26 January 2022

It appears there’s no escaping it.  Even the latest Covid red light restrictions aren’t preventing it. Over the next week or two, our darlings will be returning to school. I anticipate that for many this is a good thing – whether that stems from a thirst to learn; a keenness to catch up with school mates; or (for parents) an easing up of child-minding requirements. Regardless, it requires a bit of preparation, be that ensuring the school uniform still fits, checking stationery needs, and buying the odd necessary thing – as varied in price from a new drink bottle (hydration is important) or lunchbox to a laptop or tablet.



I have found over the years that it’s a good idea to lasso your child/children and do not only the uniform check but also the school bag one. Is that backpack still in working order and big enough?

Westgate Lifestyle offers an easy one-stop shopping experience perfectly suited for back-to- school preparedness. Back packs are available in numerous stores, there are various places to check out for technology needs, and of course Warehouse Stationery has many requirements covered (so many very cool pencil cases on offer btw). Multiple furniture stores sell office desks suitable as school homework stations, and there are also numerous places from which to purchase desk lamps.

If, on the other-hand, your child is less than enthused about returning to school, the good news is there’s plenty of summer (and daylight savings) left and long-weekends to boot.
While you’re out shopping with school in mind, remember to check out the slashed prices on many summer-related products. Actually, nearly every product featured in this blog enjoys a significantly reduced price too. You don’t need to be a top maths student to note the great deals on offer. Happy shopping.

|1. Acer Swift 3 14 inch laptop – AMD Ryzen3 8GB-RAM 256GB-SSD, slim design, $1,198, from Harvey Norman |2. Kookie Camo X pencil case, neoprene, $10.00, from Warehouse Stationery |3. Workspace Haan desk, $229.00, from Warehouse Stationery |4. Everis Android 10.0 tablet, 7 inch E0115, $99.00, from Warehouse Stationery |5.Smartpac backpack, grey, 30 litres, $34.99, from Briscoes |6. Sistema lunch container, rectangular, 1.2L assorted, $5.24, from Briscoes |7.Thermos stainless steel food flask, 290ml, $23.99, from Briscoes |8. Jansport Crosstown backpac, pink party cat, 26 litres, $79.99, from Rebel Sport |9.Ledlux Raynor desk lamp, black, $52.41, from Lighting Direct |10.Nike big mouth water bottle game royal/white, 22oz, $15.99, from Rebel Sport.


Note: Prices mentioned, and availability of products featured are subject to change. If you love the look, we recommend you head in store to find out more.