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ASHMORE STATE SCHOOL UNIFORM AGREEMENT

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Part 10 Dress Code (Education Act General Provisions 2006)

  1.  A state school’s Principal may develop a uniform policy for the school’s students that is to apply when the students are attending, or representing, the school. 
  2. The Uniform policy may provide for the following - a) Standards of what is acceptable in relation to the clothing worn by the students, including headwear and footwear b) Standards of what is acceptable in relation to other aspects of the personal presentation of the students. 
  3.  In developing the dress code, the Principal must consult with the following persons –

a) The parents of children enrolled at the school (P&C Association)

b) The schools staff and students

The following Dress Code has been developed in collaboration with the Ashmore State School P&C representing the school community. 

Introduction 

Ashmore State School is a full uniform school. We have the support of the Parents and Citizens Association to promote 100% adherence to the uniform. Our school’s uniform policy consists of an agreed standard and items of clothing, which includes a school uniform that Ashmore State School students wear when: 

  • attending or representing their school
  • travelling to and from school: and
  • Engaging in school activities out of school hours.
The Ashmore State School Parents and Citizens Association support a student uniform policy because it believes a uniform policy aims to contribute to a safe and supportive teaching environment through: 

  • ready identification of students and non-students at school;
  • fostering a sense of belonging;
  • developing mutual respect among students by minimising visible evidence of economic and social differences;
  • promoting an effective teaching and learning environment by eliminating the distraction of competition in dress and fashion at school 
Standards 

With this in mind, the dress code stipulates the following standards:


  1. The wearing of correct school/sports uniform at all times, unless stipulated by the Principal e.g. Special Fundraising Days or fun Dress up Days.
  2. The uniform should be clean and in good condition. Netball skirts, bicycle pants and footless tights are not permitted. 
  3. All students are to wear closed in black shoes/joggers with black laces. Ashmore socks or ankle/crew white socks. Long socks are not permitted. 
  4. Ashmore State School Sun Smart hats are to be worn for all outdoor activities. Hats must be worn navy side out unless it’s a Sports or Sports Carnival day, when they can be worn house colour side out. 
  5. Students are not permitted to wear makeup, nail polish, fake tattoos or false nails. 
  6. Jewellery is limited to plain sleepers or studs, flat signet ring, wristwatch and medical alert jewellery. Body piercings are limited to a single piercing in each/either lower ear lobe(s). Stretchers are not permitted. Items of significant religious or cultural belief may be permitted after parental consultation with, and written approval from the Principal. No responsibility will be taken should jewellery be lost or damaged.
  7.  On Special Fundraising or Dress up Days, clothing should be of a standard that is considered sun-safe, appropriate and not likely to cause offence. Bare midriffs, low cut shirts and short skirts or shorts are not permitted
  8. Hairstyles must be neat, clean and tidy, and of natural colour. Extreme hairstyles such as Mohawks, tracks or shaved sections are not permitted. Hair touching the collar, longer hair or rat’s tales must be tied up. All hair accessories are to be in the school colours of Yellow and/or Navy.
  9. The Senior shirt is available for Year Six students and can be worn on any day of the week as part of the full uniform. The Ashmore Polo will need to be worn for school photos and other official school functions such as Graduation.
  10. Smart watches (or similar watches) that have communication ability (e.g. phone, emails, apps, and social media platforms) are to be treated as devices and handed into the office every morning before the first bell and collected at the end of the school. They must be inside a labelled clear zip bag.
Consequences 

Depending on the circumstances, consequences for students in breach of the policy may be

  1. Contact made with parents to bring correct uniform to school on the day of the breach.
  2. Prevented from attending an activity where they are representing the school.
  3. Prevented from participating in an activity where safety is an issue.
  4. Asked to remove items that are not part of the school uniform. Repeat offenders, incorrect uniform items may be held in safekeeping until 3:00p.m. Further breaches will mean students may collect the item at the end of term. A parent note requesting the return of item/s will be required.
  5. Given a consequence (such as time out of play or planning room) for non-compliance with the Uniform Policy.


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Last reviewed 25 February 2021
Last updated 25 February 2021