All pupils, from as young as 2 years old, whether they are day scholars or boarders
enjoy a cooked lunch with various options at the dining hall.


The facility boasts several unique features

  • A state-of-the-art extraction and ventilation system ensuring a constant flow of clean air and positive air pressure;
  • An alarm that reminds staff every 20 minutes to wash their hands;
  • Electricity saving heat pumps are used for heating water in the kitchen;
  • Kitchen drainage system with environmentally friendly chemicals;
  • Undercounter fridges & automated ovens;
  • Reduced noise due to acoustic panels fitted in the ceilings;
    HASAP approved, with every meal sampled and tested for quality;

An average of 1780 meals are served per day from the facility, catering for a variety of special dietary requirements. Although this does not include kosher or halaal meals, the meals are prepared with lots of attention to detail and tailored to the preferences and ages of children by our highly qualified Functions Catering Manager, Qualified Chef, Catering Manager and the rest of the team.

When the weather cooperates, outdoor dining and breath-taking views of Lady Slipper on the wrap-around veranda are a firm favourite amongst many staff and students. The onsite Coffee Shop is equipped with a commercial Espresso Machine that will satisfy any caffeine craving, not to mention the extensive list of eats and treats available on order.

Note that our kitchen is not Halaal certified or kosher and does not conform to Kosher or Jewish regulations and can therefore not provide such meals.

Breakfast is served at 06:45 for Prep boarders and at 07:15 for College boarders.

Lunch is served from 12:00 for Prep pupils and at 14:00 for College pupils.

Supper is served at 17:30 for Prep boarders and at 17:45 for College boarders.

Meal options

Breakfast: Heart Smart / Normal / Vegetarian / Vegan/ Fruit / Section of hot and cold cereals / Tea & Coffee
Lunch: Heart Smart / Normal / Vegetarian / Vegan for any pupil with these special dietary requirements, as supported by a medical professional
Supper: Heart Smart / Normal / Vegetarian / Vegan (a balanced meal is provided) Tea / Coffee / Juice

Brown, white & seed loaves, and a selection of spreads, are available with every meal. We only use 2% low-fat milk. Fruit is available during mealtimes, as well as a selection of salads.

General rules

  • Pupils must be on time and remember their manners at all times.
  • Pupils must enter the dining hall in an orderly fashion and refrain from noisy or unruly behaviour.
  • Every pupil must scrape and stack their own crockery and cutlery used.
  • Footwear must be worn but no studs/spikes.
  • No hats to be worn.
  • No Earphones or cell phones allowed in the dining hall.
  • Pupils must be appropriately dressed at all times.


College Tuck Shop – cash or card

Open weekdays from 10:30 – 11:30 and 14:30 – 15:30

Prep Tuck Shop – Woody’s Goodies

Monday (13:30 to 15:15 for Grades 1-4) & Friday (13:30 to 15:00 for Grades 5-7).


Open Monday to Thursday from 08:00 – 16:00 and on Friday from 08:00 – 15:00.

Open on Saturdays for sporting fixtures from 08:00 or as required.

The coffee shop sells pizza, toasted sandwiches, wraps and a variety of sweet treats and on occasion caters for some unique tastes as flavours with sushi, poke bowls or the like.

Phone: 041 492 2404 / woodridgecoffeeshop@woodridge.co.za