2021 Stationery Requirements

We have continued with stationery packs for 2021 for those who wish to purchase this way. However, once again we have not included some items in the packs as we felt that parents might already have these at home or wish to purchase them separately. Officemax also has access to our stationery lists.

Our stationery lists detail items that are not included in the packs but will also be required for the 2021 school year. There are also some items that teaching staff have particularly requested be purchased from the school. This is to ensure that all students have the correct items as they are not items available from PaperPlus or Officemax and we have sourced them for parents. These items will be charged to each student’s school account and issued directly to them by teachers at the start of the school year. Account statements are emailed to you at the beginning of each month.
How does this work?
Staff look at the needs they have for the coming year.  Each teacher/team formulates a class list of requirements. As a whole staff we review these, pulling out the items that are known carry overs (eg. a recorder can be used from one year to the next). We then send these lists away to our service providers, who cost the items for us.
Who is our 2021 service provider?
Paper Plus in Te Awamutu and Officemax both have copies of our stationery lists. Parents may source their children’s stationery from wherever they wish but PaperPlus Te Awamutu have the pack items already pre-packaged for convenience.
As Parents what do you now need to do?
Sometime before school starts visit Paper Plus, ask for the stationery pack that pertains to your child’s class at Pokuru School and you will receive the appropriate pack. Alternatively, you can visit to purchase online from Officemax if you prefer.
Do we want Feedback?
Absolutely!  We are aware that purchasing in packs will not suit everyone so have provided the stationery lists to other suppliers and to all of our families. 
We have been advised that this is a very economical way of purchasing the necessary stationery. However, if you have any ideas on ways to fine tune the process and improve it for the coming years, please do not hesitate to send feedback to