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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:25 AM
Our school has a formal uniform and a sports uniform that is only to be worn on days with sports lessons (pamphlet says max 2 days a week).
And for the young kids, a spare set in the bag for painting/water/toilet accidents.
I would like to get away without washing mid-week, so I was thinking 3 new formal uniforms (dress) and one secondhand as the spare and 2 new sports uniforms (polo and shorts) and one secondhand.
Do you think that would be enough?
Posted 25 October 2019 - 04:17 AM
DD first orientation yesterday. She was in her element (unfortunately did not want to leave, but I am taking that as a positive). Asst Principal made a note of her friend group which was an unexpected bonus.
Posted 25 October 2019 - 04:29 AM
I ordered the uniform to get him excited! Four shirts and shorts and one sports uniform.
Edited by newmumandexcited, 25 October 2019 - 04:29 AM.
Posted 25 October 2019 - 06:38 AM
I'm loving the textile stamp I ordered off Etsy.
I don't iron ever, not even a label
Posted 25 October 2019 - 06:44 AM
It’s boring, but the best thing for clothes is a laundry sharpie. Pretty sure I’m still going on my first one from 2016.
Posted 28 October 2019 - 02:56 PM
Just sized up DS for uniform, its so cute. The school has a well stocked uniform shop and a large second hand collection that they put out every Monday for people to rifle through. That will be handy for spares. Their hats only go up to an L though, and DS is an L already, so that will be interesting.
Posted 07 November 2019 - 08:14 PM
Do they have a list of stationery to buy?
Not ours no. They do have the tissue, soap glue stick requirements for shared resources, but they don’t send those until next year.
Posted 07 November 2019 - 08:15 PM
DS1 has now done all three orientations. He cried the night before the first one and the morning of but DH took him for a milkshake on the way and he bucked up. Loved the other two. Also DH bought his uniform and school bag and DS is obsessed with them ha ha. We ended up getting three shirts (he’ll also get a sports day shirt to wear once a week once houses are allocated next year, three pair of shorts and two hats. DH said in the parent chat the principal said that sneakers are fine, black or otherwise, so I don’t think we’ll bother with Clark’s shoes.
Posted 07 November 2019 - 09:07 PM
Do they have a list of stationery to buy?
They haven’t mentioned stationary yet, i don’t think, I wonder what the plan is. They get a free library bag, that’s all I know.
Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:08 AM
Some schools will do a stationery pack as part of school fees. Once you paid them, uou collect a bag of books, book cover, reading diary to cover and label. The pencils, tissues etc are just kept at school. DS got 12 scrapbooks and more in a bag. Gee it was heavy.
Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:10 AM
DD has her first orientation on this coming Monday. She's so excited for it; but I hope she won't be too disappointed if she doesn't end up getting placed in a class with the teacher she wants (this teacher also did her school readiness assessment, and they got on well together).
Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:42 AM
I think we pay $70 for shared stationary, $12 for a book bag and another $40 for school fees.
Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:27 PM
Are you getting your kids new lunch boxes for school? And drink bottles?
I was planning to just use their current ones, which have held up quite well. But now I’m thinking that makes me a bad mum, lol. Especially since my son’s has a slightly broken clip. Still works though. Maybe I’ll replace it with the same, just cause it’s broken, and then I’ll have a spare as well.
Better get him some sturdy shoes too. They don’t have rules about school shoes. But some good black ones will be nice.
Posted 12 November 2019 - 10:06 PM
Whatever you buy make it cheap but functional. And that they can open it themselves.
I won’t buy dd a new lunch box, because it is easier to have a container for fruit break, container for recess and sandwich or other actual lunch component box. If by year 1, she proves she doesn’t lose stuff, she can have a packit freezer lunch bag like ds has. They are incredible. Kindies at our school generally store lunch in the classroom, so as to identify forgotten lunches early in the day.
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