Pastoral Care and Organisation
Sports Uniform Update
In May this year all families were sent a letter from the principal outlining changes to the sports uniform.
The changes are listed in the table below:
Table of Changes to Sports Uniform
|Current Sports Uniform Item||Change|
|Spray Jacket||None. The change to the navy blue spray jacket was made in 2014. All old royal blue spray jackets will be phased out by 2017.|
|Rugby Top(Optional sports uniform item)||None. The change to the navy blue rugby top was made in 2013. Any student opting to wear a rugby top in 2016 must wear the navy blue rugby top.|
|Polo Shirt||None. The change to the navy blue polo shirt was made in 2014. All students are required to wear the navy blue polo shirt by 2017.|
|Sports Shorts||The existing royal blue shorts will be replaced with navy shorts with more suitable fabric and incorporating the updated College crest. These shorts are currently in production and will be available from December 2015. All students are required to wear these new shorts by 2017.|
|Track Pants||Currently two styles of track pants are being worn by students:
Both these will be replaced with a re‐designed cotton and fleece pant. These pants are currently in production and will be available from December 2015. The parachute fabric track pants are no longer available for sale and students will be required to wear the new track pants by 2017.
The College has received confirmation from Dobsons that the new navy sports shorts and track pants will be available for order from October 2015. Stock will be available from Dobsons in December, however parents who purchase in October will still receive the Dobsons ‘Early Bird’ discount.
The timeline for sports uniform changes is available below (click here to download):
With the return to the House system in 2016 House tops will be compulsory for all students. These tops are a separate item to the sports polo. House tops will be required for all House events. The sports polo will continue to be worn for Health and Physical Education classes and some ACC events.
House tops will be available for purchase in early 2016.
Old DLS Navy overcoats
A point of clarification about the navy overcoat — this is a different garment to the College sports uniform spray jacket which is blue and gold.
The navy overcoat introduced in 2008 is no longer available for sale and has not been available for sale since 2012. A declining number of boys continue to wear the jacket, which has either been passed on by other family members or sourced as a second hand item. This will be the last year the jacket will be allowed to be worn by any student. From 2016 this jacket will not be allowed to be worn as part of the College uniform.
Any enquiries regarding uniform arrangements for 2015 and 2016 should be directed to me.
Mr Tom Ryan
Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care and Organisation