BACK TO SCHOOL // Lunch Boxes, Bags, Stationery And Uniforms

We think there is something pretty joyful about the back to school shop. Aside from the obvious - that THE KIDS ARE ACTUALLY GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, we get excited about the new backpacks. Pristine uniforms. Shiny shoes. Clean lunch boxes without mushed up food bits. Notebooks without any scribble. Rows of unused, sharp pencils and orderly pencil cases... 

Below is a guide to a selection of shops we think may help you navigate the Highlands to get through your back to school shopping list.




The Source Bulk Food

They’ve got some great stainless steel lunchbox and drink bottle options. The eco-friendly PlanetBox lunchbox range have individual compartments to help with sensible and healthy eating, plus there are some very stylish stainless steel drink bottles which are nice for the older kids.


The Eco Shop

Visit the Eco Shop for their popular eco-friendly hot/cold thermo lunch jars, different sized lunchboxes and drink bottles by Cheeki.



Plenty of drink bottle options available in store. There's also a variety of containers in different shapes and sizes which can often be a good alternative to just one lunch box. 


Cookshop Plus

There are a range of drink bottles in different sizes and styles in store. They are great quality, with a good selection for the littlies through to the older kids.


The Reject Shop

If your kids want Disney's Frozen duo or other fave characters on their lunch bags, then head on over. You’ll find lunch boxes, insulated lunch bags and little plastic containers.

Seed Heritage

Seed have fantastic insulated lunchbags for kids in either cartoon cat print or unicorns and rainbows. They are at a good price point too.


Luncboxes and Drink Bottles in the Southern Highlands





Big W

You’ll find a varied selection of backpacks for kids of all ages. Big W have a big 'Back 2 School' section, so you’ll find lots of what you need from your shopping list here.


Rebel Sports

A big range of sporty brand name back packs - think Nike, Puma, adidas - available at Mittagong's Rebel Sports store. 


Head to Strandbags in MIttagong for good quality, durable and stylish backpack options. 


TIP FROM THE TEAM // Head to op shops like the Salvo's, Vinnies' the Red Cross and the Smith Family for some bargain backpack buys. 


Where to buy school backpacks in the Southern Highlands





Moss Vale Newsagency

A great selection of all the back to school requirements. Plus if your child is starting Moss Vale High in Year 7, they sell a school starter pack with everything needed for the first year of high school. Talk about convenience!


newsXpress Mittagong

A huge range of all the stationery requirements you need for your child's bag and pencil case. Pop in and chat to the lovely staff with your list and they'll help you find what you need.


Hi-Land Stationery

A hot spot for stationery lovers with all of the back to school needs covered from notebooks through to rulers.


Office Power Southern Highlands

Ask the friendly team to help you navigate your way through the stationery list. 



It’s stationery heaven in here. Aisle after aisle of stationery. From pens through to labels, folders and paper, you’ll find pretty much every stationery need covered.


Aldi Mittagong, Aldi Moss Vale and Aldi Bowral

Aldi’s back to school sale has started and as you'd expect, they’ve got a great range of back to school needs covered from stationery through to hair clips. They have a good stationery selection including folders, notebooks, plastic sleeves, pens and the usual items to fill a pencil case.


School Stationery in the Southern Highlands





Whytes Clothing

Whyte’s sells a range of school wear both branded with the local school crests, and also unbranded. If you're after things branded, then best to give them a call before you go to check they have what you are after. You’ll find all of the school uniform items you need from shirts to shorts to dresses.



Head into Best&Less for great value on school uniform pieces to kit out your child from head to toe. They stock a good range of school uniform colours in the common items such as shirts and shorts and importantly hats too.



Revisit our post about places to find school shoes in The Southern Highlands.


Back to School Prep in the Southern Highlands NSW




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