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    Default First time school starters 2017 chat thread!

    A thread for us parents who have little people starting primary school next year

    Feel free to pop in (even if you don't have much to contribute) because it's nice to know other members with children around the same age.

    How organised is everyone?

    Can't say I've done much at all - yet! I have priced uniforms though - a little on the exxy side for a public school, so we'll just start buying it piece by piece to make it more affordable I think.

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    Great idea @Mod-Degrassi! I will tentatively join as I have enrolled my DS2 but still undecided if we will send him. He will be 5 on 10th February starting school in NSW. I am reasonably organised as I've saved all his older brother's clothes and he has a lunchbox and drink bottle. All I really need to get is a school bag and hat and he's good to go!

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    My 2nd eldest is starting next year. Hopefully starting his transition period from next week. He has autism so I am expecting a pretty bumpy road.

    We are a little country school. A lot of stuff is provided. We buy some $15 shirts and a jumper, (he would get hand me downs from my oldest but they are changing uniforms so I will get him the new ones), and he will just get the $4 pants from big w haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahalfdozen View Post
    My 2nd eldest is starting next year. Hopefully starting his transition period from next week. He has autism so I am expecting a pretty bumpy road.
    We're in the same boat with the ASD sista

    DS is doing transition every Monday in November. Annnd I just looked at the calendar and realised it's less than a month away

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    My DD starts next year, so I'll join in
    She started orientation/transition last week and we are going again today. She broke her leg a bit over two weeks ago and is in a wheelchair for another 4 weeks so I have to stay with her for the couple of hours as she needs help with going to the toilet. I can't expect the teacher to help her mid class if she needs to go.
    Anyway she already loves it. She's made a new friend and asks to go nearly every day.
    It's a little country school with only 22 students this year and next year there will be roughly 27, prep to grade 6.
    I've done nothing to prepare so far, although one of the parents has already said she has a stack of summer dresses that DD can have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    We're in the same boat with the ASD sista

    DS is doing transition every Monday in November. Annnd I just looked at the calendar and realised it's less than a month away
    Our transition will start as one day a week and hopefully be 3 days a week by the end of term, and then he will start next year doing 3 days still for a little while so he isn't too disrupted by the holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    My DD starts next year, so I'll join in
    She started orientation/transition last week and we are going again today. She broke her leg a bit over two weeks ago and is in a wheelchair for another 4 weeks so I have to stay with her for the couple of hours as she needs help with going to the toilet. I can't expect the teacher to help her mid class if she needs to go.
    Anyway she already loves it. She's made a new friend and asks to go nearly every day.
    It's a little country school with only 22 students this year and next year there will be roughly 27, prep to grade 6.
    I've done nothing to prepare so far, although one of the parents has already said she has a stack of summer dresses that DD can have.
    Sounds similar to my school. It's currently 25 students I think, from k-12. My son is one of only 2 starting next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    My DD starts next year, so I'll join in
    She started orientation/transition last week and we are going again today. She broke her leg a bit over two weeks ago and is in a wheelchair for another 4 weeks so I have to stay with her for the couple of hours as she needs help with going to the toilet. I can't expect the teacher to help her mid class if she needs to go.
    Anyway she already loves it. She's made a new friend and asks to go nearly every day.
    It's a little country school with only 22 students this year and next year there will be roughly 27, prep to grade 6.
    I've done nothing to prepare so far, although one of the parents has already said she has a stack of summer dresses that DD can have.
    You and your DD popped into my thoughts the other day - how is she going now, health-wise? Sorry to hear she broke her leg

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    My ds is starting prep next year. We are very lucky that DH is a teacher there so ds has already had lots of visits and is very comfortable there. He starts transition days in December which he is so excited about. One the local clothing stores in our town does the uniforms so will take him in at the end of the year to be measured up. Going to try and source some from our local buy swap sell page too because they are very expensive (grammar school so need the works).

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    My DD is starting School next year and to be honest I remember this day couldn't come quicker when I was feeling overwhelmed and up to my eyeballs in newborn/toddler busyness, but now that it's around the corner, I'm really feeling quite sad about it. Happy for her, sad for me.

    Our prep orientation is in the last week of October, so I'll just visit the uniform shop then. I have bought her shoes however, I got them on sale months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    My DD starts next year, so I'll join in
    She started orientation/transition last week and we are going again today. She broke her leg a bit over two weeks ago and is in a wheelchair for another 4 weeks so I have to stay with her for the couple of hours as she needs help with going to the toilet. I can't expect the teacher to help her mid class if she needs to go.
    Anyway she already loves it. She's made a new friend and asks to go nearly every day.
    It's a little country school with only 22 students this year and next year there will be roughly 27, prep to grade 6.
    I've done nothing to prepare so far, although one of the parents has already said she has a stack of summer dresses that DD can have.
    Oh Hollywood, I'm sorry to hear about your dd's broken leg, she's such a little trooper your girl.
    Hopefully you're still having cold weather so she's comfortable (as much as you can be) in her cast.


 

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