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All students from Kindergarten to Year 12 must wear The Friends’ School uniform as prescribed in the handbook for the relevant section of the school. School Shop staff are able to assist you with the fitting and purchasing of uniform requirements during the back to school period and throughout the year.
The Friends’ School Shop is the only authorised retailer of The Friends’ School uniform. The full range of uniform requirements, excluding shoes, are available at the Shop.
During 2019 the School announced a decision to remove white shirts from the formal uniform and advised that these would be phased out over a period of time. We have now exhausted the stock of white shirts and these are no longer available to purchase. During this phasing out period, students may continue to wear their existing white school shirts up until the end of 2022. From the start of the 2023 school year, white shirts will no longer be accepted as uniform. Please note that we continue to maintain the same cuts and size ranges as previously available but all formal shirts are now made from the same blue fabric which is unique to The Friends’ School. Ties continue to be part of the formal uniform and students who are wearing blue shirts will be required to have a tie to wear on formal occasions as requested. Students who are wearing white shirts during the phasing out period may wear the tie if desired.
During the back to school period appointments are highly recommended for families who have students new to the school. These are also beneficial for existing students who are moving into Year 5 to select their formal uniform. A range of times and dates are available during the latter part of Term 4 and in January. Bookings are essential and are managed online.
The Shop recycles used uniform by holding it for resale on behalf of parents. Commission is deducted from the sales proceeds and half the commission amount is donated directly to the Parents and Friends Association with the other half being used to cover the processing costs. Full terms and conditions are detailed on the second-hand lodgement form which can be downloaded from the link at the right of this page. Hard copies are also available from the School Shop. A lodgement form is required each time garments are deposited at the Shop.
The Shop also accepts donations of uniform to the Parents and Friends Association or the Refugee and Bursary Assistance fund.
Payment can be made by EFTPOS (excluding American Express and Diners Club) or cash. Please note that cash payments are limited to a maximum of $500.
Parents who are unable to shop in person may phone the Shop and arrange payment by credit card, Alternatively, items may be selected by students and held at the Shop until payment is received. Once receipted, the order can be collected from the Shop, any School office or Friends’ Early Years. Contact the Shop for further details.
The Friends’ School bags are designed and manufactured with back care in mind.
To cater to the wide needs of students in Kindergarten to Year 12, our backpacks are available in a number of sizes and in a style appropriate to the year level.
Students in Kindergarten to Year 4 use the Unopak. These backpacks are durable with a padded back panel, adjustable straps (including a waist strap) and a mesh side drink bottle pocket. Students in Year 5 to 12 have the Chiropak II which is available in four sizes. The Chiropak II is endorsed by the Chiropractors Association of Australia and has many features which include a removable moulded spinal board to allow for a custom fit.
For the best possible fit, we recommend that students accompany their families when shopping for a backpack so that Shop staff can assist you in selecting the most appropriate bag for the students’ age and size.