Catering Manager: Lorie Robinson

Region: Metropolitan

School Type: Non-state School (P-12)

No. of Students: 852

Acknowledgement of QAST Awards Received:

Top Ten Tuckshop 2019

Tuckshop Menu Award 2018

Tuckshop Team Award 2017 (Special Commendation)

Convenor of the Year 2013 (Lorie Robinson – Special Commendation)

Convenor of the Year 2011 (Lorie Robinson – P-12 category)

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 “The tuckshop is central to the diverse school community”

The tuckshop is central to the diverse school community”

The tuckshop at IGGS is central to the diverse school community and is a meeting place for staff and students. It’s a friendly place where community members catch up with each other, share a laugh and purchase tasty food.

The range of foods available daily is varied and caters to various cultural groups, including boarding students. Lorie works closely with the Boarding House food committee to ensure nutritional and cultural needs are being met.

Catering to a wide variety of events keeps this tuckshop team busy. Boarding students often attend outside school events and are provided with dinner to be consumed off site. The annual Open Day attracts hundreds of current and prospective families. Convenor, Lorie, is on hand to show families through the tuckshop, share the menu and talk about any special dietary requirements and how they can be met. Food is prepared and provided to the teaching staff during the evening Parent Teacher meetings and a supper is prepared for the annual Awards Evening.

A highlight of the year is the annual Year 13 reunion of IGGS students who finished the previous year. The tuckshop staff invite the students back, the students order their favourite menu items which they shared together.

Attracting and keeping volunteers is vital to the successful running of this busy tuckshop. Lorie sets the tone by encouraging a positive, energetic and supportive atmosphere in the tuckshop. Warm greetings, big smiles, fun and laughter are the cornerstones of this tuckshop and keeps volunteers coming back year after year, and in some instances even when their daughters have left the school.

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