Summary: With the start of the term right around the corner, now is the time to purchase all the supplies that your child will need for the year ahead. It includes stationery items, files and folders, memory sticks, a backpack and more. Being fully prepared and equipped will help them to start the year on a positive note.

The summer holidays are coming to a close, and the start of school is now just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to start shopping for your child to avoid last minute runs. Having all the supplies that they need for day one will get them off to a great start and ensure that they have everything that they need to learn.

Here are the school supplies that your kid will need for their first day of term, regardless of age:

Stationery Kit

Students use their stationery kit every single day. It is for this reason that it is worthwhile investing in decent quality stationery items that won’t let them down when they need it. A combination of different pens, pencils, an eraser, ruler, highlighters, a protractor and a compass, is the basic kit that they will need for their daily use.

Pencil Case

They will need something to store all of the pencils, so a large enough pencil case is essential. Pencil cases are a way to show personality, so encourage your child to pick one that defines his/her character.

Files & Folders

Studying for numerous subjects can make the organisation a huge challenge for kids. Have a file or folder for each subject and it will help them to keep their notes organised. It will also help them in prioritising work and will keep important subject matter safe.


Pupils have to carry around text books, folders, their pencil case, lunch and maybe more than this at school. A good backpack is another essential item as it allows them to carry all the items with ease. Similar to pencil cases, backpacks are another way to showcase your As with pencil cases, they also showcase personality so allow your kids to pick their own.

Memory Stick

Students carry out a lot of work on computers in today’s day and age. Allow your child to easily and safely transfer work between school and home with a decent memory stick. It is also an excellent way to backup important documents – there is nothing worse for a student than losing hours of work.


The school may provide a diary, but if not then it will be a fantastic purchase to make. It can be tricky for students to remember their daily timetable, when homework is due and when their exams are scheduled. A diary will help them to stay on top of everything and never miss a deadline.

These are the main supplies that your child will need for their first day of term. Being prepared and fully equipped will give them the opportunity to start the year on the right foot and this could help them to have a successful, valuable and enjoyable year.


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