The main aim of Talara's Tucker Shack is first and foremost to provide affordable, healthy and good quality food to the school community.  Our menu complies with the government's healthy eating policy 'Smart Choices'.  Any profits generated from the Tucker Shack are used to directly benefit all students and the school community. 

We love volunteers in the Tucker Shack. Whether it's an hour a day you can spare or all day, we will gratefully accept all help.

Online Ordering

Tucker Shack hours & contact details

The Tucker Shack is open 5 days a week from 8.30am to 1.35pm in term time unless advertised otherwise.    You can contact us via email or telephone 07 5438 3728.

Beginning of Term opening 

Term 1 1st day of Term
Term 2 1st day of Term
Term 3 1st day of Term
Term 4 1st day of Term

End of Term closure 

Term 1 Last day of Term
Term 2 Last day of Term
Term 3 Last day of Term
Term 4 Last day of Term


Tucker Shack Menu

A new Tucker Shack menu will be released in Term 1, 2021.

View the Tucker Shack Term 1 2021 Menu (PDF, 206MB)

Accepted Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • EFTPOS / Credit Card ($10 minimum purchase)
  • Online My Student Account / Smartcard

Break Times

  • First break - main eating time - 10.55 am to 11.25 am.
  • Second break - afternoon snack time - 1.05 pm to 1.35 pm.

Ordering Process

The preferred method to order Tuckshop is via the Online Ordering system using My Student Account. 

Please note the P & C is in the process of introducing a new ordering system called Qkr! Information will be sent home in Term 1 2021 on how to set-up the new system.

To set-up your online account, please email

In the meantime, parents can place an order using the bag system where the order is written on a paper bag and the correct money is enclosed. Students are required to place their bag in the classroom tuckshop basket first thing in the morning. Students will have their lunches returned to them in the tuckshop basket, by monitors, just before the break.

Brown bags can be purchased from supermarkets and should be completed as follows: 

1st or 2nd break
Child's Name

Child's Class
Food Required
Amount of money in bag (if paying by cash)
Smartcard number (if paying by smartcard)

Points to Note for Bag Orders

  • Please note for all online orders a complimentary bag is supplied to the student
  • Mark clearly on your bag if the food is for 1st or 2nd break
  • Use 2 separate bags if ordering for both breaks
  • You may place money inside the order bag or write the smartcard number on the bag
  • Students making 'over the counter' purchases may use cash or their Smartcard account.  If using their Smartcard account, they must present the actual Smartcard.  Counter sales will not commence until the bell has rung releasing students from their eating areas.
  • Use the current menu for availability (certain items can only be ordered on specific days) and correct prices to avoid disappointment. 
  • In the event that an item is unavailable or there is insufficient payment, a substitute menu item may be provided without notice. 
  • Only order as per the menu.  Unfortunately, due to the volume of sales, we are unable to cater for individual requests.  Items will be produced according the their menu description.
  • Use a separate order bag per child and ensure each child's bag contains the money for their order as searching for sibling's order bags to check for money is very time consuming.
  • Correctly completed bags are placed in the classroom Tuckshop box.  Food is cooked strictly to order.  All classes have their boxes collected and food distributed in class by the teacher. 
  • If any change is due, it will be attached to the bag. 
  • If a smartcard balance has dropped below $10, a balance notification will be attached to the bag.  Please encourage your child to bring these home so you are always aware of the current balance and can top up when necessary.  
  • No envelopes!  Please provide bags of the appropriate size as food is placed in them.  As an emergency measure, bags can be purchased from Tuckshop at a cost of 20 cents.  Please try to avoid this option if possible as it is expensive for you and causes congestion at Tuckshop in the mornings.
  • No staples or sticky tape.  Please do not fasten your bag with staples or sticky tape.
  • Forks & spoons are provided free of charge when purchasing food items that require cutlery, in all other cases a 10c charge applies.
  • It is important for parents to note: Tuckshop staff and volunteers take every care in food preparation and are especially mindful of potential allergens and gluten however we are not an allergy/gluten free environment.

Tuckshop is a very busy place so taking a moment to note our procedures and comply with them ensures we can continue to offer an excellent service to all students.


We need you!  It’s true that our success depends on the commitment of our team of volunteers and the time they so generously give.  Here at Talara we are extremely fortunate to have a fantastic and very friendly Tuckshop Team.

Food preparation and serving is where we need the most help and without many hands no-one gets fed!  Volunteers are asked to assist with the preparation of sandwiches, fruit salads, hot food etc. as required and serve at break times.  

If you would like to help your child’s Tuckshop please contact our team – they’ll be very happy to see you! 


Last reviewed 03 February 2021
Last updated 03 February 2021