Your Back to School Supplies Checklist

It’s that time of the year again when you take a moment to marvel at how quickly the holidays have flown by. The new school year is right around the corner and soon you’ll find yourself fielding questions left, right and centre:

“Where’s my ruler?”  

“Who broke my headphones?”  

“Why is the computer so slow?”

Avoid the chaos and panic of trying to find all your back to school supplies at the eleventh hour – get your pen and paper ready, read through our blog and make a list of all the things your kids need to have a great first day.

Whether your tiny tots are in primary school or you’re sending fast-growing teens off to high school, we’ve got you covered. Don’t waste your valuable time running from shop to shop looking for back to school essentials. Bring your comprehensive back to school shopping list to Harvey Norman and choose from our huge range of laptops, desktops, tablets, printers, software, security and accessories.



Student Devices for Home and School

Kit out the study area with one of the best desktops for school students, the Acer Aspire TC-230  and pair with a top-notch monitor, such as the Acer 27” Monitor – this will provide children with a structured space to help them concentrate on their homework.

Alternatively, give your kids the flexibility to do their schoolwork from anywhere in the house – be it the kitchen counter, dining table or living room floor – with the Lenovo Ideapad 510, which is one of the best laptops for high school students.

The versatile HP x360 2 in 1 Laptop converts easily from laptop, tablet, tent to stand mode. If you’d like to find out more about computer devices for the classroom, the helpful tech team at Harvey Norman is equipped to answer all your questions about your school’s specific requirements. You can also read our previous blog to find our more.




Print, Store, Connect

Bring your budding artist’s creative work and photography projects to life in vivid colours and crisp focus with the help of a great printer such as the HP DeskJet 3720 Multi-Function. Plus, back up all their hard work using external storage devices, such as the EMTEC 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive and Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable Hard Drive are both great storage options. This way, if an important file gets deleted accidentally, you won’t end up pulling an all-nighter helping a distraught youngster redo their end-of-term assignment!

If your child needs to spend a lot of time researching online, you can rest easy with up-to-date hardware and software internet security solutions. The Netgear AC1900 Nighthawk Wi-Fi Modem Router features VPN support and parental control tools for your peace of mind, while the Norton Security Premium 12-Month Subscription is always a reliable option.




Study Soundtrack

There’s nothing like a bit of study music to get those homework vibes flowing. Help young minds get in the zone with a JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker – available in black, red or blue, it can double up as a power bank for mobile devices. Or, if their choice of music doesn’t please everyone in the house, a pair of Sennheiser CX In-Ear Headphones will come in handy.


Kids’ Fitness Routine


After all that studying, active minds will want to stretch their legs – and you’ll want them to step outside and tire themselves out so you can have a moment to yourself. With the Milo Champions Band, kids can track their activities and participate in fun challenges using the linked app. Plus, you can see how much energy they’re burning and get nutritional tips and tricks for planning their lunches.

Personalised Labelling


Make sure your kids don’t end up losing all their new gear on the first day back with quality vinyl name labels from Harvey Norman PhotoCentre. Stick our durable, personalised adhesive labels onto lunchboxes, drink-bottles, books, pencil cases, bags and more! You’ll find something to suit everyone’s taste from our wide range of designs that are available in a variety of colours.

Feeling inspired to get organised and get all your back to school shopping done? Check out our great range online or visit your local Harvey Norman store and talk to our friendly and knowledgeable team today.