10 Australian School Uniform Facts You May Not Know About

10 Facts About Australian School Wear

10 Facts About Australian School WearSchool uniforms in Australia are very similar to those worn by British and English children. No surprise there, of course, since it was the British and English administrators who organised the Australian school system you now know today way back in the 1800s. Below, PermAPleat.com.au shares more interesting facts about Australian school wear:

  1. Wearing uniforms to school are mandatory for children attending select private, public and religious schools nationwide. But, the majority of state schools has laxer rules on wearing uniforms.
  2. The most popular colours for Australian uniforms are grey and blue with the majority of schools preferring plain colours. Some schools, however, favour plaid and tartan prints for girls’ skirts.
  3. The majority of students have different uniforms for summer and winter months.
  4. Girls and boys may be required to wear neckties, vests, hats and blazers as part of their school uniform. This is most especially true for private and Catholic schools.
  5. Dark-coloured school uniforms along with a crisp white shirt worn under (a polo and shirt) are typically worn by male students in public schools.
  6. Navy blue and grey are popular colours because they are very practical. They hide stains well and don’t get dirty easily. On the other hand, white shirts are favoured since they look smart and clean.
  7. Students will know if their school requires them to wear a uniform when they’re given specific Dress Code guidelines once they enroll. These guidelines also include policies on hairstyles and accessories that they can and can’t wear with their uniforms.
  8. Most schools require female students to wear longer uniform skirts and knee length socks when they reach 13 years old. On the other hand, male students will be required to transition from short pants to trousers.
  9. Some Australian schools require PE uniforms. These are typically made from breathable, sturdy and easy-to-wash materials.
  10. High school students in their final years at school are sometimes allowed to wear jackets, cardigans, or hoodies over their uniforms to communicate to other students that they are seniors.

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