The Uniform Shops at the Glen Waverley and St Kilda Rd Campuses sell uniforms as well as Wesley bags and other merchandise. The Wesley uniform is also available from the Noone retail stores. Contact Noone at www.noone.com.au
Opening hours for the Campus Uniform Shops and the parent run Second-Hand Uniform Shops can be found on the WiSE calendar.
A comprehensive list of all uniform items, including sport specific uniforms, can be found on the Noone website above and the Wesley College website at www.wesleycollege.edu.au/enrol/the-wesley-uniform
Uniform Expectations of Students
The range and design of the Wesley College uniform caters for students of all ages and is inclusive regardless of gender or body shape. The expectation is that students will be individually responsible for wearing their uniform with pride and respect for the values of the College. Students should be dressed in the correct uniform and be neatly presented at all times during every school day, including the period travelling to and from school. School uniform is not to be combined with items of casual clothing at any time. The Student Behaviour Management Policy and Wesley College expectations will be referred to when students are in breach of the uniform guidelines.
The following should be noted in relation to the wearing of the Wesley School Uniform:
The academic uniform has a winter and summer range, and each has a variety of options that can be layered for comfort. The winter academic uniform is considered the formal Wesley uniform. It is to be worn in Terms 2 and 3 and also to formal events as advised by the Head of School or Head of Campus.
- The blazer is to be worn as the outermost garment to and from school each day during Terms 2 and 3. It may also be worn at other times of the year, and is required for designated formal occasions, such as assemblies, chapels, and formal gatherings both on and off-site. Relevant Wesley badges only may be worn on the blazer (with consideration given for current charity campaigns).
- The winter long sleeve shirt must be worn in winter and should be tucked into the skirt, shorts, or trousers.
- If the jumper is worn, it should not be worn around the waist or shoulders. It may be worn under the blazer to and from school, and as the outermost garment whilst on campus.
- In winter, students have the choice of wearing either shorts, trousers, or the skirt, all of which must be worn with the winter long sleeve shirt. When wearing the long sleeve shirt in winter, students must wear a tie with the top button of the shirt fastened and the shirt tucked in.
- The skirt should be worn with Wesley purple socks or Wesley purple tights and must not be rolled up at the waist.
- Trousers and shorts should be worn with Wesley grey or purple socks.
- Socks must not be worn with the Wesley purple tights.
- In summer, students have the choice of wearing the summer dress, skirt, trousers, or shorts, together with the short sleeve summer shirts.
- The summer dress and skirt should be worn with the Wesley white socks and the shorts or trousers with the Wesley grey or purple socks.
- The summer short sleeve shirts may be worn untucked in summer only. If a student chooses to wear the winter long sleeve shirt in summer, it must be worn together with a tie and blazer and must be tucked in.
- The jumper may be worn as the outermost garment to and from school and on campus during Terms 1 and 4 but must not be worn around the waist or shoulders.
- The length of skirts, shorts & dresses should be on or just above the knee.
- The length of trousers must be level with, or below, the top of the heel of the school shoes.
- Shorts or trousers may be worn interchangeably throughout the year; however, there will be occasions where trousers will be required as part of the designated uniform. Students will be forewarned of these occasions by the Head of School, Head of Music, or Head of Campus
- If bike shorts are worn under the skirt, summer dress, or shorts, they must not be visible at any time.
- If students choose to wear t-shirts under the winter or summer shirts or the summer dress, the t-shirt must be white, V-neck, and plain (no logos). The t-shirt must not be visible at the neck or the sleeves of the summer shirt or dress nor visible below the hem of the shirt.
- A plain black belt may be worn with shorts or trousers.
- Black polishable school shoes are required as part of the academic uniform for all students. Black sports shoes are not acceptable with the academic uniform. Shoes must be clean, well-polished and worn fastened at all times.
- Junior School students are expected to wear the Wesley bucket hat at recess and lunchtime and at times of physical activity during Terms 1 and 4. Students and parents will be notified if the Wesley sport cap is more appropriate for a particular activity.
- Middle School students are required to wear the Wesley sport cap for all outdoor activities in Terms 1 and 4 and for PE classes and sport year-round.
- Students in Senior School are strongly encouraged to wear the Wesley sport cap when outdoors during Terms 1 and 4 and must wear it for PE and Sport year-round.
- Hoodies or other clothing items from College Tours and Hosting Partnerships etc must not be worn with the academic, sport or PE uniforms.
- The official Wesley school bag is the only bag to be used by students, with the exception of specialised bags for sport and music equipment.
Physical Education / Sport Uniform
- Students in Years Prep to 6 may wear their PE uniform for the entire day when they have PE.
- Students in Years 5 and 6 may wear PE uniform for the entire day on Wednesdays where they have sport scheduled all afternoon.
- Students in Years 7 to 12 may wear PE uniform to school if they have PE during Periods 1 to 4. They must then change back into academic uniform at lunch time unless they have sport after school.
- If students in Years 7 to 12 have PE after lunch, they must wear the academic uniform to school, and then change into PE uniform at lunch time.
- Dance pants are not to be worn to or from school but may be worn, as required, for specific purposes.
- Neither the PE uniform or the uniform for specific sports are to be worn in combination with the academic uniform or with items of casual clothing at any time.
- The white long-sleeved sports training top may be worn under the PE uniform but not instead of the PE uniform for PE. It must not be worn under the summer dress or the summer short sleeve shirts.
- Hats should be worn for all outdoors PE and Sport activities year round.
- Students should note and adhere to the specific uniform requirements for individual sports. A list of these is available from the Sports Directorate.
Seasonal Uniform Changeover Dates
Under normal circumstances, summer uniform is to be worn by all students in Terms 1 and 4. Winter uniform is to be worn in Terms 2 and 3. However, on days where the weather is unseasonal during the changeover period, students may choose to wear the uniform that is most appropriate for the weather. The changeover periods are the first three weeks of Term 2 and Term 4: the only exception to this being days that have been designated as requiring a particular uniform for a particular event. Heads of School, the Head of Campus or the Head of Music will notify students of such requirements in advance.
Designated Uniform Days
Designated Uniform Days are days where the Head of School, Head of Campus or Head of Music inform students that a particular uniform is required to be worn without exception. This might be for such things as school photographs, a formal assembly at school or an event or a performance in an external venue.
Casual Clothes Days
Each mini-school and campus allows a small number of casual clothes days or dress-up days where students have the opportunity to support various causes and charities or to celebrate certain events. Guidelines as to what is appropriate attire for these events will be communicated by the relevant Head of School or the Head of Campus.
Students cycling to school are not required to wear the Blazer ‘en route’ to school. It is highly recommended that students wear a high-visibility vest for safety purposes and change into the blazer immediately upon arrival at campus (in Terms 2 and 3). All students who cycle to school must wear an approved, fastened, bicycle helmet that meets the Australian Safety Standards (AS/NZS 2063).
Personal Presentation Guidelines
The following expectations are in line with both community and school expectations and reflect pride in personal presentation.
Hair, nails and makeup
- Discreet/natural makeup is permitted for Senior School students only. Makeup is not permitted for Middle School or Junior School students.
- Nail polish, if worn, must be clear.
- Hair should be neatly combed and worn off the face at all times.
- All Junior and Middle School students are required to tie their hair back if it is shoulder length or longer.
- Senior School students are permitted to wear their hair down, but it must be neat and worn off the face at all times. For PE, Sport, and some practical subjects, hair must be tied back for health and safety reasons. Your teacher or coach will advise if this is the case.
- Students’ hair should be of a natural toning with no extremes in either colouring, style or cut.
- Hair should not be shorter than a number 2 cut.
- Students may wear either the Wesley headband, or purple and gold hair ribbons. Plain white, cream, or black hair elastics are also acceptable.
- Students should be clean shaven.
- Students may wear only one thin plain gold or silver necklace, if at all. There should be no adornments on the necklace (such as pendants) other than for religious significance or medical alert.
- Bracelets or rings must not be worn other than for medical alert.
- Body art such as tattoos should not be visible at any time.
- Students are permitted to wear two plain silver or gold sleepers or studs per ear lobe. If worn, these should be in the centre of the ear lobe only.
- Large hoops or dangling earrings may not be worn at any time for health and safety reasons.
- Facial piercings are not permitted.
- Students who breach the above jewellery guidelines will have their jewellery held by the school until the end of term. The College takes no responsibility for any lost or stolen jewellery.
Students can obtain a uniform pass from the Head of School Office if they require an exemption for a short period of time. Students are required to carry the pass and present it to staff members if their uniform is called into question.
With thanks to Nadia Kolitsis (OW2021) who led the way with the guidelines rewrite, and to the many other students who took part in the student forums providing student voice in the updating of the Uniform and Presentation Guidelines.