RATIONALE

The dress code is established by the School Board of Mindarie Primary School to promote a positive, safe and healthy learning environment for the students.

The School Board believes a school dress code:

  • Fosters and enhances the public image of the school.
  • Ensures students are safely and appropriately dressed for specific school activities.
  • Encourages equality among students.
  • Assists in building school and team spirit.
  • Assists in identifying our students for requirements of duty of care, especially for out of school activities. (If children can not be seen immediately in school and on excursions, there is a danger of strangers approaching our children or coming onto the property.)

STANDARDS

For the health and well-being of the child, it is necessary that students are clean and well-groomed including clipped fingernails and long hair tied back.

Jewellery is not permitted except for studs or sleepers for pierced ears. Other body piercing is strongly and actively discouraged as safety can not be assured. Children having piercing on the face will be asked to place sticking plaster over this for health and safety reasons – for the student’s well-being as well as for others. If not adhered to, for the aforementioned reasons the student will be excluded from recess, lunch, sport and Physical Education sessions.

Watches may be worn. Cultural/religious jewellery is permitted but please alert the Principal.

Cosmetics, nail polish and nail extensions are not allowed. Children wearing make-up will be asked to remove this.

Students must wear a broad brimmed hat when outside and wear clothing that covers the shoulders to protect the skin from the sun.

CONSEQUENCES

Where a student’s clothing is not consistent with the school dress code, measures will be taken by the school staff. This may include contacting parents by letter or phone and not allowing children to attend excursions or sport at an interschool level.

SCHOOL UNIFORM

Boys

  • Cargo shorts or knit shorts with school polo shirt.
  • Cargo pants or track pants with school polo shirt.
  • In colder months a school spray jacket or school zip jacket with a school logo may be worn over the above.

Girls

  • A pleated skirt or ‘skort’ with school polo shirt.
  • An “A” line dress.
  • Track, ‘bootleg’ or ‘jazz’ pants with school polo shirt.
  • In colder months a school spray jacket or school zip jacket with a school logo may be worn over the above.
  • Leggings may be worn in colder months but these must be dark blue and be worn under dresses, skirts or skorts.

Sports uniform for school sports including interschool sport-

  • A faction t-shirt and sneakers with shorts, pleated skirt or skort.
  • If attending interschool sport a school polo shirt must be worn.

If wearing a pleated skirt, girls are encouraged to wear black sports knickers.

Students should wear footwear that is well-fitting and firmly secured to the foot (thongs, step-in shoes, boots and platform shoes will be deemed inappropriate).

Skate shoes, ‘ugg boots’, thongs, slides or boots are not to be worn.

Sunglasses: Children are encouraged to wear sunglasses when outdoors.

All uniform items mentioned above are available from the school uniform shop and a small selection of second-hand articles of clothing is also available.

The dress code will be reviewed on a yearly basis by the School Council and parents may have input into the dress standard by contacting any of the members of this committee.

It must be remembered that the uniform shop is run by non-paid P&C committee members who give their time for the well-being of our school. These people need our support.

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School Banking

School banking is on and deposits can be made each Tuesday morning from 8.15pm in Room TA 16 (next to the History classroom). Please collect an application form from the office Monday to Friday or from TA 16 on Tuesday mornings. It is never too late to join the school banking.

Uniform Shop

Opening times Wednesdays 2.15pm to 3.00pm & Fridays 8.15am to 9.00am  A BIG reminder please that you need to bring correct money or small notes. The uniform shop accepts donations of second hand uniforms, which are sold to raise additional money for the P&C Association.  Donations can be left at the office or at the shop during opening hours.