The ultimate back-to-school checklist

Picking out a new rucksack or lunchbox, realising they’ve jumped a shoe size over the summer, laying out that crisply ironed uniform. It can mean only one thing… back-to-school season is calling!

There’s something quite refreshing about resetting for the new term. Yet getting organised for the ensuing juggle can feel like a big deal – especially if your little one is skipping off to the school gates for the very first time.

But with a bit of forward planning and our ESSENTIAL back-to-school checklist, you’ll have them ready to rock the school year! Compiled by our followers, we’ve covered everything you’ll need. View below or download, print, and tick off as you go.

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Food for thought

Despite all good intentions, it’s easy to get stuck in a lunchbox rut a few
weeks (or days) into the new school term. Here are 5 quick hacks to make lunchbox life a little easier!

  1. Cook a little extra of what you are making at mealtimes and serve the next day.
  2. Invest in a food jar to keep food nice and hot until the lunch bell rings.
  3. Put condiments like mayo, houmous or pesto – and wet toppings like tomatoes – in between cold meat cuts or cheese so that the sandwich doesn’t get soggy on the inside.
  4. Getting kids involved in the prep.
  5. A lunchbox with compartments is handy as you can get them picking and filling the box with new colourful fruits and veggies.

Lunchbox ideas

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