Back-to-school supplies and aesthetic stationery every kid needs.

by Afterpay
Dec 28, 2023      6 min read

Love it or loathe it, back-to-school shopping is a parenting essential if you want to get your kids prepped and ready to tackle the new school year. Whether you’re a new school Mum or a veteran of the return-to-school routine, this guide will help you gather all the things your kids need to kick some goals in 2024. 

From aesthetic stationery to new shoes and other bits and bobs, we’re here to help you shop faster and buy smarter before the first bell rings. 

Cute stationery and classroom must-haves. 

The classroom isn’t just a place for learning - it’s a space where education intertwines with fun and self-expression. For kids, every day at school is a new chance to show the world who they are and what they love. 

When it comes to primary school, stationery equals street cred. Help your child showcase their budding personality with some cute stationery like the Dogtastic Fluffy Pencil Case, a unique jelly twist eraser or a super cool sharpener in the shape of their favourite cartoon character.   

Add a Personalised Kids Metal Drink Bottle from Cotton On to keep them hydrated and ready to learn. With a handy flip lid, these drink bottles are durable, stylish and pre-labelled, so they’re easy to find when they’re (inevitably) left behind in the playground. 

Out of the classroom essentials. 

The world outside the classroom is a big one, and there’s plenty of adventure waiting. Staying prepared with easy-to-reach school essentials will keep your family safe and satisfied, no matter what the day brings. 

Fuel their thirst for learning and adventure with a kid-proof and leak-proof lunch box, like The Lunchbox from Seed & Sprout. Made with premium food-grade stainless steel and zero plastic, they’re built to last and easily paired with similar containers to create a set. Don’t forget to order some ice blocks, too. 

And then there’s school bags. Our tip: opt for a kids' backpack that’s fun, functional and won’t weigh your little one down. Got some teens or tweens in the house now? Upgrade their primary school backpack to a Large Capacity High School Student Backpack with compartments for all the important things (like their phone). 

Back-to-school shoes and socks.

No back-to-school checklist is complete without the right pair of shoes and some fresh socks. Depending on the school policy, you’ll need one to two pairs of school-approved shoes and a bunch of sweat-proof socks to keep your kids comfortable and cool each day. 

If your school is flexible about footwear, the Asics Gel-Quantum 180 VII GS (Grade School) are perfect for active kids who love to move. The sleek design paired with GEL™ tech will make every jump, run, and hop feel like they’re bouncing on clouds. Wear them with some kid-approved Bonds Kids Cushioned Crew Socks for cushioned comfort and maximum blister protection. 

Consider adding fidget toys, name labels, hand sanitiser and an umbrella to your cart, too. These little extras can go a long way to preparing your child for whatever comes their way.  

Rule the school return with Afterpay. 

So there you have it, parents and carers—your ultimate guide to ruling the school in style, comfort and a whole lot of cool. Buy all the supplies you need now and never pay interest with Afterpay. 

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