Catholic education at Immaculate Heart School has its foundation in partnerships between staff, students, parents, parish and the wider community. These partnerships are essential in order to build and sustain a faith community where life long and life giving education takes place.
A standard of appropriate dress, whether it is school uniform or casual clothes, must be maintained at all times. It is therefore essential that parents and the school have the same understanding of these expectations.
Normally 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. We understand that at times unexpected circumstances arise in families that will warrant temporary deviation from the set uniform.
Hairstyles will comply with standards of neatness and safety. Extremes in style, cut or colour are not permitted. Hair at or below shoulder length is to be tied back with white, maroon or yellow scrunchies, hair bands or ribbons. Short hair styles will be no closer than a Number 2 cut and shaved sections of the hair are unacceptable. Hair should be kept tidy and off the face. Suitability of any hairstyle is at the discretion of the Principal.
Make-up including nail polish is not permitted. Plain sleeper/studs may be worn. If choosing to wear these, one small sleeper/stud in each of both ear lobes is essential. Wrist watches and a Religious Medal or cross are permissible. All other jewellery including wristbands, rings or necklaces, are not acceptable. Some jewellery may have to be removed for safety at sports events. Swimming caps are compulsory for swimming lessons and carnivals. Sun shirts and goggles are recommended.
A no hat, no play policy applies at Immaculate Heart. Children participating in school sports will be advised in writing by coaches regarding their specific uniform requirements for that sport.