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.
· 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.
After consultation with the school community School Council has developed a Dress Code that we believe 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.
The Dress Code applies during school hours, while travelling to and from school, and when students are on school excursions.
Delacombe Primary School uniform is as follows:
· Plain navy blue track suit pants (Not leggings)
· Plain navy shorts at modest length (No bike, athletic shorts)
· Plain navy pants or skirts/skorts at modest length and fit
· Logoed burgundy polo shirts (long or short sleeved)
· Logoed burgundy windcheater
· Logoed navy blue polar fleece top
· Logoed navy blue polar fleece vest
· White or navy blue socks
· Navy blue broad brimmed hats
· Runners or black school shoes/ gumboots in winter (no heeled boots)
· Students in grade 5 and 6 may wear a special SENIOR rugby top (these are not to be altered in anyway).
· Delacombe summer dress with socks.
· Jackets not to be worn in the classrooms
· Logoed Beanie
· Stud earrings and sleepers worn in the ears, plus watches are the only acceptable jewellery.
· Extreme hair colour (eg: green, pink or purple rinses) and/or extreme hairstyles (eg: spikes or mohawks) are not permitted.
· Students with shoulder length hair (or longer) should have this tied back in school coloured bands or ribbons (navy blue, burgundy, white or yellow)
· Other than clear nail polish, cosmetics may not be worn at school.
· The only headwear that is acceptable is Sunsmart hats consistent with our Sunsmart policy. They must be worn outside in terms 1 & 4. Hats are not to be worn inside.
· The student Dress Code, including details of uniform items and places of purchase, will be published in the newsletter at the start of each year.
· All uniform is available for purchase through LOWES.
· School Council requires the principal be responsible for implementation of the Dress Code in a manner consistent with the Student Code of Conduct.
· Arrangements can be made to supply uniforms for families experiencing economic hardship.
· Parents seeking exemptions to the Dress Code due to religious beliefs, ethnic or cultural background, student disability, health condition or economic hardship must apply in writing to the School Council.
· Children not in uniform will be changed into uniform for the day or children not in uniform will be given a warning note.
· A uniform detention may be given if it is deemed that students are deliberately choosing to wear incorrect uniform and after receiving a warning note on Compass.
This policy will be reviewed as part of the school’s three-year review cycle.
This policy was last ratified by School Council in Nov 2020
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