2018 Galen Catholic College Uniform

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are writing to advise you of the changes to the Galen Catholic College uniform, for commencement from the beginning of the 2018 school year.

The Galen Catholic College Uniform Committee was set up last year by the Galen School Board to review the current school uniform and make recommendations to the Board on how to improve it. The committee is made up of parents, school leaders and uniform shop representatives. The committee has met on a number of occasions over the past 9 months and has developed a proposed school uniform which:

  • Reduces the current variations making it easier for students to wear and for the school to enforce
  • Is modern and comfortable
  • Is distinctive from other schools in Wangaratta
  • Is suitably professional to prepare students for the expectation of dress codes which apply in the workforce and broader community
  • Positively reflects Galen in the broader community

You may recall that an email was sent to all parents on 7th August outlining the proposed changes and recommendations. The Uniform Committee, a sub-committee of the Galen School Board, collated the feedback and used these to reach their recommendations. The Galen Board voted to support the recommendations on 31st August. The new Galen uniform is compulsory for all Year 7 students commencing at Galen in 2018 and the remainder of the students will have until 2020. Please find below the endorsed uniform selections for 2018:


Boys Summer Uniform:

  • Plain sky blue shirt and blue shorts;


Boys Winter uniform:

  • Long sleeved plain sky blue shirt and blue pants;
  • Existing Champagnat striped tie
  • A maroon blazer must also be worn to and from school in Terms 2 and 3. 


Girls Summer Uniform:

  • Plain sky blue shirt and blue shorts, or existing summer dress.  


Girls Winter Uniform:

  • Plain sky blue shirt and blue trousers or plain sky blue shirt and existing tartan skirt.
  • Existing Champagnat striped tie
  • A maroon blazer must also be worn to and from school in Terms 2 and 3.


Boys and Girls Sport Uniform

  • White sport shirt is to be replaced with the current blue polo shirt and girl’s leggings will no longer be available or acceptable. Maroon sport shorts and pants will remain the same.


School Bag

  • An optional Galen school bag will be available for purchase.


The Galen uniform may only be purchased from the Galen Uniform Shop. Shop hours are:

Tuesdays 10.00am – 6.00pm

Thursdays 1.00pm – 5.00pm


Stock of the new uniform will be available from late December 2017 and the Uniform Shop will be open extended hours in January 2018.

Download the uniform price list here.

It is the expectation of Galen Catholic College that parents and students who agree to enrol also accept the uniform, and that the uniform will be worn without variation.


Yours sincerely,

Genevieve O’Reilly                                                                                                         
Acting Principal     

 Patrick Arcuri
Deputy Principal – Staff & Student Wellbeing