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The information on the school website is currently being updated relating to the new uniform for 2020.  We will schedule the photography of the new uniform as soon as the manufacturer provides the full range of production samples which is expected in the next few weeks.  The new uniform will consist of a school uniform for year 9-11, new enrolments into Y9 in 2020 will be the first year in this uniform; and a senior uniform which will be worn by students entering into year 12 and 13. 

Current Year 9 and 10 students are able to remain in their existing uniform until they enter year 12.


Uniform review process

In 2017, we started a review process of the Epsom Girls Grammar School uniform. The review started with feedback from students, staff and families. Through the results, we found it is important to maintain the traditions and identity of the School within our local community. We also saw a need for more clothing options to cater to our diverse community. A brief was developed which reflected all responses, and attracted a lot of attention from uniform suppliers, and in January 2018 we chose to partner with the Uniform Group.

The Uniform Group worked with students in the Year 13 textile design class to develop ideas for them to consider in the final garments. The textile design students did further investigation of student needs, and their findings were included in the uniform development plan. Throughout Term 2, 2018 we have shared some of the possibilities and proposals to students, parents and members of the community.

We have considered the feedback carefully, responding positively to the recommendations in redefining the uniform. We can now plan to introduce 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 to meet production deadlines. The transition process for the introduction of the new uniform will be three years, with the current school uniform to be phased out by 2023.


Years 9-12 uniform

 The School requires the correct uniform to be worn:

  • when students are at, or travelling to and from school
  • while attending school functions away from the school, e.g. sport tours, cultural and educational excursions

Outside school hours, e.g. 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 optional. 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 or the new softshell school jacket from Term 2, 2019.

Winter uniform 

Blouse: Regulation blue and white striped winter blouse.

Tunic: Dark navy tunic to be worn to 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 jacket or the new softshell school jacket from Term 2, 2019. 

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.

Swimming togs: 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.

Swimming 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.

Note:

  • Wearing of taonga is allowed if 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 - the following may be worn: 
    • 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: if cycling to school, 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 named and students must be responsible for taking care of their garments
  • Unnatural hair dye, makeup and nail polish are not permitted
  • Hair must be clean and well groomed and tied back in a tidy style when possible.
  • 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, they must see the Student Support receptionist with a note written and signed by parents. A pass may be issued.
  2. The school will contact parents if a student’s standard of dress does not adhere to the uniform code.

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

Blouse: the Year 13 white blouse is optional (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 and make-up: excessive or inappropriate jewellery or make-up is not compatible with the school uniform.


Formal occasions

Students are to dress in appropriate school uniform on formal school occasions.