It’s easy to get caught up in the relaxation that holidays can finally deliver and you no longer have to think about whether it’s sports day, or library day, or mufti day!
Don’t be caught off-guard though. You don’t want to wind up experiencing the dread that can hit when you realise that your child no longer fits their school shoes or their shorts on the morning they head back to school.
Whether you are a veteran school mum or a first-timer, there are wonderful small businesses local to the Sutherland Shire that can support you as you prepare your kids to head off to school.
Be sure to check out the fabulous Shire businesses below and search our directory for anything else you might need.
Green’s Footwear – Cronulla and online
Green’s Footwear has been fitting Shire kids with their school shoes for 58 years so they know how to help you find a great fitting school shoe for each stage of your child’s school life.
You might remember visiting them as a child and being fitted for your school shoes on the red train – everyone loves the red train! Now it’s your kids turn – with your kids in their school shoes five days a week for a whole school year it’s important to get them fitted properly in a good quality school shoe from a tried and trusted brand.
With 20% OFF selected school shoes for the month of January, on quality brands like Clarks (Minecraft and Shopkins styles available), ROC, Ascent and Bobux, plus a team trained to fit and measure, you’re in great hands at Greens Footwear!
Start a tradition in your family and let Green’s be your school shoe shop of choice fitting your children from Kindy – Year 12.
Shop small and shop local with Green’s Footwear this back to school. Shop online or in-store now.
Wilsons Family Shoe Store – Jannali
Wilsons Family Shoe Store known as ‘The School Shoe shop’ has been expertly fitting the Shire’s children with school shoes for over 43 years. Colleen Foster and her team of expert, fully-trained fitting specialists are ready to have your children outfitted for back to school with their new school shoes and joggers.
Correct fitting of school shoes is so important during the formative development of children’s feet.
Good quality footwear such as ROC and Saramanda are locally-sourced and support local business and employment.
Being caring and patient with children is an integral part of the Wilsons business.
During their many years in business, Wilsons Shoes has supported local schools and the community, as they continue to do now.
So if you’re not already a customer, make a point to visit Wilsons Shoes Jannali to have your child fitted by the best for their next pair.
With the end of the school holidays in sight, now is a great time to treat your home to a deep clean. Blanch & Doyles offer:
- Carpet Steam Cleaning
- Upholstery cleaning, fabric or leather
- Industrial cleaning of tiles and grout
- Rug deep cleaning
FREE stain guarding with your carpet, rug or upholstery clean for Mums of the Shire members.
Blanch & Doyles’ products are child and pet friendly and their team are professional and can be trusted to treat you and your home with respect and care.
Since 1984 we’ve been cleaning carpets in the homes of Sutherland Shire families. I challenge you to find a stain we’ve not seen before!
Call Jen for a quote on 9520 5311 or email: [email protected]
Claudine Schoolwear – Caringbah
Claudine Schoolwear is your local school uniform supplier servicing Shire families since 1983. They supply affordable, top-quality schoolwear to over 100 schools. Their Caringbah store supplies school-branded uniforms for most Sutherland Shire schools, as well as a wide range of generic garments. Their friendly staff will outfit your child from Kindy to Year 12!
The schoolwear store is open 6 days a week and available online 24/7. It is located near McDonald’s in Caringbah and is just a few minutes’ walk from Caringbah train station.
Currently, they are running a 10% SALE for the month of December in-store and online. You can find all their current promotions here.
Shop in-store at 23 President Avenue, Caringbah and call 02 9526 2525 for any enquiries.
Rebel and JD Sports located within Westfield Miranda, stock an extensive selection of the best brands & products covering all your school sport needs. From shin pads and socks to balls, goggles and rackets, whatever sporting equipment, apparel & accessories you need, you can find them here. Shop online for convenient home and delivery or click and collect options now.
Looking to fill your child’s pencil case and backpack for the year ahead? There’s no shortage of local shops ready to supply your school stationery needs. Try Officeworks at Tarenpoint, Big W at Miranda & Menai, Typo at Miranda, or Kmart at Miranda and Sylvania.
Looking for more advice to help you prepare your children for school? Check out our school essentials.