A one-stop-shop for school supplies
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A one-stop-shop for school supplies

A one stop shop for school supplies

Winc are education specialists and have schools’ needs covered, from the science lab to the oval and from the first aid room to the staff room.

As the pandemic progresses into its third year, the goal posts shift once again for the education sector. Many remain hopeful that a year of face- to-face learning lies ahead, understanding that there will still be individual students and staff isolating from time-to-time, as per the current requirement for positive COVID-19 cases.

As Ms Katie Mystakidis, the Winc Education Sales Director notes, “Winc has the resources to help support and celebrate the school dynamic of happy and busy classrooms, as well as supporting flexible learning options for those that need to stay home, with both textbooks and eBooks available. If the last few years have taught us anything, it is the need to be prepared, flexible and resilient.”

Mystakidis outlines five key areas of the Winc Education service that readers may not know about.

1. WINC ARE EDUCATION SPECIALISTS

Winc has dedicated Education Specialists with expert knowledge of the company’s extensive education range, who can help tailor requirements to individual school needs. Being a leading business supplies provider means schools can easily source teaching products such as technology, classroom furniture and writing essentials as well as kitchen, safety and cleaning supplies.

Ms Pauline Kypreos has worked in the Education Team at Winc for over 15 years, moving into this role after initially studying and practicing as a Secondary School teacher.

‘’Our team enjoys working directly with individual schools. We love solving problems and finding better ways of doing things,” she says.

“Our extensive range of products and services means we can suggest the right mix of products to solve a current bugbear in the school or suggest creative and new ways to set up classrooms, given the need for both collaborative learning and quieter break out spaces.’’

2. AUDITS FOR HYGIENE, HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

One of the areas that Winc can assist with is a complete audit of the school’s current approach to personal hygiene and cleaning solutions. Working with its various supply partners, it has a team of Health, Hygiene and Safety (HH&S) Specialists who can recommend solutions for both improved hygiene outcomes and help drive cost-in-use reductions across areas of the school including, washrooms, high-touch office areas and communal spaces, such as libraries and shared specialist subject areas.

Mr Mathew Doab, HH&S Specialist, has provided health and safety advice to customers, helping select face masks, cleaning products, safety signage and more for work sites across the country, including a large customer base of Australian schools.

“In 2021, due to upgraded safety requirements, we’ve seen an increasing need for first-aid kits at workplaces to ensure employee safety and wellness which has impacted the growth of the first-aid industry,” Doab says.

“Our extensive range of products and services means we can suggest the right mix of products to solve a current bugbear in the school or suggest creative and new ways to set up classrooms, given the need for both collaborative learning and quieter break out spaces.’’

“The introduction of numerous first-aid training programs at schools, workplaces and industrial sites has created consumer awareness about the importance of first-aid, which has further bolstered product demand.”

Winc Health, Hygiene & Safety Specialists can visit schools to conduct first-aid site surveys to provide feedback on what type of first-aid they will need. The team can also conduct a first-aid count and help provide advice on product selections.

3. A LARGE RANGE OF STEM PRODUCTS AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Winc’s hand-picked range of STEM products and learning activities are designed to make it easy to incorporate STEM learning into schools. Its product range has real-world applicability and encourages student-led learning, preparing students for the challenges they are likely to face outside of school. A sample of the products within its range include:

• 25184539 – Keva Contraptions 200 Piece Plank Set
• 25177407 – Osmo Genius Classroom Kit
• 25112525 – Makeblock Ultimate 2.0 10-in-1

Robot Kit
• 25105129 – Circuit Scribe Basic Kit
• 25177431 – Sphero Indi – Robotic Car – Class Pack.

4. WINC COVERS BOTH PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

The future of learning is more creative with a wide range of stationery, learning materials and art supplies. But the need for both physical and digital text resources will always remain.

For further information visit winc.com.au

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