children between the ages of five and 16 being overweight or obese. The new strategy stipulates that food sold in school canteens is healthy for children.