Uniform News

  • Volunteers Wanted for 2020

Can you spare a few hours each week or month? We would like to hear from any parent willing to volunteer some time to the school by assisting in the Uniform Shop. This would involve helping in all aspects of the operation of the shop during open hours, approximately 4 hours a week.

If any parent is interested in helping, please contact Mrs Jan Burbidge either at the Uniform Shop or via the School Office on (08) 9537 0000.

TERM 4 NEWS

Blazer 2021

If your current High School child is also in need of a new larger school blazer for 2021, please also call into the Uniform Shop before the 4th December 2020. 

Blazers ordered after this date will have to be ordered individually and therefore will not be subject to the lower price afforded by the large order. Also, blazers not ordered by this time may not be ready for Term 2 of 2021, when the blazer is a compulsory uniform item for all High School students.


Term 4

With Term 4 approaching, please be aware of the following uniform requirements:

  • Kindergarten through to Year 2: Sports uniform
  • Kindergarten through to Year 2: Summer uniform 

Girls

  • Sports tops - no change
  • Green skorts/sports skirt/shorts 
  • Sport sock – no change                                                         

Boys

  • Sports tops – no change
  • Green school shorts
  • Sport socks – no change 


Year 3 to Year 12: Full formal Summer Uniform

Girls                                                                

  • Dress     
  • Jumper 
  • Tailored summer formal shorts
  • Tailored summer formal shorts
  • Formal green shirt 
  • Turnover top white ankle socks  

Boys

  • Summer shorts
  • Formal green shirts
  • Jumper
  • New short striped grey sock                       

If you require any new uniforms, please see what sizes you currently have, which will assist us in selecting the correct size of the new item.

If you need a summer dress with extra length, please call in ASAP, as this can take an additional 4-6 weeks to deliver.

This year we are trialing tailored summer shorts for girls/ladies to be worn with the green formal shirts and white ankle socks.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Dry Cleaning your Blazer

The purpose of this article is to provide some guidance and advice relating to the safe laundering and dry cleaning of your Frederick Irwin School Blazer.

The first rule is that blazers should never be home-laundered. Treat your blazer like any suiting jacket – which is dry clean only. Just like a suit, blazers have high quality fabric (containing wool) together with fusing and lining which must be professionally cleaned. A quality dry cleaner should be used where possible.

The above said, there are some dry cleaners that do not always dry clean in accordance with garment specifications. The primary complaint about dry cleaning is over-heating. When a blazer is over-heated, the fusing (used to make collars and the lapel maintain shape) will come away from the fabric and result in bubbles, a wave pattern or bulging. An experienced dry cleaner will know this and can prevent this from happening.

Frederick Irwin’s blazer manufacturer recommends using a larger-scale dry cleaner rather than small shopping centre-based dry cleaners. Larger volume dry cleaners tend to be more professional and have experience with special garments. If you are in any doubt, do not be afraid to ask questions about the dry cleaner’s practices and knowledge.

Sound dry cleaning practices will ensure your blazer will last longer.


Some Helpful Uniform Reminders to start Term 3:

We politely ask you to support our Uniform Policy, ensuring that hair is appropriate, out of the eyes, free of product and conservative. Girls with longer hair will need to tie it back, using school green or black elastics. Earrings must be silver or gold studs, or small sleepers. Sport shoes must be predominately white (to end of Year 4) , without the inclusion of florescent colour. It is important that we maintain our high uniform standard, and hope to establish this from the beginning of each term. Please refer to the School’s Uniform Policy for more detailed information.

Please remember that the only appropriate hats in Primary are a green school slouch hat or green school legionnaire’s cap. Students without the correct headwear will be unable to play out of cover.

  • Kilt length – this should be on or below the middle of the knee; when kneeling the bottom of the skirt should touch the floor.
  • All secondary school boys should be wearing a compulsory plain black leather belt with their winter trousers.
  • Blazers to be worn from year 7 – they are to be worn to and from school & during if required
  • Scarves worn to school must be the Frederick Irwin Anglican School knitted green and gold scarf with the formal winter uniform only (from Year 3).
  • Tights – Primary girls wear the cotton 70 denier tights. Secondary girls wear the shiny 70 denier tights/stockings. (The cotton tights are a little sturdier for the Primary girls to wear).
  • Primary boys – if they are wearing the winter grey shorts, they must wear knee high school grey socks; if they are wearing the winter grey trousers – they can wear short or long school grey socks.
  • Sports caps are worn from Year 7.
  • Clothing items that are faded or damaged will need to be replaced.
  • Rain jackets – all Primary students should have a yellow rain jacket in their bags; from Year 4, students are permitted to have the option of a green rain jacket if they either want one or have grown out of the yellow jacket.


Current Year 6 Students

Please be advised that the 2019 Graduation top (gold sports top) your child is currently wearing will not be able to be worn in 2020 for Year 7.


Trolley Bags

Care of Trolley Bags - Spartan has supplied a couple of do’s & don’ts with the trolley bags (this label is inside the bags):

  • Do not pull up stairs
  • Do not pull along uneven ground or sand

PLEASE NOTE

Lost Uniforms

Can you all please check your children uniforms for names, if the item is not yours, please return it to the school office ASAP, where we are able to give the item to the correct child, if you know the child please pass it on to the owner.

Recently, I have had several parents into the uniform shop, complaining about lost/taken uniform items.

Please be mindful that all items of clothing MUST have your child’s name on it, this will not only reduce the risk of lost items, which result in additional costs for families but items can easily be returned.


Second hand Uniforms

Have you any uniforms that no longer fit, re-sell them through them through the uniform shop. Items that are laundered and in good condition, I would like to assess them to possibly include in our second hand section.

Forms are available from either the Uniform Shop, Reception or online – details needed:

Name and address – so payment can be deducted from your school fees – once items are sold
Date purchased – this will help set the selling price
The selling price is set at 60% of the original price, and then you received 75% of this selling price.

A new system has been developed to help me process the 2nd hand uniforms into the shop & sell on for you. Unfortunately, any item that has been taken in, cannot be returned if either unsuitable or unsold.


Exchange or Refunds on New Uniforms Items

We are always willing to exchange or refund new items purchased if they are the wrong size or if a parent has changed their mind. However, these items need to be:-

  • Returned with the original purchase receipt
  • Still have the original tags attached or in packaging
  • Be unworn/clean, as when purchased
  • Un-laundered

Any item that is marked in anyway, whether it has been worn or not, will not be accepted for a credit or exchange for a different size or item. Your co-operation in this matter would be appreciated. There is no refund on any secondhand items.


Pre-Ordered Items

All pre-ordered items will only be held for 10 working days once contact has been made – after this time the items will be put back on the shelf.


Exchange or Refunds on New Uniforms Items.

We are always willing to exchange or refund new items purchased if they are the wrong size or if a parent has changed their mind. However, these items need to be:-

  • Returned with the original purchase receipt
  • Still have the original tags attached or in packaging
  • Be unworn/clean, as when purchased
  • Un-laundered

Any item that is marked in anyway, whether it has been worn or not, will not be accepted for a credit or exchange for a different size or item. Your co-operation in this matter would be appreciated. There is no refund on any second hand items.