Use This Back To School Checklist To Get Everything Your Child Needs

Editorial Team

When kids are resuming back to school there are a lot of things to put together to prepare them for the new session. This is especially true when your child is going to school for the first time. There would be so many things that you would need to buy. There would be so many things that you would need to keep up with, so we have decided to  make it easy for you by creating a checklist that you can use to keep tabs of things you have bought or things you would still need to buy. These are some of the things that you would need:

For Boarding House

  • House wear and Sunday wear (depending on the school) - Two pairs
  • Sponge
  • Bucket and washing bowl
  • Soap case
  • Cutleries (one complete set)
  • Earrings for girls (optional)
  • Cup (preferably plastic or stainless so it does not break)
  • Small bowl for eating provisions
  • Washing detergent
  • Bathing soap
  • Night wears/Pygamas
  • Underwear (For Boys-Boxers or Briefs, Girls- Pants and Bras if applicable) (schools usually advise to bring 6 pants/ boxers but you can buy more if you want, you can also get an underwear bag so there is somewhere to put all the underwear)
  • Torchlight/ Lamp
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Bed, bed sheets and blanket (if applicable)(bed sheet is usually provided by the school)
  • Mosquito net
  • Padlocks and keys
  • Shoe polish
  • Towel
  • Dunlop Slippers
  • Sandals
  • Hangers/ Cloth clips
  • Laundry bag

There are a lot of things that are needed for boarding school and it all depends on the school, if you are having any problem figuring everything your child would need, liaise with his/her housemistress/housemaster for help. Make sure you write their names on everything down to their pant sef, thats what my mother did and it worked a little. 

If your child is going for the first time take note that he/she would probably not come back with everything, LOL, it comes with the territory. If there is anything on this list that you feel should be added feel free to let us know in the comment section so we can add it.