All items are to be purchased online from our Online Uniform Shop

Uniform Policy

It is school policy and community expectation that children wear the official school uniform. The community adopted a policy of compulsory school uniforms in 1989. Uniform policies help promote equal participation on the basis of their sex, religion, culture, disability and gender identity. When students wear a school uniform, they feel included in our school community.

Setting a dress code can:

  • Promote a shared sense of inclusiveness, identity and pride, allow students to feel equal, and enhance the profile of the school in the wider community.
  • Assist school community in defining an identity for the school
  • Develop students’ sense of belonging to the school community
  • Provide an opportunity to build school spirit

Dress code should reflect the current values and requirements of the school community, enhancing the health and safety of students when involved in school activities.

School uniform is the required official dress for all students on school days and when attending school excursions and functions. The school colours are royal blue and white. Please ensure that your child wears the correct attire.

During the change of seasons, the cool mornings are usually followed by a warm sometimes hot, sunny day and children do run the risk of overheating if overdressed. Parents are reminded to be mindful to dress their children appropriately.  

About the Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop Operations 2022

  • Operations is in-line with the NSW Government staying COVID-smart in schools measures.
  • As we all know, things can change, and so we will need to hold these plans lightly and change them as needed, according to any COVID restrictions in place if required.
  • Our days of operating are Mondays – Thursdays. Orders will not be processed on Fridays.
  • All orders must be placed ONLINE via our Online Uniform Shop.
  • No individual fitting appointments or purchase over the counter will be available until further notice.
  • Please refer to the Uniform Shop Catalogue for all you need to know about Uniform Types, Sizing/Measurements.

Uniform Shop – Collection Point
Enter from Pacific Highway – for collection in-person
orders (delivery option chosen when completing order)

Collection in personTuesday – Wednesday, from 9.15am-10am from the Uniform Shop  
Collection point: Demountable building off Pacific Highway, enter from the Pacific Highway pedestrian entrance. This is at the Main Campus of the Public School, not the Bush Campus/High School. Please ensure and observe social distancing and please abide by all government health guidelines.

It is also recommended that for large orders and if you are concerned that the order can be misplaced, we do strongly recommend for parents to choose to collect at the Uniform Shop. Please have your order number (usually a 5 digit number) handy when collecting. No booking is required but you can only collect when you have received the COMPLETED ORDER email advising your order is ready for collection. We ask that you maintain COVID safe practices during your allocated collection time.
Deliveries to classroomsMain Campus – Monday – Thursday; Bush Campus – Twice a week, usually Tuesday, Wednesday if weather permitting.
Please provide clearly your child’s name and 2022 class on the order before completing your online orders. Just as a reminder when placing orders for delivery to child’s classroom:
Please be fair to your children and consider what their after school activities, their day is going to be and if the order can actually fit in their bag. Most recently, we have had some orders that are for the little children in Kindy, Year 1 where large number of items were ordered and when packed, the order was too large for the child to even carry, hold or be responsible for it! Once we/teacher hands the order to the child, we cannot guarantee that the items will return home. If you are concerned that the order can be misplaced, we do strongly recommend for parents to choose to pick up at the Uniform Shop.
ExchangesExchanges ONLY can be made at the Uniform Shop in-person, Tuesday – Wednesday between 9.15am-10am. Please make sure you have your proof of purchase (receipt) at the time of exchange.
Returns for RefundRefund request and respective items must be received at the Main Campus or Bush Campus Office as per our Returns Policy with the respective Returns Form.   Return and Exchange period is up to 30 days from order date for most items with some exceptions.   To find out more on our returns policy, please review the full copy of the policies located at Returns Policy.

As we are a very large school, it is strongly recommended to label all uniform items clearly and legibly with your child’s name (in full) and current class to ensure that they your child can easily locate and possibly find it in the event it does get lost.

Change of Season and Uniforms

Students change from summer to winter uniform by Week 2 of Term 2.

Students change from winter to summer uniform by Week 2 of Term 4.

Parents’ discretion can be used if the weather is unseasonably warm (or cold) at any given time.

Parents are reminded to not overdress your children as they run the risk of overheating.

Product Catalogue

Please refer to the Product Catalogue for all you need to know about Uniform Types, Sizing/Measurements.

On a practical sense and to help with size choices, the sizes are quite true to standard fit and so the best guide is to base if off the age of the child, socks are based on shoe sizes. For more information, refer to the Catalogue tab. When placing an online order, it is accepted that the purchaser has checked the provided sizing charts and measured accordingly as brands and sizes can differ with different suppliers.

Sizing, MeasurementsAbout the Uniform

On a practical sense and to help with size choices, the sizes are quite true to standard fit and so the best guide is to base if off the age of the child, socks are based on shoe sizes. For more information, refer to the Catalogue tab. When placing an online order, it is accepted that the purchaser has checked the provided sizing charts and measured accordingly as brands and sizes can differ with different suppliers.

Incorrect Size?

We are aware that sizing can be challenging and therefore some items may need to be returned. Please refer to our Returns Policy on the Returns Policy/Terms and Conditions tab.All returns MUST be accompanied with correct paperwork and declaration. Please print the completed form and include with the items to be returned, packed securely and appropriately.

  • Returns packed to be dropped off at the Main Campus or Bush Campus office. Please ensure that COVID-safe guidelines for public school are observed at all times when dropping off returns at the Offices.
  • No refunds will be given if you have simply changed your mind for any items in the Kindergarten Kit, for other uniform clothing, please refer to our Returns Policy. Please take note that there are items excluded from the Return Policy and therefore cannot be returned, this however does not affect your statutory rights under the Australian Consumer Law and Regulations.
  • All items returned will be assessed before a refund is honoured.

Hats

The school has a year-round “No Hat – Play in the Shade” policy in place. Students without a uniform hat are required to remain in a supervised shaded area during outdoor activities. 

Pre-Loved (Second Hand) Uniforms

For parents/carers that are interested in purchasing second hand uniforms, please email your request of items and sizes to [email protected]. This ensures that we are able to maintain social distancing with parents on-site as well as make it worthwhile for parents as we do not always have all sizes available in second hand items. Second hand/pre-loved uniforms are dependent on the goodwill donations from the school community. Once we receive your request, we will advise on a time, usually on Thursdays between 9.15am-10am for in-person purchase of the uniforms. Unfortunately, we are unable to sell pre-loved uniforms via our online uniform shop.

The Uniform Shop team will gladly accept donations of pre-loved current uniforms from families for resale at reduced prices. Please do drop them off at the Main Campus School Office. All items donated must be those in decent condition and would greatly appreciate if you can have them washed. Items must match stock currently being sold by the uniform shop and comply with the uniform requirements set by the school including the colour and design of fabrics. Parents are requested to remove any name tags prior to donation to prevent any confusion over ownership after the sale.

Once we receive your request, we will advise on a time, usually on Thursdays between 9.15am-10am for in-person purchase of the uniforms. Unfortunately, we are unable to sell second hand uniforms via our online uniform shop.

Parents purchasing second-hand uniforms benefit from the reduced costs as do those keen to pass on uniforms that have been outgrown. The takings from the second-hand uniform sales contribute directly to P&C fundraising activities.

Please refer to our Returns Policy/Terms and Conditions tab for a full copy of the Sale of Second Hand Goods Policy.

Donation of Second Hand Uniform Items

The Uniform Shop team will gladly accept donations of pre-loved current uniforms from families for resale at reduced prices. Please drop them off at the Main Campus School Office. All items donated must be in decent condition and freshly laundered. Items must match stock currently being sold by the uniform shop and comply with the uniform requirements set by the school including the colour and design of fabrics. Parents are requested to remove any name tags prior to donation to prevent any confusion over ownership after the sale.

Where Do the Profits Go?

The short answer is straight back to the students.

The Uniform Shop is run by the P&C with paid staff and parent volunteers. All the profit from the Uniform Shop goes back into the school for the benefit of the school community to be able to provide the wonderful programs and facilities and to purchase resources for the school. These profits provide much-needed funds to the school to provide services, digital and play equipment that the students would otherwise go without.

As such, to help the school community, it is always best and would certainly encourage parents/carers to buy uniforms from the Online Uniform Shop.

Interested to Volunteer at the Uniform Shop?

Our uniform shop is staffed by 2 paid, casual staff members (Natasha Chetner and Aileen Vizor). However, we could not run without the outstanding help of our parent volunteers. We welcome parents/carers to join us to volunteer on site. If you are interested in joining the shop on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings (anytime between 8am-10.30am), please contact the Uniform Shop Managers via email at [email protected].

Volunteering is really fun and also a good chance to say hello and make friends with other parents in our community. Please go to the office to sign-in and show your vaccination certificate as well as have the relevant Working With Children declaration completed or verified. Remember to stay COVID safe by maintaining good distance and complying with health orders.

Uniform Shop Committee

The volunteer Uniform Shop committee is a sub-committee of the Chatswood Public School P&C. The subcommittee meets approximately 4 times a year (once per term).

The current committee comprises:

Uniform Shop Convenor:                   Sue Low
Uniform Shop Treasurer:                   Gigi Par-Adriano
Uniform Shop Secretary:                   Nicole Barber

Interested parents are invited to contact us if you wish to be involved in the uniform shop sub-committee at: [email protected]

Contact Us

PLEASE LABEL ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING.

If you have any specific questions or need assistance with uniforms, please email the Uniform Shop Team on [email protected].  

As we are a very large school, it is strongly recommended to label all uniform items clearly and legibly with your child’s name (in full) and current class to ensure that they your child can easily locate and possibly find it in the event it does get lost.

There are some items of uniform clothing that are supplied from suppliers that collaborate with Ragtagd Smart Tags. These Smart Tags are embedded and sewn within some uniform clothing and require activation for it to be effective*. For more information, please refer to Ragtagd on https://www.ragtagd.com.

(*Ragtagd sensors are only available at the Main Campus)

For more information on Lost Property, please contact the school: Chatswood Public School (nsw.gov.au)