Uniform Information

St Columba Anglican School aims to foster a sense of pride and belonging to the School and to encourage in students an understanding of the importance of personal appearance. The way in which the uniform is worn says a great deal about who we are as a community and how we value the School to which we belong. Compliance with the School Uniform Policy is considered an essential condition of enrolment and parents and carers are expected to support the School in ensuring their child(ren) abide by this policy.

General Information

  • Correct uniform in good repair must be worn at all times.
  • All uniform items should be marked clearly with the student’s full name (not initials).
  • Only an official SCAS backpack may be used by students. Students’ names should be printed clearly on the bag. School bags must not be defaced in any way by stickers, transfers, writing or colouring. Students will be required to buy a new bag to replace defaced or badly damaged bags.
  • The summer uniform is to be worn in Terms 1 and 4 with the winter uniform to be worn from the 1 June to the 31 August inclusive. During the shoulder weeks in April/May of Term 2 and September of Term 3, families may choose the uniform that is more appropriate for the weather conditions.
  • The School blazer is a compulsory uniform item for Years 11 and 12, and optional for Year 10. The blazer is required for all school assemblies, excursions and formal occasions. Senior students are also expected to wear their blazer to and from school, and when leaving school at any time of the day. Blazers are also to be worn when students are representing the school or in a public area, including the School Cafe.
  • In Primary School, the sports cap is not to be worn with the summer and winter uniforms.
  • Students must wear SCAS Sports socks, available from the Uniform Shop, during sports days, and grey socks for boys and navy socks for girls with their Winter and Summer uniforms.

School Uniform for Primary School Boys

Primary Boys Summer Uniform

  • SCAS grey shorts with half elastic waist (Year 6 may wear belt looped shorts)
  • SCAS white short-sleeved shirt with centre box pleat and school emblem (without tie)
  • SCAS navy sloppy joe with emblem – Years K-2
  • SCAS knitted woollen jumper – Years 3-6
  • SCAS commando/floppy navy hat with school emblem – Years K-6
  • SCAS broad-brimmed navy hat with school emblem – Years 3-6
  • Grey ankle-height socks and black shoes (velcro/buckle up allowed for K-2)

Primary Boys Winter Uniform

  • SCAS grey trousers; or SCAS grey shorts may be worn on warmer days
  • SCAS white long-sleeved shirt with centre box pleat and school emblem
  • SCAS navy tie with burgundy and white stripes – Years K-2 elasticised version
  • SCAS navy sloppy joe with emblem – Years K-2
  • SCAS knitted woollen jumper – Years 3-6
  • SCAS commando/floppy navy hat with school emblem – Years K-6
  • SCAS broad-brimmed navy hat with school emblem – Years 3-6
  • Grey ankle-height socks and black shoes (velcro/buckle up allowed for K-2)

School Uniform for Primary School Girls

Primary Girls Summer Uniform

  • SCAS navy, white and burgundy tartan dress with burgundy trim and round collar – knee length hem
  • SCAS navy sloppy joe with emblem – Years K-2
  • SCAS knitted woollen jumper – Years 3-6
  • SCAS commando/floppy navy hat with school emblem – Years K-6
  • SCAS broad-brimmed navy hat with school emblem – Years 3-6
  • Navy ankle-height socks and black leather lace up shoes (velcro/buckle up allowed for K-2)

Primary Girls Winter Uniform

  • SCAS navy tartan tunic – knee length hem
  • SCAS white long-sleeved Peter Pan-style blouse
  • SCAS girls elasticised tartan tie
  • SCAS navy sloppy joe with emblem – Years K-2
  • SCAS knitted woollen jumper – Years 3-6
  • SCAS commando/floppy navy hat with school emblem – Years K-6
  • SCAS broad-brimmed navy hat with school emblem – Years 3-6
  • Navy tights or navy ankle-height socks and black shoes (velcro/buckle up allowed for K-2)

School Uniform for Secondary School Boys

Secondary Boys Summer Uniform

  • SCAS grey trousers and black leather belt (plain buckle); OR SCAS grey tailored shorts and black leather belt (plain buckle)
  • SCAS short-sleeved blue pin-striped shirt in white poly/cotton fabric
  • Full length navy tie with SCAS crest (maroon cross) – Years 7 to 10
  • Full length maroon tie with SCAS crest and senior stripes – Years 11 and 12
  • SCAS navy wool-mix jumper with school emblem
  • SCAS navy blazer with school emblem – optional for Year 10; compulsory for Years 11 and 12
  • Navy felt Akubra hat with burgundy, grey and white band – optional Years 7 to 10; compulsory for Years 11 and 12
  • Grey ankle-height socks and black shoes

Secondary Boys Winter Uniform

  • SCAS grey trousers and black leather belt (plain buckle); OR SCAS grey tailored shorts and black leather belt (plain buckle)
  • SCAS short-sleeved blue pin-striped shirt in white poly/cotton fabric
  • Full length navy tie with SCAS crest (maroon cross) – Years 7 to 10
  • Full length maroon tie with SCAS crest and senior stripes – Years 11 and 12
  • SCAS navy wool-mix jumper with school emblem
  • SCAS navy blazer with school emblem - optional for Year 10; compulsory for Years 11 and 12
  • Navy felt Akubra hat with burgundy, grey and white band – optional Years 7 to 10; compulsory for Years 11 and 12
  • Grey ankle-height socks and black shoes

School Uniform for Secondary School Girls

Girls Summer Uniform

  • SCAS silver-grey box pleat style skirt in a light poly/viscose plain fabric – knee length
  • SCAS white short-sleeved overshirt with navy piped collar and sleeves – Years 7 to 10
  • SCAS white short-sleeved overshirt with maroon piped collar and sleeves – Years 11 and 12
  • Full length navy tie with SCAS crest (maroon cross) – Years 7 to 10
  • Full length maroon tie with SCAS crest and senior stripes – Years 11 and 12
  • SCAS summer dress – optional for Years 7 to 10
  • SCAS navy wool-mix jumper with school emblem
  • SCAS navy blazer with school emblem – optional for Year 10; compulsory for Years 11 and 12
  • Navy Natasha hat with burgundy, grey and white band – optional for Years 7 to 10; compulsory for Years 11 and 12
  • Navy ankle-height socks and black shoes

The grey skirt and white overshirt are to be worn on formal occasions as directed by the Head of Secondary School.

Girls Winter Uniform

  • SCAS navy, burgundy and white tartan skirt – knee length
  • SCAS white short-sleeved overshirt with navy piped collar and sleeves – Years 7 to 10
  • SCAS white short-sleeved overshirt with maroon piped collar and sleeves – Years 11 and 12
  • Full length navy tie with SCAS crest (maroon cross) – Years 7 to 10
  • Full length maroon tie with SCAS crest and senior stripes – Years 11 and 12
  • SCAS navy wool-mix jumper with school emblem
  • SCAS navy blazer with school emblem – optional for Year 10; compulsory for Years 11 and 12.
  • Navy Natasha hat with burgundy, grey and white band – optional for Years 7 to 10; compulsory for Years 11 and 12
  • SCAS navy sports cap with school emblem
  • Navy stockings or navy ankle-height socks and black shoes

Year 11 and 12 girls can purchase grey trousers, which can be worn in both summer and winter. Please note that the formal summer/winter skirt must be worn for formal school activities.

Physical Education/Sports Uniform for all students

  • SCAS sports Polo shirt with school emblem or House shirt
  • SCAS navy shorts with school emblem
  • SCAS sports jacket with school emblem
  • SCAS navy track pants to match jacket
  • SCAS white sports socks (long team socks are required if competing in rugby, soccer, futsal and hockey teams)
  • Sports shoes must provide support and grip for all sporting activities, which means they must be an athletic runner or cross trainer shoe with laces to be tied up at all times. ‘Volley’ style, skate shoes and shoes without laces are not permitted.
  • SCAS navy sports cap with school emblem

Uniform Guidelines for Physical Education and Sports Uniform

Sports uniform can be worn to and from school on Sports Days (including Athletics and Swimming Carnivals). For Secondary students, the following guidelines should be followed on PE days:

If PE falls during period 1 or 2, students are to wear their sport uniform to school and will be given 10 minutes at the end of the lesson to change back into their full school uniform.

If PE falls during period 3 or 4, students are to wear their full school uniform to school and change into their sport uniform during long break. Their PE teacher will provide them with 10 minutes at the end of the lesson to change back into their full school uniform.

If PE falls during period 5, students are to wear their full school uniform to school and change into their sport uniform during short break. They will leave school in their sport uniform.

The school sports hat is a compulsory part of the sports uniform and must be worn at all times when participating in outdoor sporting activities.

Sports shoes must provide support and grip for all sporting activities, which means they must be an athletic runner or cross trainer shoe with laces to be tied up at all times. ‘Volley’ style, skate shoes and shoes without laces are not permitted.

The School jumper is not part of the sports uniform and therefore must not be worn with the sports uniform. The only exception to this rule is on cooler days when the jumper may be worn under the sports jacket. At no time should the jumper be worn without the jacket as this jacket is always the first item of warmth.

Guidelines for Swimming Carnivals

For Primary School - please ensure that your student has the following items, clearly named:

  • Plain one-piece bathers (girls)
  • Speedos or all in one bathers (boys)
  • School Sports uniform, including correct House Shirt (available from the School Uniform shop)
  • Correct sports socks and fully enclosed shoes
  • School Broad Brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen (coloured zinc is allowed for the face only) for regular application
  • Sun shirts (optional but recommended whilst not competing)
  • Towel
  • Swimming Cap and/or goggles (optional)
  • Food for recess, lunch and snacks. Students should also bring a supply of water (not in glass please)
  • Any First Aid requirements (including medications, strapping etc.)

For Secondary School - students must wear their full SCAS school sport uniform to and from the carnival including SCAS house shirt in the appropriate house colour.

Year 11 and 12 students may wear House colour costume/dress which follows the school mufti clothing guidelines (noting that thongs are permitted to wear on this day), however appropriate swimming attire must be worn to compete in races.

Student should also bring:

  • A broad-brimmed SCAS hat (or sports cap)
  • A supply of sun cream for application as required throughout the day and sunglasses
  • Suitable swimming costume, which would consist of a one-piece swimming costume or a two piece racing costume for girls. Bikinis may be worn but only with a rash/sun shirt over.

For sun protection, students will be required to wear appropriate clothing and remain in a shaded area where possible when they are not competing.

Dance Uniform

A compulsory dance uniform is required for all Dance Elective and Co-Curricular Dance lessons. This includes the SCAS Dance leotard and leggings for girls, or the SCAS Dance shirt and shorts/long pants for boys. This uniform is available for purchase at the uniform shop. We will allow a short period of time to accommodate new orders. Students should be in full uniform by mid Term 1. Hair should be neatly groomed. At St Columba we have a dance uniform so that we represent the school in the wider community with pride thanks to our embroidered logos and uniformity. Every piece of the selected uniform is form fitting for safe dance practice, exceptional flexibility, movement efficiency, temperature control and durability.

Sun Safety

St Columba Anglican School has Sun Safety guidelines in place and the key aspects of the guidelines are:

  • Students are required to wear the School hat to and from school, and in the grounds before and after school. Students should wear the sports cap during PE, outdoor classes, lunch breaks and at other times when prolonged exposure to the sun may occur.
  • Sunscreen should be supplied and applied regularly by students when exposed to the sun.
  • We would encourage students to wear rash shirts or other protective clothing at swimming carnivals. Conservative style sunglasses to protect eyes can be worn where practical.

Mufti Day (Non-Uniform) Guides

The purpose of any Mufti Day is to raise money for a particular cause or group. Students who choose to wear Mufti on such days are asked to donate a gold coin. For the purposes of safety the following guidelines apply when wearing ‘mufti’.

Students MUST wear fully covered shoes and appropriate clothing. This means no midriffs or shoulders should be exposed and logos or text on clothing cannot be of an inappropriate nature. This also means no excessively short skirts or shorts. Students wearing clothing deemed to be too revealing will be asked to remedy the situation or be sent home to change where this is not possible.

If the child has a Physical Education lesson that day then appropriate sports shoes must be worn or brought to school. If students do not comply with this they will not be permitted to participate in any practical lesson. All students must be dressed in a neat and appropriate manner.

School Shoes

The following guidelines should be kept in mind when purchasing school shoes:

  • For students in Years 3 to 12 plain black leather polishable lace-up school shoes, which fully cover the entire foot and designed for school wear, must be worn with the summer and winter uniforms. Shoes must be lace-up. Buckle-up and velcro shoes are only permitted in Kindergarten to Year 2 .
  • 'Mary Jane' or 'Peep Toe' styles are not permitted as they do not over the entire foot.
  • Shoes must not resemble skate, casual or sneaker style, regardless of the construction material, and should not be chunky or decorated with coloured stitching, brass eyelets or any patterned etching and must not be suede or patent leather.
  • Soles must not be crepe or heavily rippled. Black jogger-style or Converse-style shoes are not permitted.
  • Shoes are to be clean and regularly polished.

See "Uniform Guidelines for Physical Education and Sports Uniform" (above) for information regarding sports shoes.