The wearing of the College uniform is required for all students. This Uniform Manual is the authoritative reference for Secondary School uniform matters.
Working together in partnership, we appreciate parent cooperation and support in maintaining high standards of dress for our students will be much appreciated.
If a student is unable to wear any item of the correct uniform on a particular day, an explanatory note must be sent by a parent. The note should be presented at the Secondary Administration Office before school starts in the morning so that a uniform pass may be issued for that day. Permission for a student to wear a non-uniform item can only be given for a limited period of time and only in a genuine emergency.
A record of students who fail to wear the College uniform fully and correctly is maintained in SEQTA, including times when teachers speak to a student about their incorrect uniform. After three recorded infringements parents will be contacted to inform them that, should a further three occur within the current semester, the student will be suspended from the College. Suspensions are recorded on the student’s College Record File.
All uniform items must be obtained from the College Uniform Shop (with the exception of footwear and socks) either online or in person. This ensures a high standard of dress is maintained across the College. ‘Similar’ items purchased from other retailers is not permitted.
If parents are in doubt about the suitability of any item to be purchased as part of the College uniform, they are advised to contact their child’s Head of Students prior to purchasing the item. This will avoid the unnecessary expense of purchasing the item.
We are pleased to be able to offer parents secure online ordering through our uniform supplier, Perm-A-Pleat. You will be contacted when your order is ready for collection so please ensure you provide a current phone number when ordering.
The Uniform Shop is located at the Kenwick Campus, in Room G15 at the rear of the gymnasium. Please enter via Gate 2 for parking and follow the signs from the front of the gym around to the Primary School courtyard. The Uniform Shop is then located at the end of the courtyard behind and to the left of the stage. There is no access to the shop through the gym.
The Uniform Shop stocks new items, with the exception of footwear and sports socks which must be purchased separately. The same pricelist applies to both online and campus shops.
The Uniform Shop currently operates by appointment to view uniform items. Please book your appointment time here.
Tuesday: 8:30-10:00am and 2:30-4:00pmThursday: 8:30-10:00am
If you have any questions about uniform items or our uniform policy, please contact the Administration Office.
The College operates a Secondhand Uniform Shop out of Room S4.16 (the demountable behind the Science Labs) in the Secondary School. It is open on Tuesdays 8:30-9:15am.
Newman blue button-up with embroidered College crest.
White button-up with embroidered College crest.
Box-pleated ink navy skirt with royal blue and red tartan.
Ink navy tailored trousers.
Navy v-neck woollen jumper with embroidered crest.
If extra warmth is required on cold days, students are to wear a plain white t-shirt or singlet under their shirt. If the jumper is removed at all during the day, the t-shirt sleeves should not be visible.
Plain white ankle length school socks.
Navy and white striped bib-style chef’s apron, for use in Food Science and Technology classes (compulsory for Food Technology students).
Navy tailored shorts with embroidered College name.
Navy v-neck woollen jumper with embroidered crest.
Plain navy school socks.
Navy microfibre sport-style shorts with embroidered College name.
Plain white ankle length sports socks.
Students must always attend school in the full College uniform, but we understand that occasionally family circumstances may make this difficult. If parents are unable to afford uniform items, please contact the relevant Head of Students and confidential arrangements can be made to assist you to obtain the necessary items.
Students registered in our Cadets program are permitted to wear their Cadet jacket in place of their College jumper on Thursdays.
Navy or black knitwear gloves are permitted in colder weather. Gloves may not be worn in classrooms.
When the shirt or blouse is worn with the College jumper, no part of the shirt or blouse may be visible below the hem of the jumper. If this happens it will be necessary for the student to tuck the shirt or blouse into their waistband.
A navy blue scarf is permitted to be worn during colder weather. Only scarves sold by the College Uniform Shop are permitted to be worn.
We want to avoid having footwear become an area for competition amongst students, so we expect all students to wear a conservative, mainstream style of black leather school shoe that provides good support for their feet. Shoes which have been adapted with ‘fashion’ or ‘sports’ features at not suitable for school.
Please contact the Administration Office if there is any doubt about the suitability of shoes you are considering purchasing. We will not approve unsuitable shoes simply because they have been purchased and worn. There are many suitable styles of shoes available. The examples below will help you make an appropriate choice.
A doctor’s or podiatrist’s letter is necessary if a student requires a variation to our shoe standards for medical reasons. These reasons should be discussed with the College before selecting footwear to purchase.
School shoes must be all black only. Shoes should be plain and not feature any decorative details such as coloured stitching or cut-out shapes.
If parents choose to shop at Betts Kids or Clark’s, the following guide to suitable styles will be helpful:
These are examples only of acceptable school shoes. Other retailers will have similar styles which will also be acceptable. Parents should use these examples as a guide for purchasing shoes.
When looking at options, please ensure they include the following important features:
Skirts must be of a discrete length, no shorter than the top of the knee when the girl is standing up straight. This requirement will be checked and determined by the relevant Head of Students (or their nominee), as the need arises. The Head of Student’s decision will be final on this matter. Skirts are not to be rolled at the waistband.
Students must wear their sport uniform and footwear when they have sport classes.
The sports uniform and/or footwear may not be worn to class for the remainder of the day on which the student has a sport class. Students may change into their sport uniform during the break time immediately prior to their sport class, but must change back into their normal attire after the class is finished.
If students have a sport class at the beginning of the day, or at the end of the day, they may arrive in the sport uniform, or go home in it.
At House carnivals, students must wear the official sport uniform (red shirt), or their House shirt. At interschool events, students must wear the official sport uniform (red shirt).
Students who wish to wear specialised sports clothing for competition in certain events should discuss their requirements with the PE HOLA before the event.
Secondary students are encouraged to wear sunglasses for protection from the sun when they are outdoors. Sunglasses are only to be worn outdoors and may not be worn in classrooms, either on the face, head or clothing.
Students wishing to wear a garment underneath the College shirt/blouse, for warmth or comfort, may wear a tank-top or singlet/camisole style top, provided that no part of this is visible outside the College shirt/blouse.
The garment should be a white/neutral colour, with no colours, patterns, or emblems visible through the shirt/blouse.
No visible tattoos are permitted.
The official Year 12 leavers’ jacket or jumper (as determined from year to year) may be worn by Year 12 students only in place of the equivalent regular uniform item, from Term 2 onwards.
In regard to all other clothing items, Year 12 students are expected to wear the full College uniform at all times.
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