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Broome SHS


New operator for School Canteen

Term 4 2023

As we witness the ongoing transformations taking place in our school and within our community, we have some news that will come as a surprise to many of you. After facing financial challenges and staffing issues for some time, the Broome Senior High School P&C has reached a difficult decision during our most recent meeting. Regrettably, they can no longer continue their contract to manage the Broome Senior High School canteen, and their operations will cease at the end of this term.

This decision was not made lightly, as the P&C has dedicated significant effort over the past five years, and particularly in the past 12 months, striving to keep the canteen operational. It’s especially challenging for Frances, who has been an integral part of our school community having been involved with the canteen for an impressive 12 years.

Broome Senior High School was one of the few schools that still had a P&C-run canteen. However, the rising costs of produce, evolving policies, and increased staffing expenses have made it increasingly impractical to manage a canteen with only two 25-minute windows each day for sales.

In line with the practices at most high schools across the state, we have negotiated with a popular local Broome business. We welcome Pica’s Kitchen to our canteen who has commenced operating from Term 4. The new menu options are available from our website or a copy can be obtained from the Front Office. For students, menus are also available at the Student Services hub.

Thank you for your understanding and support during this transition. We remain committed to ensuring that our students have access to quality food options and a vibrant canteen experience.