It is with pleasure that Dominic College launches its new student uniform to be introduced and worn by students commencing in 2021.
Since 1973, Dominic College has valued its school uniform, serving as a means of common ground for students that unites them into a single entity. Despite various changes over more than four decades, the purpose of the Dominic College uniform has always been to enable students to develop a sense of belonging to Dominic as a unique educational and faith community. The uniform acts as the most public symbol of the College community.
A review and redesign of Dominic College’s uniform commenced in January 2019 as a response to student, family and staff feedback that the uniform needed an overhaul to meet contemporary student needs in a climate that rapidly changes. A Review Committee was established to consult our stakeholders and collaborate with the College Leadership Team and College Council in decision-making.
The new uniform, expanded colour palette and crest reflect a connection to our values, history and the traditions of the College. The College crest continues to guide the central historic brand of the uniform.
It is our desire that our uniform inspires a commitment to quality and excellence and facilitates student pride in appearance, and engenders pride in a distinctive school community.
We believe that a strong culture of uniform quality and consistency supports a school environment that is calm, harmonious and focused on student learning. The uniform serves to establish the College’s expectations of students and students’ expectations of themselves. When dressed to a high standard, students’ choices reflect those high standards – expectations of excellence should therefore be woven into the quality, fabric, style and look of the College uniform.
The Dominic College Uniform is a visible symbol of the College and a public declaration of our values, standards, and beliefs. The College is conservative in its approach to the Student Code of Appearance in order to reinforce an emphasis on the personal discipline of respect, a focus on student learning and ensuring students learn the importance of excellence in presentation.
The uniform is designed to create a sense of individual and collective pride in students and their identification with the College as a unique community.
Wearing the uniform correctly is an expectation for all students enrolled at the College. The school uniform draws attention to our College, and great care should be taken to ensure it is worn with pride and respect. When families and students choose to be part of the Dominic College community, they choose to commit to our College expectations and standards.
The College expects students to be well groomed at all times when wearing the College uniform and great care should be taken of the uniform and it should be kept clean, neat and repaired and replaced as necessary.
K - 2 students are to wear the College’s PE Uniform year round. Year 3 - 10 students wear the formal College uniform on most days.
Full formal school uniform, inclusive of the College blazer is to be worn to and from school each day with the following exceptions:
• PE days only (not including sports training);
• Students involved in Year 8 - 10 Electives: Dance, Athletic Development; Animal Husbandry, and Outdoor Education.
The new uniform will be introduced in 2021 with all students able to wear the new uniform from the start of the 2021 school year.
However, to assist existing families who already have the current uniform, the College will have a transition phase where both uniforms can be worn across two years (2021 and 2022). All students will be required to be in the new College uniform at the commencement of the 2023 school year. This gradual roll out aims to give families plenty of time to plan for the transition.
There will be no mix and match of the previous branded uniform and new branded uniform. Students will be required to be totally in the old uniform or totally in the new uniform.
As requested by all stakeholders, K- 2 students will wear the sport uniform only and in Year 3 students will commence wearing the full formal uniform. We have worked to streamline the basic uniform items of the compulsory uniform and added a range of optional items such as a summer dress and a winter waterproof over-jacket.
In our efforts to support families in the transition period over the next two years, we have offered discounted items within the current uniform range through our Uniform Shop.
All items of the College uniform, together with a range of ancillary wear, are obtainable through the College Uniform Shop.
Clothing prices, in general, are considerably lower than those of other commercial outlets. We do not sell or take second hand uniform at the shop. Parents often sell second hand uniforms on Facebook through the Parent page and other groups. Find the 2021 price list here.
The uniform shop is located next to K-6 administration.
The uniform shop can be contacted directly on 03 6274 6031 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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