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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    What books are you guys talking about out of curiosity?
    School exercise books, homework diary, dictionary, atlas etc.

    Mine are currently at state schools and parents purchase all books and stationery. Preps pay a book levy and the school supplies their needs.

    However when they attended a Catholic school, the school supplied everything as all books and stationery were included in our school fees.

    If you don't have any, the school are probably supplying them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    School exercise books, homework diary, dictionary, atlas etc.

    Mine are currently at state schools and parents purchase all books and stationery. Preps pay a book levy and the school supplies their needs.

    However when they attended a Catholic school, the school supplied everything as all books and stationery were included in our school fees.

    If you don't have any, the school are probably supplying them.
    I'm a teacher and we supply all books, pencils, rulers, etc. at my school.

    The school my kids go to supply all exercise books.

    Both public schools.

    I was thinking maybe text books.

    Atlases? LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I'm a teacher and we supply all books, pencils, rulers, etc. at my school.

    The school my kids go to supply all exercise books.

    Both public schools.

    I was thinking maybe text books.

    Atlases? LOL!
    Public school and we supply everything right down to paper towel and tissues! Kindy and Pre-Primary included.
    There isn't a single thing provided by the school.

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    I have one going into year 4 and one into year 6.

    I have 7 more books to cover...yet I'm sitting here!

    Everything is labelled.

    Uniforms are in their cupboard.

    Bags are mostly packed.

    Ceaser salad in fridge for DD8

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    Public school and we supply everything right down to paper towel and tissues! Kindy and Pre-Primary included.
    There isn't a single thing provided by the school.
    Wow! Things really are different all over Australia.

    I really don't think there would be a public primary school in NSW where you have to provide your own exercise books apart from a homework book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I'm a teacher and we supply all books, pencils, rulers, etc. at my school.

    The school my kids go to supply all exercise books.

    Both public schools.

    I was thinking maybe text books.

    Atlases? LOL!
    I suspect the atlases never get used, but they are on the booklist every year.

    I must admit I loved it when my kids went to a school that supplied everything. It was so much more economical. Everything seems to get lost or stolen despite being named. I'm sick of having to buy 20 lead pencils, 6 glue sticks etc every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    I suspect the atlases never get used, but they are on the booklist every year.

    I must admit I loved it when my kids went to a school that supplied everything. It was so much more economical. Everything seems to get lost or stolen despite being named. I'm sick of having to buy 20 lead pencils, 6 glue sticks etc every year.
    Me too!

    Last year DD11 ran out of books half way through the year so had to buy more. This year for year 6 we have only been asked to get 8.....I reckon I will be buying half way through the year again!

    DD8 in year 4 we were asked to get 24

    The atlas annoys me! As does the dictionary and thesaurus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Wow! Things really are different all over Australia.

    I really don't think there would be a public primary school in NSW where you have to provide your own exercise books apart from a homework book.
    Indeed! We have to buy the text books, exercise books, pens, pencils, etc...
    You your schools have a "voluntary contribution" aka school fees at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    Indeed! We have to buy the text books, exercise books, pens, pencils, etc...
    You your schools have a "voluntary contribution" aka school fees at all?
    At the school I work at, no. Very low ses so we don't even ask.

    My daughter's school voluntary school fees were $35 for the year last year.

    ETA - some public schools in very affluent areas ask for $500 term


 

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