Churchlands Primary School

SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY
DRESS CODE FOR STUDENTS

Rationale:

The Churchlands Primary School community through the School Board believes the wearing of a school uniform promotes a sense of school identity. The School Board has determined that a school uniform should be worn for students in the compulsory years of schooling, Pre-primary to year 6.

Purpose:

1. To provide parents and students with a dress code that is: safe and appropriate for school activities, reasonable by contemporary standards, provides some choice, is affordable to parents, and considers the risks of ultraviolet radiation.

2. To encourage the wearing of the school uniform by providing sanctions for students not complying with the dress code.

3. To provide appropriate processes for exemption or modification related to student health, ethnic considerations, religion or any other matter, which in the Principal’s opinion, is sufficient to exempt a student from the dress code requirements.

Guidelines:

1. DRESS CODE
Items designated in the current “Churchlands Primary Information Booklet” constitute the dress code. Only clothing purchased from the Uniform Shop is endorsed as the official Churchlands Primary School uniform.

Boys: Navy shorts, navy school pants, aqua polo-style T-shirt, aqua long sleeve polo shirt, aqua school windcheater, navy brimmed hat.

Girls: School dress with sleeves, aqua polo-style T-shirt, aqua long sleeve polo shirt, aqua school windcheater, navy shorts, navy skorts, navy school pants, navy tights, navy brimmed hat.

Shoes: Joggers, school shoes or sandals. (Thongs, crocs, high boots or footwear with higher heels are not considered appropriate for school).

Sport:
Boys: School T-shirt (aqua), or House T-shirt (must be worn at the House Athletics Carnival)
Navy shorts
Navy brimmed hat

Girls: Navy shorts
School T-Shirt or House T-shirt
Navy  brimmed hat

Optional items are:  navy school bag, school bathers in school colours (one piece bathers, skins, speedos).

Representing the school
Students representing the school will be required to dress in the appropriate dress code for the team or event.

VOICE School Choir: VOICE T-shirt, black pants, black socks, black shoes and black hair accessories.

HOTNOTES School Band: White dress shirt, black pants, black socks, black shoes and black hair accessories.

Interschool Sporting Teams: CPS school sport uniform or CPS team uniform (eg Football jumper, Soccer jersey)

Interschool Swimming Team: CPS school bathers in school colours.

Graduating Students: Students in the final year of primary school can wear a school endorsed “Leavers” jacket.

NB: A “NO HAT, NO PLAY’ policy operates all year round.

The P&C operates a new and second hand uniform shop that is open Tuesday mornings from 8:15am – 9:15am. An order can be placed in the P&C box located in the office or online at www.ouronlinecanteen.com.au  if you are unable to come to the school.

2. ENROLMENT
Parents and students will be informed of the Churchlands Primary School dress code at the time of enrolment. Acceptance of enrolment at this school assumes an agreement between the school, the parent/guardian and the enrolling student, that the student will dress within the guidelines of the school dress code. Any grounds for exemption should be raised and agreement reached at this time. If the dress code is unacceptable, parents have the right to apply for admission to a school where the dress code reflects their preference.

3. FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES
Families who may experience financial difficulties regarding the purchase of a uniform should contact the Principal to seek a solution.

4. MODIFICATIONS TO THE DRESS CODE:
Parents of students who for religious or health reasons, may wish to modify the school dress code, are required to make an appointment with the Principal or a Deputy Principal. Staff will be informed of any student granted a modification to the dress code.

5. SANCTIONS
Students not complying with the dress code will be counselled and resolution of their concerns sought. Non-compliance with the dress code where exemptions have not been sought, will result in a student being prevented from attending any activity in respect of which the student is representing the school, in school or out of school hours, and will include representative teams of participants or spectators in areas of sport, drama, music, excursions, incursions and school social functions.

6. EXEMPTIONS
The grounds for exemption or modification relate to student health, cultural considerations, religion or any other matter which, in the principal’s opinion, is sufficient to exempt a student from dress code requirements.

The exemption must be negotiated with the principal at the time of enrolment. Provision for temporary exemptions will be made to accommodate new students and the non-availability of components of dress code items, or where there is significant change to student circumstances.

A copy of any exemption record will be provided to the student’s parents and teachers, and placed on the student’s file.

7. REVIEW OF THE DRESS CODE
After consultation with the school community has occurred via newsletters, the P&C meetings and the School Board, it is intended that this policy will be reviewed from time to time as required.