Our vision is to see every tamaiti, starting primary school, honoured with a School Starter Pack made with love

We believe that children who are set up with all the necessary learning tools to start school are much more likely to embrace learning.

We celebrate the child by ensuring they get their ‘moment in time’ that will be cherished for years to come. It is a memorable gift for the child to feel celebrated and acknowledged by their family, school and community.

Our School Starter Packs


  • A brand-new school uniform
  • A named backpack
  • A lunch box and drink bottle
  • Pencil case with; pencils, eraser and sharpener
  • Plus, as many other goodies as we can fit in the bag such as reading and activity books, a family game, an outdoor activity, birthday cake mix and snacks and party supplies for their 5th birthday celebration.

Extra gifts

In addition to the main School Start Pack we also provide:

  • Stationery
  • Swimming gear; swimming bag with swimming togs, towel and goggles
  • Required school donations/fees
  • The donations from our partner KidsCan; a pair of school shoes, socks and a high-quality hooded jacket
  • Additional clothing such as mufti clothing (for non-uniform schools), underwear and knitted slippers

Donate today to help provide one of these special gifts to a child in need.

Every School Starter Pack is made as if the child was ours, all packed with care and love

Special stories

Jack’s Story

Jack had a sense of well-being (Mana Atua) and confidence walking into school, proud to be wearing his new school uniform, new shoes and with a fancy backpack to start school.

Phoebe’s Story

Phoebe hadn’t expected to start school on her 5th birthday. She enjoyed the feeling of belonging and being like all the other children.

Clementine’s Story

Clementine was happy starting school because her parents were relieved to know the donations/fees, stationery and other necessities were covered for her first year.

But best of all, Jack, Phoebe and Clementine had a happy start to school; a moment which provided all the children and their families with a positive and lasting memory.