Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 - Back to school shopping
As the first day of the 2011 school year draws ever closer, parents and children are getting back to school ready. The team at Officeworks – the back to school specialists – has come to the rescue with five simple tips for making the kids’ return to school a breeze.

1. Preparation, preparation, preparation: Don’t leave things to the last minute and risk losing your mind. Rather, get your child’s uniform, books and stationery organised weeks in advance and put your mind at ease.

2. Don’t take your chances with ‘Lost and Found’: Every year, schools across the country get inundated with lost property that is unnamed, unidentifiable and ultimately unreturnable. Don’t let your kid’s belongings become part of the pile and label every book, bag and uniform.

3. Fill their lunchbox to help fill their minds: Don’t let kids scamper off to school without polishing off breakfast and packing a healthy school lunch. Lunchboxes come in all shapes and sizes, but as with everything – it’s what’s inside that counts.

4. Child power: Get your kids excited for back to school by allowing them to choose their stationery for the school year. By empowering your child to make their own decisions, you encourage them to take an interest in their own education.

5. Banish all study-space invaders: Homework plays an important role in your child’s education. To ensure they can study effectively at home, make sure your kids have a designated study area that is free of clutter, noise and distractions.

For additional back–to-school survival advice, head to your local Officeworks store to pick up a free School Survival Guide. This comprehensive booklet is jam-packed with helpful tips from Australia’s leading child experts including the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation, Kidspot, SunSmart and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

To find a store closest to you or for more information on Officeworks’ back to school products and services, head to www.officeworks.com.au or phone 1300 OFFICE (633 423).

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Eli Grynberg

P: (03) 8643 1624
M: 0401 135 713
W: www.officeworks.com.au

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