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COVID-19 Update

Our hearts and thoughts are with those affected by the widespread devastation across the country. Our team at Made For School are fighting fit and ready to help in every way we can.

We’re still shipping to you every day, and our shelves are stocked, with regular supplier shipments continuing. Our service & delivery teams are here ready to give you the same awesome service you depend on from us.

From desk separation, regular disinfection regimes to teleconferencing, we’ve taken all the steps necessary. All of this is possible because the team here have done an amazing job of preparing so we can continue to support families like yours.

Cotton Back School Uniforms

Cotton Back Collection

Keep your cool all year round in our cotton back garments. Made with premium cotton back, they’re light and comfy to wear whilst keeping you cool with moisture management technology. Lightweight and breathable, you’re bound to be impressed as soon as you try one on.

We are proud of our increasing range in this premium fabric. We’ve got something for everyone in our polo range which are available in sizes 4 -2XL and an endless choice of style and colours.

To complement the polos, we’ve also got a wonderful range of Skorts, Shorts and a Polo Dress which are all taking over the quads around our country.

Discover our Cotton Back Range for yourself, you’ll be grateful for the change in the hot Aussie Sun. Shop Cotton back school polos, school shorts, school skorts and school dresses online at Made For School and enjoy fast flat fee shipping to your desk or door.

RECIPE: Easy Chocolate Crunch Slice

This easy melt and mix slice is perfect to let the kids make during the holidays. Feel free to melt chocolate over the top as an extra chocolate hit and definitely snaffle the leftovers away and store them safely in the freezer for when you need a last minute treat.

Ingredients:

  • 200g Malt biscuits, crushed
  • 1 Cup rice bubbles
  • 1/2 Cup desiccated coconut
  • 200g Dark chocolate
  • 60g Unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup sweetened condensed milk

Method:

  1. Grease and line a 20cm square baking tin. Ensure the baking paper is overhanging the sides.
  2. Add the biscuits to a food processor and whizz until the biscuits are crushed. Add the biscuits to a large bowl and stir in the rice bubbles and coconut.
  3. Place the chocolate (broken into squares), condensed milk and butter in a medium mixing bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes on 50% stirring every 30 seconds until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture over the dry ingredients and stir well to combine.
  5. Pour the mixture into the baking tin and smooth the top with the back of a spoon. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until firm.
  6. Slice into small squares and enjoy! Store the remaining slice in a container in the fridge or freeze.
Happy Baking!
Natalie

Howitt Ankle School Socks

Buy the best school socks online
Howitt Ankle Socks with Turnover Tops

Our Howitt Classic Ankle socks with turnover top are the best school socks in Australia for finishing off your uniforms in style and comfort.

These socks are so popular that the style that we have been making them for decades and you know when you’re on a winner you can’t change. Howitt ankle socks are made from a plain knit blend of cotton, nylon and elastane which makes them a dream to wear in both sneakers and school shoes.

Sweaty, stinky feet are never a delight at the end of the school day, so the cotton rich fabric in our Howitt school socks is great for moisture protection.

The soft touch fabric and classic design make these the best school socks in the classroom. The turn over top not only finishes these socks off in style but they also add an extra layer of protection when the handball is slammed at your feet.

These classic socks are available in 6 classic colours to match your school uniforms during the week and your activities on the weekend. Available in sizes 9-12, 13-3 and 2-8 we’ve got school socks covered.

Shop school socks and school uniforms online in your own time at Made For School and enjoy fast shipping to your desk or door Australia wide.

Top 9 in 2019

Best School Uniforms in 2019
Top 9 in 2019

We hope that 2019 has been a wonderful year for you all. For us, it has been a blast! We’ve been so very fortunate to be welcomed into your families and hopefully we’ve managed to make life just a little easier as you shop school uniforms online at Made For School.

Like everyone else we love reflecting on the year as it draws to an end. We’ve pulled together our top 9 products as voted by you!

Here are the winners of 2019;

  1. Always a winner our Higgins Pique Polo has been through it all with you this year. It’s shared the first day of school, the first award and even the last day of school. Always out to celebrate the Higgins comes in over 25 colours so you can celebrate your house, your community and your family. Available in sizes for the whole family this shirt has your back!
  2. Finishing uniforms off in style is what our Howitt School Socks do best! They comfort you from the tanbark in the playground, they protect you from the itches of the classroom carpet and they love any adventure you take them on. The only trouble is they are often missing their mate when one makes it to the washing but the other one is still MIA. You can see why our Howitt School Socks remain a faithful winner.
  3. Whether it’s a spelling competition or a cartwheel off on the oval our Lee Sport Skort with shorts always has your girl covered! Loved for the comfort and coverage it provides, this smart sport skort is all round winner!
  4. Our Thurgood Fleecy Track Pants are a winter winner! Made from soft fleece and featuring cuffs at the ankle they are the ultimate in warmth and comfort. Available in a range of colours and sizes, the whole family can snuggle up in these.
  5. Ross Microfibre School Shorts remain a firm favourite with families. Made from crease resistant and water repellent microfibre they are a laundry winner! Saving ironing time and giving all day comfort, it’s easy to see why these shorts remain a faithful favourite year after year.
  6. Saving time from blowouts on the knees, our Deniehy school pants with double knee are a clear winner in the school pants arena. Smart, comfortable and practical is what these pants do best!
  7. Keeping necks warm for another year is our winner winter top, the Nicholls skivvy. Perfect under tunics and dresses or adding a layer under a jacket, it’s easy to see why our Nichols School Skivvy is a winner year after year.
  8. Arabanoo Gaberdine School Shorts are comfort and style all in one neat package. Supporting your kids through school photos, assembly, presentation day and more, our crease resistant school shorts hold up and support your kids no matter what challenge they face.
  9. Surviving the toughest of handle and being squashed into a pocket or the school bag, our Gosse Microfibre Bucket Hat is the winner of our hats. The crown cord keeps the hat in place ensuring there is no more lost playtime for being without a hat. Whether it’s climbing equipment, going on an excursion or hitting an ace at handball, this hat can handle it all.

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Ross Microfibre School Shorts

Microfibre School Shorts available in 8 classic colours online at Made For School.  Buy some today.
Ross Microfibre School Shorts

Looking for comfortable school shorts for girls and boys? Then look no further than our Ross School Shorts. Made from microfibre, these comfortable shorts repel water and resist creases so you have one less battle on your hands every day.

Our Ross Microfibre school shorts come in a range of colours so whether you’re after brown school shorts, red school shorts, royal school shorts or black, bottle, maroon or navy school shorts our Ross has you covered.

Kids love nothing more than keeping treasures close at hand during the day so the zipped pocket will ensure their treasures are never far away.

There is nothing worse than being uncomfortable at all day at school. Our clothes are made for comfort and flexibility and our Ross school shorts do just that. All seams are safety stitched, and the hems are double stitched. The soft microfibre fabric and the comfort waist with drawcord ensures the kids are comfy in the classroom, or climbing a tree.

Our Ross Microfibre School Shorts are the perfect match for active kids. Just like kids, these shorts are flexible and are ready for adventure and learning. Jump online and discover our oss School shorts today.

RECIPE: Christmas Caprese Bites

These tasty little bites sum up Summer and are perfectly colour coordinated for Christmas.  These work well as a platter to take to your celebrations and are delicious lunchbox treats for when you’re in a Christmas inspired, energetic lunch box making mood.

Ingredients:

  • Grape or cherry tomatoes, washed
  • Cherry bocconcini
  • Basil leaves, washed
  • Cracked Pepper
  • Toothpicks

Method:

  1. Cut the tomatoes and bocconcini in half.  Cut the basil leaves into small pieces or better still start off using the smaller leaves.
  2. Grab a toothpick and stack a tomato, bocconcini, and basil.
  3. Pack them in the lunchbox or serve them on a platter.  Sprinkle with cracked pepper and keep in the fridge until needed.Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar before serving.

You can also drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar before serving if you like.

Natalie

Recipe: Christmas Toffee Crack

This easy to make and fast to disappear is a winner. You can make a batch to share at the next Christmas function or bundle it up and give them away as gifts. This is an easy recipe which the kids can help out with.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Packet of Saladas, you will use about ¾ of a packet.
  • 180g salted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (tightly packed)
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles to decorate or you can use nuts or slivered almonds

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C. Line a large baking tray, I use the griller tray, with alfoil. Spray the foil with cooking spray and then line the pan with the saladas.
  2. Place the butter and sugar into a medium sized saucepan over a low to medium heat. Stir until the butter has melted.
  3. Bring to the boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Once the mixture is nice and bubbly and has changed to a more caramel colour, remove pan from the stove and pour evenly over the saladas.
  5. Spread the mixture with a knife but it doesn’t have to be perfect. Move quickly before the toffee hardens.
  6. Place tray in the oven and bake for 7-9 minutes. The mixture will spread evenly over the saladas as it bakes.
  7. Remove from the oven. Place choc chips on top and allow to melt. Gently spread the chocolate with a knife.
  8. Sprinkle your decorations on top and place into the freezer for 15 minutes.
  9. Once the chocolate has set. Break pieces off the foil and place into an airtight container. If it isn’t eaten quickly, it should last for 1-2 weeks.

Happy Baking!

School Uniforms On Sale

School Uniforms On Sale

Need School Uniforms in a hurry and want to save money? Check out our range of School Uniforms On Sale at Made For School. We’ve got a number of items on clearance and reduced to sell on our On Sale page so whilst the prices may be cheap, you can expect the same exceptional quality Made For School is renowned for.

Our On Sale page is jam packed with our clearance lines so once they are sold out they are gone from our range. If you see an item you want, don’t delay as these products sell out fast! Whether you’re after some savings on school uniforms or after a gift for Uncle George, there’s something for everyone in this section.

Regularly updated, our school uniforms on sale are bound to tickle a nerve and keeps some extra dollars in your account. Visit the page today and discover the savings when they’re delivered to your desk or door!

RECIPE: No Bake Caramilk Slice

This slice is far too easy! It’s easy to make and easy to eat so be warned and share with a friend, make for a crowd or whack it in the freezer to enjoy over a few weeks with the family.

This recipe came from Just a Mum, who has some fabulous recipes and this one is no exception. Give it a try before the Caramilk disappears again.

Ingredients:

  • 250g packet of Arrowroot biscuits
  • 3/4 cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts
  • 2 blocks Caramilk, 155g for the base and the rest for the topping
  • 100g Butter Cubed
  • 395g can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil

Method:

  1. Prepare a 25cm square slice dish or baking tin with greaseproof paper (I always give my tin a quick spray with cooking oil then line with paper so it sticks nicely) and set aside.
  2. Using a food processor roughly crush the biscuits (or pop them in a ziplock bag and bash them a bit with a rolling pin) to a fine crumb. Chop the walnuts in the food processor until coarsely chopped.
  3. In a large saucepan slowly melt together the chocolate, butter and condensed milk, stirring often to ensure it does not catch until butter completely melted and ingredients blended together.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then add to this the crushed biscuits, coconut, walnuts and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour mixture into the prepared pan and using the back of a large spoon spread it around and flatten mixture until it is completely smooth and packed tight. Put the biscuit base in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes while you prepare the topping.
  6. Place the chocolate in a medium sized microwave proof bowl
    Heat for 30 second bursts, stirring in between until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  7. Add the oil to the chocolate and combine well then pour over the cooled biscuit base. (The Oil is to prevent the topping from cracking!)
    Place back in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes to set completely, ideally 4 hours.
  8. Bring to room temperature and then cut into small pieces and enjoy!

Happy Baking!

Natalie

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