Our existing school uniform contract with PSW Uniforms is due to cease in May 2021. Our School Council has begun the process of seeking tenders for a new contract from May 2021. The tender process will be assessed on ensuring all school uniform items are easy to source, more comfortable to wear and appropriate for all students to wear the correct uniform.
As part of the preparation for the tender process there will be two consultation periods with our parent community as well as discussions with our 2021 student leaders. The first consultation period will be seeking feedback on school uniform colours which will help determine whether the school retains the existing uniform colours of brown and gold or replacing brown with an alternate colour.
School Council agree gold will remain part of the school uniform. It is important we receive as much feedback as possible on school uniform colours as we are aware there is an increase in students wearing items outside of existing approved uniform colours. Informal feedback received by the School and Council indicates there are some challenges sourcing brown clothing items and/or the extra costs associated with brown can be prohibitive.
In the new year there will be further consultation that will also include discussion about the range of items that we include in our new contract that are available across all age groups.
Pending the outcome of the consultation processes and uniform tender process, there may be a transition to a new or renewed supplier during 2021. This may result in a revised school uniform and policy introduced for all students with effect from January 2022. The current uniform policy will remain unchanged for 2021.
Parents of current students will receive further information about uniform colours this week. The opportunity to provide feedback on school uniform colours will close Friday, 12th February 2021.