My DSS just started secondary school here in Montreal. He's attending a public school with a uniform, so right off the bat, we've had to shell out 350$ for the new uniform.
Aside from that, the school wants 100$ for things like a lock, yearbook, agenda, workbooks etc. We're also required to buy general school supplies (about 75$ so far) as well as specific school supplies (dunno what this is going to be yet). I just know that once he has to get school books for subjects such as math, science, geography, there will be more money to shell out...someone told me that we may not have to pay for these books as DSS is in public school, but I'm still waiting for the piano to drop on my head.
My question for those mamas who live in Ontario is...do you have similar fees to pay for your kids or is *everything* covered?