DS started high school last year.
With lunch, wrap everything so that they can grab and go and don't have to carry lunch box around all lunch time.
We didn't have to worry about books/exercise books as the school provided everything and we just had to cover in clear contact. The kids were given books/exercise books when they booked in for uniform fittings.
It is scary but I loved loved loved the whole high school experience even though DS did have problems and I was in contact often with the year co-ordinator
. High school is great, they learn so much more.
We're starting all over again this year with DS going to a new school, he is going to a school that his best friend goes to so hopefully it will be smooth sailing for him. I'm starting a new job at a primary school so I can't take the day/morning off to take DS to school
so DH requested the days off surrounding the start to school. We just got his roster and his work is sending him to Bali
Lucky DS's friend dad will take him to school ! DS suffers from anxiety so this is probably better than DH taking him to school.