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Student Uniform Policy

 

MOSSGIEL PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL

UNIFORM POLICY – Ratified 11/11/14

Rationale:

Wearing the Mossgiel Park Primary School uniform promotes a sense of individual and community pride. It has the potential to encourage group security, and can enhance the personal safety of our students.

Aims:

  • 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 our community.

Implementation:

  • After consultation with the school community, School Council has developed a Dress Code that we believe provides choice for students, allows for students to safely engage in the many 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.
  • Summer and winter uniforms, as well as sports uniforms will be prescribed, and required to be worn.
  • All students and staff are required to wear hats that protect the face, neck and ears. Students are required to wear a blue broad-brimmed, bucket or legionnaire style hat. Hats must be worn for all outdoor activities during Terms 1 and 4. Baseball caps or peak visors are not considered a suitable alternative.
  • Shoes must be closed in (laced up shoes are preferred). School shoes, sports shoes and closed in sandals are acceptable.
  • Hair longer than shoulder-length should be neatly groomed and tied back. Hair accessories should be simple and unobtrusive.
  • Make-up and unnatural hair colours are deemed unsuitable. Extreme hair colors (eg: green, pink or purple rinses) and/or extreme hairstyles (eg: spikes or mohawks) are not permitted.
  • Jewellery of a religious nature may be worn. It should be unobtrusive. Students are responsible for removing jewellery prior to outdoor activities and sport.
  • In recognition of their role a maroon-coloured “Year 6 windcheater” may be worn by students in Year 6.
  • Written notification from a parent is required when a student is unable to conform with the student uniform policy. A uniform pass must be obtained from the class teacher. Sanctions apply for students out of uniform without written notification from a parent.
  • Exemptions may be granted at the discretion of the Principal where aspects of the student uniform policy may create hardship for a student due to religious, ethnic or cultural beliefs, ethic or cultural background, student disability or health conditions.
  • Fingernails should be kept short and clean. Clear nail polish is acceptable.
  • Stud earrings and sleepers worn in the ears, plus watches are the only acceptable jewellery
  • Students attending sporting events, camps and excursions or representing the school must conform to all student uniform requirements.
  • All clothing must be in the colours of the school. Clothing identified by the school logo is considered desirable but is not compulsory.

The following student uniform guidelines apply to all students:

Girl’s Uniform

Summer

Winter

Sport

Blue and white check dress

Navy shorts or skort

Pale blue polo shirt

School blue bomber jacket or windcheater

White, blue or grey socks

Blue bucket, broad-brimmed or legionnaire style hat.

Navy track pants or

Plain navy boot leg pants.

Light blue polo shirt – long or short sleeve.

Navy tights.

School windcheater, hooded windcheater or bomber jacket.

Year 6  

Polo & windcheater

Navy netball skirt, navy shorts or navy skort.

School t-shirt

Navy blue track pants for Winter sport.

Blue bucket, broad-brimmed or legionnaire style hat.

Year 5 & 6

Senior sports shirt.

Boy’s Uniform

Summer

Winter

Sport

Navy shorts

Light blue polo shirt

School windcheater or

Bomber jacket

White, blue or grey socks

Blue bucket, broad-brimmed or legionnaire style hat.

 

Year 6

Polo & windcheater

Navy track pants

Light blue polo shirt – long or short sleeves

School windcheater, hooded windcheater  or bomber

jacket

 

Year 6

Polo & windcheater

Navy shorts or skort.

School t-shirt

Navy track pants

Blue bucket, broad-brimmed or legionnaire style hat.

 

 

Year 5 & 6

Senior sports shirt.

Notes:             Denim clothing is not acceptable.

            Leggings are unsuitable to be worn as track pants or boot leg pants.

If, due to religious beliefs, additional clothing is required (e.g. hijab, leggings), navy, light blue or white clothing is acceptable.

Clothes should not have coloured, exterior stitching.

School Logos are the only logos to be worn.

Sports Uniform may only be worn on the day of Physical Education and/or Sport

Thongs, back-less, high heeled or platform shoes, boots and gumboots are not acceptable.

The wearing of blue broad brimmed, bucket or legionnaire style hats is compulsory.

  • Non-compliance with the Uniform Policy will result in loss of privileges, detention and non-attendance at activities outside the school.

Evaluation:    The Student Uniform Policy has been developed to ensure that students attending Mossgiel Park Primary School identify with, and develop a sense of pride in, our school. Personal health and safety, practicality, and cost have been carefully considered. The policy is reviewed regularly at the discretion of the School Council in consultation with the school Principal.