THE canteen at South Coogee primary school has closed, possibly for good, because it’s losing money.
Run by the P&C, president Narelle Brookes says it will take “a lot of work” to re-open it.
“This was the first year without year seven students and we just didn’t have the numbers to make it profitable,” she says.
“We don’t have a date to re-open and it definitely won’t be for the start of next year.
“It would take a lot of work to make it happen.”
The school is across the road from a McDonald’s and a Coles, but principal Lynette Beard doesn’t believe they’re a factor.
She’s confident the canteen will re-open soon.
“This is a temporary closure and we plan to be up and running again next year,” she says.
“We have a very strong focus on healthy eating and when the canteen was open all food provided was within the guidelines.
“We also have Crunch and Sip for students which is a set break for students to eat fruit and vegetables and drink water.”
by STEPHEN POLLOCK