School Uniform Policy

  • SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY

    RATIONALE

    A uniform dress code reinforces in students a pride in their own appearance, instils recognition of themselves as an integral part of the school community, and assists in developing pride in representing their school. Issues of equality, health and safety, and expense are also factors that contribute to the establishment of the Dress Code.

    PURPOSE OF THE POLICY

    To promote equality amongst all students
    To further develop a sense of pride in, and identification with our school
    To provide durable clothing that is cost effective and practical for our school environment
    To maintain and enhance the positive image of the school in the community

    GUIDELINES FOR ACTION

    1. A Dress Code Policy shall be maintained that provides choice for the students, allows for students to safely engage in the many varied school activities, and caters for the financial constraints of families.
    2. All students in Prep to Year 6 adhere to the School’s Dress Code Policy.
    3. The Dress Code Policy applies during school hours, and when students are on school excursions (Sports days/activities are exempt e.g. House Sports days (unless otherwise permitted by the Principal).
    4. The wearing of ‘sun-smart’ hats is compulsory in Terms 1 and 4 (see hats). Hats are not to be worn inside.
    5. The Student Dress Code will be published in the newsletter at the start of each year.
    6. The Principal is responsible for implementation of the Dress Code Policy.
    7. Parents seeking exemptions to the Dress Code Policy due to religious beliefs, ethnic or cultural background, student disability, health condition, must apply in writing to the Principal.

    IMPLEMENTATION

    WHOLE SCHOOL  ~  “Student Dress Code” consists of the following compulsory school uniform elements

    ALL STUDENTS  ~  Bottle green broad-brimmed hat (Terms 1 and 4)

     

    BOYS

    Green polo shirt with logo – short or               long sleeve
    Black dress shorts/dress pants
    Bottle green polo fleece windcheater     preferably with logo

    White socks

    School shoes/black runners

     

    GIRLS

    Green polo shirt with logo – short or long sleeve

    Black skorts/dress shorts
    Black bootleg pants/dress pants

    Green & White gingham checked dress

    Checked tartan skirt (winter)

    Bottle green polo fleece windcheater preferably with logo

    White socks

    School shoes/black runners

    OPTIONAL  ~

     Green and Gold Waterproof track jacket with logo
    Polar fleece vest preferably with school logo

    In wet weather students are encouraged to wear a plain black or green outer garment or the school track jacket.

    Year 6 Windcheater or polo shirt (for current year, as approved by the Principal), to be worn by Year 6 students only.

    It is school policy that any hair shoulder length or longer be tied up in school coloured hair ties.

    The following clothing is unacceptable as it fails to meet health or safety standards associated with the school.

    • Any clothing which leaves shoulders, mid-riff (tank tops, sundresses) – loose fitting footwear including thongs, open-toed shoes, sandals, heeled shoes, slipper style shoes and skate shoes.
    • Loose fitting jewellery, including earrings (only studs or sleepers are acceptable).
    • Cosmetics may not be worn at school, unless for designated occasions, with the approval of the Principal.
    • Shoes are to have enclosed toes. School shoes/black runners are permitted.

    ENFORCEMENT            

    1. i) Parents of children not complying with the compulsory uniform will be notified by the Principal or Student Welfare Committee, to bring it to the parent’s attention and seek a resolution.
    2. ii) Exemptions may be granted regarding clothing in the following situations:
    • Child has a disability which prevents compliance.
    • Note from parents (special circumstances).

    iii)    Children will only be excluded from activities where safety issues exist:

    • Children failing to wear a hat will be required to spend recess/lunch periods in an under-cover area.
    1. iv) All uniform garments will be available at Reicha’s Drapery, Cobden. All items are also available at various stores, such as Target, Best and Less and K-Mart.
    2. v) Year 6 students may have a “Class of the current year” navy blue polo t-shirt or long sleeve hooded windcheater featuring the names of all Year 6 students printed on the back.

     

    EVALUATION

    The policy will be monitored regularly by Principal and Well Being Committee regarding compliance and exemptions granted.