Blazers are a compulsory item of the winter uniform for ALL students from Year 7 to Year 12.
If your current Secondary School child is also in need of a new larger school blazer for 2022, please also call into the Uniform Shop as soon as possible. (Please check Opening Hours and School Holiday Opening Hours page).
If you have a blazer that will not fit, please have it dry-cleaned and bring it into the Uniform Shop, where it can hopefully be sold through the second-hand uniform channel.
Volunteers Wanted for 2023
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or via the School Office on (08) 9537 0000.
LABELLING, ORDERING AND SECOND-HAND INFORMATION
Please be mindful that all items of clothing MUST have your child’s name on it. If the item is not yours, please return it to the school office as soon as possible, where we will be able to give the item to the correct child.
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
Any item that is marked in any way, 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.
Do you have any uniforms that no longer fit? Re-sell them through the Uniform Shop!
Any items that are laundered and in good condition would be able to be assessed to possibly include in the second-hand section.
Forms are available from either the Uniform Shop, Reception or online.
- 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 will receive 75% of this selling price.
Please note that, unfortunately, any item that has been taken in cannot be returned if either unsuitable or unsold.
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.
Spartan has supplied a couple of do’s and 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