Lunar New Year (Tet) is among one of the most important holidays of the year in Vietnam. Tet is a time for indulging in both eating and drinking of traditional foods, family reunions and paying respect to ancestors and elders. Our staff at UMSV are taking a well deserved break to celebrate! Our factory will be closed from February 13th until February 22nd. 

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We’re back

Happy New Year! At UMS we’re back at work getting ready for one of our busiest times of the year – back to school. We’re just a call or email away if you need anything, we’re here to help. We are looking forward to the year ahead and all of the many exciting things on the horizon.

 

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Thank you for your continued support throughout 2017. It has been a great year filled with many exciting events and we are looking forward to working with you for many years to come.

From all of the team at UMS, we wish you a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

 

 

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Our Lady of the Rosary

We are very excited to welcome our newest retail solutions school, Our Lady of the Rosary. We will be supplying all uniforms from January 2018.

 

 

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Neighbours Fans

Did you watch last night’s episode of Neighbours? UMS manufactured the new Erinsborough High school uniforms! These included the dresses, shirts, blouses, skirts and the varsity jacket. We are thrilled to hear the cast loves the new uniforms and are so excited to have had this opportunity to be part of an iconic television show. Take a look at the behind the scenes footage here! Watch behind the scenes clip!

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Time for a top-up?

Are you running low in any sizes or styles? It’s time to think about placing your top up orders now.

 

 

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Custom Designed Norwood Morialta Cycling Tops

Don’t the students of Norwood Morialta look fantastic in their donated, custom designed cycling tops by UMS!

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SBMAQ Conference 2017

The UMS sales representatives had a fantastic time last week at the SBMAQ Conference 2017! They had heaps of fun dressing up for the Carnivale inspired night and said it was great getting to meet so many new faces.

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Somerville House

What a great shot! UMS are proud sponsors of the Somerville House Foundation Golf Day.

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Don’t Forget Summer Indent Orders

Summer Indent orders have been rushing in! Don’t forget they are due May 2nd.

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Don’t Stress Talk to UMS

UMS sales representative Michelle is hard at working packaging some more of our Term 1 gifts! Don’t forget to talk to us about your back-to-school experience and how we can improve our service or better help you. We are only a phone call away if you have any inquiries.

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Tips for a better school year

The back to school countdown is on! With only 1 week to go, we found some great tips from Kidspot for getting back into the school routine.

Back to school tip #1:

Keep lunch boxes easy (for mum)While we all want to love and nurture our children by packing the best and most exciting lunch box possible, we also need to balance our aspirations against reality. Making sure morning routines are achievable and easy is the key to a successful lunch box, not the fanciness of your pinwheel sandwiches. It takes some time to find the right snack ideas the kids will love and you will find easy to prepare while there are other priorities to attend to. Try these ideas:

Back to school tip #2: Create a laundry routine that works

Washing. Oh so much laundry, washing and ironing to do. School brings new laundry management routines to stop dirty clothes baskets exploding before you get the chance to wash all those stained uniforms and dirty socks. Try these ideas to keep things manageable:

Back to school tip #3: Make mornings organised

Trying to get out the door on time when a school bell or a work commitment beckons makes for a stressful time before 9am. Clever mums know that a morning routine that works is the key to starting the day happy, prepared and ready to leave the house with a smile.

Back to school tip #4: House work during term time should be eased

A busy school year means less time washing the floors and tidying so you can spend time where it really counts. That might mean making extra minutes for homework help, reading the reader or sorting out the sports gear. Here are some easy ways to streamline other tasks to make room for other things you want to do:

Back to school tip #5: Keep time

Whether you’re trying to speed your kids up (to get them out the door, say) or slow them down (as they practice reading), clocks become a useful device once the kids reach school age. Explaining time, routines and showing the children how to read the time for themselves will give your kids the power to keep themselves organised (without nagging from you).

Back to school tip #6: Ready, set breakfast

A healthy nutritious breakfast not only puts kids in the right mood for learning, but blesses mothers with a righteous feeling of success that they managed to have their children eat well at the right time of day. Kids as young as four or five can get a bowl of cold cereal for themselves, and as they get older they can learn to safely use the toaster or microwave. Try these breakfast ideas for quick, healthy starts to the school day:

Back to school tip #7: Problems are a learning experience

Term time at school isn’t always perfect and our children don’t always behave like angels or the genius we had hoped they would be. School rules, expectations and social pressures can be too much for our kids and it’s not uncommon for problems to rear their head once children settle in to the school year. It can be anything from bullies to learning problems to physical problems that come up and unsettle us – be ready to embrace them!

Back to school tip #8: You are the best teacher

Learning always starts at home and your child’s mood affects how well he learns. A positive outlook is the best thing you can inspire in your children to keep them performing well at school and willing to tackle their homework.

Back to school tip #9: Labels, names and ownership

Label all your child’s belongings including the library bag and especially the school hat. Encourage your child to dress themselves so they can manage things like taking jumpers or coats on and off at school. Explain the concept of “lost property” to your kids, so they know how to find lost items on their own. Then cross your fingers and hope they have listened to you!

Back to school tip #10: Rules and behaviour

Schools have a range of approaches to reinforce the good behaviour measures taught by parents – so learn what they are and make sure you can back them up at home! For students in the early years the focus will be on learning to work cooperatively with others and to follow instructions from the teacher. It’s a mother’s job to remind and reinforce the school rules at home so kids understand why certain actions are unacceptable.

Back to school tip #11: Keep your head around lice

Head lice and nits are a fact of school life, and you will be lucky if you manage to avoid them. If an outbreak of head lice does occur at school it can be annoying but not harmful to your child’s health. However, to avoid an outbreak across a class of students, schools will request parents to remove and treat children with evidence of head lice. Try these tips to banish and control head lice:

Back to school tip #12: Remember the night before

Murphy’s law states that if something can go wrong, it will. Avoid the stresses of the first morning of school by laying out clothes (including underwear, socks and shoes) the night before. Have a bottle of sunscreen nearby to apply in the morning. Pack the school bag and include a spare pair of underpants and socks in a plastic bag in case of any toilet accidents. Ensure your camera is ready to take first day of school photos, that the batteries are charged and that it’s stocked with fresh film or an SD card. Charge up your mobile phone in case the camera fails!

 

 

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Are you ready for back to school 2017?

We’re back on board at UMS. Are you ready for back-to-school 2017? At UMS we can offer your school the complete uniform solution. Contact us today and we will happily discuss!

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Happy New Year! We hope you are all enjoying your well deserved holidays! Don’t forget we’re back in the office on January 3rd to get ready for the busy back-to-school period. Feel free to contact us at any time.

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The UMS team would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for all your support throughout the year, see you in 2017!

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Secret Santa Morning Tea

We took a few happy snaps today at our secret Santa morning tea! As usual, we have way too much food left over and all received beautiful gifts. The team at UMS are all now very much in the Christmas spirit!

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UMS Retail Solutions

Did you know that we offer Retail Solutions for your school uniform shop? We will take care of everything, from stock management to staffing, our Retail Solutions Manager will make sure it’s a smooth transition every step of the way.

It is our many years of expertise in successfully managing school uniform outlets that makes UMS different. Call us today!

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Melbourne Cup Lunch

We had a wonderful time celebrating Melbourne Cup today at our Murarrie office! Go Almandin.

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Connecting Conveners

There was a great buzz at the Eagles Nest rooftop bar last Friday as the Queensland network of school uniform shop conveners took in the views across Kangaroo Point. Between the fun, laughter, drinks and canapes, attendees had the chance to catch up with their industry peers, sharing and learning from one another on all things to do with school uniforms. We would like to sincerely thank everyone who was able to attend, and a special mention to Michelle’s team who won the trivia challenge! Be sure to check out our Facebook to view all the photos. 

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Prep Orientation Day

We’re at Guardian Angels Primary this morning doing fittings for orientation day, we have a beautiful view of the bay! Don’t forget to come and get fitted by one of our experts.

 

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It’s that time of the year again! Although UMS will be at the prep orientation day again, don’t forget to pop into our Murarrie store to stock up on all your first day of school items!

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Did you see us at the NLSC Carnival?

Our team was out and about in the lovely Spring sunshine for the Northlakes State College 2016 fete, handing out free sunscreen, water bottles, and promoting our Sunsafe uniform polos. 
If you would like UMS to host a stall at your next school event let us know!

 

 

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Are you prepared for Winter 2017?

To ensure delivery by the 1st March 2017 place your Winter indent orders by 8th November 2016.

Our Winter Range includes:

  • Track wear
  • New stretch microfibre track wear
  • Bomber jackets
  • Fleecy jackets/jumpers
  • Full range of knitwear including jumpers (poly-cotton or wool), scarfs, beaning, gloves
  • Stock line long trousers (grey marle, navy or charcoal)
  • New standard academic long sleeve shirts starting from $19.50
  • Long sleeved polos and jerseys

Make sure to speak to your Account Manager to discuss any inquiries you have about the UMS Winter Range!

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Here’s a great photo of Debby and Karen at the Unity College 2016 Learning & Careers Expo! It was a fun and successful day meeting many new faces.

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We had a very enjoyable day!

The UMS sales reps had a great time at the QAST conference. It was an exciting day bumping in to current customers and meeting many new faces. We would also like to give another congratulations to Yeronga State High for winning the UMS sports equipment hamper! We hope enjoy it.

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We would like to thank everyone for their support so far this year. We will be taking a short break and resume normal trading hours on Tuesday. From all of the team at UMS we wish you a very happy and safe Easter.

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QAST Uniform Shop Expo

We’re beginning final preparations for the QAST Uniform Shop Expo this weekend! The expo is well known as the place to be inspired and gain new ideas for your school’s uniform shop. The expo features suppliers committed to servicing Queensland schools and exhibits of support services available to your uniform shop, tuckshop and parent organisation. Come and visit us at stand 4 for a chat!

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 Celebrating the end of 2015 

Although the Chinese New Year holiday isn’t until February, it didn’t stop UMSV staff from celebrating the end of the calendar year! The factory broke away into their teams and held a number of smaller parties earlier this month. Pictured here are staff from factory lines 2, 3, and 4 enjoying a delicious meal at a local restaurant. Cheers!

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