Tuck shop shuts

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.”


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