One school, one uniform: Murray Bridge North plans blue and red shift
The two north schools became one almost a decade ago, but have kept separate junior and senior uniforms – until now.
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Nine years after Murray Bridge’s north schools joined together, the combined school is about to adopt a single uniform.
Younger students at Murray Bridge North School have traditionally worn red, while those in year three and above have worn blue.
The divide goes back to its origins as Murray Bridge Junior Primary School and Murray Bridge Primary School, the two schools which shared the one site up until 2013.
Principal James Parkin said the time was right to forge a new, united identity.
“With the excitement about a new building and refurbishment of the school happening this year, and the development of one school from reception to year six – moving away from junior primary and middle and upper primary – we thought we’d look at a new uniform parents could choose to use … that would look a little bit smarter,” he said.
The centrepiece of the new look will be navy blue tops with red side panels.
The school is still finalising an exact design for the tops, jackets and jumpers, in negotiation with uniform suppliers, and collecting feedback from families.
The kids seem to love it, though.
Scarlett Hancock, pictured modelling a new-style polo top, said it was “cool”.
Jackson Evans, pictured in a navy jacket which may also end up featuring red panels, said it was comfy.
The school plans to introduce the new uniform in 2023.
Parents would still be able to send their children in the old red tops for at least another year after that; and students would still be allowed to wear plain navy polos with a school logo.