|St Josephs Primary School||
St Joseph's Primary School Red Cliffs
17 Fitzroy Avenue,
Red Cliffs, 3496.
Phone: 03 5024 1654
As is stated in our ‘Enrolment Agreement’ the school community will prescribe standards of dress and appearance. As a term of children’s enrolment, parents and guardians are expected to uphold prescribed standards of dress and appearance with their child. If for some reason, particular items are not available on a given day, a note should be sent with the child. This will eliminate any misunderstanding.
It is the responsibility of our entire school community to ensure that the uniform regulations are enforced. However, understanding and compassion will be exercised when appropriate.
The task of recommending what the uniform is to be and any changes that need to be made is the responsibility of the Community Club with final ratification being the responsibility of our School Advisory Council.
Our Home/School Liaison Officer has additional items of school uniform that at times will be provided to students who for some reason or another are unable to access the correct uniform.
The school uniform is the public face of the school. It is expected that the children will take pride in their general appearance and wear the uniform in full, in a respectful and acceptable manner according to the school’s expectations.
Physical Education Uniform Days
Early in the year, parents are notified of the days children will be required to wear their physical education uniform. On these days the children wear their physical education uniforms to and from school. On occassions children might also be requested to wear their sports uniform for sports days and special occassions.
Winter/Summer Uniform Days
On days other than Sport or Physical Education the children can make a personal preference between wearing their summer or winter uniform. Children/families are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather conditions but it won’t be strictly enforced. Children might be requested to wear a specific uniform for special occasions.
It is school policy that hats should be worn from September 1st until May 1st whenever the children are outside. Outside these times the wearing of a school hat is optional, but encouraged if the weather is warm.
Parents are asked to give special attention to the shoes children wear to school. The uniform regulations specify black leather shoes. There are many styles on the market that fit this description. However, parents are urged to avoid shoes that feature coloured stripes, logos or any other coloured decoration. Unless specifically authorised, (e.g. on physical education days) sneakers are not to be worn to or from school.
Specific attention is also drawn to the colour of the socks to be worn as part of the general uniform: white for girls, grey for boys. White sports socks are to be worn as part of the physical education uniform.
Hair Styles, Jewellery, Nail Polish and Make-Up
The children’s hair is to be worn in a neat and tidy style. Children with longer hair are to wear it tied back or “up” in a pony tail, plait or some other suitable style.
Hair ribbons, scrunchies etc. are to be of the predominant school colours of either white, royal or navy blue.
Jewellery is not considered part of the St Joseph’s dress code and generally is not to be worn with the school uniform. However the following exceptions apply:
a) If your child has pierced ears:
Nail polish and make-up are not permitted as part of the school uniform
School Uniform Purchase
The St Joseph’s Community Club operate a uniform shop. The shop is in the Hall Meeting Room.
School Bags/Librarys Bags
School bags and Library Bags with the school emblem printed on them are available for purchase from the Uniform Shop but are not compulsory.
Parents are requested to ensure that all items of clothing are clearly named.