YANCHEP Secondary College’s future students have been trying on uniforms, which will include shirts and shorts for girls and boys.
The uniform chosen for the Yanchep school, which will open in January with years 7 to 11, features shades of blue with gold trim.
Principal James Kent said the colour scheme was inspired by the architect’s use of natural colours throughout the school grounds.
“The blue part was seen as being the most durable, very attractive,” he said.
“When (students) try the uniform on, they all look smart.”
The college has avoided skirts, giving girls the option of a dress or polo shirt and shorts.
Dr Kent said the senior students in years 11 and 12 would wear button up shirts as a “more formal” uniform.
The Education Department has provided $350 uniform allowances to students currently in years 7 to 9 at Yanchep District High School.
Dr Kent said that recognised that in a normal situation, those students would have stayed in the same uniform as they continued through high school.
The trend towards shorts for girls is also found at Clarkson Community High School where girls have the choice to wear pleated skirts, long pants or shorts.
Mindarie Senior College has similar choices of drop hip skirts, cuffed shorts or chino pants, while at Kinross College, girls can wear a dress or polo shirt with cuff shorts.
Butler College has skirts for girls.