With our iconic blue and gold blazers, the De La Salle uniform is well-recognised in the community and worn with pride by our boys.
The uniform is an important part of our identity as a Lasallian College. In wearing the uniform correctly we indicate a great respect for ourselves as persons by taking pride in our appearance.
Students are expected to wear clothing which is clean, tidy and well maintained.
Shoes should be clean and polished. All students are required to wear black leather school shoes with the school uniform without exception.
Neat haircuts are required, with hair to be groomed at all times. Hair must be above the collar and the fringe length must be off the face and not tucked behind the ears. There is to be no variation to normal hair colour.
Jewellery / tattoos
Jewellery, except for a watch and a religious medal (cross) on a necklace, is not to be worn with the College uniform.
Jewellery including ear, tongue and/or facial rings (even when covered with tape), wrist bands/bracelets and rings on fingers are not permitted.
Students are not permitted to have visible tattoos.
Students are required to be clean shaven.
Students who fail to meet College expectations regarding appearance and uniform, may be sent home by the Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care and Organisation or Head of Campus.
All items of clothing should be clearly marked with the student’s name.
The full school uniform is the winter uniform, which must be worn in Terms 2 and 3. Students have the option of wearing shorts rather than trousers with their winter shirt (tucked in), tie and blazer if they prefer. This is a privilege that may be withdrawn if the student repeatedly fails to support the College Student Uniform Policy. In Terms 1 and 4, students have the option of wearing the full summer uniform.
WINTER – TERMS 2 and 3
Shirt: White, long sleeve shirt. It is to be worn tucked in and buttoned up with the College tie at all times.
Trousers: Grey trousers, not excessively baggy or oversized, with black belt.
Jumper: Navy blue monogrammed pullover.
Blazer: The College blazer is the external garment to be worn to and from school and to all assemblies.
Socks: Grey or black socks.
Shoes: Black leather shoes (clean and polished).
NB: The College spray jacket is part of the sports uniform and is not an alternative to the College blazer. It may be worn over the blazer coming to and from school, only when raining, and must be removed when the student is at school.
SUMMER – TERMS 1 and 4
Shirt: Short sleeve, white monogrammed school shirt. The short sleeve shirt may be worn outside the shorts. As an alternative, students are permitted to wear their winter shirt with tie and blazer, with the shirt tucked in.
Shorts: Navy blue walk shorts.
Jumper: Navy blue monogrammed pullover. This is not to be worn as the outside garment to and from school.
Socks: Blue marle school socks.
Shoes: Black leather shoes (clean and polished).
Hat: Blue College cap (compulsory for primary students).
NB: The only garments that can be worn on the outside to and from school are either the short sleeve monogrammed shirt or the College blazer. The College spray jacket may be worn as stated above.
It is expected that students will bring appropriate clothing and equipment to the College on PE days. In the event of non-participation, or incorrect uniform, students must report to the teacher in charge with a note of explanation from their parents.
House polo shirts can be worn with the discretion of the College.
Spray Jacket: Navy blue spray jacket. NB: The older style royal blue spray jackets are not to be worn from 2017.
Rugby Top: (optional sports uniform item). Navy blue rugby top. NB: The royal blue rugby top is not to be worn from 2017.
Polo shirt: Polo Shirt Navy blue polo shirt. NB: The royal blue shirt or older variations are not to be worn from 2017.
Sports shorts: Navy blue sports shorts. NB: The royal blue sports shorts are not to be worn from 2017.
Track pants: Navy blue track pants. NB: The royal blue track pants are not to be worn from 2017.
HOUSE POLO SHIRT
All students are required to wear a House polo shirt (in the relevant House colour) to events including the athletics, cross country and swimming carnivals and other House activities through the year.
House colours are:
- St Austin’s – Yellow
- St Edwin’s – Green
- St Leo’s – Blue
- St Mark’s – Red
Students are permitted to wear the sports uniform only on days when they have timetabled P.E. classes.
Year 10 students are permitted to wear the sports uniform on Tuesdays. The sports uniform is not to be worn to or from school by any other student.
Only the official De La Salle school bag is acceptable.
Knowing that Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, the College recommends the wearing of the school hat during recess, lunch and outdoor classes for students in Years 7–12. More than 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer each year. Hence, hats are compulsory for primary school students when playing in uncovered areas.
The College takes great care to exercise our duty of care to ensure that our students are protected against foreseeable harm and variations to the weather and/or UV. This includes taking proper steps to reduce the known health risks associated with occupational exposure to solar UVR for students who participate in activities outdoors.
For all major outdoor College activities such as the De La Salle Swimming and Athletics Carnivals and at all College Camps the College make the provision of SPF 30+ broad spectrum sunscreen available to our students. Students are also encouraged to purchase and apply their own sunscreen. To work safely in the sun, students should follow the
instruction of the First Aid Officer or delegate.
NB: There is always sunscreen available at the Tiverton Health Centre and Kinnoull Reception.
Out of Uniform Cards
Students not wearing the correct uniform should have a note from parents and must obtain a “Yellow Card” from their Coordinator authorising incorrect attire for a specified period of time. Staff and class teachers assist by asking these boys to show their “Yellow Card”. Boys without a “Yellow Card” are sent immediately to obtain one. Students failing to repeatedly comply with uniform requirements, will be issued a detention.
A PDF copy of the De La Salle School Uniform Policy is available here.
Dobsons College Uniform Shop
The College Uniform Shop offers both new and second-hand uniforms.
- Address: Tiverton Campus, Malvern
- Telephone: 9576 2678
Trading hours during term time are:
Monday and Wednesday 8:00am—11:30am
Other Uniform Suppliers
- Address: 667 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
- Telephone: 9819 1122
Dobsons North Balwyn
- Address: 274 Doncaster Road, North Balwyn
- Telephone: 9816 3366
Visit the Dobsons website.