Equipping children with all the clothing, accessories and stationery required for the new academic year is no small task. The responsibility of gearing up your children with all the necessary stuff can be quite demanding. From new eyeglasses to a spanking new shiny calculator, the list may seem endless, and as the age of technology pervades deeper into our society, it seems that the average cost of satisfying the basic needs of the new term are rising each year.
The appearance of back to school adverts, posters, and billboards will be a source of misery for many youngsters, whilst providing a reassuring sign that the summer cannot last forever for parents. There are infinite advertisements guaranteeing the best back to school deals, with cheap uniforms and backpacks being offered by virtually every supermarket chain.
If however, your child attends a private school, it may not be as easy as nipping to the local supermarket to get a few new shirts and skirts. Instead, it may be necessary to frequent more specialist outfitters who stock the particular school uniform you need. Try not to sweat the small stuff and enjoy the process. You can always pick up some of the items during the first week of school.