New uniform at Siena College

Siena College launched their current brown, black and white uniform in 2012. This uniform features black lace up school shoes with white knee socks in summer, and black tights in winter.

Commencing in 2013, all students new to the College will be required to wear the new uniform. The next two years until the start of 2015 provided a transition period for current students to change to the new uniform.

The old uniform featured brown lace up school shoes, a pink dress and fawn knee socks in summer, and a brown skirt with brown tights in winter.

http://www.siena.vic.edu.au/_uploads/_cknw/files/14740%20Uniform%20Launch%20Brochure_v5%20FINAL.pdf

It is with much pleasure that I introduce the new Siena College uniform. It is the result of eighteen months of planning and consultation and was designed to reflect the history and Dominican tradition of Siena College and to serve the College well into the future.

The distinctive, rust blazer has been retained as the one constant feature of all the uniform changes across the seventy-two year history of Siena College. It reflects the rich, rust coloured soils of Siena in Italy, the birthplace of our patron, St Catherine of Siena. The rust colour is also a symbolic link between Siena and the red soil at the centre of Australia. The new colours of black and white connect our community to Dominicans around the world.

In developing the new uniform, we have been guided by Francis Stewart from our uniform supplier, Bob Stewart. Francis’ expertise and advice based on many years of experience has been invaluable. I thank the members of the Uniform Committee and all who offered advice and suggestions. Thanks to this dedicated team and the contribution of current and past students, staff, parents and Dominican Sisters, we now have a modern, elegant and stylish uniform that reflects both our Siena and Dominican history.

All new students in 2013, whether beginning at Year 7 or in other year levels, will be required to purchase the new uniform. A two year changeover period is envisaged, during which current students are required to wear either the new uniform or a current uniform, but not mix and match items. I look forward to seeing all students new to our College in 2013 wearing the new uniform with pride.

http://www.siena.vic.edu.au/_uploads/_cknw/files/UNIFORM%20QA.pdf

Commencing in 2013, all students new to the College will be required to wear the new College uniform. The next two years until the start of 2015, will provide a transition period for current students to change over to the new uniform. Current students will be required to wear either the new uniform or the existing uniform, but may not mix and match items.

Q: Can students wear an old blazer with the new summer or winter uniform?
A: No, any part of the new uniform needs to be worn in its entirety from blazer to socks and shoes.

Q: Can a new sports uniform be worn if an old academic uniform is still being worn?
A: Yes, providing all elements of the new sports uniform are worn and not mixed with old sport uniform items.

Q: Can a new summer academic uniform be worn for summer and the old winter uniform for winter?
A: Yes, providing the old blazer, shoes and tights are worn with the winter uniform.

Q: Can a student in Year 9 continue to wear the green jumper with the old uniform, or do they need to purchase a brown jumper having reached senior school?
A: Students in Year 10 in 2013 may wear either the green or brown jumper.

Q: Will the senior school have a different colour jumper to the junior school?
A: No, all year levels will have the same jumper except Year 12 students will have the opportunity to have their year of graduation embroidered on their existing black jumper when they reach Year 12.

Q: How can old uniform items be accessed during the two-year transition period?
A: Bob Stewart has a limited supply of the old uniform available for purchase until July 2013. The second hand uniform shop will also have old donated uniform elements available for a gold coin donation.

Q: If a current family has a daughter commencing in 2013, can they wear the old
uniform?
A: No, all students new to the College in 2013 are required to wear the new uniform.

Q: If new school shoes are required, can black shoes be worn with the old uniform?
A: No, only new uniform items may be worn together.

Q: Can white socks or black tights be worn with the old uniform?
A: No, only new uniform items may be worn together.

Q: Will all students be in the new uniform by the start of 2015?
A: Yes, all students will have transitioned to the new uniform within two years of the launch.

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