Nothing denotes ‘belonging’ as much as wearing the uniform of the College. The refreshed academic and PE uniform is compulsory from 2021.
A 'one' Waverley look, connecting Years 5-12.
Jonathan Ward, designer
With a consistent look across Years 5-12, the new uniform has been designed with a transeasonal approach of wardrobe coordinates.
The brief required a more contemporary feel that enabled the students to undertake their many and varied daily activities while feeling smart and comfortable.
The new uniform had to reflect and respect the history and traditions of Waverley College, yet support our future direction as outlined in the new Strategic Plan 2019-2023.
Every College stakeholder group was represented and actively involved in the review process — students, parents, College staff, Old Boys and Board members.
Designer Jonathan Ward was appointed to lead the review. The former executive designer for R M Williams is known for his versatility, design sense and understanding of how school uniforms work.
Jonathan has worked closely with the Uniform Review Committee to create new design proposals. Stakeholders then discussed the proposals and agreed on the final design.
The aim and vision for the design was to create a ‘one’ Waverley look for the boys connecting them from Years 5 to 12.
It has been designed as a transeasonal uniform of essential and optional garments, and students can choose to wear either pants/shorts or long sleeve/short sleeve shirts throughout the year.
We have maintained a consistent look that is fit for purpose, age appropriate and shows a subtle rite of passage.
The Waverley College colours (blue and gold) remain a key feature of the new academic and PE uniform.
Year 5 to 12 students will wear the same academic uniform, with a different tie signifying rites of passage through a student’s schooling journey. There are three new tie designs that indicate three different levels of schooling – Years 5-6, Years 7-10 and Years 11-12.
The new PE uniform features the latest performance-based fabrics, offering students comfort, stretch and ease of care.
Overall, the new uniform features a contemporary feel, is flexible and comfortable to wear, and is better suited to the school environment and to boys’ learning. It is also more cost-effective for parents than the previous uniform.
Our newly-designed College Indigenous jersey, launched at our 2021 Reconciliation Day assembly, was specifically made for our Rugby, Football and AFL 1st teams. Designed by local artist and Yuin man, Billy Reynolds, it is based on his artwork ‘Coastal Connections’, about the grounds on which we play today, Queens Park, once connected to Centennial Park.
The area was once a meeting place for the Bidjigal, Kameygal and Gweagal people of Botany Bay, and the Gadigal and Birrabirragal people, who lived nearer to Watsons Bay. The parks had fresh waterways which provided Aboriginal people with plentiful food and spaces for them to camp, trade and hold meetings during their journeys.
The circle in the middle of Billy’s artwork represents this meeting place and the features on either side represent Aboriginal people coming together. As Waverley is on the coast, Billy used gradients of blue and yellow to represent the land meeting the ocean.
Is there a summer and winter uniform? Do I need to wear a blazer in winter?
There is no separate winter and summer uniform, however, students are required to wear their blazer travelling to and from school in Terms 2 and 3 and during formal occasions including College assemblies. During class and on the playground, students do not need to wear their blazer.
In the cooler months, students will have the option to layer academic jumpers, cardigans, vests, scarfs and a warm all-weather jacket.
The all-weather jacket can be worn over the blazer but it can not replace the blazer when the students are travelling to and from school, assemblies and other formal occasions.
Where do we go for fittings and to purchase the uniform?
The uniform shop is located on the Senior Campus of Waverley College at 131 Birrell Street. Enter via reception and take the elevator up to level 3.
To make a booking, please check the uniform section at the bottom of this page for instructions. Parents can take the new uniform home the day of the fitting or layby. Students will be fitted bigger to allow for growth and items can be exchanged, with tags on, if needed.
What do we do with our existing uniforms?
The Clothing Pool is still operational and all parents are encouraged to donate their second-hand items to assist existing Waverley families. Existing PE uniforms and on-field items will be used for training over the next couple of years.
When are the on-field and training uniforms being released?
On-field (co-curricular) uniforms will be introduced for the Summer Sport 2020/2021 season. Winter on-field sport uniforms will be available from February 2021, with the expectation that all playing teams will wear the new on-field sport uniform in 2021. The current sports uniform will be adopted for training over the transition period to further reduce costs for parents and reduce wastage.
For information about click and collect, trading hours, size guides, delivery information and the uniform policy click here.
Phone: (02) 9369 0709
Level 3, Centenary Building,
Senior School Campus
(Enter via reception and take the lift to the 3rd Floor)
131 Birrell Street,
Waverley NSW 2024
Phone: (02) 9369 0709