Getting ready for your kids to head back to school can be an expensive and stressful time. The Bay of Plenty Times has reported that it could cost parents of a new school starter $200 for a new primary school uniform and $400 for a high school uniform, depending on the school uniform criteria.
Some schools have second-hand uniforms for sale, and also offer other assistance for parents. We have compiled a list of Tauranga schools and what they have available in the way of uniforms. You can download this list here.
School holidays don’t have to be expensive; in fact, if you use our imagination you’ll find plenty of activities that won’t break the bank. Try some of these if you run out of inspiration:
- Try not to visit the supermarket or dairy or to buy takeaways. Takeaways can make a significant dent in your food budget. Read More
- Write a menu and a shopping list and only shop once a week or once a fortnight. Check supermarket flyers for their specials that week Read More
Have a look at our list of top tips for managing your house hold budget! Read More
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