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School Savvy helps families return to school

It’s time to get School Savvy
School Savvy will be open from 8 to 12 January, selling secondhand school uniforms and quality booklist stationery supplies. Photo: contributed.

Families in the Bundaberg Region worried about the expensive of back-to-school costs can breathe a sigh of relief as School Savvy returns.

Selling second-hand school uniforms and quality booklist stationery supplies at extremely low-cost, School Savvy has opened its pop-up shop at the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct until Friday January 12.

The always popular free haircuts for kids will also be on offer again.

CatholicCare’s General Manager for Health and Wellbeing Shari Jackson said she and her local School Savvy team were excited to be bringing the much-needed event back to the region for its fifth consecutive year.

“We believe very strongly that a family’s financial situation should never be a barrier to accessing a good education,” Shari said.

“Every year we see such huge demand for this program and we’re anticipating that the demand will only continue to grow in 2024.

“Our pop-up shop prices generally range between one to five dollars, and we’re committed to making sure that no student is left without the resources they need.”

Providing essential back-to-school resources for kids is something Shari said the CatholicCare Central Queensland team felt particularly passionate about and they were pleased for School Savvy's return.

“For us it’s about making sure that kids not only get back to school with what they need, but also that they have the exact same things that their mates do,” she said.

“It’s hard enough being a kid in today’s day and age and going to school feeling different or left out isn’t ideal for a child’s confidence or self-esteem.

“By helping to provide them with access to the right uniform, the right stationery supplies, and a nice fresh haircut, we’re able to help parents and caregivers worry about a few less things.”

The Bundaberg pop-up shop will open from 8 am each day until January 12 and Childers will open on January 11.

Information about the Bundaberg School Savvy pop-up shop can be found here.

Details for the Childers School Savvy pop-up shop can be found here.