School Uniform and Dress Code Guidelines
A standard of appropriate dress must be maintained at all times. It is essential that parents and the school have the same set of values in this regard. There will be no deviation from the set school uniform and parents are required to ensure that children are always presented neatly and in the appropriate school uniform with all items clearly labelled. In Year 1 – Year 6, the school requires all children to wear a Summer, Winter and Sport uniform. A Navy blue beanie, scarf and winter jacket are an optional part of the winter uniform and are available for purchase from the uniform shop. Pre-Primary and Kindergarten students are required to wear sports uniform all week. Pre-Kindergarten are not required to wear a uniform.
A uniform dress code reinforces a sense of belonging and pride of association at St Joseph’s School but also promotes the safety and security of students by allowing for the ready identification of students as belonging to the school. Equality is fostered through the school Uniform Policy. Following are the basic uniform rules:
- Hairstyles for all students are to be conventional. No colours or trendsetting haircuts are acceptable. Hair that is shoulder length or longer must be tied back with plain royal blue/sky blue or white scrunches, ribbons or headbands.
- Correct school uniform to be worn at all times
- Acceptable jewellery: wristwatch, religious medal or cross, ear rings (plain studs or sleepers permitted, one per ear only). Medic alert bracelets should be worn by children who require them.
- Unacceptable jewellery includes all other assorted chains, bracelets, bangles, rings and earrings, necklaces etc.
The uniform items can be purchased through the Uniform Shop, situated at the school and opening times are advertised in the newsletter.
A school hat must be worn all year round – No Hat No Play Policy