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April Fools’ Easter

April Fools Pranks

April Fools’ Easter

The excitement of no school uniforms for 4 days over Easter is a gift in itself for me, but this year as Easter Sunday falls on April Fools’ day I can’t be the only one thinking this is a match made in heaven?

The Easter Bunny is terrible at our place. He drops little eggs from the front door to the back and leaves messy footprints behind despite the numerous appeals and signs we have made over the years.  This year I’ve decided that to make cleaning up those footprints a little more fun I’m going to swap the eggs for grapes and leave a plate of chocolate grapes on the table.  I’m thinking this will also help with our dog who devours anything, well not homework just yet!

Are you going to have some fun this April Fools?

Natalie

Library Lovers Day 2018

library bags online

Library Lovers Day

Roses, chocolates and proclamations of love will be enjoyed around the world on Wednesday for Valentine’s Day. Some lovers, share a different passion. One of divine pleasure, of twists and turns and a scent that can be intoxicating. That’s right, it’s Library Lovers Day on Wednesday!

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

Get ready 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, grab your library bag and get ready to enjoy Library Lovers Day on Wednesday!

Natalie

Happy Australia Day 2018!

Happy Australia Day 2018!

Happy Australia Day 2018!

We hope your Australia Day is filled with fun with family and friends soaking up and celebrating everything Aussie!  Pav, lamingtons, or maybe Australia Day trifle along with flies.

From our family to yours, Happy Australia Day!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Welcome 2018!  Thank you for being part of our family and for all your support in 2017.

We wish you and your families a year filled with love, laughter and wonderful times together.

From our family to yours, Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas from Made For School

He’s been!  The carrots are nibbled, the presents spread all over the floor, and the kids level of excitement and joy is enough to light up the neighbourhood, it must be Christmas Day!

From our family to yours, we wish you a Christmas filled with love, family and friends.

Merry Christmas!

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

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