Santa Maria College is conscious of the need to provide an efficient process for families to be able to buy and sell their secondhand textbooks, uniforms and other student resources.

Hence, the school has introduced a new initiative to provide parents with the ability to trade these second-hand items via the Sustainable School Shop website www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au.

SantaLink, our parent group, has worked diligently both this year and in previous years to raise funds to support the College. As a way of continuing to support Santa Maria families funds raised by Santalink will cover the cost of annual subscription to the Sustainable School Shop allowing this service to be accessed free of charge. We are incredibly grateful to Santalink for their wonderful support of this initiative to help families in such a practical way.

The new service is very accessible, it preferences our school first and then provides access to buy and sell items with families attending other schools. Many schools nearby use this service. Access to second-hand textbooks, uniforms, calculators, stationery, musical equipment, etc is available all year.

Santa Maria College is providing this service so there is no cost for families.

Each family that registers on the Sustainable School Shop will be given a subscription.

We are very excited about this new initiative and we hope you will make the most of this opportunity and gain the benefit from recycling your children’s school items, while at the same time helping another family within our school community.