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#1 Bluestocking

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:51 PM

Mine is $155  mellow.gif I think I will wait until after xmas to pay for it.

Is there anything crazy on yours? Mine requests a box of pencils and has in the notes 'not propelling'. I didn't know pencils could propel themselves. Maybe it refers to a pacer.  huh.gif
A box of coloured paper is requested, one colour, doesn't say what colour...

I love booklists! I know, a bit odd.

#2 Bluestocking

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:57 PM

far out! does that include a few large textbooks or what?

#3 JKTMum

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

DD1's is $800  ohmy.gif But she is starting year 7 and some of the books and other things are required for both year 7 and 8. Her uniform is close to the same price.

Propelling pencils are those ones that you twist to get the lead to go up, like twistable crayons. Sounds like they only want the old fashioned ones that you have to sharpen. original.gif

DS's calculator for year 9 advanced maths this year was $235 just on it's own!!!!!!!

#4 liveworkplay

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

We wont get ours to the last day. For the last few years it has been around $65 per child.

I now refuse to get glue sticks in the pack as for the cost of two, I can get a three pack of the same brand (full price) in the supermarket or kmart and the like. Since last year I think I needed over 12 and the year before close to 20 ohmy.gif (this is for 2 kids) It saves me a heap, especially if I catch them on special biggrin.gif

Also, DD1 was in year 2 this year. They required a box of normal grey leads and a box of the oversized triangular ones. She hates writing with the triangular ones so I purchased 2 and told her to tell me when they were about to run out and I would purchase some more. With 4 weeks to go, she still hasn't asked.

DS's calculator for year 9 advanced maths this year was $235 just on it's own!!!!!!!

Graphics calculator I assume?

Edited by liveworkplay, 22 November 2012 - 09:04 PM.

#5 *Lib*

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

Ours was about $180 for grade 3, there is 2 things we have to buy next year that they dont have in yet.

#6 lylac

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:06 PM

Umm about $97 for DD in grade 1, and about $92 for DS in grade 2.

Wow @ over $200!

#7 wilding

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

For grade 7, ours is just over $90. I'll get it all in January though as I don't order through the school.

#8 frozie

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

We pay $250 to the school.. BUT that includes everything for the year except a couple of excursions (so swimming, bus levy, all text books, most of the excusions, etc are covered).  I think the actual booklist part of it is about $70.

#9 **Tiger*Filly**

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:13 PM


Edited by Tyrone Finkelmeyer, 26 March 2013 - 08:55 PM.

#10 Handsfull

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:17 PM

We have $165 each for Grade 4 next year.  Bought some of it and am buying the rest myself as the quality of some it is crap....even the teacher said so!

#11 rjflc69

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

Grade 2

Grade 4

Year 8 (first year of high school in QLD)
Plus cost of laptop program through school (I think $600)
Text book hire program which means I don't have to purchase any textbooks

#12 =R2=

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

DD1 (Year 5) $308.05 - private school

DD2 (Year 1) $127 - public school

#13 Heather11

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

$40-$50 depending on year level. It is part of our school fees. We don't even see the order. The school orders it and it is delivered directly to the school.

#14 DM. 2012

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:58 PM

For grade 5 in a Qld public school, $168. But some things on the list they can use from this year (recorder, dictionary, scissors, clip board, calculator, big art book) so we could probably reduce this by at least $50.

#15 *LucyE*

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:26 AM

Year 2

Year 4

We order online, directly with the stationery/book store.  I will be able to pick up the pre-packed box at the end of the month.  I'll then spend the first week of Dec labelling and contacting and then repack the box and put away.  Come the start of school next year, it will be one less thing to stress over.

I could probably buy some of these things cheaper elsewhere but I also value my time, petrol and sanity.  

#16 ellebelle

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:29 AM

$125 for yr 2  but I think I can get that down to about $65. Have found one of the texts at Officeworks for $17 less and buy glue sticks, pencils etc when the big guys go on sale in Jan. A few things get reused.

#17 leisamd

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:37 AM

For the primary lists - does this include textbooks or is it mostly just stationary?  eg. a Maths textbook, English textbook, Science textbook?  Or are they supplied by the school?

Edited by leisamd, 23 November 2012 - 08:45 AM.

#18 BadCat

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:39 AM

Ours are somewhere around $150 each for year 7 and year 9.  I'll cut those back a bit by skipping a bunch of things like new rulers and erasers and coloured pencils which they still have from last year.  I'll also skip some of the exercise books since we have some left over from previous years.

That doesn't cover fees, individual subject fees, or any excursions.  Just stationery.

#19 Grobanite

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:39 AM

$40-$50 depending on year level. It is part of our school fees. We don't even see the order. The school orders it and it is delivered directly to the school

This is the same at our school. I collect the pack  a week before school to label everything.

#20 VeritasVinum

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:50 AM

My year 7 book list years ago ( I had my 20 yr reunion this year of finishing) was $800-$900

#21 mindy05

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:52 AM

DS is in Grade 4 next year. We have to pay $150 for school stationery supplies, and $100 excursion levy.

DD is in Year 12. Her text books for next year comes to about $600. However, we've managed to get most things cheaper/ secondhand. Thank heavens for the Book Depository- over her 2 English classes there were about 7 novels to buy.

Edited by mindy05, 23 November 2012 - 08:53 AM.

#22 *LucyE*

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:53 AM

For the primary lists - does this include textbooks or is it mostly just stationary? eg. a Maths textbook, English textbook, Science textbook? Or are they supplied by the school?

The breakdown for us:
Year 2
text books           $82
exercise books     $28
stationery            $87

Yr 4
text books          $126
exercise books    $33
stationery           $76

#23 Nofliesonme

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

Textbooks in year 2????? Sorry we are in year 2 next year.
Total book list cost $145 that includes the English handwriting book....

Edited by thunda, 23 November 2012 - 08:59 AM.

#24 leisamd

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:59 AM

QUOTE (*LucyE* @ 23/11/2012, 09:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The breakdown for us:
Year 2
text books           $82
exercise books     $28
stationery            $87

Yr 4
text books          $126
exercise books    $33
stationery           $76

Thanks for replying!  Very interesting.  We homeschool and I'm just curious!

#25 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:59 AM


Edited by lifehacker, 13 January 2013 - 12:36 PM.

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