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    Subbing - My boy is off to prep next year too!

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    Treat the teacher as a partner, not an enemy. Your child's teacher is not there to make your child miserable, and has a reason for the things he or she does. If you don't understand something, or your child is confused, of your child's description is confusing, ask for clarification, don't go in as an adversary.

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    subbing as this will be us next year too

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    Ask to help out, on roster and ask if they need additional help covering books etc. donate stuff. Mags, paper off cuts. I agree with the person who said not to go in all guns blazing re: issues between kids. Sometimes a 4/5 year old version of events is not always completely accurate!!!! They easily misinterpret situations.

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    My son is in pre-primary this year. Last year (kindy) and this, they combine pencils, stationary etc.
    Lunches - mine eats heaps! But make it easy to eat. He has whole apples at home but asked me to cut them up for school as he would be sitting down still eating when other kids went to play.
    Other mums - I just chat to anyone I have had a couple of mums to my house or been to theirs for playdates. I have overheard a couple of *****y comments by mums but I just ignore that stuff. Some of the mums do talk to one group but I just talk to whoever is there when I get there.
    Tiredness - yep, even after three terms, my little man gets sooo tired with the 5 days. Saturdays can be very emotional!

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    Make sure you drill in to your child to always put their school hat and jumper in their bag when they aren't using them. We've been lucky with DD who hasn't lost anything yet, but a friend of mine has gone thru about 3 hats and 4 jumpers (30 bucks a pop, not cheap) in the last couple of years.

    Get your uniforms early to avoid the xmas/new year rush. My youngest goes to school next year as well and I already have 90% of his uniforms bought. Many parents leave it until the new year, and if your school sells it from there they will run out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wastingtime View Post
    One other tip, that came from DD1's teacher last year....she said lots of kids start school and extra curriculum activities all in one hit. She said it's too much generally and 2nd term is a much better time to start extra curriculum activities when possible.
    Ohh, I hadn't thought of this, great tip! I've got a couple of ideas about what I'd like to enrol DS in (eg sport and music) but will enquire about whether I can start the sport in term 2 (the music shouldn't be a problem). Some great tips here

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    Thanks guys...I was just going to wait until prep orientation to buy his uniforms....that is next month, that won't be too late surely? I figured that's what most newbie mums would do lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    Thanks guys...I was just going to wait until prep orientation to buy his uniforms....that is next month, that won't be too late surely? I figured that's what most newbie mums would do lol
    I've been told it's best to wait until as late as possible just in case they have a growth spurt. But with DS it'll be easy, I'll get the size 6 as that's going to be his size.

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    I went in in the last week of school to buy DD1's uniforms. Lucky for me I got the last 2 size 4 tunics they will ever stock. DD2 will be wearing them, as they are still too big, and I will get DD1 size 6's (she fits the 4 perfect so hoping the 6 doesn't look too ridiculous). We had a cold snap the second week of school last year and lots of mum's hadn't bought jumpers yet so the kids were wearing whatever they had at home. Make sure you've got the main part of the uniform though!


 

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