My ds is due to start primary school next term and I was looking at the schools uniform price list and I'm shocked at how expensive the uniforms are. I kept thinking how am I able to afford a uniform for him at their prices. They do have a second hand shop but I will be unable to even get to that as the school is 30mins away and my son will be taken there by taxi as he has special needs.
If I buy everything new from the school shop I will go broke trying to be able to buy several sets as he gets quite dirty at kindy n I can just imagine that at school.
I never remember school uniforms being expensive when I was a kid. I had the generic t-shirts n track pants n tops n the check dresses for summer with the sew on logos.
At this rate I'll be doing the same thing my mum did for me as I don't get how public schools can afford to charge extortionate prices for uniforms, from their shop when I can do it cheaper myself. I can't afford $43 for one jumper or $33 for a pair of trousers. Its a lot of money for a single mum to pay for school clothes. Argh.
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29-05-2012 20:48 #1
Public School Uniforms vent
29-05-2012 20:51 #2
Girls winter pinafores are $70 at our public school, $30 for a shirt. $40 for a sports top. The boys are a bit cheaper bc the shorts and long pants can be bought at bigw.
Crazy isn't it?
29-05-2012 20:51 #3Senior Member
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Can you buy the uniform jumper/t shirt) as they usually have the school logo/emblem and buy the pants/shorts from best n less or Kmart
29-05-2012 21:00 #4
I've been very lucky with the schools we have been involved with. This school I spent $70 for 4 polo shirts and 2 hats, I had black skorts and shorts from the previous school, and they don't even have a school jumper, they are happy for school colours from Big W! i was very pleased, particularly as we are only here for a year.
Is there a school facebook page? Maybe post asking for second hand uniforms? I intend to sell ours that way at the end of the year.
Also, I'm not entirely sure but there is some kind of educational rebate as well, maybe somebody can explain further then I can if that is relevant here.
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29-05-2012 21:08 #5
Wow at some of those prices
Dd1 school uniform is cheap
$21.50 polo shirt
$15 skorts, shorts & trackies
29-05-2012 21:09 #6Senior Member
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How much do you normally pay for trousers/jumpers? I thought $30 sounds normal for a pair of pants - no?
29-05-2012 21:12 #7Senior Member
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Please ring the school and ask if they have any donated uniforms. Our school has second hand as well as new but they do also have stock of donated items for families that are struggling. Many don't know about and it's not common knowledge so worthwhile asking about.
29-05-2012 21:14 #8Senior Member
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Have u tried target, big w, best and less or Kmart?. They often have school uniforms at a Much cheaper price. The school here sells green cargo shorts for 25 , I ended up getting stubbing cargo shorts from big w for like 10 a pair.
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