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Back to School – Part 1


Yikes! One week to go til school goes back. My oldest son is starting school this year so this whole school-shopping business is completely new to me. I thought I would prepare a little bit of a ‘back to school’ essentials post to help you find what you need on your school list.

Aside from the obvious big stores like Big W, K-mart and Target, I have tried to find some other local stores or businesses where you mind find something a little unique or different for school this year.


Distinctive Kids 123

Personalised library bags and bak paks, with choice of material and art applique and your child’s name or initials.

Mug Art

Mug Art has some gorgeous little backpacks that can have a photo printed on it – perfect for day care, pre school or swimming.


Perfect for pre school or day care The PILANKY® features a padded mattress with a Pillow attached, also a sheet attached and a Blanket that is buttoned on so that it can be taken off during Summer. Both the sheet and blanket fold out to double width of the mattress. All closes up in its own bag with your child’s name on it.


– at the Plaza, Palm Centre, Jetty, Woolgoolga and Toormina.

Has a  huge array of backpacks, pencil cases, drink bottles & lunchboxes, school shoes and socks. 

Target has 30% off backpacks until 26/1/10.

Also try Big W and Strandbags.


Bright Star Kids

Fantastic quality that lasts with great pre-school and school packs with everything you need for clothing, bags, shoes, books, pencils and other items. Also with FREE postage. 

Drink Bottles


105 Hyde St, Bellingen

Kombu has a great selection of non-plastic, food safe drink bottles and lunch boxes. Such as:

Cheeki  and Crocodile Creek Stainless Steel Drink Bottles, Eco Steel Lunch Boxes and Zebra Steel Lunch Containers

Mug Art

Stainless Steel drink bottles with your childs photo, picture and/or name. Great for not getting lost!

Baby Bella

12 Isles Dr, Coffs Harbour

Crocodile Creek stainless steel drink bottles and lead-free insulated lunch boxes.

Thermos Foogo Stainless Steel straw drink bottles.

to be continued…

[Don’t forget our competition this month where you can win a stainless steel drink bottle or glass baby bottle from Kombu – click on the ‘competitions’ tab on the top menu for more details – entries close Friday 28th January]

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