Mansfield SHS has two canteens - Cafe 74 on the lower level of A block and Mansfield Central beside the Hall.  The canteens have the same menu, serving  a range of chef prepared meals, snacks and drinks during each break, including ice-creams from the kiosk at the rear of Mansfield Central near the Teraces.

Cafe 74
Open during each break and before school for breakfast, pre-order lunches and cash loads to My Student Account (MSA). 

Mansfield Central
Open during each break. The Kiosk at the rear opens after school for snacks and drinks until 3.15pm.

Online ordering is not available. Students are instead encouraged to pre-order before school at Cafe 74  to ensure that their preferred meal is available.  

The school Canteen is operated by the Parents and Citizens’ Association and is managed by a qualified chef who is assisted by staff and volunteers each day. 

Cashless Purchases

The canteens and kiosk are cashless operations with purchases only available by My Student Account (MSA) or EFTPOS. Students who bring cash to school must go to Cafe 74 before school and load this money to MSA.

My Student Account

My Student Account (MSA) is the preferred method of payment at the Canteen. It is a cashless payment method, allowing parents to load funds onto the Student Identification Card issued by the School.

Funds can be loaded by credit card payment online (allow 30 minutes for the funds to clear), BPAY (allow 3-5 working days for the funds to clear) or by the student at Cafe 74 before school (EFTPOS/cash can be used and funds clear immediately).

Advantages of MSA include:

  • Students do not need to carry cash

  • No minimum purchase amount

  • No transaction fees apply when using the card

  • It is not a credit card, only preloaded funds can be spent and daily spend limits can be set

  • Historical transactions can be viewed online

  • MSA can aso be used in the Uniform Shop

  • Low balance reminders can be set

  • Card top up payments can be made online and at the Canteen before school

  • Allergy alerts and prohibited purchases can be set to assist in the management of special diets

Visit My Student Account to set up an account.


Volunteer assistance is essential, and helps reduce the wages cost of the Canteen, ensuring that the price of food and drinks remains as low as possible. Lower expenses helps free up funds for school facilities and amenities that improve our school community.

Opportunities to volunteer range from a few hours each month, through to full days each week. All parents, grandparents and friends are welcome and previous experience isn’t required. Volunteering is a great way to engage with the school community and an opportunity to meet other parents and staff.

To find our more about becoming a Canteen volunteer, please email our Canteen Manager Steve Curry.

Last reviewed 15 March 2021
Last updated 15 March 2021