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#26 gracie1978

Posted 28 September 2019 - 11:45 PM

When do you buy the uniform, shoes etc?
I want to buy it in November as December,/January is going to be hectic, but I'm wondering if that's too early.

#27 BrainFart

Posted 28 September 2019 - 11:53 PM


Edited by BrainFart, 29 September 2019 - 10:01 PM.

#28 Riotproof

Posted 28 September 2019 - 11:54 PM

For uniform, I would have a look at sizing at orientation. DD is easy, she will need the smallest size, but if I had a more conventional child I would go for what our school has as size 6.

Shoes I do not buy before December.

#29 gracie1978

Posted 29 September 2019 - 12:24 AM

He's 118cm and moving into size 7 clothes.
However school uniforms seems to be 4/6/8 etc

I'm thinking size 6 will get us through term 1 and then winter uniform will kick in anyway.  Glad our local best n less does school colours!

#30 Riotproof

Posted 29 September 2019 - 12:39 AM

Have a look. DS got almost 4 years out of his size 6 summer shirts.

#31 iwanttosleepin

Posted 29 September 2019 - 07:00 AM

I’ll buy uniforms at the end of term 4.  We are away January and DS will actually miss the first week.

At our school most kids don’t wear shoes....

#32 laridae

Posted 29 September 2019 - 07:14 AM

DD2 is in FYOS next year. Though she's already in preschool at the school and wears the uniform, goes to after school care etc so really the only change is going 5 days a week instead of 3.

My DD1 (9) wears size 8 and still some 6s (she's 130cm) DD2 (5) wears 4 (she's about 110cm). I find school clothes sizing to be on the large side.

#33 Catzilla

Posted 29 September 2019 - 07:30 AM

DD is 113.5cm, and about 25kg. Hopefully size 6s will fit her at least at the start. I might still wait until January to get anything though - both to give me enough time to save up for them, and also just in case she has a growth spurt over the summer holidays.

#34 Hands Up

Posted 29 September 2019 - 07:39 AM

I’ll be buying uniforms as late as possible. DS1 has huge growth spurts and is already tall. He might transition into 8 over summer. I’m thinking of getting all the shorts from the Kmart school range.
What about school shoes? Do people still buy Clark shoes for school?
I’m also thinking that splitting lunch and morning tea into two smaller lunch boxes might help DS, but perhaps I’m over thinking it. I need to buy one of those insulated bags though

#35 laridae

Posted 29 September 2019 - 07:52 AM

Most kids at our school just wear sneakers.
We get shorts/pants from Kmart, target or big w as we just need plain black ones. I only get the top and jumper that are actual uniform.
I send 3 separate boxes (but all in an insulated bag). A larger one that is section for lunch, basically this one but in a different design https://www.kmart.co...unicorn/2720952
Then two smaller ones, one for fruit break and another for morning tea.

#36 MissBehaving

Posted 29 September 2019 - 07:55 AM

Our state school only has plain pants/skirts and socks. The formal uniform dress and tops as well as the sports tops will have to be the official ones but there is secondhand uniform shop. Oh I think the school hat has a logo too.

There isn't any such thing as the school kids bonus anymore is there?

#37 Catzilla

Posted 29 September 2019 - 08:17 AM

DD's going to an independent R to 12 school, so the school uniform shop is the only place we can get hers from (although they do have second hand stuff as well).  I was thinking of getting her a pair of school shoes from the Athlete's Foot.  I've got her a bento-style lunch box from Woolworths where I work, which comes with it's own ice brick. https://www.woolwort...-lunch-box-blue

#38 CallMeFeral

Posted 29 September 2019 - 10:30 AM

My last little one is starting next year! :cry:

I feel like this is some kind of ageing milestone.

#39 gracie1978

Posted 29 September 2019 - 10:38 AM

At what age do you teach them to iron their own shirts?

#40 4Kat

Posted 29 September 2019 - 10:42 AM

My daughter starts next year, I’ve got her a pair of shorts and a shirt from a second hand Uniform fb page for our school and got size 6. She’s 117cm and 21kg so think 6 will be fine for the first year. Her school just have the prep kids wear the PE uniform and get the formal uniforms when they stay year 1.
She is definitely ready academically - reads at end of gr 2 level & decent at maths too - but her challenge is going to be social, she does better with older kids & adults.  She likes to be in charge and to organize things (and people) and gets quite puzzled when other kids have their own plan! It will certainly be an interesting year!

#41 Popper

Posted 29 September 2019 - 10:46 AM

Hands Up I have always bought Clarke shoes for DS and intend to do the same for DD. I will also wait until January to buy shoes as I think she is having a growth spurt right now.

DD has been walking around in DS' school uniform for the last month pretending to be a student! Our school uniforms are on the large size so I will order next month.

#42 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 29 September 2019 - 11:07 AM

When do schools tell you about uniforms? I have no idea what my son will require, or where to buy it from, or when. I’d love to get a head start on it.

#43 4Kat

Posted 29 September 2019 - 11:12 AM

@lemonmyrtle I think most schools probably give it out when they do the transition days/mornings/meetings and give info packs to parents. I emailed the office and asked for the list because I wanted to find some 2nd hand things before Dec/Jan when I thought everyone else would be looking!

#44 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 29 September 2019 - 11:19 AM

View Post4Kat, on 29 September 2019 - 11:12 AM, said:

@lemonmyrtle I think most schools probably give it out when they do the transition days/mornings/meetings and give info packs to parents. I emailed the office and asked for the list because I wanted to find some 2nd hand things before Dec/Jan when I thought everyone else would be looking!

Yeah, probably. Annoying cause I won’t be there cause I work.  I mainly want to know if they accept non branded items, cause the uniform shop prices are ridiculous.

#45 4Kat

Posted 29 September 2019 - 11:23 AM

I would give them a call, they’ll probably send the list and while you’re talking you can ask about the branded/non-branded stuff.

#46 laridae

Posted 29 September 2019 - 06:06 PM

Their uniform policy might be on their website? Ours is. Along with the canteen price list.

#47 ali-song

Posted 29 September 2019 - 06:18 PM

View PostCallMeFeral, on 29 September 2019 - 10:30 AM, said:

My last little one is starting next year! :cry:

I feel like this is some kind of ageing milestone.


Not sure how DD will do. I think there may be an ASD diagnosis in her future, but her kinder teacher say she’s great. She’s pretty compliant despite her quirks. At least she’ll be starting with several friends, but I really can’t imagine her negotiating playground politics.

Fortunately we have hand-me-down uniforms coming out our ears!

#48 MotherofDinosaurs

Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:40 AM

View PostRiotproof, on 26 September 2019 - 11:05 AM, said:

Who’s got someone going to school next year?

I’m just a filling out a form from our school and it’s asking what my expectations of FYOS? Weird.

My son starts in 2020 and will be on the younger side. I’ve definitely got expectations that they’ll look after the younger ones who might need a bit of extra support with the transition... I sure hope that’s true.

#49 MissBehaving

Posted 10 October 2019 - 07:52 AM

First transition visit today, I am way more nervous/excited than DD is haha

#50 Allegra99

Posted 10 October 2019 - 09:50 AM

My DD doesn’t have her first transition til mid November!

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