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Cabra students start school in style

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Cabra Dominican College Year 7 students were looking especially spick and span when they returned to school this year, thanks to the introduction of a new uniform.

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To be phased in over the next two years, the new formal summer and winter uniform is being worn by all Year 7 students in 2020.

For the first time, female students have the option of wearing shorts and pants.

Principal Helen Riekie said the new uniform complied with anti-discrimination legislation while upholding and reflecting the proud history and identity of the school with its traditional colours of rust, gold, black and white.

It follows the first comprehensive uniform review in about 20 years, which involved a survey of the school community including students, staff and parents.

“We received nearly 1000 responses, so this gave us a very good idea of what was important to our community,” Dr Riekie said.

“We consulted with our parent forum and the Holy Cross Dominican Sisters before final sign-off.”

She said the cost of the new uniform was similar to the current one and would be manufactured by existing uniform suppliers who engaged with ethical and sustainable production practices.

“The community’s response to the well-designed new uniform has been overwhelmingly positive,” Dr Riekie said.

 

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