Stationery Starter Packs

The Stationery Starter Packs project is about grown-ups lending a hand to those children & whānau we know are going to really struggle to provide the basics they need for their first year at college. We started this project after talking with a young kōtiro (girl) leaving one of our Shoebox Christmas schools. When the teacher asked what she wanted on her ‘wish list’ for Shoebox Christmas, she simply said ‘stationery’. This was because she knew her family wasn’t going to be able to afford her books etc. when she left for the big-wide-world of college the following year.

We don’t think that’s something she should be worrying about.

How does it work?

This year, really simply. You sign up (details below). You’ll be assigned a generic stationery starter pack. Please fill this with the stationery at the bottom of this page and drop it to DHL in Rongotai. We’ll get it from there to the school and child who needs it while we’re sorting out the missing gifts once drop-offs close.

If you’d like to lend a hand, it’s a two-step process:

First, you can sign up at www.shoeboxchristmas.co.nz and select the Stationery Starter Packs option. For Wellington, ‘Miramar – Stationery Packs’ is an option in the suburb selector.
Christchurch, you can select the closest suburb, and Stationery Packs will be an option in the school selector.

We’ll make things a bit easier next year 🙂


Please remember the whole lot can cost up to $120, so it might be something you sign up to complete with a friend or two.

Generic Stationery List

  • 8 x 1B5 Exercise books
  • 2 x 1E5 Exercise books
  • 2 x 3B1 Notebooks
  • 1 x Clever Kiwi Activity book
  • 1 x 200 page A4 refill pad
  • 2 x 40 page Clear Files
  • 1 x Pencil case
  • 6 x pens (2 green, 3 blue, 1 red)
  • 5 x HB pencils
  • 1 x Pencil sharpener
  • 1 x Eraser
  • 2 x Higlighters
  • 1 x Ruler
  • 1 x Packet of felt pens
  • 1 x Packet of coloured pencils
  • 1 x Protractor
  • 1 x Scissors
  • 2 x Glue sticks 40g
  • 1 x Whiteboard pen
  • 1 x Box of tissues

Or, download the PDF here: