One Sydney-based school has been slammed online for including hand sanitiser, paper towels, baby wipes and tissues on their stationery list.
A discussion on Facebook saw parents sharing other odd items on their child’s statioenry list. One mother said she has spent upwards of $3,000 on items so far, shares Daily Mail.
‘We have vinegar in our list,’ another woman added.
A third chimed in: ‘My daughter is now in Year 12. All through her primary years we were asked to supply soap, paper towels, tissues and hand sanitiser. The usual stuff like pencils and glue sticks for the table in kindergarten.’
One mother said she was given strange looks like the staff at Officeworks when she had to request 21 Bostik brand glue sticks.
Another added, ‘I have no problem buying whatever the school asks for. This year, in addition to the normal book list items, parents are asked to supply tissues, hand towel, pump soap, magic erasers, paper plates and snaplock bags. No issues with it at all,’ one person explained.
Teachers joined in to the conversations to thank those parents supporting them, and explained why their help was so needed.
‘As a teacher, THANK YOU!! It makes a huge difference to the way the classroom can run when students come with these supplies. I can also guarantee you that six whiteboard markers do not last all that long considering how much they are used these days,’ one lady said.
‘The reason they ask for certain brands is because there are some brands that really do not stick. I know the school I work at ask for specific brands, but it’s only for that reason. It’s easier to have brands that we know will work well.’
Another teacher said: ‘The students use the whiteboard markers on their own individual whiteboards. You’d be surprised how many parents actually don’t buy anything at all. One year I spent close to $2,000 on my students. I feel sorry for the kids who have nothing it’s such an embarrassment for them.’
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