Trending | 25/07/2023

Your 2023 Back To School Essentials Checklist

By Glaiza Seguia Godinez
Copywriter, SSSPORTS.COM

A new school year is equally exciting and daunting for students and parents.  

For the pupils and students, going back to school means facing new challenges – from meeting new friends and teachers to finding themselves in new and unfamiliar environments.

For the mums and dads, it’s another step in their children’s educational journey even beyond the classrooms.

Parents want their children to be fully equipped with back-to-school essentials to help ease the transition and can give them confidence as they move forward in school. Sun & Sand Sports welcomes the 2023 school term with the new kids’ collection and “Back to S’Cool” campaign.  

Let Sun & Sand Sports help you complete the back to school must-haves (including backpacks and bags, black and white shoes, daily accessories and sports equipment) and assist you in choosing the best options for the kids. 


A backpack is an indispensable item for school life. It is used to carry and organise school needs like books, notebooks, laptops and more. Any type of backpack just won’t cut it. 

When choosing the right backpack, always go for the perfect size for your child. 10-30 litre backpacks have enough space for the essentials. They should also be functional with multiple compartments and pockets to store more items. 

Backpacks must be made from lightweight and durable materials, have adjustable straps and of course, ergonomically designed to provide good back support and promote better posture. The Sun & Sand Sports backpack collection from brands like Nike, adidas, Timberland and more comes in different sizes, colours and designs to keep you feeling cool and ready for school.

Back To School Bags
Nike Kids’ Brasilia Just Do It Mini Backpack (11L)

Step into class wearing top-quality and stylish black and white shoes that will last them throughout the school year and beyond. Black and white shoes are part of the school uniform so get pairs that adhere to school guidelines. 

In school, kids can go all out during PE class or at the playground. It’s important to pick durable, flexible sneakers that will allow them to move freely and safely at all times, both indoors and outdoors.

Getting the right fit is crucial for growing feet, make sure to get their correct feet measurements first before buying. Measure the feet at the end of the day when they are at their largest. Leave some room for flexibility. 

Opt for comfortable materials like mesh or leather and check for tough and anti-slip soles for longevity. 

adidas Kids’ Tensaur Sports Training Hook And Loop Shoe

Often ignored yet very much an important item in our daily get-up are the humble socks. Good, quality socks provide cushioning and protection to feet, eliminating chances of blisters and cuts that can lead to more serious injuries.

Sun & Sand Sports carry a selection of socks from global brands with sweat-wicking technology that offers breathability to prevent odour, stretchy fabric for better fit and many designs that go from basic black and white to brightly coloured pairs to suit all age levels and personalities.

Caps are also a simple yet effective way to keep kids protected from the sun’s harmful rays. It can help prevent sunburn and protect the eyes when kids are out and about. SSS caps’ collections offer different styles and colours to choose from.  

Back To School Socks
Nike Everyday Max Cushioned Socks (3 Pack)

Sports are an integral pillar of any school. Owning the right equipment and accessories for their sports and activities – whether football, basketball, swimming, or athletics – can help enhance their performance, keep them safe and build better sports confidence.

Some schools offer swimming classes and students are required to bring their own goggles. Look for goggles with a customisable fit and adjustable straps that don’t cause pressure marks around the eyes. Goggles with durable and UV-protected lenses are also a must.   

Whatever the need is, Sun & Sand Sports offers deals on different basketballs, footballs, tennis balls, badminton rackets and more sports equipment. 

Back To School Swimming Goggles
Speedo Kids’ Hydropure Swimming Goggles

Achieve your school goals with the 2023 back to school kids’ collection for boys and girls. Shop the essentials, sportswear, PE kits, gear and more at or the SSS mobile app. Subscribe now and hear about our back to school deals first. Download our app on the App Store or Google Play  for the latest offers and updates.



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