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Whether you’ve got a teen entering their senior year or a little one starting their very first day, we’ve put together a comprehensive resource to help you make the transition out of school holidays and into study mode all the more easier.

Find lunchbox inspiration, checklists, info on buying devices plus tips and tricks for prepping your child for the school year.

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Preparing for the first day of school

Learn more about how to get your child ready for their first day of school ...
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School Term and Holiday Calendar

View all of the year's school term dates and holidays for New Zealand primary and secondary schools ...
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Stuck On You

Get set for back-to-school!

Check out the fantastic new designs from the back-to-school specialists, Stuck On You! Get organised for the new school year with an exclusive Kidspot offer – SAVE 10% sitewide when you use code KIDSPOT20.

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Keeping kids healthy throughout the school year

To make sure your little academic can make the most of the school year, we’ve put together a few ways to keep your child healthy and fighting fit ...
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5 tips for buying a school bag

New Zealand kids may be damaging their spines by carrying the wrong school bag. Here are some things to consider when buying a school bag or back pack ...
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Is your child ready to start school

Is your child ready to start school

School readiness varies from child to child. What year to send them to school can be one of the most difficult decisions to make ...
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9 ways to save on back-to-school

9 ways to save on back-to-school

Minimise the expense of heading back to school with these top 9 ways to save on supplies ...
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Best breakfast nutrition for growing kids

After going 10-12 hours overnight without food, children's energy reserves are low and their bodies and perhaps more importantly their brains, need fuel ...
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Empowering our kids at school

How much responsibility do your children take for their everyday school life? Help them by making a few changes ready for the return to school ...
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It’s time to get ready for Back to School so why not start with lunches? Check out some of favourite lunchbox recipes below and if you need a little more inspiration, we have a tonne of back to school lunchbox ideas to satisfy even the fussiest little foodie!

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