Comprehensive Cleaning Checklist to Ready Your School for the New Term

Cleanworks Australia provides a checklist of cleaning tasks that should be completed to ensure your school is ready to welcome back students for the new term.

Now is the perfect opportunity to ensure that your school is thoroughly cleaned and well-prepared for the new school term. A thoroughly clean environment not only promotes better health and safety, but also enhances the learning experience for students and staff.  

Here’s a comprehensive cleaning checklist provided by Cleanworks to help you ready your school for the new term. This checklist covers essential tasks that professional commercial cleaning in Adelaide should complete to ensure your school is spotless and welcoming for the new term. 

Classroom Cleaning

Classrooms are the heart of the school, and maintaining their cleanliness is vital. Here’s what needs to be done… 

1. Desks and Chairs 
Wipe down all desks, chairs, and other furniture with disinfectant to remove germs and dirt. 

2. Whiteboards and Chalkboards 
Clean and sanitise boards to ensure they are ready for use. 

3. Floors 
Sweep, mop, or vacuum floors to remove dust and debris. Consider deep cleaning carpets to remove stains and allergens. 

4. Windows and Blinds 
Clean windows and dust blinds to let in natural light and improve air quality. 

5. High-touch Surfaces 
Disinfect door handles, light switches, and other frequently touched surfaces to prevent the spread of germs.


Hallways and Common Areas

The hallways and common areas of your school see heavy foot traffic and need special attention… 

1. Floors 

Sweep, mop, and vacuum floors. For vinyl or linoleum floors, consider stripping and resealing to restore shine and protect the surface. This can be completed by professional commercial cleaning in Adelaide. 

2. Lockers 

If applicable, clean and disinfect the inside and outside of student lockers. 

 3. Walls and Doors 

 Wipe down walls and doors to remove marks and fingerprints. 

4. Drinking Fountains 

 Sanitise drinking fountains to ensure they are safe and hygienic for students to use.


Toilets require meticulous cleaning to maintain hygiene standards. 

1. Toilets and Urinals 

Scrub and disinfect all toilets and urinals. 

2. Sinks and Taps 

Clean and sanitise sinks and taps to prevent the spread of germs

3. Mirrors 

Wipe down mirrors to remove streaks and smudges. 

4. Floors and Walls 

Scrub floors and walls to remove any buildup and stains. 

5. Dispensers and Consumable Washroom Supplies 

Refill soap, paper towel, and toilet paper dispensers to ensure they are fully stocked. 

Specialised Areas 

Don’t forget about specialised areas like gyms, libraries, and canteens… 

1. Gym 

Sweep, mop, and disinfect gym floors and equipment. Clean mats and sanitise changing rooms and showers. 

2. Library 

Dust shelves, clean floors, and sanitise reading areas. Wipe down computers and other shared equipment. 

3. Canteen 

Clean and disinfect tables, chairs, and serving areas. Ensure kitchen areas are thoroughly cleaned, including appliances and surfaces. 

How Professional Commercial Cleaning in Adelaide Can Help 

By following this comprehensive cleaning checklist, you can be confident that your school is ready for the new term. However, maintaining such high standards of cleanliness can be challenging without professional help. 

If you’re looking for a reliable and experienced commercial cleaning in Adelaide, consider partnering with Cleanworks. We offer tailored contract cleaning services to meet the unique needs of our schools, ensuring they remain clean, safe, and conducive to learning. 


Choose Cleanworks for Your School's Contract Cleaning

Contact Cleanworks today to schedule your regular contract cleaning and give your school the best start to the new term.


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