The College uniform is designed to present a positive image of the College to the wider community. The uniform should foster a sense of belonging and pride and the way it is worn in public, displays a level of support and respect for the College.
The responsibility of wearing the uniform properly does not end at the College gates and it is important that the St Edward’s College uniform is worn correctly to and from school.
The College uniform can only be purchased from the College Uniform Shop which is operated by the independent company Cowan and Lewis. The shop is located in the building opposite the College Administration building. Their contact phone number is 9449 9777.
The normal opening hours for the shop during school terms are Mondays and Fridays from 8.00 am to 9.30 am. Opening hours, for school holiday periods, are advertised in the College newsletter towards the end of each term. Special blazer fitting days are also advertised in the College newsletter, any fittings after these dates does not guarantee blazers will be delivered until after the beginning of term 2.
The full sports uniform should be worn on Fridays for all students in years 7 to 10. For cold weather the College tracksuit or College pullover should be worn, no other jumpers/shirts are acceptable.
Any student representing the College is expected to wear the full sports uniform to and from the activity.
PD/H/PE teachers will inform students when they are required to bring their sports uniform for practical lessons. On these occasions sports uniforms are worn only for that period.
It is the student’s responsibility to maintain the correct shoes by polishing them frequently, inspections by Year Co-ordinators will take place throughout the year.
Light weight canvas shoes for sport are not acceptable as they do not provide suitable protection in Science and Technics classes.
Belts worn with either shorts or pants must be plain grey or black with a simple buckle. Patterned belts or those with logos are not appropriate. Suitable belts can be purchased from the uniform shop.
Hair should be a natural colour and of an acceptable cut. Hair of different colours, streaks, extremely short/shaven cuts (less than a Number 3), undercuts, rat’s tails, Mohawk style cuts are not acceptable.
Hair should not be obscuring the face and if over the collar length should be kept tied back. Ultimately the College Executive will determine if a cut is acceptable for the appropriate image that the College wishes to present to the community.
Nails should be kept short, clean and without any coloured varnish.
Students are encouraged to use a deodorant, spray cans should not be brought to school.
All students are expected to be clean shaven. Sideburns should not extend past the lobe of the ear.
Students who choose to have tattoos, must keep them covered while in school uniform.
The College rule is that no jewellery is to be worn other than a watch. Studs in piercings are not acceptable, nor is placing band-aids over piercings.
Rings, bracelets, necklaces (other than a discrete Catholic image such as a small crucifix) are not allowed. Charity bands may be worn for a short period after the charity day but are not to become a permanent item.
All students in Years 7 to 10 are required to purchase the College bag from the uniform shop. College bags must be used at all times including Friday sport days.
Students in Years 11 and 12 may use an appropriate backpack, predominately black or grey in colour.
Bags should be free of graffiti and be kept clean and in good repair.