Nothing denotes ‘belonging’ as much as wearing the uniform of the College. The refreshed academic and PE uniform will be available from the beginning of 2020, and compulsory from the commencement of the 2021 academic year.
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 boys 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 boys 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 boy’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.
When is the new uniform available for purchase?
Both the academic and PE uniform are available for fittings from 20 November. The uniform shop are prioritising fittings for new students and those families will be able to take home the uniform at the time of the fitting. Existing students can come in for a fitting and preorder the garments for pick up after 20 January.
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. Boys will be fitted bigger to allow for growth and items can be exchanged, with tags on, if needed.
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. Please check the uniform shop opening hours at the bottom of this page.
When does my son need to be in the new uniform?
Boys in Year 12, 2020 can finish their schooling in the existing uniform. Boys in Years 8 to 11, 2020 may stay in the existing uniform but will be required to purchase the new uniform for the start of 2021. It is recommended that Year 11 2020 boys purchase the new uniform for 2020 to ensure they get two years out of the uniform, instead of 3 terms if purchased for 2021.
Boys in Year 5 and 7, 2020 will be required to be in the new uniform.
Can we mix and match pieces from the old and new uniforms?
No, boys are not able to mix old and new uniform items. Boys must either wear the current full uniform or the new uniform. This applies to both the academic and the PE uniform. During the one-year transition period (2020), students in Year 6 (2020) and Year 8-12 (2020) may choose to wear either the current uniform or the new uniform but no mixing of both.
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. Please follow this link for more information on what donations are needed in the clothing pool and what items are unable to be accepted.
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 and will be released in August 2020. 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 2021/2022 (a one-year transition period). The current sports uniform will be adopted for training over the transition period to further reduce costs for parents and reduce wastage.
Is there a summer and winter uniform?
There is no separate winter and summer uniform, there will be one uniform with various optional items to choose from. For example, boys can wear shorts or pants, and a short-sleeve shirt or long-sleeve shirt. In the cooler months, boys will have the option to layer jumpers, cardigans, vests, scarfs and a warm parka-style rain jacket that can be worn on campus and to sport. Please note, in certain instances, boys will be required to wear a full suit which includes either shorts and pants with the blazer. For example during formal occasions, awards or special assemblies.
We invite you to Book Your Son’s Uniform Fitting online:
- Head to https://www.noone.com.au/school/waverley-college
- Click on Find a Store – scroll down to find the ‘Book Appointment’ box
- Select a date and fill in the required fields
- Click ‘Send”
- You will receive an email confirmation of your booking
We strongly recommend you make an appointment to ensure we can provide you with a personalised and efficient fitting service. In the event there is not a suitable time available, we highly recommend you contact the uniform shop to discuss. While we reopen in January, it can be a very busy period for current families and it is our preference new students are fitted in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
Our experienced staff fit for growing room. However, if for any reason your child grows significantly over the holiday period, we will happily exchange any uniform item. Methods of payment available are cash, eftpos, visa and mastercard.
Waverley College Uniform Shop School Term Trading Hours
Monday 8.00am – 4.00pm
Wednesday 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm
Phone: (02) 9369 0709