Back to school essentials!

So these are just some of the supplies that you will pretty much always find in my school bag 🙂

1. planner + sticky notes

Duh. The best part of a new year at school are new planners! This year I just bought a pretty basic planner that’s still really cute from Typo on sale for $5 🙂 Planners help you organise your year more carefully and just lets you see whats coming up ahead that week and all.

2. notebooks + ipads (or laptops)+ USB

Generally speaking most schools use laptops, or nothing (a moment of silence to those schools that don’t use some electronic thing for schoolwork…) My school however uses iPads. Which i personally believe is much better. I have a mac too, at school I will be using my iPad and at home I plan on using my mac. Because of the magnificent creation of iCloud all my pdfs, photos, notes and just everything sync onto all my devices! (even my phone) The iPad to me is just a portable mac. I bought this extremely protective case for it too thats super stylish from Collette on sale for $10!!! It’s the best thing that I bought last year. Also a USB (or a flash drive as some ppl call it) will come in handy to store all your digital pdf documents.

Notebooks…. what are they again? oh yes that incredibly thin, white piece of surface we write things on. Yeh well a lot of schools have stopped using them but if you still do, it would be best to have a separate notebook for each class. Just incase your teacher wants the class to hand in their notes or something like that 🙂 but if you are using some apple gadget like meee then i recommend notability. It’s the best app for writing (well typing) down all class notes and adding diagrams and everything (except assignments) I suggest with essays and stuff like that you should use pages or word. Just better format


3. stationery

Ah my other favourite part of school supplies C: stationary is essential when it comes to school supplies! Here are the usual things that I keep in my pencil case…

This is my pencil case 🙂 It is technically a cosmetics bag but it works fine as a pencil case for me xD It’s just a casual stripy victorias secret bag
  • One blue, red and black pen
  • 6 different colours highlighters
  • White out tape
  • 6 inch ruler
  • 0.5 pacer & 0.5 lead
  • Scissors
  • Rubber
  • 4 pens-in-one (pastel coloured pink, green, blue & purple)
  • Two spare pens (one black one blue)
4. food and stuff

Umm this is probably most ppls favourite part of school.. LUNCH TIME! Make sure you have something yummy for lunch :9 and healthy! Keeping you refreshed for the rest of the day.Water bottles are really important too. This is something I was never the best in but drinking water and keeping hydrated is extremely important! It maintains your body fluids so you can function throughout the day. It’s like our fuel. However sometimes the school tuckshop sells reallyyyyy yummy food like lasagne :9 and i just have to get some! oh and ALOE VERA!!  MY FAVOURITE DRINK ALOE VERA! i love love love loveeee Aloe Vera so yummy! So always pack some money incase this happens.


5. wallet + go card (travel card)

A wallet is essential to take to school to store all your cards that you may need for some reason like student ID for a late pass or whatever (I have a collection of late passes lel xD) and money. Like I said in point 4.. you need some “emergency” cash incase something comes up ya know 😛 and my Go Card. In QLD we use this card to pay for public transport fees. You just top it up and when you hop on the train or bus just tap on the machine thing and tap off when you get off.

6. Phone + earphones

Ok now we’re getting more out of the classroom or “important” supplies as teachers and parents would call it. But yes we need our phones for multiple reasons.. Music being the most important for me. And just texting or calling friends at lunch times trying to find them if they’re late or not at school or something.


7. deodorant & toiletries

Girls you need to keep up with your lady moments and pack for them! don’t want classmates noticing some sort of stain left behind on chairs now do ya :s and deodorant! guys need this too. Especially in summer when it gets hot. I absolutely hate sitting near ppl who smell so bad. So when ppl who sit near me don’t wear deo i will spray them with mine whether they like it or not. I cannot stand people who just smell ew.

I bought this from coles for only $3.50! 🙂 (ps this obviously isn’t my photography)
8. gum

Ok so I know gum is banned at most schools but I try have at least one or two pieces everyday when you can. Don’t want to open your mouth and just start bleaching people with that breath of yours. Also my secret tactic from avoiding people constantly asking for gum (which happens EVERY TIME i have gum at school) is to keep two packets of gum. One with the gum you need and another packet empty so when people ask just show them empty pack and be like “yeh soz bro” >:) works every time huehue


9. hat

Different schools have different rules with hats. My school has caps that we can buy from uniform shop so I always pack that for when I have HPE lessons or just when I wanna hang out and play soccer on the oval.


10. jumper

I am a person who tends to get realllyyyy cold. Like even in summer at school I would just wear a jumper. Most my classes are air conditioned aswell and I’m not sure why but I tend to always get the seats right in the direction the aircon is blowing and i just feel like I’m in the scene of frozen where elsa freezes the town.