After speaking to a number of girls from each grade as well as several staff members, it has been found that changes need to be made in the current school tuckshop system.
It can be seen that young girls are being effected by the lack of food, as they are ‘rushing’ to tuckshop before class has ended to ensure they are getting a proper lunch. There is also an issue with the prices, as it is unreasonable and totally unaffordable. It is unfair for high school students to be parting with a large amount of money from their pay, just to afford lunch for the week.
Many students have offered up recommendations of food preferences from the previous tuckshop system, some of these recommendations include: rice paper rolls, sushi, butter chicken, Asian salad, Caesar salad, frozen yoghurt, frozen yoghurt, ice-creams, chips for $1, pizza pockets, lasagne, pesto pasta, subway, Nutella, deep springs, vitamin water, chocolate, poppers, muesli bars, brownies, veg/vegan food.
Not only does the selection of food need to be broader, the quantity of food available must be increased. Many students find themselves going without lunch, especially hot food, as there is simply nothing left to buy.
A method that worked successfully last year, was the ordering system (either online or before school) which allowed students to place lunch orders in advanced. This strategy would reduce the number of girls who go without a sufficient lunch and would decrease the long lines at both morning tea and lunch.
If you agree that the tuckshop prices should be lowered significantly, and there should be a broader variety of foods as well as a greater number of food available, please sign this petition.