31 Things Australians Will Only Recognise If They Attended Primary School Between 2001-2007
Seriously though, I miss lunch orders.
You would always play intense games of handball before, during, or after school.
Forgetting your hat and having to sit in the shade during lunch time was the absolute WORST.
As was having your friends refuse to trade snacks with you at recess.
Everyone loved accessorising their backpack or pencil case with a handmade Scoobie.
But it was owning something like a bendy ruler or a Smiggle pencil case that made you the coolest kid in class.
Lunch times were made more exciting when you had filled out one of these brown paper bags.
And of course you would spend all your pocket money on your favourite canteen snacks.
Getting your pen license was one of the proudest moments of your life.
As was reaching Year Six and being assigned your very own Kindergarten buddy.
Learning about healthy choices was made fun by this annual visitor.
Although that never really stopped you from buying more than a couple treats at the cake stall.
It was your goal at one point to read the entire collection of Aussie Bites and Aussie Nibbles.
But then you became totally obsessed with all of Paul Jennings' books.
All your assignments were ~jazzed~ up using various forms of Wordart.
Heading to the local YMCA or PCYC to practice your Gymnastics skills was the highlight of the week.
Every assembly involved singing the school song and the entire national anthem.
Plus if you had been a good student, you were lucky enough to receive a merit award.
Chanting random songs while wearing your house colours was a staple during every athletics and swimming carnival.
One of the toughest decisions you had to make was what to wear to the school disco.
As was figuring out the maximum number of items you were allowed to order from Book Club.
In boring classes, you would decide your future with this very important and accurate game.
Alternatively using an eraser worked just as well.
It was the absolute best when your teacher let the class play Heads Down Thumbs Up.
Even better was being allowed to watch movies like Holes or Chicken Run on the last day on term.
There was always someone selling Cadbury chocolates to raise money for a fundraiser.
In fact, you probably bugged your neighbours to sponsor you for the MS Readathon.
Technology lessons were spent secretly messing about on Kid Pix.
And you would spend all your free time reading The School Magazine.
A solid portion of the summer holidays were spent decorating your new school books with magazine cutouts or contact paper.
You always had a gold coin ready to go on Mufti days.
And everyone either believed or spread the rumour about getting to go home if it hit 40 degrees.
Take a trip down memory lane that’ll make you feel nostalgia AF