We supply, or pay for, school uniforms, shoes and socks, text books and stationery, school bags, sports bags, swim packs, and all other school essentials. We also pay resource fees for eLearning and other purposes.
We are able to supply most text books, exercise books and stationery requirements for Queensland schools.Some schools require parents to pay a set fee for the requirements for particular years, which the school then provides. In these cases we will usually pay the fee if we have funds available.
Zephyr Education provides children whose education has been disrupted by domestic violence with any school items they need. These include uniforms, shoes and socks, and school bags, as well as textbooks and stationery specific to each child’s school and year level. We also supply computers and swim packs and pay resource fees.
As soon as a family arrives, the shelter or other service provider gives the children school packs and shoes from the stock we have supplied. They then email us details of the children’s other school needs (e.g. uniforms).
We know how important it is for these children to get back to school so we respond as soon as possible. Shelter staff appreciate this approach, as illustrated in this extract from the minutes of one shelter’s AGM:
We have formed a wonderful relationship with Zephyr Education who we cannot thank enough for all the support they have given our families and the speedy response in which they attend to all requests. They have provided school uniforms, text books, bags, lunch boxes and so much more all within a heartbeat. We can’t thank you enough for the help that you have provided to the women and children that we work with.