In Term 1 and 4 students can wear either full Summer or full Winter uniform but not a mixture of each..
For female students' who opt to wear the school summer dress, the dress must be at the knee. Also available for purchase this year are summer shorts and short sleeve summer shirt.
- Blazer: The Blazer is the outermost garment. From the start of Term 2 until the Melbourne Cup long weekend, blazers and ties are compulsory to and from school and at all formal occasions including assemblies. In Term 1 and after the Melbourne Cup long weekend, blazers are optional. However, the jumper is not to be worn as the outermost garment.
- College hat/cap: should be worn when a student is outdoors for any prolonged period of time during the summer months (Term 1 and Term 4). Hats are compulsory for all PE activities in Terms 1 and 4. Caps are not to be worn indoors. Graffiti or drawing on the College cap/hat is not permitted. Beanies or any other hats are not permitted.
- Dresses or skirts: must be worn at or below the knee.
- College Tie: In Term 1 and after the Melbourne Cup long weekend, the tie does not have to be worn. When worn, the tie must be tightened to fit correctly around the neck (top button fastened). Whenever the tie is worn, the shirt must be tucked in.
- No garments other than those stated on the uniform list are to be visible. This includes coloured T-Shirts or singlets which are visible through shirts, boxer shorts under dresses/ above trousers, and socks beneath or over tights.
- The full PE uniform may be worn to school if PE is timetabled for that day. In Term 1 and after the Melbourne Cup long weekend, PE shorts may be worn without the tracksuit pants. It is recommended that families purchase at least two sports polo tops. T-shirts underneath shirts, black and/or invisible socks, runners instead of shoes will not be permitted.
- Jewellery and make-up: Students are not permitted to wear visible make-up (including false eyelashes or eyelash extensions) or jewellery except for a watch, and plain sleepers or studs for pierced ears. Only one sleeper or stud per ear. Sleepers or studs should be either silver or gold in colour. Any other visible piercings of any form are not permitted. Clear plastic plugs or band-aid coverings are not acceptable. A small crucifix or religious emblem on a necklace is acceptable. However, they are best worn beneath the student’s shirt or dress. Nail polish, gel nails and/or acrylic nails are not permitted.
- Hairstyles: : For health and safety reasons hair must be tied back and 'off the face'. This means that for both male and female students hair is off the collar. Plaits, pony tails, braids and buns are permitted but pieces of hair hanging or over the face, half up or loose ponytails are not permitted. Hair must be natural in colour and style and kept clean. Unusual hairstyles, as determined by the College, are unacceptable (e.g. dreadlocks, shaved heads less than a 'number 2', fringes hanging over eyes and mohawks).
- Boys must be clean shaven. Those with dermatological reasons must provide an up-to date medical certificate in order to apply for an exemption. If a doctor’s certificate, this will need to be renewed every 2 weeks, if from a specialist, for the time specifically noted. Students with an exception will be expected to keep their facial hair trimmed as close as possible during this time. Moustaches, beards, goaties, sideburns and other distinct or noticeable facial hair will not be permitted.
- Runners/Sports Shoes: The only time runners or gym shoes are to be worn to school is with the sports uniform. At all other times, black leather shoes are to be worn. Should shoes need to be replaced, then that is to be done immediately, regardless of the time of year (including Term 4). Please note: The soles of runners are to be non-marking. Dunlop Volleys, Vans, Converse, canvas shoes and/or sandshoes are not permitted.
- Black Leather School Shoes: For OHS purposes the school shoe must be lace up, hard leather. Black leather runners/sports shoes will not be accepted with the full school uniform.
- Spray jacket: Spray jackets can be worn to and from school over the blazer in wet weather only.
- Beanies and Scarves: During the winter months, students are permitted to wear the College scarf and beanie (ink blue with monogram). These items can only be worn to and from school and in the grounds during the day. When students are indoors, or undertaking physical activity or play, these items must be removed. Skivvies are not part of the uniform.
- Shirt: In Term 1 and after the Melbourne Cup long weekend, the shirt with the monogram and firm collar does not have to be tucked in. All other term times, a white long sleeve shirt (with or without the monogram) can be worn with a firm collar (e.g. top button done), with the school tie and tucked in to the school pants.
- Socks: Students may wear plain white or the College ankle socks with their HPE uniform. For male students, the grey College socks must be worn with the regular school uniform (both Summer and Winter) and girls are to wear either the College ankle socks or plain white socks with their regular school uniform (both Summer and Winter). White socks with branding, socks which are not visible or are any other colour than those stipulated (e.g. grey or white) are not permitted.
- College Bags: All students must have an approved College bag. Laptops bags do not replace the College bag.
- Sunsmart: The College Cap (boys)/College Hat (girls) is to be worn while outdoors. The cap is to be worn for PE, sport sessions, SACCSS events and training and other activities at recess and lunchtime. In Terms 1 and 4, it is expected that the College Cap/ College Hat be worn to and from school. Remember to wear sunblock.
If you are not wearing the correct uniform
The Learning Advisor (LA) checks uniform every day. If you are not wearing the correct uniform and have a legitimate reason, then you must provide a note from your parent/guardian and give it to your Learning Advisor. The LA will then write a note on SEQTA stating the length of time for which the exemption has been granted. The LA will keep a record of the exemptions and inform the House Leader of any concerns or repeat offences. If you do not have a note, then your Learning Advisor and House Leader will follow this up with your parents/guardians.
Students may be issued with consequences for breaches of the Uniform Policy at the discretion of the House Leaders, Directors of Students and/or Leadership Team. Please note that whenever students are in uniform they must wear it fully, neatly and correctly; as such, students may be issued with consequences for uniform breaches that occur off campus and/or outside of school hours.