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Current as of Friday 16 November 2018.


  • Please view the main Uniform Page for information regarding location, opening hours, online ordering, policy, plus more.


Volunteers Wanted for 2019

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.



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 2nd hand items.


Blazer 2019

Blazers are a compulsory item of the winter uniform for ALL students from Years 7 in 2019. Would you please arrange an appointment with your child for fitting and ordering of the school blazer, before Friday 30 November 2018

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 2019, when the blazer is a compulsory uniform item for all High School students.

If your current High School child is also in need of a new larger school blazer for 2019, please also call into the Uniform Shop before the 30 November 2018.

If you have a blazer that will not fit for next winter, please have it dry-cleaned and bring it into the uniform shop ASAP, as we are currently selling new and second-hand blazers for our 2019 new Year 7’s.


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 practises and knowledge.

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


Board Shorts Year 7+

We are offering both girls/ladies and boys/men’s board shorts for sale. These are for high school only.

  • Board shorts for swimming / beach only
  • Boys can choose boardies or bathers no more sports shorts for swimming / water based activities


Current Year 6 Students

Please be advised that the 2018 Graduation top (gold sports top) your child is currently wearing will not be able to be worn in 2019 for year 7.


2019 Year 6 Students – Tops

The current Year 5s will be in their last year in Primary in 2019, and as such we would like to recognise this with a special top for all current Year 5s.

As all the students will require a gold polo as part of their sports uniform, this top will be made with printing on the back especially designed for the graduation year groups. The only additional cost to a new gold sports top will be the screen printing.

Please visit the Uniform Shop to pre-order your size, for delivery in February 2019, by Thursday 25 October 2018 at the LATEST – No new orders will be taken after this date.


2019 Year 5 Students

From February 2019, your current Year 4 Student will be moving into Year 5, you may need to purchase additional formal uniforms, as the formal uniform will be worn for the whole week (full 5 days) and students will change at school for timetabled sports. Please call into the uniform shop ASAP.


2019 Year 3 Students

From February 2019, your current Year 2 student will need to purchase the full formal summer uniforms, to be worn for three days, with two full days of sportswear. Please visit the uniform shop.


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

  • Kindergarten through to Year 2: Sports uniform
  • Summer uniform Kindergarten through to Year 2:
Girls Boys
Sports tops – no change Sports tops – no change
Green skorts / sports skirt / shorts Green school shorts
Sport sock – no change Sport socks – no change


  • Year 3 to Year 12: Full formal Summer Uniform
Girls Boys
Dress Summer Shorts
Jumper Shirts
Turnover top white ankle socks Jumper
New short striped socks


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 visit the Uniform Shop as soon as possible, as this can take an additional four to six weeks to deliver.


Lost Uniforms

Please check your child/ren’s uniforms for names. If the item is not yours, please return it to the School Office as soon as possible, where we are able to give the item to the correct child. If you know the child, please pass it on to the owner.

Please be mindful that all items of clothing MUST have your child/ren’s name on them. 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

If you any uniforms that no longer fit, please re-sell them through them through the Uniform Shop. If the items are freshly laundered and in a very good condition, the Uniform Shop would like to assess them to possibly include in their second hand section.

Please note that any item that has been take in cannot be returned if either unsuitable or unsold. Please bare this in mind when bringing uniforms to sell.

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 an increased figure of 75% of the reduced selling price.





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