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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I like how you have lunch first then recess! One of the new kindy mums is the head of the parents auxiliary ( she has other kids at the school) and she's already recruited me to help which I'm actually looking forward too! They said they need parent volunteers for reading, excursions and Mother's Day stall type things which I can be available for
    See that's perfect! Get into all that stuff if you can - you really get to know everyone around the school & you'll see your DS benefit from those relationships. My DS goes to quite a little school - so it's like a little community. Everyone tries to help out.

    Yeah I thought lunch first was pretty clever! Hadn't heard of schools doing it that way before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I think I'll have to have some kind of coming home from school system/routine worked out about emptying his bag, lunchbox in the sink , hat and bag on the rack and clothes /socks put in the wash - for those with boys how many shirts/shorts/socks did you buy? They recommended 3 shirts, 3 socks and 2 shorts so that's what I got
    I went with 5 shirts, 2 shorts & 10 pairs of socks. (2 pants, 1 jumper, 1 jacket, 1 summer sports uniform, 1 winter sports uniform). I bought the 5 shirts because I didn't want to be stuck washing mid week if I didn't have to...

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    Yeah I'm thinking 5 shirts as well and we lose socks all the time so I might get more of those too! I'm not worrying about winter uniform yet and they don't have a sports uniform until 3rd class but I do need to buy white sports shoes

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    Depends on what sort of fabric the shirt is made out of. Those polo types dry super fast. I would only get 5 if you think he won't massively grow. I never have more than 3 in rotation for all 3 of my kids at school.

    But I wash several times a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I think I'll have to have some kind of coming home from school system/routine worked out about emptying his bag, lunchbox in the sink , hat and bag on the rack and clothes /socks put in the wash - for those with boys how many shirts/shorts/socks did you buy? They recommended 3 shirts, 3 socks and 2 shorts so that's what I got
    In summer he may need two drink bottles.
    At the moment the boys have 4 shirts and 3 pairs of shorts each. They do have another shirt each which is kept aside for school photos.
    We also keep a waterproof jacket - one of the thin navy ones in their bag - I think most department stores hold them - they are quite compact.

    They have lots of socks.
    2 hats, 2 jackets/jumpers. 3 pairs of winter pants.

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    Oh yes we also keep one shirt aside (for photos etc)! So DS has 4 shirts in rotation for 4 days, and then his sports shirt which he wears on the 5th day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Depends on what sort of fabric the shirt is made out of. Those polo types dry super fast. I would only get 5 if you think he won't massively grow. I never have more than 3 in rotation for all 3 of my kids at school.

    But I wash several times a day.
    Unfortunately they are collared button up shirts so I'll have to iron them as well !

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    Subbing for ideas! DD also starts kindy next year, she is so excited and I'm a mess lol. Think it would be easier if I had another little one to concentrate on but she's my one and only and I'm going to be so lost!
    She has orientation on Tuesday but has been going to 'starting school playgroup' every week since July. Such a good idea, each week they visit a new part of the school, borrow from the library, buy at the canteen, visit sick bay etc.
    I love the idea of a school cupboard at home. I'm always rushing in the mornings before preschool trying to find a missing sock/hat/drink bottle. Need to find a way to keep it all together to keeps our mornings stress free.

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    My dd has 3 weeks left of prep and I think I am more sad of her first year at school finishing than when she started! The year seems to have gone so much faster.

    At the beginning of the year I packed the same size lunch as when she went to kindy (qld) but noticed that once she started socialising more she ate less during the day so is starving when she gets home.

    Preps only have a sport uniform so i got 3 of everything then two hats as one was always going missing and two jumpers incase one didnt dry overnight (i dont use a dryer)

    I have a calendar in my kitchen i have everything on plus in my phone. I also keep a tin of coins as there is always a note coming home for some activity.

    Definitely try to be a parent helper dd loved it and I got to meet her friends as well.

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