Our eldest starts school this year and thought it would be nice to start a thread for myself and other first time school mums, or ones with older children at school who have another starting in 2016 or any school mums for that matter !
So far I pretty much have all her uniform sorted, navy hair ties and clips too, just need to get a smock and some navy tights and socks.
I've purchased enough pieces for the full 5 days hoping I'll only have to wash uniforms on the weekend. Is this what others have done? Seemed logical to me....did u all buy the proper school uniform or mix and match with pieces from big w, target etc? We got a bit of both...proper school dress, skorts, 2 polos, a jumper, hat and bag all from the school uniform shop with school logo and then from target 3 polos, more skorts, track pants and will get more winter stuff later on. I would have loved to buy all proper stuff but its just soooo expensive! School skorts $48, Target ones $10 😕
I'm getting her a two tier insulated lunch cooler bag from smiggle in the next week or two and will use a sandwich container and then separate small containers for snacks etc and chuck some ice bricks in there, I'm my experience this seems the easiest way to keep the food cool and completely separated ( not sure how she would go with say a yumbox style lunch set up). I thought her recess and fruit break food can go in the top section and lunch in the bottom. She also needs a new drink bottle. Any suggestions?
Today the delivery came for her iron on name labels for clothing, stick on labels for lunch bag, drink bottle etc and her shoe labels
Anyway share any tips, ideas, purchases etc, its all unknown territory so hopefully we can help each other 😊