Conquering The School Stationery List

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One of the things that school parents will talk about the most as the kids head back to school is the school stationery list!

That innocent-looking list of requirements will be hunted down by parents wanting to get in early on back to school sales and will be scrutinised like it’s the Geneva Convention!

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by your child’s requirements, put it down for a moment and check out our top tips for conquering the list.

Exercise books

Check what exercise books your child has left over from the previous year and if they match up with the school’s stationery list. If there’s plenty of pages left to be used, just reuse the same book. If there’s a requirement for a lot of one book, ie 1B5, buy a couple of spares to have on hand when the old ones run out.

For anything new that is needed, shop at Warehouse Stationery for back to school supplies.


Raid the art box, the stationery drawer, and everyone’s pencil cases to see what’s usable, what’s done its time, what can be transferred to a different child, and what you need to purchase. Most schools will require students to have pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, glue stick, pencil sharpener, highlighters, whiteboard pens, coloured pencils, protactor, and compass.

Don’t forget to make sure the pencil case is big enough to fit it all in and label everything!


When your child needs to have a digital device for school work it pays to check with the school before you purchase to ensure you are buying something with the minimum specifications needed, or it can be an expensive mistake. Laptops are powerful but often expensive and can be heavy. Chromebooks have smaller storage and less capability but cost less than a full laptop and will likely suffice for school work. Tablets are usually the cheapest option but often are insufficient for high school classes.

Using a backpack with a padded tech sleeve will help to keep the digital device safe.

Essential technology

Modern learning often means that kids need additional tech to use with their digital device. For instance, your child may require headphones and a USB flash drive for saving and sharing projects. Keep the expensive headphones for home use and choose a light and flexible pair for school use so they can be thrown in the backpack.

Save time and money with Warehouse Stationery

To help Kiwi families get on top of the stationery lists, Warehouse Stationery has the widest range of school stationery at low prices. Plus, if you discover the exact same stocked item elsewhere, they promise to beat that price by 10%*. If you use their free** School List Packing Service you can save even more as you avoid the risk of impulse purchases!

Warehouse Stationery also offers free delivery on orders of more than $46 and it’s only $6,90 for orders under $46 (excluding oversized items) so you can shop from wherever your summer takes you.

Shop these back to school essentials from Warehouse Stationery. ⬇️


WS Notebook 3B1 7mm Ruled 32 Leaf

These little notebooks are so handy! Great for writing notes, memos, homework, reminders and more.

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Tech.Inc 82ES Plus Scientific Calculator

This calculator can perform 249 functions with a natural textbook display – perfect for those early college years.

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glue stick

Amos Jumbo Glue Stick

Non-toxic, safe, clean, washable, acid and solvent free. Safe for kids to use on paper, photos and fabric.

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Lenovo 11.6 inch Chromebook 100e 2nd Gen Black

Powerful, portable design featuring state of the art learning tools. Easily access Google Classroom and today’s most popular education apps.

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Faber-Castell Classic Colour Pencils 12 Pack

High quality coloured pencils to bring all their ideas to life.

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WS Exercise Book 1B5 7mm Ruled 40 Leaf

Simply THE most popular exercise book on most stationery lists. Made from quality materials that have been responsibly sourced.

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Find out more about Warehouse Stationery’s School List Packing Service at You can also shop online, or find your local store at

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** Your items will be packed in a $1 reusable WS tote bag

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her world julieWritten by Julie Scanlon

Julie is Editor for Kidspot NZ and our MVP. Her hobbies include laughing uncontrollably at her own jokes, annoying her family by asking questions about movie plots, and never taking anything too seriously. She speaks a little Spanish and a lot of Yorkshire. 

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