Back to School: The Shopping List

After a long sunny summer, the new school year is just around the corner! To help get you prepared without any hiccups we’ve created the ultimate Back to School shopping list to make things just that little bit easier.


the shopping list


School Shoes
Good quality, well-made shoes that have been individually fitted to your child’s foot are a must. Our in-store professionals will be able to assist with fitting your kids with the perfect shoe, and are trained to consider width, length and durability of all school shoes. If you’d like to come in-store and have your child’s shoes professionally fitted, you can use our online booking tool here. Before you go, don’t forget to check what shoe colour is required at your child’s school!

Sports Shoes
Kids need to feel comfortable when playing sport and running around with friends, so a good, supportive sports shoe is super important. Clarks have a great range of sneakers for little kids which have a scuff-resistant toe and are machine washable, making them look better for longer. Adidas and New Balance have the big kids covered with a range of supportive running shoes in fun colours.

It’s easy to overlook the need to have socks that fit properly, but ill-fitting socks can scrunch up growing toes if too small or can bunch up and be very uncomfortable if worn too big. Once you’ve visited our shoe fitters in-store and determined which size shoes your kids take, don’t forget to stock up on some new socks for the year ahead!

Some new pens and pencils and fresh notebooks will help the kids start the school year on the right note! We love Poppin’s range of bright, fun school supplies – they’ve got everything the kids need in every colour of the rainbow! Check out our range of school stationery here.

A relatively new item on the school list, a USB will allow your kids to save any work from their school computers or laptops and bring it home with them if they need to.

A lunchbox big enough to fit a few different homemade goodies is a must! Be sure to check it seals properly to avoid lunchbox spills in their school bag.

Sunhat & Sunscreen
Sunscreen will keep them sun safe when playing outside, while a sunhat will provide that extra layer of sun protection and is actually a compulsory item for kids in most schools these days.

Not for them, for you! If you’re sending your little one off to school for the very first time, then you’ll probably need the tissues for yourself – mums and dads tend to shed a tear as they drop their babies off to school on the very first day (and maybe the second and third day too…)!

back to school flat lay

Happy Jackson ‘Happy Days’ folder available at selected stores | Poppin pool blue pocket notebook | Poppin pink notebook available at selected stores | Dr Martens Maccy Black Softly T schoolshoes | Poppin mouse pad | Happy Jackson lunchboxes available at selected stores | Bonds Socks | Adidas Ozone Sneaker | Happy Jackson ‘Hole Punching’ folder available at selected stores | Poppin Neon Orange Jumbo memo | Poppin assorted ball point pens | Poppin eraser | Poppin Lime notebook

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