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21 Things All Aussies Remember From Primary School

Would I save money if I used Dollarmites now?

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1. The joy of putting a couple dollars in a brown paper bag and getting a tasty lunch out of it later that day.

And it was even better when your mum was on tuckshop duty.
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And it was even better when your mum was on tuckshop duty.

2. Dollarmites made you feel like you were getting rich.

Saving money was never so easy.
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Saving money was never so easy.

3. And this puppet taught you all you needed to know about health and safety.

All hail Healthy Harold.
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All hail Healthy Harold.

4. Though Healthy Harold couldn't stop you from indulging in these sugar hits.

You can't tell me what to do Harold.
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You can't tell me what to do Harold.

5. In boring classes, rubbers decided your fate.

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"Will Mum let me go to the school disco, yes or no."

6. This was the standard background for all school photos.

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And if you were the shortest in the line, you always had to go first.

7. And class photos were always awkward.

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There was always one person blinking.

8. You were the coolest kid in school when you brought one of these in.

It's not just a regular yo-yo. It's a LIGHT UP ONE.
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It's not just a regular yo-yo. It's a LIGHT UP ONE.

9. Getting your pen license was one of the proudest moments of your primary school life.

Your new cursive writing skills never looked so good.
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Your new cursive writing skills never looked so good.

10. Peer Support every Friday was a great excuse to get out of doing maths.

And becoming a leader in year six was a great privilege.
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And becoming a leader in year six was a great privilege.

11. It was the absolute best when your teacher suggested playing wink murder after lunch.

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Let's be real, no one wants to play "heads down, thumbs up" again.

12. Going to gymnastics was the highlight of your week.

Especially the foam pit.
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Especially the foam pit.

13. And "Stuck in the Mud" was a beloved lunchtime tradition.

And the only appropriate time to ever crawl underneath someone's legs.
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And the only appropriate time to ever crawl underneath someone's legs.

14. Though as you got older, Oztag became your favourite.

There was always that one kid who tried to tuck his tag into his pants in a bid to cheat.
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There was always that one kid who tried to tuck his tag into his pants in a bid to cheat.

15. All your assignments used various forms of WordArt to really jazz it up.

Never forget.
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Never forget.

16. You had a reflection diary that was handed in every Friday, detailing the week that was.

"This week was really important, because I learnt that Jesus knew how to make 5,000 fish appear to feed all the hungry people and that was very nice of him and generous too."
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"This week was really important, because I learnt that Jesus knew how to make 5,000 fish appear to feed all the hungry people and that was very nice of him and generous too."

17. Swimming and "running" carnivals were a convenient chance to dress up and yell bizarre chants at other colours for extra points.

"Extra, extra read all about it: Red's gonna win and there's no doubt about it."
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"Extra, extra read all about it: Red's gonna win and there's no doubt about it."

18. Plus winning a ribbon for your colour was the stuff dreams are made of.

Running was a lot more fun in primary school than it is now.
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Running was a lot more fun in primary school than it is now.

19. Friday assemblies were a chance to show off in front of the school if you got a merit award.

School captains handed them out, and you got to stand in front of the whole school, beaming proudly.
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School captains handed them out, and you got to stand in front of the whole school, beaming proudly.

20. Primary school was the one time you could fully remember the second verse of the national anthem.

It was common to end school assemblies singing the national anthem... and if you were on flag holding duty, you knew you couldn't stuff any words up.
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It was common to end school assemblies singing the national anthem... and if you were on flag holding duty, you knew you couldn't stuff any words up.

21. And the days you forgot your hat were the WORST.

That bloody "no hat, no play" rule was a life ruiner.
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That bloody "no hat, no play" rule was a life ruiner.