It is our responsibility to prepare students’ appearance for expected norms of society. Therefore, we believe that a dress/apprearance coded based upon modesty, civility, health and safety sets a tone conducive to learning and acceptance within the broader community all within the discretion of the principal.
- Pyjamas are not acceptable. Beach attire of any type is not acceptable. This includes tank tops (with straps thinner tank the 3-finger rule cannot be worn), bare midriff, and muscle shirts. Walking shorts and skirts of acceptable length may be worn.
- Students should perform a “self-test” before leaving for school: If, when arms are raised above the head, midriff is exposed, then the top is too short. When arms are fully extended against the thigh and fingers tough flesh, the shorts or skirt is too short.
- Hats and head gear are to be removed when entering the school and not be be worn in school.
- Clothing with inappropriate logos, improper language or comments is not acceptable.
- Clothing or jewellery that constitutes a hazard (such as spiked necklaces or thick chains, and some facial piercing) is not acceptable.
- Clothing with holes or ripped clothing is not appropriate. These must be patched appropriately and in good taste.
- For reasons of safety, jewellery, and, in some cases, piercings may be required to be removed for Physical Education classes and other special activities.
- Footwear is to be worn at all times. Stockinged feet are not allowed for reasons of health and safety. Pupils are expected to have a pair of shoes for insided use only (gym shoes are acceptable). Footwear must allow students to run and play safely.