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A quick & easy back to school guide for 2018.

A helpful list of all you need to be prepared for a fantastic 2018 school year.

End of school year:

  • Check your child’s school uniform.
  • School shoes: check the size and condition.
  • Do school bags need to be replaced or repaired?
  • Check the condition of sports gear.
  • Sell or giveaway any of the above items that are too small. Create a list of items that are required.
  • Dry clean school blazers to be ready in time for next year.
  • Ensure you have submitted all the necessary paperwork to the school that your child will be attending.
  • Confirm with the school that your child is enrolled.
  • Get a list of stationery and supplies for your child, from the school, for the following year.
  • Get a list of text books for your child, from the school, for the following year.
  • Collect leaflets for back to school items, decide on a budget and where you’re going to purchase your supplies.

2 weeks before school starts:

– Shop for all your supplies:

  • Stationery (Top 20 – as voted for by over 1000 teachers)
  • Faber-Castell Colour Ecopencils
  • Bantex Glue Stick
  • Goldfaber 1221 Pencils
  • Junior Triangular Colour Pencils
  • Fibre Tip Pens
  • Mesh Bags
  • Colour Grip Pencils
  • Ballpen SpeedX10
  • Grip 2001 Blacklead Pencils
  • White PVC Free Eraser
  • PP Filing Pockets
  • 30cm Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Tri-Click Mechanical Pencil
  • 12 Twist Retractable Wax Crayons
  • Whiteboard Markers
  • Grip 2001 Trio Sharpener
  • Oil Pastels
  • Project Files
  • Finepen
  • Uniform: hat, blazer, shirts, ties, pants, skirts, undies, socks, shoes
  • Textbooks
  • School bag
  • Sports gear
  • Lunch box
  • Juice / water bottle

-Arrange / confirm aftercare or childcare if necessary.

-Plan your routines. Start practicing bedtimes and wake-up times.

-Label EVERYTHING, with your child’s name, grade and your contact number.

1 week before school starts:

  • Iron out transport arrangements with your child. Time the walk to the bus stop or take the route to school. Remember to allow for traffic congestion once school starts.
  • Plan daily school lunches a week ahead of schedule. Check out these great ideas and
  • Book a post holiday haircut.
  • Pack school bags with stationery and text books, checking against the school list to make sure you have everything.

The night before school:

  • Layout clothes, shoes and backpacks ready for the next day.
  • Prepare and pack lunch boxes, include a little surprise to let your child know you’re thinking of them.
  • Plan a quick and nutritious breakfast.
  • Set an alarm to wake up on time.
  • Mentally prepare yourself for the amount of books you’re going to have to cover, or get some help with the convenient range of Bantex book covers.
  • Be enthusiastic about school starting. Send your child off to school with a positive attitude.

All the best for back to school 2018!