Crestwood High School

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Pines Barista Training

Pines cafe is a program that has been developed by Crestwood High School to train Year 10 students as baristas. 

This successful program was established in 2006 and we have trained over 300 students. The aim is to connect the students to the school and give them skills they can use in the future.

Open times

Pines cafe is open Monday & Thursday - Morning, recess and lunch; Tuesday & Friday - Recess and Lunch only and
Wednesday - Morning only.   These students are producing restaurant quality cappuccinos and lattes. The staff certainly enjoy the fine coffee that is produced.

The Year 10 students attend a full day of training within the school. This training is run over a term by Year 11 and Year 12 students that have a supervisory role with the coffee shop. After the training is complete, the students work one day every fortnight in their own time to perfect their skills.

At the completion of the course the students are awarded a certificate and a performance criteria check list detailing what they have achieved in the term. Many of the students have gone on to part-time and full time jobs using their barista skills.