School dress requirements are tangible evidence of the standards expected of students. Dress requirements play an important role in promoting a positive image of the school and creating a sense of identity among students. The benefits of uniform dress requirements include:
- Promoting safety of students through easier identification;
- Keeping costs of clothing within reasonable limits for parents; and
- Assisting students to learn the importance of appropriate presentation.
Being suitably groomed is part of the process by which students learn to engage with employers and the community.
Denim is not permitted in our school’s dress requirements. Parents will be contacted if a student continues to ignore the Uniform Policy.
Student footwear will be safe and appropriate for school activities. Sneakers, sandals and enclosed shoes are encouraged. Thongs, scuffs and slip-ons are not considered appropriate and are not allowed. Footwear worn should be consistent with the school colours. While current fashion trends promote loud colours and flimsy slip on shoes, these are not part of the school uniform and are not suitable for school.
- Students are expected to wear school uniform which includes school polo shirt, navy bottoms, or school dresses, school jacket or windcheater.
- Leggings may only be worn under school clothing and should be dark blue or black.
- Denim is excluded from the School Dress Code.
- Any additional clothing worn eg, jackets, should be consistent with the school colours.
- Students who consistently choose to not comply with the dress code may be excluded from certain excursions and programs. Parents will be contacted if this issue becomes a problem for the child.
- On occasions, the nature of excursions or programs will determine the nature of dress requirements. Parents will be notified well in advance.
Any hair that is shoulder length or longer (girl or boy) should be fully tied up or tied back. This also helps in the prevention of head lice infestation.
Although discouraged, where jewellery is worn, it must not pose a danger or interfere with the child’s performance of school activities. Small studs, sleepers and watches are acceptable, while costume jewellery is not considered appropriate.
- In the interests of child health and well being, we have a ‘No Hat No Sun’ Policy, endorsed by the School Board.
- Broad brimmed school hats are compulsory for all students. These hats are to stay at school and must be worn for recess, lunch, Sport and Phys Ed lessons.
- Students must leave their school hats at school and may wear their own hats to and from school.
- Makeup and nail polish is considered inappropriate and unnecessary for school. Students will be asked to clean this off and parents will be notified.
- Personal items such as trading cards, iPods, game boys, virtual pets, etc. should not be brought to school. The school can accept no responsibility for the loss or damage of these items.
- The practice of bringing mobile phones to school is discouraged. If children do bring a mobile phone to school it must be turned off during the school day and kept in the student’s bag or tray. School staff will not accept responsibility for children’s mobile phones during the school day.
- If a child is using their phone during the school day, the phone will be confiscated and parents asked to come to the school office to collect the phone. This may result in an Orange Card for the student.
- Parents are requested to name all clothing items that children wear to school. Our lost property bin is usually full of new, unnamed clothing.