Uniform News

  • Volunteers Wanted for 2021

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 1 NEWS

Blazer 2021

Blazers are a compulsory item of the winter uniform for ALL students from Years 7.


If your current Secondary School child is also in need of a new larger school blazer for 2021, please also call into the Uniform Shop ASAP.  If you have a blazer that will not fit for Term 2, please have it dry-cleaned and bring it into the uniform shop ASAP, where I can hopefully sell it for you through our secondhand uniform channel. 

Winter Uniforms – Terms 2 & 3
 

After the April school holidays your child/ren will be required to be in full winter uniform.  If your student/s requires any of the items below, the new winter stock will be available to purchase from March, please visit the shop at this time.

Year 5 students have the option of wearing: - Green raincoat

Year 3/4 students have the option of wearing: - Microfibre sports jacket & track pants 

Kindy – Year 2
Warm Nylon Fleece tops (compulsory)
Warm Nylon Fleece track-pants (compulsory) 

All current Year 3 - Year 12 students will require: - Full Winter Formal uniform:

Girls                                                          
Blazer from Year 7
School Jumper (Wool or Cotton)
Kilt Formal Trousers                                                           
Shirt                                                   
Tie                                                                   
Primary Years 3-6 Thick black cotton stockings or Knee-high white socks
Short striped grey school socks to be worn with trousers
Secondary School Years 7-12 70 Den stockings (Black) 
School Hat

Boys
Blazer from Year 7
School Jumper (Wool or Cotton)
Winter Shorts Primary to be worn with knee high school socks
Elastic Back double-knee Trousers to be worn with short school socks 
Senior Trouser with black belt Year 7 plus
Shirt                                         
Tie       
School Hat                                

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.

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.


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.