School Uniform and Dress Code

Purpose

Immaculate Heart Catholic Primary School requires students to maintain a high standard of dress and grooming as a matter of priority. In doing so they will present an appropriate image of the School to the broader community and to each other. The purpose of this policy is to:

·         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 self and the school in the community.

Policy Statement

Dress Standards: So as to maintain a high standard of dress, the following specific regulations must be adhered to: 

  • Uniform: The Appropriate uniform must be worn in the appropriate manner at all times:
    • Formal school uniform must be worn on days it is required. This includes wearing the designated 'school hat'
    • Sports uniform may be worn on designated days.
    • In line with the SunSmart Policy, hats are to be worn during all outdoor activities or if playing at break times (no hat, no play).
    • The school logo is the only logo to appear on items of the school uniform. 
    • All Immaculate Heart uniforms are available for purchase at the school uniform shop
    • The uniform shop is open on Thursdays at the following times:
      • 8:00-8.20am and 2:00-2.30pm
  • Jewellery:
    • Make-up, hair colour, nail polish and temporary tattoos do not form part of Sacred Heart Parish School's uniform.
    • A simple crucifix may be worn on a chain around the neck. Unacceptable jewellery will be confiscated by staff and returned at an appropriate time.
    • One set of studs / sleepers (per ear) and a watch may be worn. This applies to both boys and girls.  Earrings in one ear only are not acceptable under this policy.

Appearance Standards:

Immaculate Heart Catholic Primary School does not accept styles which draw attention to the individual. This is the underlying regulation regarding hair at Immaculate Heart Catholic Primary School​​. Such hairstyles are deemed extreme and unacceptable

The following specific regulations must be adhered to so as to ensure the above statement is maintained. 

  • Blade 2 length is the shortest length acceptable for 'all over' and also 'under' cuts. 
  • Hairstyles which draw attention to the student are deemed extreme and will not be permitted. This includes buzz cuts, dreadlocks, mullet, mohawks, bowl cuts, tracks, 'rats tails, etc. These are not acceptable in any form. (Principal has final discretion).
  • Students (both boys and girls) with shoulder length hair or longer, are to wear it tied back with modest accessories such as ribbons/scrunchies that reflect the school colours.
    In the case of undercuts, the hair on top must be kept short and tidy. If it is long enough (ie: over eyes and below the collar) that requires it to be tied back or in a bun, it is deemed 'extreme' and is not acceptable.
  • It is a requirement that hair have no colour, style or product that draws attention to the students.  Streaks/tips etc are not permitted.

Scope

The parents/carers, and students each have specific responsibilities to arrive at school, dressed in the appropriate uniform. Teachers have the responsibility to monitor students to ensure that students:

  • Dress in the correct clothing
  • Wear the uniform according to standards outlined in this and associated documents.
  • Present themselves in appropriate school uniform and communicate any difficulties with the school
  • Adhere to both the Dress and Appearance standards outlined above
  • Uniforms are all marked clearly with student's name.
  • Out of uniform, have a note from parents explaining reasons for being out of uniform indicating a time frame for problem to be rectified.

Student Responsibilities:

  • To arrive at and depart from school in full school uniform.
  • At after school care or outside school while still in school uniform, students are expected to wear the uniform correctly (keeping in mind, the SunSmart policy). While in uniform, students are still representing the school.
  • Students with shoulder length hair or longer, are to wear it tied back with modest accessories such as ribbons/scrunchies that reflect the school colours. Extreme hair styles are not permitted (Principal has final discretion). These include but are not exclusive to Mohawks, Rat Tails, Tracks, anything shorter than blade 2.
  • Natural hair colours only are permitted. (Principal has final discretion)
  • Fashion accessories are limited to 'sleepers / stud style earrings' (One only and in both ears), and watches.

​School Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the students to ensure they are in correct uniform and also wearing it appropriately.
  • Seek clarification from students who are not in correct uniform in the form of parent note.
  • In the absence of a note, students are issued with an 'out of uniform' letter to be sent home, for parents to explain reasons for lack of uniform. (See associated documents)
  • In the event of non-compliance with any responsibilities within this policy:
    • Parents will be contacted
    • Consequences for breach of uniform policy will be at the Principal's discretion
Dress Uniform - Girls
Blouse Maroon checked
Culottes Maroon culottes
Socks Regulation short white. Fawn or maroon stockings may be worn in winter. For warmth, socks may go underneath.
Shoes Black school shoe with leather/leather look uppers
Jumper        Maroon pullover or tracksuit with Immaculate Heart Catholic Primary School logo
Hat/Cap Legionnaires cap, wide brim or bucket hat with Immaculate Heart Catholic Primary School logo
 
Dress Uniform - Boys
Shirt Maroon checked
Shorts Mid grey above knees
Socks Grey with maroon and gold stripe
Shoes Black school shoe with leather/leather look uppers
Jumper Maroon pullover or tracksuit with Immaculate Heart Catholic Primary School logo
Hat/Cap Legionnaires cap, wide brim or bucket hat with Immaculate Heart Catholic Primary School logo
 
Sports Uniform - Boys/Girls
Shirt Maroon shirt, gold collar and Immaculate Heart Catholic Primary School logo
Shorts/skirt Maroon and Gold Stripe/Maroon culottes
Socks Maroon and gold sports socks or short white socks
Shoes Black joggers or sandshoes
Cap Peaked cap with Immaculate Heart Catholic Primary School logo