I am looking for some feedback from other schools/SC’s about the processes you use for sports uniform. Our current systems are not working (I’ve just started at Hobsonville Point Secondary School) so I’m looking to make some changes for 2020, and would love to hear how other SC’s manage this aspect of our jobs.
Do students at your school borrow or buy their uniform?
If they buy, do you have different uniforms for different sports? How do families manage this cost? Can they pay it off over the year or do you have a “no pay, no play” policy (I don’t even know if this is done any more)?
For those that borrow/loan/hire, do you change a uniform bond on top of their sports fees? Is it the full replacement cost of the uniform, or some other calculation? Is it (fully?) refundable when the uniform is returned at the end of the season?
What do you find is the best way to manage/keep track of uniforms? Do you use Kamar (or similar)? Are all your uniforms individually numbered so you know exactly which uniform has gone to which student, or do you use another process?
Thanks to any of you that find the time to share some ideas – much appreciated!