A Parents Countdown to School

Countdown to School


  • Check in on how your child is feeling about school. Excited, anxious, nervous?  Remember you don’t have to have all the answers.  Just listen.
  • If you qualify, apply for back to school allowance
  • Buy books, uniforms and shoes and put them away safely
  • Begin to introduce sleep, food and daily routines. Agree this together with your children.
  • Encourage your child to connect in with their pals

In the two weeks before:

  • Continue the chat with your child about going back to school. Even little things like what they would like in their school lunches can start deeper chats
  • Take time out for yourself.
  • Get support from others if needed
  • Do something fun together
  • Put uniforms on hangers and visibly display in bedrooms
  • Set up school bags and agree where the school shoes/bags are kept after school

Night before:

  • Check that uniforms/shoes/bags are where they should be
  • Get children to help make their lunches
  • Stay calm and relax. You can do it!
  • Don’t forget to praise your child!