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Plus, details on how to enter the Barnardos Best Part of Summer with ALDI Art Competition

Time flies when you are having fun and back to school season is fast approaching!  

To help get little scholars all set for their return to the classroom, a selection of everyday school essentials will arrive in ALDI stores nationwide from Sunday August 7th as part of the Amazing School Event. With everything from calculators and copybooks to lunch bags and planners on offer, you will find everything to ensure your little ones get through lessons, lunchtime and more all in one piece! 

Earlier this month, Barnardos conducted a survey* with 1,100 parents to find out their concerns ahead of the school year, which revealed some staggering results. Out of those surveyed, 85% of parents are worried about meeting the cost of uniforms and over 50% are worried about providing lunches for both primary and secondary school students.

Replenish your little one’s pencil case with ALDI’s selection of pens, pencils, markers, crayons and more! Take colouring to the next level with Colouring Pencils €1.49. Never be short of the essentials with the 9 Piece Stationery Set €1.79 that comes with pens, pencils, eraser, and sharpener. Make notes and enhance studying with the Pastel/Neon Highlighters €1.79 or Colouring Markers €1.99.

ALDI has a sterling selection of stationery sure to cater to all your student’s needs like 88 Page Sum Copy Books €3.99 (10 Pack) and 120 Page Writing Copy Books €3.99 (10 Pack) – perfect for class time and homework time!

Learn baby learn! Equip them with everyday essentials that will come in handy during class time and homework time. Give gold stars for good behaviour with the Reward Sticker/Charts €2.99. Supplement their classroom English and Maths learning with the Bumper Workbook €3.99

Let little ones perfect their letters, numbers and handwriting with the Wipe Clean Book €3.99. Taking notes in class? Look no further than A4 Spiral Notebooks (3 Pack) €4.99 or, 200 Page Project Pad €4.99. Let big brothers and sisters practice their penmanship with the elegant Parker Pen/Ink Cartridges €6.99.

You can count on me! Set your kids up for success in maths class with a Calculator ​​€7.99 or instill a love of all things STEM with Science Kits €9.99 and introduce them to robotics, geology, chemistry, and more. 

Send them back to school in style with cool backpacks and lunch bags they’ll love! Make lunchtime fun with Character Drinkware €3.99 andthe Premium Lunch Bag €6.99. Stand out from the crowd with the Licensed Lunch Bag and Bottle ​​€7.99 featuring characters from the likes of Peppa Pig, Harry Potter, Pokémon and more. With eye-catching designs, ample storage, and adjustable straps, pick up the Premium Backpack €14.99 – it’s a winner! 

Finally, don’t forget to ensure tablets and learning devices are juiced and ready to go with the Juice/Mobile Cables €5.99 from ALDI.

As part of its ongoing partnership with Barnardos, Ireland’s leading children’s charity, ALDI will make a donation from the sales of five products to help support vulnerable children and their families. The five products involved in the charity fundraising are:

  • Colouring Pencils €1.49 40c donation per product sale
  • Supreme 9 Piece Stationery Set €1.79 50c donation per product sale
  • HB Pencils €1.99 (6 Pack) – 40c donation per product sale
  • Supreme 12 Twistable Crayons €2.99 (12 Pack) – 40c donation per product sale
  • Smart Stationary A4 Spiral Notebooks €4.99 (3 Pack)50c donation per product sale

While September may be just around the corner, summer is not over just yet! That’s why ALDI and Barnardos are teaming up to launch a summer art competition for children aged 4 – 16 from 15th August.

The Barnardos Best Part of Summer with ALDI Art Competition invites children and teenagers to get creative and submit their artwork to be in with a chance to win one of three €1,000 Art Bursaries for their school or crèche. The only rule is there are no rules! Budding artists can draw whatever they like using whatever they like – whether that’s pencils, crayons, markers, or paints. 

To enter, simply go to and download the template, or alternatively scan the QR code contained inside your ALDI leaflet and print off the template. Fill in the entry form with all your details and use the blank page to create your summer masterpiece. When you’re finished, scan or take a photo of your artwork, and send it to or post to 4 Christchurch Square, Dublin 8 Eircode: D08 DT63. The competition will close on 16th September.

In 2020, ALDI launched a 2-year partnership with Barnardos to raise €1 million for vulnerable children and families across Ireland through staff, store, customer and community fundraising initiatives and has raised and donated €730,000 to date to this worthy cause. All money raised goes directly towards supporting Barnardos Early Years and Family Support Services. 

You can support Barnardos by texting ‘KIDS’ to 50300. Texts cost €4 and Barnardos will receive a minimum of €3.60 from every text (SP: LIKECHARITY, Helpline:014819311). Every €2 donated could provide a nutritious breakfast for a vulnerable child attending Barnardos Early Years Services. 

For more information on the competition and how you can support Barnardos, visit

*Barnardos carried out their Back to School Survey 2022 which was live from the 22nd of June to 15th of July 2022 inclusive. For more information, visit

See below for a full list of school supplies arriving in ALDI stores nationwide from August 7th: 

  • Supreme Colouring Pencils €1.49
  • Pastel/Neon Highlighters €1.79 (4 Pack)
  • Supreme 9 Piece Stationery Set €1.79
  • Supreme Assorted Pens €1.79 (10 Pack)
  • 4 Colour Pen + Free Highlighter €1.99 (3 Pack)
  • Colouring Markers €1.99 (12 Pack)
  • HB Pencils €1.99 (6 Pack) Ever-useful HB Pencils, complete with grips and erasers
  • Scrap Book €1.99
  • Licensed Stationery ​​€2.79 Choose from Stationery Set, Pencil Case or 10 pack of Gel Pens in Marvel, Rainbow Princess, Black & Gold Mickey or Princess Celebration designs
  • Fashion Notebook/Planner €2.99 each Choose from A5 or A4 wire-bound notebooks or A3 desk planner • Available in 3 different fashionable designs 
  • Reward Sticker/Charts €2.99 Encourages good behaviour and promotes independence. Choose from Reward Chart or Sticker Pack in Jungle, Mermaid or Generic designs  
  • Fashion Stationery/Accessories €2.99 each Choose from Pencil Case, 2 pack Pens, 8 pack Pencils or Stationery Set • Available in 4 different designs  
  • Supreme 12 Twistable Crayons €2.99 (12 Pack)
  • Whiteboard Markers €2.99 (8 Pack)
  • Aisling 88 Page Writing Copy Books €3.89 (10 Pack) Ideal for homework and writing notes, each page is ruled with margins
  • Aisling 120 Page Writing Copy Books €3.99 (10 Pack) Keep on writing, with 120 pages ruled with margins
  • Aisling 88 Page Sum Copy Books €3.99 (10 Pack)
  • Bumper Workbook €3.99 Includes Gold Star Stickers and Reward Chart • Choose from English and Maths for ages 3+, 5+, 7+ or 9+ years
  • Character Drinkware €3.99 Choose from Minecraft, My Little Pony, Pokémon, Blippi, Rainbow High, Batman, Peppa Pig, Harry Potter Sip and Snack or Harry Potter 600ml bottle
  • Wipe Clean Book €3.99 Includes Wipe-Clean Pen for readers to write with and wipe off • Choose from Help with Numbers or Letters for ages 3+ years, or Handwriting or Reading for ages 5+ years 
  • A4 Colour Paper Pack €4.99 Choose from 230 pack of Pastel, Brights or Neon Paper or 70 pack of Coloured Card
  • Smart Stationary A4 Spiral Notebooks €4.99 (3 Pack)
  • Gaming Drink Assortment €4.99
  • Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle/Cup €4.99 Double-walled and vacuum sealed to keep drinks cold or hot. • Choose from approx. 500ml Hydration Bottle or Soda Cup • Available in lilac marble effect, leaf, black and white spot design, or grey 
  • Supreme 200 Page Project Pad €4.99
  • Juice/Mobile Cables €5.99 Braided cables for all types of charging. • Choose from USB Type C, Micro USB or Apple Lightning connections • Approx. 1m 
  • Lunch Bag €5.99 Foldable lunch bag in wipe-clean fabric • Choose from Flap or Personal Cooler shape in 4 designs
  • Printed Nestable Lunch Box €5.99 Set 4 piece set of lunch boxes. • Choose from Dots, Dinosaurs or Unicorns designs • Boxes approx. 13.5 x 13.5 x 6cm, 12 x 12 x 5.6cm, 10.5 x 10.5 x 5cm and 9 x 9 x 4.5cm 
  • Licensed Lunch Bag €6.99 Choose from Minecraft, PlayStation, Xbox, Friends or Harry Potter designs
  • Parker Pen/Ink Cartridges €6.99 each Choose from Jotter Original Ballpoint Pen, Vector Fountain Pen, or black or blue Ink Cartridges 
  • Premium Lunch Bag €6.99 BPA free lining and 2 tiers of storage • Food grade safe • Choose from Butterfly, Dinosaur, Unicorn or Camo designs 
  • Calculator ​​€7.99 Auto power-off • Replaceable batteries
  • Licensed Lunch Bag and Bottle ​​€7.99 Choose from Peppa Pig, Blippi, Batman, Minecraft, Pokémon or My Little Pony
  • Sistema 3-in-1 Lunch Set ​​€8.99 Includes approx. 480ml Twist and Sip Bottle and approx. 1.1 litre Lunch Box with Compartments and Screw Top Snack Pot • Available in blue, pink or green 
  • Science Kits €9.99 Choose from Remarkable Robotics, Incredible Electricity, Mighty Geology, Captivating Chemistry or Earth Kits
  • Premium Backpack €14.99 Features dual drink bottle sleeve, padded and adjustable shoulder straps, 15″ laptop compartment and media device pocket with headphone outlet • Choose from Butterfly, Dinosaur, Unicorn or Camo designs • Approx. 42 x 30 x 13cm

For more information, please contact the Aldi Press Office on:
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