Rutherglen High School Dress Code

Rutherglen High School Council believes that uniform provides a neat, economical and functional dress for students. Council believes that uniform has a positive role to play in promoting a sense of individual and collective pride in students and their identification with the School. School uniform also has the potential to promote group security both in and out of school situations. It enhances the safety of individual students.

The School Council Dress Code takes precedence over a students’ individual preference in matters of dress. It is expected that all students will be attired in the correct school uniform for normal classes, Physical Education and Sport, and extra-curricular activities when instructed

If there is some doubt about the correct uniform or some difficulty in obtaining the correct uniform, either financial or otherwise, parents are asked to contact the relevant Sub School Co-ordinator, Wellbeing Coordinator or Principal.

  • All students shall wear the School uniform which has been adopted by the School Council under the provision of the Amended Education Act of 1958.
  • It shall be the responsibility of the parent or guardian to see that students wear the uniform consistently and properly.
  • Whenever circumstances temporarily prevent a pupil from wearing correct uniform, parents or guardian are expected to provide a note of explanation to the Sub School Co-ordinator, PE teacher or Sports Co-ordinator.
  • Students representing the school at Inter-school activities or on any public occasion shall be required to wear school uniform unless instructed otherwise in writing on the permission form.
  • Prospective changes to the School Dress Code shall be discussed widely with the School Community for example, Parents, Teachers and Citizens Association, S.R.C. and Staff and recommended changes forwarded to the School Council for approval.

Exemptions from School Dress Code Requirements

Under certain special conditions, parents, guardians and students may seek exemptions from the School Dress Code Requirements.

These circumstances may include:

· Religious beliefs

· Ethnic or cultural requirements

· Particular personal health requirements

· Disability

· Financial constraints; but this will be a rare occurrence given the support available through the School’s Wellbeing programs.

 

All requests for exemptions from the School Dress Code should be made, in writing, to the Principal. Explanation of the reason for requesting an exemption should be included.

If a parent, guardian or student feels that a personal interview with the Principal would be worthwhile, this should be requested. A record of all approved exemptions will be kept by School Council.

Mature age students (over 21) are exempt from Dress Code Requirements, however it is expected that these students will attend School in neat, casual dress.

 

Rutherglen High School Uniform Policy

Rationale:

· 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. Issues of equality, health and safety, and expense are also factors that contribute to the establishment of the Dress Code.

 

Aims:

· To promote equality amongst all students.

· To further develop a sense of pride in, and identification with our school.

· To provide durable clothing that is cost effective and practical for our school environment.

· To maintain and enhance the positive image of the school in the community.

 

Implementation:

· After consultation with the School community and the Student Representative Council, School Council has developed a Dress Code that we believe provides choice for the students, allows for students to safely engage in the many varied school activities, and caters for the financial constraints of families.

· The Dress Code applies during school hours, while travelling to and from school, and when students are on school excursions.

· Summer and winter uniforms, as well as sports uniforms will be prescribed, and are required to be worn.

· Stud earrings and sleepers worn in the ears, plus watches are the only acceptable jewellery.

· Extreme hair colors (for example, green, pink or purple rinses) and/or extreme hairstyles (For example, spikes or mohawks) are not permitted.

· Other than clear nail polish, cosmetics may not be worn at school.

· The only headwear that is acceptable is Sunsmart hats consistent with our Sunsmart policy. They must be worn outside in terms 1 & 4. Hats are not to be worn inside.

· Parents and Friends Association will operate a “Buy Back” scheme for good quality second hand uniforms, and will operate a second hand uniform store for parents.

· The student Dress Code, including details of uniform items and places of purchase, will be published in the Newsletter at the start of each year.

· School Council requires the Principal be responsible for implementation of the Dress Code in a manner consistent with the Student Code of Conduct.

· Arrangements can be made to supply uniforms via State Schools Relief for families experiencing economic hardship.

· Parents seeking exemptions to the Dress Code due to religious beliefs, ethnic or cultural background, student disability, health condition or economic hardship must apply in writing to the School Council.

 

Evaluation:

· This policy will be reviewed as part of the School’s three-year review cycle.

This policy was last ratified by School Council in July, 2013

UNIFORM SUPPLIERS

Rutherglen High School does not stock or supply uniform items. The following are the official uniform suppliers:

  • Brunella Schoolwear: 160 Sanger Street Corowa. Telephone: 6033 0233
  • Brunella Schoolwear: 215 South Street, Wodonga. Telephone 6024 4301

 

GIRLS UNIFORM - SUMMER

a) Ready-made frocks: Available from uniform suppliers.

b) Bottle green shorts: Tailored polyester/gaberdine shorts with 2 side pockets, zip front and two pleats at the waist - either side of the centre front. Shorts are to be above knee length. Bottle green is the only permitted colour.

c) Shirt: Plain white polo knit type with short or long sleeves and a COLLAR. The short should also include the school insignia.

d) School jumper or School windcheater: Bottle green jumper with school emblem OR bottle green windcheater with school emblem.

e) Shoes: Black shoes or runners only worn with plain white socks.

· Must be of sturdy construction providing support and protection

· Toes/foot area must be enclosed or covered

· If there are laces, they must be black and tied

· Insignias, stripes, logos etc. are not acceptable

· Soft, flimsy ballet style shoes or slip ons are not acceptable

 

f) Hats: Broad brimmed or bucket style hats are encouraged for Sport & PE classes, at recess and lunch times and during other outdoor activities in Terms 1 & 4. Baseball style caps are not permitted.

GIRLS UNIFORM - WINTER

a) Skirt: Ready-made pleated style tartan skirt - this is the only style to be bought. The length of this skirt must be below knee to mid-calf.

Home Sewing - only patterns to be used (patterns are available on loan from the School) “McCalls” 9181 Style A , “McCalls” 9433 Style A

OR

Bottle green trousers: Bottle Green is the only permitted colour. No jeans, cords, cargos, track pants or tartans are permitted.

b) School jumper or School windcheater: Bottle green jumper with school emblem OR bottle green windcheater with school emblem.

c) Shirt: Plain white polo shirt with school insignia.

d) Shoes: Black shoes or runners onlyworn with plain white socks or black stockings

· Must be of sturdy construction providing support and protection

· Toes/foot area must be enclosed or covered

· If there are laces, they must be black and tied

· Insignias, stripes, logos etc. are not acceptable

· Soft, flimsy ballet style shoes or slip ons are not acceptable

 

BOYS UNIFORM - SUMMER

a) Shirt: White polo shirt, long or short sleeves with the School insignias.

b) Shorts/trousers: Mid Grey shorts (above knee length) or mid grey trousers. (No logos or insignias on either). No cargo shorts / trousers or track pants.

c) Shoes: Black shoes or runners only worn with plain grey or white socks

· Must be of sturdy construction providing support and protection

· Toes/foot area must be enclosed or covered

· If there are laces, they must be black and tied

· Insignias, stripes, logos etc. are not acceptable

· Soft, flimsy soled shoes or slip ons are not acceptable

 

d) School jumper or school windcheater: Bottle green jumper with school emblem OR bottle green windcheater with school emblem.

e) Hats: Broad brimmed or bucket style hats are encouraged for Sport & PE classes, at recess and lunch times and during other outdoor activities in Terms 1 & 4. Baseball style caps are not permitted.

BOYS UNIFORM - WINTER

a) Grey trousers: Colour mid grey. No cargo trousers. No track pants

b) Shirt: The same as the summer uniform.

c) School jumper or school windcheater: Bottle green jumper with school emblem OR bottle green windcheater with school emblem.

d) Shoes: Black shoes or runners only worn with plain grey or white socks

· Must be of sturdy construction providing support and protection

· Toes/foot area must be enclosed or covered

· If there are laces, they must be black and tied

· Insignias, stripes, logos etc. are not acceptable

· Soft, flimsy soled shoes or slip ons are not acceptable

 

VCE UNIFORM

Jumper: Navy blue jumper with VCE School logo is available. Otherwise the normal green school jumper or school windcheater must be worn.

Note: A white polo shirt with school insignia is available.

Dresses/Shorts/Skirts/Trousers, Shoes and socks: As per Years 7 - 10.

Rugby Top: Rugby tops are permissible under the following conditions:

· Restricted to Year 12 students only

· Restricted to school colours blue and green and the house colours

· School logo must appear

· It is optional to have the Year appear on the top.

· Correct names to be used – no inappropriate nick names

· Apart from the optional year there are no other numbers appearing on the top

· The final decision is to be approved by the Principal and ratified by School Council.

· The VCE navy blue jumper is required for official school occasions.

OPTIONAL JACKET

A water resistant jacket in school colours is an optional item for cold weather.

Note: The jacket may be worn in class and does not replace the school jumper or windcheater. Students are expected to have a school jumper or windcheater.

PHYSICAL & SPORT EDUCATION (Compulsory for all students)

This school Physical and Sport Education uniform is still applicable on a school casual clothes day.

a) Shorts: Black above the knee shorts (no logos or insignias).

Wrap-around skirt: Girls - black or green wrap-around skirt, or black bicycle shorts or black above the knee shorts.

c) Shoes: Appropriate sporting footwear - Not normal School Shoes!

Socks: white only.

d) Shirt: Green polo shirt with school emblem.

OPTIONAL

a) Polo shirt/t-shirt: Coloured house polo shirt with school emblem.

b) Coloured House rugby top: With school emblem.

c) Black tracksuit pants: For winter activities.

d) Hats: Broad brimmed or bucket style hats are encouraged for Sport & PE classes in Terms 1 & 4. Baseball style caps are not permitted.

NOT ACCEPTABLE

Patterned, striped or multi-coloured shorts, skirts, shirts or windcheaters.

JEWELLERY

The wearing of valuable jewellery, other than watches, to school is discouraged for security reasons.

  • Rings - single, plain band only. Multiple rings or protruding rings are not permitted.
  • Chains/necklaces - must be worn concealed. Multiple or elaborate necklaces are not permitted.
  • Earring/Ear studs - Plain rings or studs. Elaborate or pendant earrings not permitted.
  • Facial piercings - Plain stud only.

Note: During certain classes or activities, such as Sport, Physical Education or practical classes, students may be asked to remove earrings, ear studs, nose studs or other jewellery for safety reasons.

This Policy was ratified by School Council on 25th July, 2013

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