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Uniform Review Process

In 2017, we started a review process of the Epsom Girls Grammar School uniform. The review started with a consultation, with feedback being sought from students, staff and families. The initial consultation identified the importance of maintaining the traditions and identity of the school in the local community. Respondents also indicated a need for more options to meet the needs of our diverse community. A brief was developed which reflected the responses. Proposals to our brief were submitted by a number of uniform suppliers and in January 2018 the Uniform Group were engaged to work with us. The Uniform Group also worked with students in the Y13 Textiles design class to develop ideas for consideration. The textile design students also did further investigation of needs and their findings were fed back into the uniform development plan. Throughout Term 2 2018 we have displayed some of the possibilities to students, parents and members of the community. We have also provided presentations of the proposals to students and parents. We have considered the feedback we received from the artwork and samples carefully and have responded positively to the recommendations in redefining the uniform and now plan to aim for the introduction of a new uniform in 2020. This will allow time for students and parents to see samples of the new uniform and will give us ample time for production deadlines in 2019 for stock to be available for the 2020 introduction. The planned transition period process for introduction of the new uniform will be three years, with the current school uniform to be phased out by 2023.

Years 9-12

 The school requires the correct uniform to be worn:

  • when students are at school or when travelling to and from school
  • while attending school functions away from the school, eg sports tours, cultural and educational excursions

Outside school hours eg in shopping areas after school, students are to be in either complete school uniform OR complete mufti.

Summer Uniform

Blouse: striped blouse with white collar.

Culottes: navy, knee length culottes are compulsory. A navy pleated skirt may be worn as an alternative.

Footwear: Plain black leather lace-up shoes or black leather shoes with a closed in toe and heel. White ankle socks are optional..

Headscarves: Plain navy, black or white.

Jersey: dark navy with gold lion emblem may be worn in both summer and winter.

Jacket: navy school jacket. This is the only jacket to be worn with the school uniform.


Winter Uniform

Blouse: Regulation blue and white striped winter blouse.

Tunic: Dark navy tunic to be worn on the knee. A V-neck T-shirt may be worn under blouses provided it does not show.

Footwear: Shoes as for summer, to be worn with black (sheer or rib) pantyhose or white ankle socks.

Headscarves: Plain navy, black or white.

Scarf: Stripes of royal blue and gold.

Jersey: Dark navy with gold lion emblem.

Jacket: Navy school showerproof jacket. This is the ONLY jacket to be worn with the school uniform.

Blazer: available for Years 11, 12 and 13 students only. It is to be worn with the winter uniform only.

Physical Education

Students may wear their own choice of comfortable active wear for class lessons.

Bathing Suit: Class lessons require a one piece suit. A school royal blue suit is available from the school uniform shop and is to be worn by swimming, diving and waterpolo teams.

Bathing Cap: Compulsory item available for purchase from the school shop.

Tracksuit: A navy tracksuit is available from the school shop and may be worn for physical education. Students are expected to purchase their own tracksuit when representing the school in a sporting code.

NOTES

Wearing of Taonga is allowed under the following circumstances only: 

  • The object is worn on a long chain/string around the neck so that it is not visible.

Any dispensation for cultural and religious reasons allowing the object to be worn in a different way must be negotiated with the Deputy Principal in charge of the year level.
The school can take no responsibility if the object is lost.

Jewellery: No jewellery is permitted. The school reserves the right of confiscation if the code is not followed. The only exceptions to this rule are: 
a) A watch which should be named.
b) One pair of small plain gold or silver ear studs (facial studs are NOT permitted).

Cycling helmets:
Approved helmets must be worn to and from school.

Bag:
Any plain weather-proof bag is acceptable. Bags must not be written on or defaced in any way. 

Hair Ribbons, ties or hairbands:
Navy blue or black only.

  • Every article of clothing is to be names and students must be responsible for taking care of their garments.
  • Unnatural hair dye, make up and nail polish are not compatible with the uniform.
  • Student's hair must be clean and well groomed and tied back in a tidy style when appropriate.

Footwear: Coloured socks, sandals, ballet slippers, boots, track, soft canvas/cloth or suede shoes are NOT permitted.

Procedures for Incorrect Uniform

1.     If a student arrives at school in incorrect uniform she must see the student support receptionist with a note written and signed by parents. A pass may be issued.

2.     If girls are incorrectly dressed and do not have a uniform pass they may be sent home.

3.     The school will contact parents about their daughter’s standard of dress if the uniform code is not adhered to.

Year 13 Uniform

Year 13 students are expected to be role models for the rest of the school and maintain high standards of dress and grooming.

Skirt: The skirt is a pleated long length navy skirt. The skirt hem is to be approximately 8cm off the ground.

Blouse: The Year 13 white blouse is compulsory (available from the Uniform Shop only.) Students may choose to continue to wear their Year 12 blouse if they do not wish to purchase the regulation Year 13 white blouse.

Blazer: Navy blazer. Blazers are compulsory for Prefects.

Footwear: Low-heeled shoes – plain black leather only may be worn with black ankle socks or black tights.

Jewellery: The school reserves the right to request students to remove excessive or inappropriate jewellery.

Formal Occasions

Students are expected to dress in appropriate school uniform.
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