Information for parents and students
Reviewed by the School Council on 2 July 2012
The Yuluma School Council, in consultation with staff, families and students, has established a dress code for all students attending the school.
The School Council believes a dress code:
- Fosters and enhances the public image of the school.
- Assists in building school and team spirit.
- Encourages equity among students; and
- Prepares students for work, as many places have dress and safety codes.
Dress code requirements for Yuluma Primary School
- School jade-coloured polo t-shirt with collar (preferably with school logo on the front top left hand side). This is the preferred shirt for daily wear.
- Current graduating t-shirt may be worn by graduating students.
- School wind-cheater or school zip-front jacket (or plain navy blue windcheater or jacket of similar style).
- Long sleeve shirts either white or navy-blue can be worn under school t-shirts during colder days.
- Leggings may be black or navy blue and be worn under existing skirt, skort or shorts.
- School tracksuit pants (or plain navy blue long pants).
- School shorts, pleated skirt or skort (or plain navy blue clothes of similar style).
- School dress.
- Navy blue hat for sun protection (wide-brimmed or bucket style, nb. caps do not provide adequate sun protection).
- Protective footwear and where appropriate navy and white socks (no slip on shoes, thongs, health or beach sandals).
- Students may be required to tuck shirts in for formal occasions and excursions. For example choir performance, visiting dignitaries.
- It is preferred that shoulder length hair (or longer) be fully tied back.
- The wearing of jewellery is discouraged with the exception of sleepers, studs, watches and medic alerts.
- The wearing of make-up (including coloured nail polish) is discouraged.
Advice to parents and students on the dress code
Availability of dress code items
- Items in the designated school colours are available from the school uniform shop but may be purchased from any clothing or department store.
- Second hand clothes are available from the uniform shop.
Modifications to the dress code
- Families of students who for religious or health reasons, may wish to modify the school dress code are required to discuss the issue with the Principal or Deputy Principal.
- Staff will be informed of any student granted a modification to the dress code.
Students not following the dress code will receive:
- Counselling on the benefits of a dress code.
- Assistance / support in obtaining suitable clothing, if necessary; and
- A pass for an agreed length of time for dress modification.
If a student does not comply with a requirement of the school dress code as a result of the above and
is not exempted, then they may be:
- Prevented from representing the school.
- Excluded from participation in activities that are not an essential part of the education program.
Regulation 36 Section 123(2)(a)(b) School Education Act 1999.