My ds is due to start primary school next term and I was looking at the schools uniform price list and I'm shocked at how expensive the uniforms are. I kept thinking how am I able to afford a uniform for him at their prices. They do have a second hand shop but I will be unable to even get to that as the school is 30mins away and my son will be taken there by taxi as he has special needs.
If I buy everything new from the school shop I will go broke trying to be able to buy several sets as he gets quite dirty at kindy n I can just imagine that at school.
I never remember school uniforms being expensive when I was a kid. I had the generic t-shirts n track pants n tops n the check dresses for summer with the sew on logos.
At this rate I'll be doing the same thing my mum did for me as I don't get how public schools can afford to charge extortionate prices for uniforms, from their shop when I can do it cheaper myself. I can't afford $43 for one jumper or $33 for a pair of trousers. Its a lot of money for a single mum to pay for school clothes. Argh.