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GEAR: Higgins Classic Plain Polo (Short Sleeve)

Available in 25 colours and sizes 2-4XL, it’s no wonder our Higgins Classic Plain Polo continues to impress!

GEAR: Higgins Classic Plain Polo (Short Sleeve)

GEAR: Higgins Classic Plain Polo (Short Sleeve)

GEAR: Lee A-Line Sport Skirt with Short

Your girls will be flipping when they wear this skirt!  The shorts add comfort on the court or in the classroom.

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GEAR: Lee A-Line Sport Skirt with Short

RECIPE: Cinnamon Apple Rings

We have some delicious Royal Gala apples hanging over our fence and our lovely neighbours have offered them to us.  We’ve enjoyed more than a few for fruit break and afternoon tea but I wanted something different to try.  These delicious apple crisps were a hit in the lunch box and will become a regular way to use up a surplus of apples.  These are delicious on their own or to dip into some greek yoghurt or finely chopped over your porridge when the cooler weather arrives.

Fruit Break recipe

RECIPE: Cinnamon Apple Rings

Ingredients:

  • 4 apples cored and sliced thinly
  • 1-2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Cooking spray

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 95 degrees.
  • Add sliced apples to a large bowl and coat in the cinnamon.
  • Spray a baking tray with cooking spray and place the apples on the tray.  You may need 2 pans so they don’t overlap.
  • Bake for 2-3 hours until the crisps are dry yet soft.  Cool completely before placing them in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Enjoy!

Natalie

 

Library Lover’s Day

Library Bags

Library Lover’s Day

Roses, chocolates and proclamations of love are being enjoyed around the world.  Some lovers, they share a different passion.  One of divine pleasure, of twists and turns and a scent that can be intoxicating.  That’s right, today may well be Valentine’s Day but we are celebrating Library Lovers Day instead!

What is not to love about a new thriller, a romantic dream or sharing someone’s life and dreams through an autobiography?

Today is the day to head down to the library with your favourite library bag, and slowly caress the spines and delicately choose your date for the next few nights.  Of course, you can always download a new e-book but does it really give you the joy and heady scent of those pages?

Whatever you choose today, grab your library bag and enjoy Library Lovers Day!

Natalie

BAD DAD JOKE: Sky Apparel

We’ve endured the heat wave but I’m wondering if there’s any chance we could see some rain anytime soon, who’s with me?  See if today’s joke gets a giggle at the gate;

BAD DAD JOKE: Sky Apparel

BAD DAD JOKE: Sky Apparel

Happy Wednesday!

Natalie

Who Doesn’t Love a Bargain?

Cheap School Uniforms

Who Doesn’t Love a Bargain?

Cheap school uniforms are something that warms everyone’s heart so we’ve got some bargains that you’re just going to love.  Check out all of the items on clearance sale, there’s bound to be a shirt or jumper, hat or bag to suit your child’s taste or even your partner for Valentine’s Day!

Grab a bargain before these cheap clothes walk out the door!

Natalie

GEAR: Petrie Excursion Bag

Perfect for excursions and carnivals, this bag can keep everything dry no matter what the kids splash at it or squish on it!

School Bags

GEAR Petrie Excusrion Bag

UN International Day of Girls and Women in Science

UN International Day of Girls and Women in Science

UN International Day of Girls and Women in Science

We have a deep history of Australians who have made a difference to Australia and our global community.  At Made For School we honour some of these truly remarkable Aussies by naming our products after them so that their legacy and story will continue to be shared and celebrated.

Today, as we struggle against inequality in the field of science, we celebrate the UN International Day of Girls and Women in Science.  We have many fantastic Aussie scientists making a difference in our world today.  Looking through a brief period in time we are reminded of some great women scientists who made an impact on our world today.

In the late 1800’s one determined Aussie woman decided to chase her dream of studying medicine.  Unable to do this in Australia in the late 1800’s, Emma Constance Stone travelled to Pennsylvania to study and in 1888 graduated M.D., Ch.M. with first-class honours from the University of Trinity College, Toronto, Canada.  Constance went on to London to work at the new hospital for women.  This experience inspired her to found a hospital for women by women in Melbourne.

In 1890, Constance returned to Australia after working in London and became the first woman to be registered with the Medical Board of Victoria.  Constance’s sister, Clara followed in her footsteps and was allowed to study in Australia in 1887. 

Constance was instrumental in the establishing the Victorian Medical Women’s society, hosting the first meeting at her home.  In September 1896 eleven of Melbourne’s women, doctors decided to found the Queen Victoria Hospital for women which opened in 1899.

Today, as we strive to see more girls and women engaged in science we can celebrate the efforts of Constance Stone who forged the way for women to study medicine in Australia.  The efforts of Constance, her sister, Clara and other women doctors at the time made an incredible contribution to the health of poor women in Melbourne.

It is stories like that of Constance that have made a difference to the world we live in today.

Happy International Day of Girls and Women in Science, let’s celebrate and find ways to engage and inspire more girls and women to take on science as a career.

GEAR: Higgins Classic Plain Polo (Short Sleeve)

Make a splash at this year’s carnivals with our classic plain polo.  Available in 25 colours, we’ve got your house covered.

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GEAR: Higgins Classic Plain polo (Short Sleeve)

RECIPE: Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers

This hot weather means there is no way we are having our meals cooked inside.  These delicious, zesty and refreshing chicken skewers are perfect for the BBQ or when the weather cools down, cooking inside.  Team them with a greek salad and some tzatziki sauce on the side and you’re on a dinner winner.  Grab the ingredients and marinade them in the morning before you’ve melted.

RECIPE: Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers

RECIPE: Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breast cut into cubes
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • skewers, soak for 10 minutes before threading chicken on to prevent burning.

 

Method:

  1. In a bowl combine all the ingredients and toss to coat.  Cover and place in the fridge.
  2. Marinade for 45 minutes to 3 hours in the fridge.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade and thread onto skewers
  4. Grill the skewers for 3-4 minutes and turn to cook on the other side.
  5. Serve with some tzatziki sauce and a greek salad.
  6. Enjoy!

Natalie