Tuckshop Day

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Tuckshop Day, an initiative of the Department of Education, is held on the first Friday in November.

It is a day to recognise and give a special thank you to all tuckshop workers and volunteers across Queensland state schools.

It also highlights the important role tuckshops play in school life. Providing nutritious food and drinks means families can have one less task to worry about at the start of their day and helps students to concentrate and learn well in class.

This year’s Tuckshop Day will be held on Friday, 4 November 2022.

How to celebrate Tuckshop Day

Have you thought about how to thank your wonderful tuckshop staff and volunteers on Tuckshop Day?

Here are some suggestions:

  • Host a special breakfast or morning/afternoon tea to acknowledge tuckshop staff and volunteers
  • Present flowers and an appreciation certificate on assembly
  • Post on the school/P&C/P&F Facebook page and in the school newsletter
  • Present tuckshop staff with new aprons
  • Donate new equipment to tuckshop
  • Encourage the Principal, teachers or admin staff to help serve in the tuckshop
  • If time permits, offer students a special meal deal to celebrate Tuckshop Day. 
  • Ask students to colour and cut out flowers to pop on the tuckshop walls.
  • Encourage students to do these fun colouring-in activities. Use them as thank you cards or to decorate the school tuckshop.

Make sure that you share how you celebrated the day using #TuckshopDay on socials.

Appreciation certificates

Schools can download and print the official Tuckshop Day thank you certificate and insert the names of their workers and volunteers.

Don’t forget to include any people who work in the tuckshop on other days of the week too!

There’s also a template that schools can use to make their own I love my tuckshop badges.

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