School fundraising that's practical AND boosts school pride
It's no surprise: I'm a huge fan of perfectly matched school uniforms.
In fact, it was my own daughter's need for a very specific colour of bow that gave me the idea for my School Ponytails brand.
After manufacturing a small amount for my daughter and her friends, it dawned on me that every school in Australia should be able to supply students with co-ordinating accessories. If they couldn't have them on hand in their Uniform Shop, there was a huge potential for the school's P&C to Fundraise with Bows!
My primary aims were to ensure the products were of a high quality, so that schools would be proud to support us.
I also needed to keep the retail prices affordable, so we were an option for parents.
I had to do whatever I could to maximise the profits for schools, and minimise the effort put on their volunteer community nationally.
We've gone on to become Australia's best choice for school uniform and sports accessories, and proudly supply hundreds of schools and thousands of shoppers nationwide through our online store, and in a wholesale capacity. We deliver on these goals every day, whether it's to a school, sports club, or community group.
- Nicola, CEO and Founder of award-winning company Ponytails and Fairytales, and program: Fundraise with Bows
Award-winning Australian Company
Choose Your Colours
from our huge range of in-stock colours and styles.
If you can't find your colours, we can customise from our range of 190 ribbon shades when you Pre-Order or place a Stockist Order.
Provide Your Logo
and we'll create a page on our website that's JUST for your school.
We provide your unique Fundraising Code for your community.
They can shop the whole store... not just your uniform and sports colours.
Pop the code in the Checkout, and at the end of term, we tally the sales and send back 20%!
We provide the marketing materials and graphics, as well as advice on how and when to promote your fundraiser to reach your maximum fundraising potential.
Have a look at our exclusive resources and group now.
hundreds of 5 star reviews from australian schools & customers
"We introduced hair accessories from School Ponytails at the beginning of the year and have been totally overwhelmed with the customer service, quality, variety, competitive pricing and response from our customers.
The success of these sales will directly increase the profits for our P&C and benefit our students."
Uniform Shop Manager
STOCKIST SCHOOL - Comet Bay Primary School (WA)
I am so pleased with the bows I ordered for my daughter to match her school uniform.
Absolutely amazing quality; the best I have found."
RETAIL CUSTOMER - Online Store
"Just wanted to say a big THANKS for the recent delivery.
It was perfect...
We have had some fabulous feedback from people who have ordered via the website. They have been really impressed with the speed and product quality.
FUNDRAISING SCHOOL - Mount Evelyn Primary School (VIC)
When you work with Ponytails and Fairytales, you're working with a registered company, that's fully insured. Our Distribution Centre is located in Western Australia and ships nationally, daily.
If there's ever a faulty product in your delivery, we guarantee we'll make it right. It doesn't happen often, but we always fix it!
There is never a locked in contract with Ponytails and Fairytales.
We want to keep the lives of your volunteers as simple as possible. Our fundraisers are simple, and don't need to be over-complicated.
Please just email Hello@PonytailsAndFairytales.com.au if you ever have a question.
this is for your school if:
YOUR SCHOOL VALUES ITS COMMUNITY APPEAL
Uniforms unify and help to build the reputation of your school. They foster a sense of identity.
The classic and perfect finishing touch is a uniform bow: in your exact colours.
YOU LIKE SIMPLE FUNDRAISING
Fundraising with bows is a simple concept.
We provide you with marketing materials, and pick and pack orders for you.
For stockists, we price and label everything, and give you the materials to display the bows properly.
LEADERSHIP AIMS TO SET A STANDARD
It's easy to talk about the importance of your uniform policy, and encourage the "not-quite-right" stuff to become weekend-wear if you're offering the right alternatives to parents.
Frequently asked questions
Answers to your most common questions can be found here. Still got a question?
Your school can be earning 20% from online sales in no time at all. Just email us your logo, confirm your colours, and be sure to let us know that you have authorisation from Leadership +/or the P&C, and we do the rest! The simplest way to show the approval is by sending your authority from the P&C email address.
Once we have those details, we'll have you set up and ready to go within the same week! (It's likely to be ready within 48 hours!).
Simply select to SHOP BY SCHOOL and click your logo OR click on your state and find your school in the list.
Your school's unique Fundraising Code will be listed on your school's page, and just needs to be added to the Checkout once you've finished shopping. At the end of the school term, we'll send 20% of the sales value back to your P&C/committee. You can shop from the whole store - which means birthday presents, everyday wear, Christmas gifts, and sports purchases can all support your school!
If you can't see your school, just shop as normal, and be sure to tell your P&C about School Ponytails, and how they could be raising 20% from your purchases, site-wide!
Of course! We are in stock in a huge number of plain coloured styles, as well as the most popular two and three colour combinations. If we are not currently in-stock in your specific shade, we can manufacture these with Pre-Orders or with Stockist Orders.School Ponytails Colour GuideEmail Fundraising@SchoolPonytails.com.au to get started
Stockist orders and limited offer "Deliver to School" parcels can be shipped to your school FREE on a set date each term.
We operate our online store year round, and ship "retail orders" daily from our Distribution Centre (Monday-Friday). This means that parents can shop through the provided link, or straight through our site at ANY TIME, and we will pick and pack their order next business day, and have it on the way to them.
Shipping starts at $3 (untracked) for very small parcels, or $8.95 for a tracked parcel, and $11.95 for an express parcel. We also offer free Pick up from our Port Kennedy (WA) site.
For further information, see our Shipping Policy.
We work with P&Cs around Australia, and understand that you will need to have approval to begin a fundraiser or add items to your Uniform Shop.
First of all, add School Ponytails as an agenda item for your next P&C Meeting. If you need further information or require clarity on anything at all, please call and speak to Nicola. With advance notice, we can arrange a call or video call in to your meeting!
Once you have approval, just call or email us, and we'll get you started!
In the meantime, why not join us in our exclusive Facebook Group?
0415-245-055join the school uniform shop + P&C group on facebook
It's becoming increasingly common that schools are outsourcing their uniform supply, and this means there's no Uniform Shop on site.
All schools have an Administration Office though, and these are often the busiest places in the school outside the classroom! Even our Uniform Shop stockists are known to place their display on the Admin Desk during the days they're not open. It just takes a friendly and open Receptionist who's willing to accept payments.
If you'd really like to have a stand at school, other options include a display in the Canteen, or a stand that comes out on School Banking Day. Our stockists frequently bring their stands out for Sports Day or other market type events run by the school/P&C.
If these options don't suit, we can operate the fundraiser online, and parents can shop through the website or through our optional printable Order Forms.
We work with P&Cs nationwide, so we completely understand that you have a mostly voluntary workforce!
With this in mind, we keep things as simple as possible.
That's just about all the "work" involved. Too easy!
When your community orders directly through our website and adds your unique Fundraising Code, OR orders are placed on Order Forms distributed to your community, the shoppers are paying for their orders directly.
There's even the opportunity to run a Fundraising Drive, and arrange a "free delivery to school" date. In this case, your community makes their selections and provides pre-payment to you for their products if they're ordering on paper forms, OR they shop our store with your Fundraising Code. We then collate the orders, and deliver the items at the later date (which we arrange with you beforehand).
We most commonly run Fundraising Drives once per term, to match up with all your big events, like Sports Day, Photo Day, Kindy Orientation, and Back to School in January/February.
If we're out of stock, the timeframe for an order that has to be manufactured is approximately 4-8 weeks. Fundraising Drives are generally for items that are already in-stock, unless we advise you otherwise or there is an unprecedented demand.
Your organisation can arrange a "free delivery to school" date with us, and we'll ship your collated orders totalling $150+ to your location for free.
Your community can shop on paper order forms or through your school apps, by making their selections and providing pre-payment to you, OR they shop our store with your special Delivery Fundraising Code. They choose the Deliver to School shipping method, and pop the student's details in the Notes section of the cart page so we can label them for ease of distribution. We then collate the orders, and deliver the items at the later date (which we arrange with you beforehand).
This delivery option is perfect when it's timed to match up with all your big events, like Sports Day, Photo Day, Kindy Orientation, and Back to School in January/February.
Stockist Orders are orders that are placed by your Uniform Shop/P&C Team. Your P&C earns 25% from stockist orders.
You order your colours and styles, and then we fill your order from stock on hand OR manufacture to those specifications.
For in-stock colours, we can generally ship the same week. For colours or volumes that need to be manufactured, we work off a 4-8 week turnaround.
We provide school orders with free shipping, free display spinners, and a healthy 25% profit!
Great! Select the size of display, and let us know if you have any style specifications (or you can just trust us to give you the best sellers), and we can have your stand ready in no time.
If we don't currently have your two-colour combination on hand, we'll put it in to production for you. This can take 4-8 weeks (we'd rather over-estimate the time than under-estimate!).
We'll ship the stand and stock to you, and provide everything labelled, priced, and ready for sale. Stockists earn 25% from the sale of School Ponytails products.
The simplest way is to have a wholesale account for our website. You can then log in and order the products you require, and we pick and pack them ASAP.
Alternatively, you can email Nicola@SchoolPonytails.com.au or call/SMS 0415 245 055 to chat directly to Nicola about your order.
Start fundraising with bows
We'll email you all the info you need to share with your Committee.
Just fill in the details below, and we'll get right on to ensuring you know all about our FREE Delivery to School, One-Stop Sports Day Shop, and more.
There's even the opportunity to become a stockist, if you're interested.