Parents were informed at the start of the year through the Parent & Student Handbook that we would continue to monitor and address issues where the uniform policy was not being followed. Our uniform is part of our school’s pride, and reflects the professional look and attitude that we expect of all of our students.
A recent email was sent to all families regarding jewellery, whereby parents were requested to contact the school to request an exemption to the policy. A small number of parents have done this, with some exemptions granted. All other students in Y1-11 are therefore expected to adhere to the Uniform Policy i.e. Jewellery – The only jewellery permitted is a wristwatch and one pair of SMALL stud earrings, one in the lobe of each ear. No other visible body piercing allowed. (Parent & Student Handbook, page 51-52). From Monday next week all students not exempted will be asked to remove any jewellery that does not conform to this policy.
We have also been increasingly concerned over the length of some of the students’ skirts and shorts, including our Senior Y12 & 13 students. The Uniform Policy states; Skirt / Short length – Length must be appropriate. The decision as to what is an appropriate length will be determined by the school, however, the length of skirts (and shorts) should be no shorter than mid-thigh. All staff next week will be reminding students of this requirement and students will be required to fix or replace any skirts or shorts that do not adhere to the policy. From Monday 17 September onwards, students arriving at school in incorrect uniform will be sent home to get changed.