Callaghan College Waratah Campus

Collaborating to empower learners

Telephone02 4968 1939

Emailwaratah-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

What we offer

Each school in NSW offers something slightly different depending on the community. Here's what we offer for you.

Canteen

All canteens in NSW public schools must meet certain requirements. These include providing more healthy food and drink options – to make the healthy choice an easy choice for students. Visit Healthy school canteens to learn more.

Our canteen has implemented the Healthy Canteen Strategy to provide nutritious food to the students and staff of our school on every school day.

The canteen operates on a self-serve basis and is open before school, at recess and at lunch.

Extra volunteers are always needed so if you can spare a couple of hours to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers are needed between 9.00am and 2.30pm, but if you could only spare a half a day it would help ease the pressure.

Please contact Kerrie at the Canteen on 02 4967 2985 on any school day if you would like to come along, enjoy a free lunch, meet someone new, have a laugh and enjoy a day away from the house in a quality school setting.

For more information please visit the Fresh Tastes @ School website.

Uniforms

When students wear a school uniform, they feel included in our school community.

Students, teachers, parents and carers, as well as members of our local community helped develop our school uniform to make sure it:

  • meets the requirements of occupational health and safety, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation

  • includes items that are affordable, comfortable and made from easy-care and easy-wear fabrics

  • is appropriate for the full range of school activities

  • is suitable for all body shapes.

Learn more about the NSW Department of Education’s School Uniform Policy.

Purchasing our uniform

School uniforms are available from Lowes, Stockland Mall, Jesmond. Phone number is (02) 4955 9341

Opening hours are:

  • Monday 9am–5:30pm
  • Tuesday 9am–5:30pm
  • Wednesday 9am–5:30pm
  • Thursday 9am–9pm
  • Friday 9am-5:30pm
  • Saturday 9am–4pm
  • Sunday 10am–4pm

Correct uniform must be worn at all times by students, unless advised by the school i.e. for some excursions or mufti days. Any jewellery and makeup worn must be safe and discreet.

A student who is not in uniform may be loaned replacement school uniform garments. Non-uniform clothing will be kept in the Administration Office until the end of the day for students to collect. 

Our school has a Student Assistance Scheme to assist anyone in financial difficutlies as no student (or family) should be disadvantaged by uniform requirments. Confidential applications can be made using the form available from the Administration Office or you phone the school and speak to one of our Deputy Principals.

Everyday uniform Years 7 to 10

School polo shirt with with any of the following:

  • Dark navy plain formal shorts or mid-thigh length shorts (no jeans or tights)
  • Dark navy with twin white side stripe track pants or mid- thigh length sport shorts
  • Dark navy and maroon pinstriped pleated skirt
  • Dark navy, white and maroon sports jacket with school crest
  • Dark navy plain jumper or cardigan (no hoods), or school jersey (Year 10 only)
  • Dark navy, white and maroon jacket with school crest
  • Black shoes with a strong sole and fully enclosed solid uppers must be worn to meet the Workplace Health and Safety standards in all areas of the school.
  • Hats or caps should be plain navy, white or black. we encourage the wearing of sunscreen, sun hats and sunglases in the playground.

Sport or PDHPE uniform for Years 7 to 10

Worn for Sport and PE classes only.

Sports Polo Shirt wih:

  • Dark navy with twin white side stripe track pants or sports shorts OR dark nay plain track pants or sport shorts
  • Sports shoes /joggers must be worn

Please note:

  • Any undershirts that can be seen must be plain white or plain navy
  • Any jewellery and makeup worn must be safe and discreet
  • Open toed shoes, thongs, sandls, ballet flats or lightweight slip on shoes are NOT allowed. Students who arrive at school with unsafe shoes will have thier parents/carers contacted and asked to bring safe shoes to the school or be withdrawn from classes.

Hiring our facilities

You may apply to use our school’s facilities for appropriate purposes provided your hiring the facility does not interfere with our teaching and learning programs.

We assess each application on a case-by-case basis. Find out more at Using school facilities.

If you’re interested in hiring our facilities, contact us for details.