STUDENT UNIFORM POLICY

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RATIONALE

Notre Dame Catholic Primary School is a two stream co-educational facility catering for students and their families
from Kindergarten to Year 6. Our school name, Notre Dame, stands for Our Lady, Mary our Mother. Under her
guidance, we strive to develop Christian values within our students and foster life-long learning with a vision of a
positive future. An outward sign of belonging to this community is the wearing of the school uniform that bears the
school crest and motto.

A uniform dress code reinforces in students a pride in their own appearance, instils recognition of themselves as an
integral part of the school community, and assists in developing pride in representing their school.

Our school uniform not only provides a sense of belonging and pride of association in students at Notre Dame Catholic
Primary School but also promotes the safety and security of students by allowing for the ready identification of students
as belonging to our school. Equality is fostered through this Uniform Policy, common to all students.

PRINCIPLES

The Uniform Policy operates within the guidelines determined by the Catholic Education Office in the Handbook for
Catholic Schools.

  1. At Notre Dame Catholic Primary School the obligation of students (Years 1 – 6) to wear a uniform is provided
    for in the contract between parent and school at the time of enrolment.
  2. In cases of genuine financial hardship parents / carers may apply for assistance with the supply of a uniform.
  3. Should an unusual situation occur when a child is temporarily unable to wear a uniform / or part of one , a
    note from a parent / carer must accompany the child.
  4. The school Uniform Shop will provide a service to the school community as long as the school has the
    resources for its smooth functioning. Whilst the school Uniform Shop should be economically viable, it must
    not be motivated by profit.
  5. Any price changes to the uniform will be made on the recommendation of the Uniform Shop Manager with the
    approval of the Principal.
  6. The school Uniform Shop will not refund or exchange uniform items that have been worn and/or are not in
    their original condition, with clothing tags attached. Uniform items must be returned within 7 days of
    purchase. Please retain your receipt as proof of purchase.
  7. Where items are faulty, it will be returned to the uniform supplier for credit approval.
  8. The school Uniform Shop will not offer the sale of second-hand uniforms on a consignment basis.
  9. Should changes be made to the Notre Dame School uniform, it will be a consultative process between the
    Principal, School Board, staff and parent body. Final decisions about changes to the school uniform rest with
    the Principal.

ORGANISATION

Our uniform is a sign of our community and all children in Year 1 to 6 are expected to support it. As a result the follow
guidelines must be adhered to;

  1. Summer uniform is worn in Terms One and Four, winter uniform in Terms Two and Three. Children are to
    wear the school sports uniform on the day they have Physical Education or sport.
  2. At all times, children are expected to be well presented in their uniform. Uniforms are to be clean, pressed
    and in good condition. Shoes are to be well-polished and white sport shoes kept clean.
  3. Students are expected to take pride in their personal appearance and to be neatly attired. Shirts to be tucked
    in, shorts and skirts are to be worn sitting on the waist. Uniform dresses and skirts are to be worn at or below
    knee length. Each student is expected to be properly attired in full school uniform whilst at the school,
    travelling to and from school and when representing the school at external functions and events.
  4. For health reasons, when a child’s hair is of collar length or longer, it must be tied back off the face. The
    following regulations also apply to hair;

    • Hair to be tied back with plain navy blue, red or white hair elastics, ribbons, scrunchies or head
      bands.
    • Neither extreme hairstyles nor colours are permitted. Where there is a clear breach of this, parents
      will be contacted and asked to rectify the situation immediately.
    • To prevent lice infestation, parents / carers should check hair weekly.
  5. It is recommended that no jewellery be worn at school for safety and security reasons. A wristwatch, a cross
    or Christian medal are acceptable. Only one pair of plain sleepers or studs is permitted.
  6. Makeup and nail polish is not to be worn.
  7. Parents and staff are expected to monitor and maintain the correct wearing of the school uniform and insist on
    the maintenance of high standards of personal presentation.
  8. The school follows the Cancer Foundation’s recommendations that the school hat must be worn all year
    round during recess time and outdoor activities.

UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS

  1. SUMMER UNIFORM
    1. The summer uniform is to be worn in Terms 1 and 4.
    2. For girls, this consists of the school check summer dress, white school socks and black polished
      lace up shoes. The check summer dress is to be worn at or below knee length.
    3. Boys wear school white shirt short sleeve with logo pocket, navy school shorts (from the Uniform
      Shop), and black polished lace up shoes, navy school socks.
    4. The navy school jumper may be worn with the summer uniform.
    5. Girls are permitted to wear navy blue, red or white hair elastics, ribbons, scrunchies or head bands
      in their hair. Hair accessories that make a fashion statement are not acceptable.
  2. WINTER UNIFORM
    1. The winter uniform is to be worn in Terms 2 and 3.
    2. Girls wear the school tartan skirt, white school shirt with logo pocket, school tie, and navy school
      jumper. White school socks are to be worn with black polished lace up shoes. Navy stockings are
      optional. The tartan skirt is to be worn at or below knee length.
    3. Navy school pants (from uniform shop) are available for girls to wear as an option with navy
      school socks and black polished lace up school shoes. The skirt remains compulsory for formal
      occasions.
    4. A school scarf is optional for girls to wear with the winter uniform.
    5. Boys wear navy school pants (from uniform shop), white school shirt with logo pocket, school tie,
      and navy school jumper. Navy school socks are worn with black polished lace up shoes.
  3. SPORTS UNIFORM
    1. The sports uniform consists of navy school tracksuit top and pants, navy school sports shorts,
      school polo sports shirt and white school socks.
    2. Students sport shoes are to be predominantly white with non-marking soles.
    3. It is compulsory to wear the navy school hat while participating in Physical Education classes and
      other outdoor lessons.
  4. OTHER UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS
    1. The navy school hat is to be worn whenever students are engaged in activities outside.
    2. Students are required to use the Notre Dame Catholic Primary School bag.
    3. All items of the school uniform must be clearly labeled with the student’s name.
    4. On casual dress days, students are required to dress appropriately for the day’s program and
      activities. Details regarding these activities will be available prior to the event.
    5. Students cycling to and from school are required to wear a helmet. These should be secured to
      the bike and stored in the bike area. Appropriate wet weather clothing would be required.

UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS

Uniform Summer Winter
Boys School Uniform
  • White shirt short sleeved with school logo
  • Navy school shorts
  • Black lace up school shoes with navy school socks
  • Navy school hat
  • White shirt long / short sleeved with
    school logo
  • Long navy school pants
  • Navy school tie
  • Navy School jumper
  • Black lace up school shoes and navy
    school socks
  • Navy school hat
Boys Sports Uniform
  • School polo sports shirt
  • School navy sports shorts
  • White sport shoes with white school socks
  • Navy school hat
  • School navy tracksuit top and pants
  • School polo sports shirt
  • School navy sports shorts
  • White sport shoes with white school socks
  • Navy school hat
Girls School Uniform
  • School check summer dress
  • Black lace up school shoes with white school socks
  • Navy school hat
  • School tartan skirt
  • White shirt long/short sleeved with school logo
  • Black lace up school shoes
  • Navy tights or white school socks
  • Navy school tie
  • Navy school jumper
  • Navy school hat
  • Optional – long navy school pants
  • Optional – school scarf
Girls Sport Uniform
  • School polo sports shirt
  • School navy sports shorts
  • White sport shoes with white school socks
  • Navy school hat
  • School navy tracksuit top and pants
  • School polo sports shirt
  • School navy sports shorts
  • White sport shoes with white school socks
  • Navy school hat