31 Things That'll Transport Every Aussie '00s Kid Straight Back To Primary School
Seriously though, I miss lunch orders.
You would always play intense games of handball before, during, or after school.
Or sometimes a bit of Golden Child or Bull Rush if you felt like something different.
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Forgetting your hat and having to sit in the shade during lunch time was the absolute WORST.
No hat, no play. I geeeeddddit.
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As was having your friends refuse to trade snacks with you at recess.
The betrayal was so real.
Everyone loved accessorising their backpack or pencil case with a handmade Scoobie.
You could basically braid these babies with your eyes closed.
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Lunch times were made more exciting when you had filled out one of these brown paper bags.
Meat pies, Pizza Roundas, and chocolate milk were the stuff of dreams.
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And of course you would spend all your pocket money on your favourite canteen snacks.
10 cents could buy you so much back then.
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Getting your pen license was one of the proudest moments of your life.
Even if it did take forever.
As was reaching Year Six and being assigned your very own Kindergarten buddy.
You basically turned them into a mini-you and showed them the ~coolest~ places to hangout in school.
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Learning about healthy choices was made fun by this annual visitor.
The best part was when they would dim the lights and the ceiling would twinkle with little stars.
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It was your goal at one point to read the entire collection of Aussie Bites and Aussie Nibbles.
They always made you strangely hungry when reading them.
But then you became totally obsessed with all of Paul Jennings’ books.
Lucky Lips from Unreal made you very, very scared to kiss someone in case the same thing happened.
All your assignments were ~jazzed~ up using various forms of Wordart.
The rainbow font was always a safe bet to end up with a scented sticker on your work.
Heading to the local YMCA or PCYC to practice your Gymnastics skills was the highlight of the week.
Cue the end of the lesson where everybody would run and jump into the foam-pit.
Every assembly involved singing the school song and the entire national anthem.
Entire meaning that second verse which no one really cares about now.
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Plus if you had been a good student, you were lucky enough to receive a merit award.
You always felt like a badass when your name got called out, but then had to do the very fiddly-task of stepping over everyone to get to the front.
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Chanting random songs while wearing your house colours was a staple during every athletics and swimming carnival.
“We are the the team of the big triangle, every team we meet we mangle. Squish 'em, squash 'em, put 'em in a jar.”
As was figuring out the maximum number of items you were allowed to order from Book Club.
“Mum, is it okay if I also get this poster of The Last Unicorn? It's only $1.”
In boring classes, you would decide your future with this very important and accurate game.
MASH aka Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House was honestly the best way to find out if you were going to marry your crush.
Alternatively using an eraser worked just as well.
But then sometimes you would cheat and just toss it again to get a different answer.
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It was the absolute best when your teacher let the class play Heads Down Thumbs Up.
You're definitely lying if you didn't try sneak a peek to see who was the one pushing everyone's thumbs.
There was always someone selling Cadbury chocolates to raise money for a fundraiser.
Mmmm, $1 chocolate.
In fact, you probably bugged your neighbours to sponsor you for the MS Readathon.
You read, raise money, and win prizes. It was a win-win for everyone.
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And you would spend all your free time reading The School Magazine.
Those Ernest the Carrot comics always kept you on the edge on your seat.
You always had a gold coin ready to go on Mufti days.
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And everyone either believed or spread the rumour about getting to go home if it hit 40 degrees.
Sadly, that never happened.