FRANTIC searches for new school uniforms will no longer have to take place during the limited opening hours of uniform shops.

A new shop, only the second of its kind in the country, has opened at the Maroochydore Homemaker Centre, catering for all school needs.

The School Locker provides a win-win for schools keen to streamline their uniform and school supplies model while maintaining an income stream.

The business development manager of The School Locker, Desley Fitzgerald, said the store offered "a streamlined retail and supply chain model".

"It enables schools to leverage the financial benefits available through the retail sale of school uniforms and other supply items, without any operational overheads," she said.

THEY’LL BE BACK: Buddina State School students Chris, Sienna and Hayden with Maroochydore Homemaker Centre manager Rebecca Gill, The School Locker store manager Kerry O’Connell and Buddina school principal Fiona McFadzean.
THEY’LL BE BACK: Buddina State School students Chris, Sienna and Hayden with Maroochydore Homemaker Centre manager Rebecca Gill, The School Locker store manager Kerry O’Connell and Buddina school principal Fiona McFadzean. Erle Levey

"We are already successfully partnering with 16 schools surrounding our first store in Loganholme, including state schools, state high schools and private schools, and have injected thousands of dollars back into school budgets thanks to the rebates we offer participating schools."

The store caters for all school needs, including clothing, shoes, backpacks, socks, ties, belts, sporting and musical equipment, stationery and technology.

There is even a specially dedicated place for students to take their music lessons.

Buddina State School has already come on board.

Its principal, Debe Crotty, said The School Locker concept was a refreshing approach to help schools manage their uniform sales and reduce operational burdens without losing revenue.


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