As the school year kicks off, our focus shifts towards the list of items which can easily overwhelm the most organised. One can start going down the rabbit hole looking for recommended brands, and if you are a first time parent it can feel like you are diving into the deep end. But we’ve been there, and we’ve got you. Drawing from insights within the Australian School Mums Community, we’ve curated the ultimate back-to-school guide. From the essentials that’ll have your mind at ease to those little extras that add a dash of fun to the academic journey, we’ve got you covered. And the best part? Getting everything you need for the year ahead is as easy as ABC.

Plus, we understand that expenses can pile up fast, so we’ve snagged some exclusive discounts just for you to ease the burden. But hold onto your (school) hats because that’s not all – brace yourself for an epic giveaway valued at almost $2,000!!

Our categories for 2024 are:

School supplies
Getting ORGANISED
Wellbeing
For MUMS
Educational support

Here are our must have essentials for school in 2024:

School Supplies

1. School Bags by Alimasy

Alimasy creates high quality and spacious backpacks, duffle, and tote bags with unique colourful and on trend prints for kids, teens and adults which are built to last. Designed in house and made from the highest quality materials, we provide a lifetime warranty on all bags and backpacks for your peace of mind.

Special Offer: 15% Off Storewide on orders over $60 with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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2. Medium Pouches from Spring Street Style

Our most versatile case is the perfect pencil case and ideal for all of your back-to-school needs. Personalise it, customise it and make it uniquely yours. Pick your colour, pick your letters and stand out. Our cases are fun and functional being water resistant.

Special Offer: 25% off storewide with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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3. Frank Green 1lt Drink Bottle at The Bento Buzz

Frank Green create beautifully designed, functional and multi-award winning products that you’ll love to use, and re-use, over and over and over again. They started with a simple, honest approach to sustainability – to reduce single-use plastic waste by reimagining cups and bottles, and today are one of Australia’s favourite re-usable bottle brands.

Special Offer: 10% off storewide with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24 – excludes bundles

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4. Snack Box Bundle – Crunch & Sip from Mapley

Say hello to the perfect companion for Crunch & Sip at school. The Mapley Silicone Snack Box is perfect for all ages, designed to fit easily in your lunch bag. They’re durable, and smashproof, great for little hands. Best of all (and this one is for mums) they’re microwave, oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher safe! Carry those healthy snacks anywhere, anytime and never be hungry again. Personalisation is available – never lose your lunchware!

Special Offer: 15% storewide with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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5. B.Box Lunch Box by Bambino Love

B.Box lunchbox features a large compartment that fits a whole sandwich. Plus, sitting underneath the tray is an included gel cooler pack to keep food fresher and cooler for longer. The new B.Box lunch tub and B.Box insulated food jar fits really well in the large compartment too. The unique flexi whole fruit holder lets you store a whole apple, as the stretchy seal bends around the shape of your fruit, no need to cut fruit into smaller sizes! Easy to open design encourages independence for kids.

Special Offer: 15% off storewide with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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6. Montii Lunch bag by Bambino LoveBambino Love Australian School Mums

You will love the Montii Lunch Bags with newly upgraded aluminium lining keep everything fresh – no soggy sandwiches! The bag is large enough for most popular bento boxes, and with some room for snack box. It comes with Montii best selling ice pack to keep your lunch cool and fresh, the ice pack stays in the separate pocket – no condensation. Lots of fun prints to choose from. They are machine washable! Perfect for starting school.

Special Offer: 15% off storewide with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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7. School Labels Value Kit from Bright Star Kids

Want to keep track of all your kid’s school supplies? Label them all with this best-selling School Labels Value Kit. For just $40, score 200 durable & waterproof name labels that are sure to stick through the daily rough & tumble of your kid’s life. Choose from 100s of designs they will love, from dinos to butterflies, & coordinate them with the rest of their school supplies. Stick these labels to their pencils, shoes, uniforms & so much more! Order yours today & enjoy fast shipping & printing in Australia.

Special Offer: 75% off school labels

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8. Positivity Pencils by Chandala Design

Helping boost self-esteem & confidence, our Positivity Pencils are a beautiful way to start the new school year. They are great for little ones with school jitters, especially when gifted from someone they admire. Our Lead Positivity Pencils come in a pack of 6 with sayings randomly selected from the following: You Are: Loved, Important, Interesting, Funny, Awesome, Creative, Smart, Thoughtful, Brave, Loved, Kind, Helpful.

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9. Personalised Bag Tags by Haluna Happy Names.

Haluna Happy Names personalised tags make your kids’ school bags cool, their musical instruments more magical, and their sports stuff instantly identifiable. All our colourful designs are printed on both sides of the tag and include a panel for your preferred contact details on the back: perfect to help get that missing stuff back! Haluna Happy Names exclusive bag tags are sturdy but light, made to last in the toughest of Aussie conditions: our climate, and the school playground.

Special Offer: 25% off all bag tags with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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Getting Organised

10. My School Memories Keepsake Album

The my school memories album is the complete storage system for your child’s school memories.  The keepsake album includes 13 pocket pages, one for every school year that stores, protects and cherishes all the memories brought home from school. Everything from their school photos, ribbons to certificates and special drawings. (Meaning you’ll never lose a school photo and that top draw will be tidy!) Each of the pocket pages includes prompts(front and back) that captures that moment in time for years to come. Focused on the Australian School system, and suitable for all states and territories. Made in Australia with a lux leather look that is easy to care for, and stylish to sit in any bookcase. The biggest question is whether to choose a pink, blue or silver font.

Special Offer: Free Gift with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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11. First Day of School Board by Mikki & Me

Celebrate school milestones with our double-sided, reusable first and last day of school chalkboard. Perfect for capturing the excitement of the first and the pride of the last day, each side offers a customisable, eco-friendly canvas for yearly memories. Durable and easy to clean, it’s an enduring keepsake for every academic journey.

Special Offer: 15% off all full priced items storewide. Excludes discounted bundles with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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12. Sand Timers by The Sensory Sloth

Sand Timers by The Sensory Sloth

School mornings can be hectic! Try using sand timers with your children to ease the chaos in your morning routine- they are excellent visual tools parents and teachers can use to help children. They can count down to the end of an activity to make transitions less tricky and can be used in daily routines at home and in the classroom. Also perfect for turn taking, transitioning between activities & timing screen access. How will you use yours? Shop our entire sensory inclusive school range now!

Special Offer: 20% off storewide with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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13. Socks from Dot on a sock

Dot on a sock – the simple sock sorting solution! Each size of sock has a different coloured dot on the sole. This fun simple colour-coded solution empowers kids to identify and match their own socks, teaching essential life skills and making it easier to get out the door in the mornings. Socks are made from organic cotton and feature extra cushioning in the sole and a super-soft undetectable seam, making them extremely comfortable and suitable for children with sensory needs.

Special Offer: $10 off your first order with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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14. Routine Helper by Second Scout

Make back to school a breeze with our easy-peasy visuals. These routine helpers & weekly planners speak a language the whole family can understand.. even non-readers! Kids get to rock their day with confidence and predictability with knowing what’s ahead, whilst us parents get to save a little sanity (you’re welcome!) Combining practicality with innovative magnetic wizardry, these game changers are loved by hundreds of families guaranteed to set up a successful start to the school year ahead.

Special Offer: 15% off storewide with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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15. Hair Accessories by PMD Hair Accessories

PMD Hair Accessories offer an extensive range of hair clips, hair ties, bows and headbands custom made to suit your school colours. Our school hair accessories are made to order and we have over 60 ribbon colour options available for single or combination colour styles to match any school uniform.

Special Offer: 25% off storewide with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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16. School Tights by No Fight Tights


No Fight Tights is a world first innovative tights design combining a trending sports upper with traditional cotton blend lower. Our tights are perfect for professional work attire, as a fashion accessory and as a smart alternative for school students and clothing sensitive individuals. A gamechanger in fashion. We have a great range of sizes and colours: Adults 8-18 in Navy & Black, Children 4-14 in Navy, Black, Maroon & Green.

Special Offer: Free Shipping within Australia for purchases over $35 with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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17. School Shoes by Clarks School Shoes

Whether it’s their first day of school or the beginning of their final year… We’ve got you covered! With nearly 200 years of expertise, it’s safe to say we know what it takes to craft the right shoes for growing kids. And we’re here to help you find the perfect pair for happy, healthy feet as they head back to the classroom. Whether it suits you to measure at home or come into store, our flexible fitting options help you get their sizing and comfort spot on.

Special Offer: 20% off valid until 04/02/24

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Wellbeing

18. Hair Brush from Happy Hair Brush

The Happy Hair Brushes detangle hair without pain or pulling and leave hair feeling soft and smooth. Hard to believe but it actually works for all kids and all hair types. We even have sensory brushes for the more sensitive scalps as well. Ideal for kids getting ready for school to stop the morning tantrums and fights about getting hair done fast.

Special Offer: 15% off storewide with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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19. Little Boss Kids Bed Pad by StayDry

This is our 2023 She-Com Award Winning product! Dry kids, happy families! Designed for those night time bed wetting accidents, our premium bed pad provides waterproof protection for your child’s bed all night. Place on top of the flat sheet and your child will sleep comfortably on top of it. Take the stress out of toilet training, reduce the amount of bed linen washing and feel assured that your child’s bedding is protected. Includes our fun & FREE toilet training rewards chart.

Special Offer: 20% off storewide with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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20. Play On Period Undies for Girls by Eltee Sydney

Comfy support to take her from school to sport and being social or to keep in her backpack as an insurance policy against surprises. Designed to absorb the same as 2-3 tampons (that’s 10-15ml) with the ADDED protected of innovative built in leakage barrier for next-level protection and peace of mind. Made from 95% Bamboo and 5% Spandex, Play On undies are light, stretchy and sustainable – so Mother Earth approves too 🌱
 

Special Offer: 30% off underwear with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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21. Neon Goat Shvitz Bundle by Neon Goat

Our SHVITZ BUNDLE HAS YOU TOTALLY COVERED – for back to school, back to sport, back to basics. Teamwork. We love it. And while our Shvitz Stick and Shvitz Spritz work brilliantly as stand-alone acts, we’ve doubled down on the benefits by bundling them together. You let us know you’re in all the way, we bundle it up, we send it out. You rock people’s world. Or, just smell less. Whatever. What you get: 1x SHVITZ STICK deodorant:, 1x SHVITZ STICK mini deodorant, 1 x SHVITZ SPRITZ sweat spray.

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22. Calming Crystals by Pocket Hearts

Pocket Hearts are calming crystals used to promote mindfulness and self-regulation in children. They act as a magical pocket friend that kids can safely and discreetly carry around with them all day to help tackle their big emotions and unleash their inner superpowers. Pocket Hearts are not just ordinary crystals. They are powerful tools that can help kids overcome any obstacle, achieve any goal, and have the confidence to be their best self.

Special Offer: 15% off with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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23. ‘School Essentials’ Roller Blends from Add Oils

School Essentials’ is our range of carefully formulated essential oil blends to empower your child to navigate their school years with resilience, confidence, and inner strength. Our 3 rollers – Brave, Focus & Mindful, help to boost concentration, inspire courage and help calm a busy mind. The School Essentials Pack includes all 3 Rollers as well as a Sticky Note Pad for affirmations, goal setting, gratitude, and reminders. Elevate your child’s daily routine by instilling positivity and organisation as they head back to school.

Special Offer: 20% discount on School Essentials range with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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For Mums

24. MorganiseMe School Morning Organisation App

There is so much to do and to remember to pack in your children’s backpacks on a school morning. Sports kits, instruments, library bags, show and tell, lunch, water bottles, fruit snacks, homework diaries, sunscreen, hats… and cash for the Mother’s Day Stall! And it gets harder the more children you have! MorganiseMe™ is an app that reminds parents what their children need in their school bags each day.

Special Offer: Upgrade to MorganiseMe Premium for just 99 cents for the whole year! (valid until 14.1)
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25. Cyberbullying Prevention App by YooChooz

The Yoochooz app is a game-changer for children and parents. By prompting kids to stop, think, and reflect before sending anything flagged as inappropriate it encourages responsible digital behaviour. The warning message asking, “Are you sure you want to do this?” reminds them to consider the consequences of their actions. If the child selects “no,” the message is deleted and not sent, promoting self-regulation. However, if they choose “yes,” a copy is sent to the parent’s linked device.

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26. Sunday Set Up Course by Stress Free Super Mum

New to this whole school thing? Or been doing it a while and just cannot get those school mornings from chaos to calm? What if you had a fairy Godmother taking you through a step by step process to implement routines, schedules and plans so that you have calm, organised, structured mornings, mornings where you get to sit and finish your coffee? Introducing Sunday Set-up from Stress Free Super Mum.

Special Offer: 20% off with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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27. Return to Work Program by Clothier Careers

If you are a parent who is looking to return to the workforce following parental leave, this program will support you to put your best foot forward, sell yourself effectively, and find a role that fits in with your busy life. The focus of the program is to guide those returning to work after parental leave through understanding their competencies, determining their targets, and learning how to sell and negotiate effectively. Includes resume Templates, Linkedin 101 and Cover Letter education.

Special Offer: 43% off with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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28. WonderFold Pram Wagon from Pragon

Are you looking for a safe, convenient, way to manage the school run? Look no further than the WonderFold Wagon. With the ability to carry up to 4 children at a time (with a combined weight of 135kg) a WonderFold Wagon is your ticket to a stress free school drop off and pick up. Picture yourself crossing the street without constantly counting heads. With its raised seats, adjustable sun canopy and 5 point harnesses, the WonderFold Wagon meets all Australian pram safety standards.

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Educational Support

29. Personalised Tracing Boards from My Luxeve

Welcome to our educational haven! Explore our Personalised Tracing Boards for little learners, featuring Alphabet, Numbers, Shapes, and custom First & Last Name boards. Our online store is a go-to for quality educational tools, fostering early childhood development. Beyond tracing boards, we have so much more to offer curated for a nurturing environment. We’re committed to blending education with play, offering carefully crafted products to inspire young minds.

Special Offer: 15% off storewide with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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30. Oregon Scientific Starry Smart Globe by IQM Store

You can bring the “entire” universe into your home with Oregon Scientific Starry Smart Globe. By day, this AR Globe is an interactive Earth that kids can play and learn using 3D Augmented Reality, and by night it turns into a luminous globe, revealing 88 constellations on a starry night. The ultimate Globe for learning and fun, with updatable content, use it with technology or as a standard Globe to learn about animals, landmarks, climate, and more.

Special Offer: 20% off (exclusions apply), Free Standard Shipping over $120 with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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31. Child’s Handwriting Keepsake from Webster Enterprises

Introducing the perfect keepsake to capture your child’s handwriting at such a special moment in time! Made from acrylic, this plaque will become a timeless treasure that you will cherish as your child grows

Special Offer: 15% off storewide with code ASMBTS24 valid until 31/01/24

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32. Maths in 5 Easy Steps

Maths in 5 Easy Steps

An online course for parents & carers to teach their primary-aged children Maths strategies at home. It covers the 4 operations Addition Subtraction Multiplication & Division. Our course is designed to cultivate profound understanding of numerical concepts, allowing your child to confidently tackle increasingly complex tasks. Each module builds on the previous, ensuring a solid foundation for advanced problem-solving. We use clearly annotated examples, step by step videos & targeted tasks.

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33. Eye Level Learning

Eye Level Learning is a globally recognised tutoring service offering Maths and English to students in Kindy up to Year 10. Our aim is to develop students to think critically, problem-solve and communicate effectively. From 22 January to 29 February 2024 we are offering you the chance to try our programme with 1 week of free classes and $70 off at enrolment! Contact a centre near you: Cabramatta NSW, Liverpool NSW, Randwick NSW, Sunshine VIC.

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34. Twinkl Online Educational Publishing Company

Twinkl, the world’s largest educational company providing high-quality, trusted teaching materials, which are all teacher-created and checked, and aligned to the Australian Curriculum. At Twinkl we have a great range of resources to support all educators teaching EYLF and beyond, to Year 10. Twinkl also supports beginning teachers, support staff and parents.

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