It’s important to spend money on a quality, long-lasting backpack. We suggest buying neutral tones like navy, black or brown, if you can. That way, your child is more likely to use it throughout their entire schooling.
Do your kids need variety to keep them interested? Stop food coming home with the help of our Lunchbox Planner. Healthy, simple and school-friendly lunch-box ideas that your kids will love!
Ensuring your kids consume healthy, quality food is just as important as the packaging it comes in. Invest in a lunchbox that has a home for everything, eliminating the need to wrap sandwiches and other items. If you do need to wrap, try using beeswax wraps or use a tea towel to wrap furoshiki-style.
Sticking to basics when it comes to school stationary is not only more environmentally friendly, but is also more cost-effective. Choose notebooks with paper/card cover with a staple or metal spiral-bind; opt for a metal pencil sharpener rather than a plastic one; and select a metal or timber ruler rather than a plastic. These items will last much longer and can be eventually recycled or composted. For any compulsory school supplies that do contain plastic, such as textas, once used up, these can also be recycled through terracycle.
Kids go through massive growth spurts at school – especially during primary school. Rather than buying new uniforms each year, why not speak to some of the other mums about doing a uniform swap?
So, the new school year is nearly upon us, but going back to school doesn’t have to cost the earth. Stick to these tips and your kids will be going back to school fuelled and ready to learn!