Canteen Volunteering

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Operational profits of the Sydney Boys High School canteen are a major fundraising source for the school Parents and Citizens Association. This money is used to improve the school's educational facilities and resources available to students. The canteen is able to do this by providing an extensive menu with a wide range of healthy low cost food options for students.

This is only possible because the Sydney Boys High School canteen is one of the few parent run canteens left in high schools in Sydney. Parent volunteers play a pivotal role working in the canteen and participating in the parent committee that supervises its management.

You Can Help

Sit on the Canteen Committee

Parents and students leave the school each year, so it is important we have new people come onto the committee so the canteen operation continues to run smoothly. The school is very fortunate to have excellent Canteen Managers and the committee is essentially there to help keep the canteen running in the best and most efficient way possible for the benefit of the boys and the school.

More parents – mums or dads - are needed to sit on the management committee. Meetings are only for 1 hour – 2.45pm on the second Friday of each month (approximately 2-3 meetings per term). Parents who work both part or full time have been involved.

Sitting on the committee is an interesting and fun way of contributing significantly towards your son's life at High. The Canteen General Committee helps with stocktakes and assists with volunteers, events etc. The Canteen Executive positions of President and Secretary are quite straight forward and involve writing material for High Notes, taking and circulating minutes of meetings etc. These are positions well established with streamlined processes in place to minimise the time commitment required.

Volunteer to work in the Canteen

The Canteen always needs more volunteer parents. The canteen can accommodate a flexible schedule for volunteers around your work schedule. Volunteers help prepare sandwiches and hot food, package food for heating, assist with restocking and assist with service. Volunteering in the canteen is a great way to meet other parents.

Being on the Canteen Committee or volunteering in the canteen is a direct and easy way of helping make a significant contribution to your son's education at Sydney High.

Please phone Canteen on (02) 9662 9350 if you are able to help.