The School Canteen:
O’Connell Secondary School operates a healthy eating policy within the school at all times. All students have access to fresh fruit, water, milk, hot and cold dishes, sandwiches and rolls during the course of the school day.
During the Breakfast Club, tea, toast and cereals are served. At the morning break, fruit, milk, water, sandwiches and toasted sandwiches are available with various ingredients. Hot meals are available at lunchtime. Students are welcome to bring in their own healthy food too.
Our catering partners, Canavan Enterprises Food 4 Thought have devised a number of menus that are listed below. All of their products are freshly prepared right through from the raw ingredients, including the baking of rolls, the preparation of salads through to the blending of the tomatoes needed to create the bolognese sauces. They use only the freshest ingredients to create their products on a daily basis.
Some of our hot meals include:
- Spaghetti Bolognese
- Shepherd’s Pie
- Cottage Pie
- Lamb Stew
- Penne Carbonara
- Fresh Homemade Soup: Minestrone, Chicken and Vegetable.
All water, milk and fruit is provided free of charge and other foods are subsidised by the school. The school also has a Healthy Options Vending Machine. Tea and coffee is available to Repeat Senior Cycle pupils at reduced rates.
All food and drink should be consumed only in the canteen hall area and/or the school yard during break and lunchtime. No food or drinks are to be consumed in the corridors, school entrance area or classrooms. The consumption of high-energy, fizzy drinks and crisps is not permitted in our school. Pupils are reminded to be conscious about the nature of their diet. Pupils are asked to dispose of their litter in a responsible manner and use one of the many school bins on site. Litter makes the school a less pleasant place for us all to work in and enjoy. The school authorities expect all pupils to behave responsibly during break and lunchtime.