Ballarat Secondary College Council believes that a uniform reinforces in students a pride in their own appearance, instils recognition of themselves as an integral part of the school community, and assists in developing pride in representing their school. Issues of equity, health and safety, and expense are also factors that contribute to having a compulsory school uniform.
Why wear a Uniform?
Reduce Costs to Parents
Over time, uniforms are cheaper than casual clothing and remove the competitive element potentially involved in designer casual clothes.
Safety of your Child
As a key element in meeting the Child Safe Standards uniform allows staff to easily identify students as members of the school community and therefore maximises their safety.
The uniform is designed to be compliant with the Health & Safety requirements in all areas of the school. This is especially important with regard to shoes which must be leather and polishable in order that students are able to undertake technology subjects.
- A uniform presents a positive image to the community.
- A uniform creates a sense of pride and identity with Mount Rowan.