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Uniforms (Secondary)

Uniform Policy and Shops

Uniform Policy

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.

Uniform Shops

Online

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.

Campus Shop

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.

Appointments

The Uniform Shop currently operates by appointment to view uniform items. Please book your appointment time here.

Regular Opening Hours

Tuesday: 8:30-10:00am and 2:30-4:00pm
Thursday: 8:30-10:00am

If you have any questions about uniform items or our uniform policy, please contact the  Administration Office.

Secondhand Uniform Shop

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.

Girls Uniform

Blouse (Years 7-9)

Newman blue button-up with embroidered College crest.

Blouse (Years 10-12)

White button-up with embroidered College crest.

Skirt

Box-pleated ink navy skirt with royal blue and red tartan.

Trousers

Ink navy tailored bootleg trousers.

Jumper

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.

Footwear

  • Black leather school shoes of an approved design.
  • Boots, leather sport shoes, suede shoes, slip-on shoes,  court shoes, mules, thongs, or sandals are not permitted.

Socks

Plain white ankle length school socks.

Stockings

  • Navy (preferred) or black stockings/tights may be worn (particularly in winter).
  • Stockings must not be noticeably damaged.

Chef’s Apron

Navy and white striped bib-style chef’s apron, for use in Food Science and Technology classes (compulsory for Food Technology students).

Hat

  • Students must wear a hat as part of the College’s Inclement Weather and Sun Protection Policy.
  • The wearing of a hat applies to recess and lunch times, on the oval or in other full sun areas, and includes PE lessons.
  • Hats are to be worn in the correct manner and may not be worn in classrooms.

Boys Uniform

Shirt (Years 7-9)

Newman blue button-up with embroidered College crest.

Shirt (Years 10-12)

White button-up with embroidered College crest.

Shorts

Navy College tab shorts.

Trousers

Navy twill trousers.

Jumper

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.

Footwear

  • Black leather school shoes of an approved design.
  • Boots, leather sport shoes, suede shoes, slip-on shoes, thongs, or sandals are not permitted.

 

Socks

Plain navy school socks.

Chef’s Apron

Navy and white striped bib-style chef’s apron, for use in Food Science and Technology classes (compulsory for Food Technology students).

Hat

  • Students must wear a hat as part of the College’s Inclement Weather and Sun Protection Policy.
  • The wearing of a hat applies to recess and lunch times, on the oval or in other full sun areas, and includes PE lessons.
  • Hats are to be worn in the correct manner and may not be worn in classrooms.

Sports Uniform (Applies to Both Boys and Girls)

Sport Shirt

  • Red microfibre shirt with blue trim and side panels and embroidered College crest.
  • Compulsory for interschool events.

House Shirt

  • Microfibre polo in House colours.
  • Appropriate House shirts may be worn for PE lessons and House carnivals.

Shorts

Navy microfibre sport-style shorts with embroidered College name.

Socks

Plain white ankle length sports socks.

Jacket

  • Navy microfibre jacket with red trim and side panels and embroidered College name.
  • This jacket is optional – to be worn for PE lessons and sports events as required according to weather conditions.

Tracksuit

  • Navy microfibre pants with embroidered College name.
  • These pants are optional – to be worn for PE lessons and sports events as required according to weather conditions.
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Footwear

  • Appropriate shoes with non-marking soles for use in the gym.
  • Sports shoes should have minimal colouring or embellishments.

Hat

  • Students must wear a hat as part of the College’s Inclement Weather and Sun Protection Policy.
  • The wearing of a hat applies to recess and lunch times, on the oval or in other full sun areas, and includes PE lessons.
  • Hats are to be worn in the correct manner and may not be worn in classrooms.

General Uniform Requirements

Assistance with Uniform Purchases

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.

Cadet Jackets

Students registered in our Cadets program are permitted to wear their Cadet jacket in place of their College jumper on Thursdays.

Gloves

Navy or black knitwear gloves are permitted in colder weather. Gloves may not be worn in classrooms.

Hair (Accessories)

  • Hair accessories should be simple and unobtrusive, in black, navy or College colours (red, white and blue).
  • The College reserves the right to ask a student not to wear a particular style of accessory.

Hair (Boys)

  • Hair must be cut so that it is above the collar, and above the eyebrows.
  • Untidy or extreme hair styles or colours, as determined by the Head of Students, are not permitted.
  • Sideburns may not be longer than the middle of the ear and boys must be clean-shaven.
  • Boys are not permitted to wear any hair accessories.
  • Any hair colour which is used must be a natural colour and tone in with the student’s original colour.

Hair (Girls)

  • Hair that is shoulder-length or longer is all to be tied up, nor half and half.
  • The hairstyle must allow for unobstructed eye contact between the student and teachers, and without hair falling over the eyes so that the student can see effectively to work.
  • Untidy or extreme hair styles or colours, as determined by the Head of Students, are not permitted.
  • Any hair colour which is used must be a natural colour and tone in with the student’s original colour.

Hats

  • Students must wear a hat as part of the College’s Sun Smart Policy for protection from the sun.
  • The hat may be of the student’s own selection, but must not contain any inappropriate logos or slogans.
  • Hats must be worn during recess and lunchtime, on the oval or in other full sun areas, and during PE lessons.
  • Hats are to be worn in the correct manner.
  • Hats may not be worn in classrooms.

House Shirts

  • House shirts for Newton, Tyndale or Wycliffe (as applicable) are compulsory for all House competitions and activities. This helps staff to distinguish between the different House teams participating in events.
  • House shirts may be worn during regular sport lessons at the discretion of the PE teacher.

Jewellery

  • A single plain and simple bracelet or bangle may be worn on the wrist.
  • No ankle chains or ankle bands of any kind are permitted.
  • A digital or analogue watch, without internet, email, or SMS   capabilities, may be worn.
  • A flat ring may be worn on each hand.
  • A single thin metal neck-chain may be worn. The chain should not hang outside the student’s shirt or blouse. A small plain pendant may be worn on the chain, if desired.
  • Girls may wear a single pair of earrings (one per ear only worn in the lower lobe of the ear). Only a small plain stud or sleeper is permitted. Any new ear piercings beyond this are to be undertaken during school holiday breaks so that the ring can be removed. Covering a new piecing in place of removing the ring is not acceptable.
  • Boys may not wear earrings.
  • No nose rings, studs or other piercings are permitted.
  • Jewellery that is not permitted will be confiscated and returned to the student at the end of the day.

Jumper with Shirt/Blouse

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.

Labelling

  • All clothing and personal items, including shoes, must be clearly marked with the student’s full name (no initials).
  • Custom-made fabric labels are available for school clothing. These can be ironed into most uniform items.

Lost Property

  • The College takes no responsibility for lost uniform or personal items.
  • There is a lost property box located in the Administration Office where lost items are held for a time. Please check with the front desk before accessing the lost property box to look for items.
  • At the end of each term, all remaining lost property is donated or otherwise disposed of.

Make-Up

  • No visible make-up, nail polish, or coloured/patterned acrylic nails are to be worn at school.
  • Students will be sent to the  Administration Office and required to remove these as soon as possible.

Non-Uniform Days

  • On a few occasions during the year, such as some excursions,  activities with a practical component, or Mission Support Days, students may be permitted to wear casual clothing. At such times, all clothing worn must be appropriate to the activity or classes to be undertaken by the students, and must always be suitably discrete and decent.
  • The determination of what is appropriate, modest, and decent will be at the discretion of the relevant Head of Students. Students whose clothing for such activities is determined to not be appropriate, discrete, or decent will not be permitted to take part in the excursion or activity.
  • The length of skirts or shorts and the degree of cover provided by tops are areas likely to be particularly considered in regards to modesty and decency. Skirts should be the length of regulation school skirts. Shorts should be the length of school sports shorts.
  • Singlet tops are not suitable attire for school for boys or girls, and all tops must be of a modest design.
  • If in doubt, students should choose to dress more, rather than less, conservatively to avoid being excluded from activities or classes.
  • If students are involved in Science Labs, Food Technology or Materials Design classes, closed footwear must be worn.

School Bags

  • Secondary students are permitted to choose their own school bag, provided it does not contain any inappropriate logos, slogans, or designs.
  • An official College school bag is available from the Uniform Shop in two sizes.

Shoes

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.

Examples of Suitable School Shoe Styles

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.

Features of Suitable Shoes

When looking at options, please ensure they include the following important features:

  • The show must be fastened with laces, buckles, or velcro straps. No slip-on shoes or elastic straps are permitted.
  • The shoe must have a dress style upper normal for school shoes, without sport-style features.
  • The shoe must have a heel which extends for the width of the shoe.
  • All heels are to be no higher than 45mm as measured to the bottom of the welt at the back of the heel.
  • The shoe must be completely black, without coloured laces, stitching, or other coloured features.
  • The base of the sole may have a ‘rippled’ appearance if desired, but care must be taken that this does not make the shoe resemble a sport-style shoe.
  • The shoe must not be any kind of boot and should fit below the ankle.

Skirt Length

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.

Sports Uniform

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.

Sunglasses

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.

Tank Tops/Singlets/Camisoles/Waistbands

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.

Tattoos

No visible tattoos are permitted.

Year 12 Leavers Jacket

The official Year 12 leavers’  jacket may be worn by Year 12 students in place of the equivalent regular uniform jumper.

In regard to all other clothing items, Year 12 students are expected to wear the full College uniform at all times.