School Age: Back to School

Our Back to School in NZ section covers supplies, stationery, art, clothing, bags, routines, etc to help you to help your child get ready to go back to school.

Back to school anxiety

A new school year can bring starting school and back to school anxiety. Find ideas and advice here about easing…

Biking safely to school

Biking to school can be a great way for kids to get exercise, develop confidence and learn to share the…

First day of intermediate checklist

Print our Intermediate School First Day Checklist to help in getting ready for school.

First day of primary school checklist

Print off a “First Day Checklist” for when your child starts primary school in NZ.  Here’s a generic checklist of…

Is your child school ready?

What is the B4 School Check? What does School Ready mean? How do I know if my child is Ready?…

Lunchboxes

Learn about lunch boxes, the ins and outs, the pockets and pouches.  Use our checklist to find the right lunch…

Making great school lunches

This article on school lunches gives great advice from a parent and registered dietitian on what to provide for kids’…

Rituals and routines for back to school

We provide welcome Back to School Ideas in establishing Rituals and Routines to make the new term easier for you…

School bags

Buying school bags is about more than just the way they look.  We cover some of the more serious aspects…

School clothes

It can be tough buying school clothes that are practical but cool for the playground.  Find tips and ideas about…

School lunches

Preparing healthy school lunches requires thought and planning.  Find some tips and information about nutritional needs in our School Lunches…

School shoes

Buying new school shoes can be a tricky business.  Check out the handy guide for finding the best school shoes…

School stationery

Back to school.  Time to dig out the school stationery lists but what does it all mean?  Read our School…

Tips to get ready for back to school

After the summer break, it’s time to get ready to send the kids back to school. We become used to…

Togs and swim bags

Choosing the right togs and swim bags for your children can be a challenge.  We give you some tips for…

Transport to school

Getting kids to school can be a trial and transport to school is often taken for granted.  There are options! …

Your child’s first day at school

Your child’s first day at school is a milestone for both you and your child. It’s an exciting time; however,…