Parents Voice in Government School Education

School uniform: PV media comment

The Age reported recently about the changes taking place in Victorian school uniforms. According to the article, “School uniforms in Victoria are evolving to meet student demands, with pants and shorts for girls, trans-seasonal and green uniforms becoming more common.”

Parents Victoria CEO Gail McHardy is quoted in the article, as follows:

Gail McHardy of Parents Victoria, which represents state school students, said uniforms could be expensive and urged schools to ensure changes to them did not price out families and restrict attendance.

“With [high] back to school costs this year, there’ve been people ring into the radio asking why school shorts have a logo on them,” she said.

McHardy advises cost-conscious families to buy the bare minimum and source secondhand uniforms. State school families in need can request free uniforms from State School Relief via their school.

Read the Age article

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