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Smart Cards



The Smart Card can be used to purchase food in the canteen at lunch and break times.  Students who wish to use the Smart Card system should make a payment (minimum €25 up to a maximum of €125) by cheque payable to St Andrew's College, or by credit card.  As this is intended to be a cashless system, no cash payments will be accepted. At the start of the academic year, new students will receive their Smart Card shortly after their photographs have been taken during their Orientation meetings.

Payments can be credited to the Smart Card throughout the school year.

For the first week of term only:

Smart Cards along with cheques/credit card details should be inserted in envelopes available at the Smart Card Office.  These envelopes must be placed in the designated box provided.  If the envelopes are placed in the box by 9am, the cards will be available for collection in the dining hall at 11.30am.  Envelopes received after 9am will be available the following day.  If payment is made online, the card is automatically updated and may be activated at tills or in the Smart Card Office.

Subsequent to the first week:

Funds can be credited to Smart Cards at the Smart Card Office in the Dining Hall between 8am and 8.50am on any school morning.  At other times, Smart Cards should be placed in one of the envelopes provided and placed in the designated box outside the Smart Card Office. If a card is received prior to 11.30am it will be available for collection on the following morning.  If payment is made online, the card is updated and credit will be available within one working day.

Lost Cards

A great advantage for the user is that there is no need to carry cash for food purchases.  A Smart Card can be cancelled immediately its loss is reported.  Credit for any unused amount will be transferred to a replacement card.  Please note, however, that it is the responsibility of the pupil to report the loss as soon as possible - the College cannot be responsible for misuse of a Smart Card if its loss is not reported.  There is a €6 administrative charge for replacement of lost Smart Cards.

Insufficient funds on a Smart Card

In the event of a pupil arriving at a checkout with insufficient funds for the items purchased, his/her Smart Card will be withheld and a fixed fee of €5 will be charged for its return.   Lunch will continue to be available to the pupil on that day in the absence of funds.

Food Available

The Smart Card enables pupils to choose from a great variety of meals at different prices.  Also, healthy snacks may be purchased at break time.

Please note that an analysis of purchases on any Smart Card is available, on request, from the Smart Card Office.

If you have queries on any of the above information, please contact the Bursar's office.