Rationale: A uniform reinforces in students a pride in their own appearance, instils recognition of themselves as an integral part of the school community, and assists in developing pride in representing their school. Issues of equity, health and safety, and expense are also factors that contribute to having a compulsory school uniform.

Aim: Reduce costs to parents: Over time, uniforms are cheaper than casual clothing and remove the competitive element potentially involved in designer casual clothes.

Safety of your child: A uniform allows staff to easily identify students as members of the school community. The uniform is designed to be compliant with the health & safety requirements in all areas of the school. This is especially important with regard to shoes which must be leather and polishable in order that students are able to undertake some subjects.

Positive Image: A uniform presents a positive image to the community. A uniform creates a sense of pride and association with Ballarat Secondary College.

Uniform Implementation:

1. Students must wear complete College uniform on all occasions including to and from school, unless officially notified by the College in writing or of the reasons by parent/carer.

2. Students who are out of uniform must:

  • Bring a note of explanation indicating when they will be back in complete uniform.
  • Obtain a uniform pass during the first period of the day from the office.
  • Wear alternative clothing that is as close as possible to the current uniform.
  • Students who are out of uniform (even with a note) may not comply with health & safety rules and therefore may be excluded from certain practical tasks.

3. Students may wear their sport uniform or appropriate dress including footwear when involved in Physical Education or Sport.

4. All students mustwear black leather polishable lace up shoes in the style of traditional school shoe except with sports uniform.

Day To Day

 

 

 

  Item

Description

Logo Style

Gender

Pants

Navy blue, easy fit

BSC

Male/Female

 

Navy blue, girls cut

BSC

Female

Shorts

Navy blue, easy fit

BSC

Male/Female

Jumper

Navy woollen

Flag

Male/Female

 

Rugby jersey

Flag

Male/Female

Shirts

White polo shirt, short or long sleeve

Flag

Male/Female

 

White button-up with  collar long or short sleeve

Year 11 only in 2014

Nil

Male

 

White button-up blouse long or short sleeve

Year 11 only in 2014

Nil

Female

 

White poly-cotton long sleeve

Nil

Female

Summer Dress

Navy, sky blue and white check (knee length) school design

Nil

Female

Winter Skirt

Navy, sky blue and white tartan (knee length) school design

Nil

Female

Socks

Pants - plain dark socks (blue/black)

Nil

Male/Female

 

Winter skirt - navy tights or plain white socks

Nil

Female

 

Shorts and summer dress – plain white socks

Nil

Male/Female

Shoes

Plain black leather ‘polishable’ lace up shoes that cover top of feet. No runners

Nil

Male/Female

Jacket

Navy blue spray jacket

Flag

Male/Female

 

Fleecy zip-through jacket

Flag

Male/Female

Tie

School tie

Year 11 only in 2014

Flag

Male/Female

Physical Education Uniform

 

 

 

Jumper

Rugby jersey

Fag

Male/Female

Singlet

College colour singlet

Nil

Male

Shirt

Blue polo shirt

Flag

Male/Female

Shorts

Navy blue easy fit

BSC

Male/Female

Tracksuit Pants (optional)

Navy Blue

BSC

Male/Female

 

 

28th of July 2017. Ballarat Secondary College.