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Remembrance Day 2017

Remembrance Day 2017

Remembrance Day 2017

Remembrance Day is a day to remember those who have fought and served our country.  Too many brave men and women have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom today.  Others like our great Uncle Leslie Winter Reid returned from the Great War to make a legacy that continues for our family today, LW Reid.

In 1919, a 24-year-old Leslie Winter Reid returned from the Western Front decorated as a pillar of the community with a British War Medal and a Victory Medal.  He made plans to create a business of his own. From the very start, Leslie’s mission statement was simple: Foster quality and service above all.  Leslie was supported in this business by one of his brothers, Herbert Preston Reid.  Herbert Reid would take over the business when Leslie died in nearly a century later, many things may have changed – but the mission statement of LW Reid has not: to outfit Australians with quality garments.

Today, the company that Leslie began as a family business has transformed into Australia’s leading uniform supplier, having clothed generations of Australians from shore to sun-drenched shore — expanding and innovating to become a respected manufacturer of stand-out corporate, sports and children’s wear. In fact, LWR is Australia’s leading supplier of uniforms for primary and high schools alike.  Our reputation for quality and reliability, built over generations, started with what one man thought was important: honesty, loyalty and trustworthiness, for one and all.

Made For School is proudly a family owned and operated business, and we continue to be grateful for the decision Uncle Leslie made when he returned.

Today we will remember him and the other brave men and women who have served and who continue to serve our country today, thank you.

Lest We Forget

Natalie

Teacher’s Day 2017

Quotes about teaching

Teacher’s Day 2017

It Teacher’s Day tomorrow, a day when we celebrate all the wonderful teachers in our lives.  As a family, we have been very fortunate to have amazing teachers for our children.  Teachers who always go above and beyond to ensure our kids get the very best education they can.

The teachers I know are quiet achievers who always say that nothing is too much trouble.  They are the reassuring face at the start of the day when the tears begin and they are the kids biggest fans when they achieve a new skill or share an interest.  Sure, lots of people think it’s an easy job, look at all the holidays they get.  But they don’t get all those holidays because they are busy preparing for the next term of lessons and if they’re lucky they might enjoy a day or two of downtime.

Tomorrow, show the teachers that you think they are amazing, they are doing a very important job for our future and one that often lacks the recognition.

Happy Teachers Day fabulous teachers from the Made For School Team.

International Day of the Girl Child

Quotes about girls

International Day of the Girl Child

Today is International Day of the Girl Child.  This day has been on the UN calendar since 2012, and aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face today.  The day also aims to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.

As a mother of a daughter, this day provides me with the opportunity to discuss the challenges girls across our globe face every day.  Whilst my daughter loves school and is eager to hit the dizzy heights of year 6 next year, we are also aware that education whilst a right is not always so for girls in other countries.

Everyone can change this world for the better and as a Mum, I am hopeful that my kids will be part of that change.  I am grateful that my kids are able to participate in more opportunities than I did, that gender stereotypes are challenged and limitations put upon us smashed,  but I am also grateful that we can be who we truly are and who we aspire to be.

To all the girls out there, you and your voice can change the world.  Rise up, be daring, be brave, be courageous and be kind, be you!

Happy International Day of the Girl Child,

Natalie

Father’s Day 2017

Father's Day 2017

Father’s Day 2017

Wishing all the Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles and amazing men in our children’s lives a very happy Father’s Day!

We hope you have a fantastic day with the kids enjoying breakfast in bed, homemade cards and the look of pride and joy in your children’s eyes.

From our family to yours, Happy Father’s Day!

International Day of Friendship

Friends

International Day of Friendship 2017

Today is International Day of Friendship, so it’s time to celebrate those friends who are always there for you no matter what.

We all have someone in our life who is always there to boil the kettle, lend an ear, pick you up when you’re feeling down or just having one of those days.

Celebrate those wonderful friends today and always because everyone needs a cheer squad in their corner.

Happy International Day of Friendship,

Natalie

Thank You Facebook Friends!

Thank You Facebook Friends!

Made For School has just hit 6000 likes on our Facebook page and we’d like to say a huge thank you!

Your feedback tells us that you love our products and our service.  We love pleasing our families and helping you spend more time where it matters, with the family.

We’re thrilled to have 6000 friends on Facebook, thank you for making our day!

Natalie

Global Day of Parents

Global Day of Parents

Global Day of Parents

In 2012  the UN proclaimed that the June 1 would be Global Day of Parents. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.

To all the wonderful parents in our world, thank you for the wonderful and important job you do every minute of the day.

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents” (Jane Hull).

Mother’s Day 2017

 

Mother's Day Poem

Happy Mother’s Day 2017

Wishing all the mummys, mums, mothers, nans, nannys, grandmas, aunties and wonderful women in our lives a very Happy Mother’s Day.  Enjoy this poem which really does sum up the mothers I know;

Mum you are a shining star
Though the world doesn’t know your name.
You have no fancy title
Like Baroness or Dame.

Mum you really are a star,
My mother, mentor and friend.
A Nobel Prize for motherhood,
Is what I’d recommend!

And if I won the lottery
I’d share my win with you
I’d take you Mum on a spending spree
Each day the whole year through!

You may not be famous,
As your face is known to few.
But Mum I think you are wonderful
And I’m so proud of you!

From our family to yours, Happy Mother’s Day!

Natalie

Anzac Day 2017

Anzac Day 2017

Anzac Day 2017

Anzac Day is a day of remembering and honouring all Australians who have served and died in war or whilst serving our country. The spirit of the Anzac lives on through the many stories we share through the generations and indeed in our service men and women today.  The Anzac qualities of courage, sacrifice and mateship continue to be woven into our national identity and today we honour those who have served and those who have sacrificed for our freedom and the Australian way of life.

Our Great Uncle, Leslie Winter Reid served in the Australian Army in the first world war before returning back to Australia and starting up our family business, LW Reid.  Today, we continue to work with the values that Leslie established the business with; quality and service above all.

Today as families remember those who have served and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, we will remember Leslie Winter Reid and the many other family members who have helped shape our nation and protect our freedom.

Lest we forget.

Happy Easter

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Easter!  We hope you enjoy a fun day with the family making memories to cherish for years to come.

From our family to yours, Happy Easter.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Natalie

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