Driftwood Cafe

Students in hair nets and teachers in chefs aprons! Our school canteen, Driftwood Cafe is part of a program that teaches year 9 students, not only the basics of cooking but also develops organisational skills and business skills.

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About the cafe program

We created this program ten years ago when our school opened, it was originally to assist students with getting a Certificate 1 in commercial cooking. The program has grown so much since then and it helps the students to be involved in building relationships, being responsible for their work shifts, develops customer service skills, organisational skills and hands on business skills.

As Justin Bieber says "I have a bright future ahead of me"

Pathways to industry

We have some students that have gone on to get their professional commercial qualifications and cooking in some of the top restaurants here in Darwin.

The Driftwood Cafe is open for recess and lunch and provides students with healthy cold and hot food options. Foods are prepared and cooked on site by students working in the Student Industry elective classes.