Introducing Tatachilla’s new uniform, ready for the next 25 years

Since the community survey in 2017, the Uniform Committee has been working with uniform supply companies, uniform consultants, parent, student and staff representatives to develop new directions for the College uniform to reflect the high expectations of the College and its community.

Four key pillars were identified to guide the process.

Price. Quality. Function. Image.

Ensuring the uniform remained affordable for Tatachilla families, and of good quality, was a high priority. Careful consideration has also been given to wear and wash-ability, knowing that school uniforms need to be hard wearing and durable. Additionally, the look of the uniform needed to reflect the culture of the College, our setting in the Fleurieu Peninsula, and convey a smart and contemporary image to take us into the next 25 years of College life.

The uniform aims to suit the needs of active students in the junior years while respecting the maturity and aspirations of young men and women in the middle and senior years. The uniform draws on the College’s traditional clothing palette of cardinal red and black, with the addition of a dark charcoal grey to give a more contemporary visual definition.

The community survey clearly identified current uniform items that were both popular and unpopular with our students and their families. These views have been taken into consideration in developing the new look uniform and informed the development of the brief and guiding principles.

Priorities for the new uniform included providing a wardrobe of trans-seasonal items that can be layered to suit the weather, rather than the traditional and entirely separate winter and summer uniform; practical clothing for Reception to Year 12 outdoor learning; alternatives to the dress and skirt for girls; and maintaining sub-school identity.

High quality modern material has been chosen for durability and comfort, and efforts have been made to reduce costs by simplifying the uniform into one year long suite of items that can be worn across the year and by having a simplified list of compulsory items.

We look forward to seeing our students beginning to wear the new uniform.

Mr Noel Mifsud

New Uniform Launch Brochure and Uniform Guidelines

The School Locker Uniform Shop

The College Uniform Shop is run by ‘The School Locker’, a company specialised in the manufacture and sale of school uniforms. Friendly staff are available in the College Uniform Shop, located on the eastern corner of the College Gymnasium for shop purchases and fittings.

Online purchases can also be made through The School Locker’s online shop, 24 hours, 7 days a week. Online purchases can be collected from the shop (parents/caregivers, Middle and Senior School students) or delivered to classrooms (for Junior School students).

Uniform items (with the exception of shoes) are only available through the College Uniform Shop and the Online Shop. Parents/caregivers can also download ‘The School Locker’ app from either the Apple or GooglePlay stores.

The Uniform Shop can be contacted by phone or email:

t: 8329 4488

Uniform Shop opening hours

Normal Trading Hours

Monday      8:30am - 12:00pm
Tuesday     8:30am - 4:00pm
Thursday    8:30am - 12:00pm

School Holiday Opening Times

Week 10, Term 2 2021

Monday 28 June, 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 29 June, 8am - 4pm
Thursday 1 July, 8am - 4pm

First week of holidays


Second week of holidays

Monday 12 July, 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 13 July, 8am - 4pm
Thursday 15 July, 8am - 4pm

Week 1, Term 3 2021

Monday 19 July, 8am - 4pm

Week 2, Term 3 2021

Monday 26 July - Closed
Tuesday 27 July - Closed
Wednesday 28 July - Closed
Thursday 29 July, 8am - 4pm
Friday 30 July, 8am - 4pm

Week 3, Term 3 2021

Monday 2 August, 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 3 August, 8am - 4pm
Thursday 5 August, 8am - 4pm

Second hand uniforms

The Uniform Shop does not stock second hand uniform items. There are a number of online spaces where families undertake private sales for second hand uniforms. The College does not manage these second hand online sales and takes no responsibility for any private sales.

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