While  most of us are trying to make it to the end of the current school term, dedicated staff members across the country are starting to get organised for the first school term of 2022. If you're one of the people doing hard yards trying to get promotional gifts and school yard essentials together before the new year starts, then you might find today's blog useful. We'll go through some of the most popular choices for Australian schools and how they can be useful for students and staff alike.

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What Custom Merchandise Do Other Schools Buy?

One of the most common questions our staff receive from schools unsure of what products they're after is "What do other schools buy?" and honestly, this is a great place to start if you don't know exactly what to use in order to promote your own school. Based on our analysis of sales over the past few years, some products that stand out as must-have promo items for educational institutes include;

  • Branded USB Flash Drives: USBs are a great way for students and staff alike to keep digital files in a handy, mobile form to take between classes. We have a lot of experience printing school emblems on memory keys and we offer a data warranty on all our drives, so it's not surprising that they're so popular!
  • School Emblem Umbrellas: A very popular option for parents and for older kids, umbrellas with your school logo or motto on them make great fundraiser items or products to stock in your school shop.
  • Promotional Lolly Packs: Most kids have a sweet tooth and small packs of tasty lollies can make great icebreaker gifts at open days or welcome events during the first week back, especially when we add your emblem and an encouraging message onto each pack.
  • Customised School Hats: Another popular choice, caps and hats are essential to keeping Aussie school kids shielded from the sun's harsh rays. We add your school logo, team emblem, or event message to the front and they help your students look great at start-of-year events.

Some other popular picks worth mentioning are Branded Notebooks, Promotional Pens, and Classic Stress Balls -- all very popular for inter-school events, staff conferences, and open days!

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Why Start Preparing For 2022?

It kind of goes without saying that it's easier to get things organised months and weeks before an event, rather than days before an event. But it's worth reiterating that when things are hectic that first week back to school in 2022, you'll be thanking your past self for getting your merchandise and other essential items prepared in December of 2021 instead. Here at Cubic Promote, we can even help organise your items now and wait until first term to deliver them if you prefer -- we're used to working with local schools so we try to remain flexible in the options we can provide. If you find yourself unable to prepare in advance that's OK too, we have a whole section of Urgent Promotional Products that we can decorate and delivery quickly to your uni, TAFE, or school if need be!

So if you're keen to learn more about branded merchandise for Australian schools in 2022, be sure to give our friendly team a call. Our staff can recommend products, provide tailored pricing, and assist you through the entire product ordering process. Here's to a great year for staff and students alike in 2022!