Finally, we have images to share with the community of the three new uniform items that resulted from the lengthy review process that began in 2021.
In 2022, a survey was issued to all students, staff, parents/guardians, College Advisory Council and the Parent Engagement Group regarding the dress, skirt, shirt and jumper. From there, the Uniform Review Committee (URC) met to co-design these items, mindful of the initial parameters and implications for families, including equity, cost and phase-in period. This was never going to be a wholesale change, but an improvement of aspects of an already distinctive uniform toward a contemporary and practical design.
The uniform renewal applies to all incoming Year 7s from 2024 onwards and only the new uniform items will be available for when replacements are required. Once the Year 7s have been fitted, existing students who wish to upgrade can also do so in 2024.
A sincere thanks to the URC who were entrusted with the task of updating these items, keeping at the forefront almost 35 years of tradition (we bid a fond farewell to the dress) and preparing potentially for the next 35 years! Gratitude must also be given to the Year 11s who generously donated their time on several occasions to trial samples and provide useful feedback, your assistance has been crucial to this process (four of them are in these photographs that represent the summer and winter options). This is an exciting time for the College community and we look forward next year to seeing the new uniform elements en masse, initially amongst the Year 7s.
Ms Taniya Rodrigues
Deputy Principal – Community