For Parents - Lunch Orders & Snack Shack

Getting Our Kids Involved in Healthy Eating


Ripponlea Primary's school canteen, known as the Snack Shack, opened for business in the Barrbunin in 2011. It is a service provided by volunteer parents and Year 5 and 6 student helpers two mornings a week.

Snack Shack offers a range of healthy food such as popcorn, pretzels, apples, soup and raisin toast during recess on Wednesday and Friday. The menu changes slightly each term.

The Snack Shack Committee also co-ordinates one "special menu item day" each term, for example, fruit smoothies, hot muffins or hot soup. Gluten free, vegetarian and Kosher options can be catered for. This day is advertised in advance through the school newsletter.


Ripponlea Primary is partnering with Beaver's Tail for school lunch orders.  Through this provider, families can access a lunch order service that is localhealthy and fresh, available every day and ordered online.

Simply log onto the Beaver's Tail website and place your order before 9.00am.  Pay via PayPal.  Your child's lunch will be delivered to school.

Ripponlea Primary School's Healthy Eating Policy outlines our approach to foods consumed at school.

More information on the 'traffic light' system can be found at the DET Healthy Eating website.