Children are encouraged to wear the school uniform everyday. The uniform assists children to identify with the school and aids new students in their association with their surroundings.
Essex Heights is a SunSmart school. During Terms 1 and 4 all children must wear a hat during sport, recreational time, and other curriculum activities outdoors.Dress Code Policy
EHPS uniform is supplied by PSW, and is purchased from their store at 288-290 Stephensons Road, Mount Waverley, or online at www.psw.com.au.
Regular Trading Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Extended Trading Hours (7th November 2018 to 9th March 2019)
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Uniform Price List
The Parents & Friends Association (PFA) run a secondhand uniform sale once a term if sufficient donations have been received. Dates are advertised in the Contact newsletter and on this website. The Term 1 sale was held on Friday 22nd February.
If your family is facing hardship or severe financial difficulties, you may be eligible for financial assistance to help meet education costs, including uniform. This support is provided by not-for-profit organisation State Schools' Relief (SSR). You are encouraged to talk to the Principal or Assistant Principal about your situation and they will assess what you can receive.
Students starting Prep who meet the criteria for Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) are automatically able to get help with uniforms through State Schools' Relief (SSR). A voucher will be provided to subsidise a winter warmer uniform package for the Prep student of:
You may need to contribute the difference in value between the voucher and the cost of the items.
Fact Sheet for 2018 Prep Uniform Package
It is essential that all items of clothing worn by students or personal property brought to school are named with the child's first and last name. This ensures that if an item is misplaced it can returned.
Four green lost property boxes are located around the school - outside the Eucalyptus, Banksia, and Violet buildings and the Stadium. Any unnamed uniform items not claimed prior to a PFA secondhand sale may be offered for sale.
Students are discouraged from bringing toys and special items from home to play with at recess and lunch time. These items may cause some conflict in the yard, or distress if they are lost or misplaced. Students are encouraged to build on their social skills, to make up games with their friends, to be active, use the school provided equipment, and enjoy the fresh air during breaks.
The Department of Education & Training (DET) does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools, and it will generally not pay for any loss or damage to such property.