Ziggies Educational Supplies opens Joondalup store


Ziggy, with owner Andrew Durnin, is the friendly public face of Ziggies Educational Supplies. Picture: Martin Kennealey d465365
Andrew Durnin and Ziggy with Ziggies Educational Supplies staff. Picture: Martin Kennealey d465365
Ziggy, with owner Andrew Durnin, is the friendly public face of Ziggies Educational Supplies. Picture: Martin Kennealey d465365 Andrew Durnin and Ziggy with Ziggies Educational Supplies staff. Picture: Martin Kennealey d465365

AN educational product supplier with furry public ambassador has opened a store in Joondalup.

Andrew Durnin opened a branch of Ziggies Educational Supplies at Joondalup Gate near Edgewater train station on February 20.

Mr Durnin said he started the business five years ago, with the first store in Canning Vale, and named it after his dog Ziggy.

“He is 11 this year, and has been a fantastic, loyal friend,” he said.

“I got him from Shenton Park Dogs’ Refuge Home when he was four months old.”

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Mr Durnin said having grown its service from 59 schools in the first year to almost 125 this year, it seemed the right time to set up a northern suburbs store.

“Ziggies is 100 per cent WA owned and operated and we are the biggest WA-owned company providing the booklist service to schools and parents,” he said.

“We also supply the latest teacher resources from all the major publishers, stickers, educational games and toys, interactive equipment and classroom sound enhancement technology.

“Naomi Spurr runs the Back to School program and the Canning Vale store and Gemma Harris will be looking after the Joondalup store.

“We have a great team and enjoy each other’s successes.”