Albion Park High School

Respect, Responsibility & Commitment

Telephone02 4257 1744

Emailalbionpk-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Rationale:

A uniform policy 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 policy.

Aims:

To promote equality amongst all students.

To ensure quality safety standards

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, the Student Representative Council, School P&C has developed a uniform 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 wearing of uniform applies during school hours, while travelling to and from school, and when students are on school excursions (unless otherwise stated in the excursion information).

Summer and winter uniforms, as well as sports uniforms are prescribed, and are required to be worn. Descriptions of the uniform are on the reverse of this policy.

Black leather shoes are mandatory in accordance with the DEC WHS policy.

Jewellery must be tidy and safe.

Cosmetics chosen to be worn at school must be subtle.

Albion Park High will set up its own uniform shop on the school premises using the company Daylight Schoolwear. All proceeds from the sales of uniform go to support students requiring student assistance with uniform.

The Albion Park High uniform; including details of uniform items and places of purchase, will be published in the newsletter at the start of each term.

Genuine reasons for not wearing uniform need to be presented in a letter to the DP for a pass.

P&C requires the Principal to be responsible for implementation of the policy in a manner consistent with the Student Code of Conduct and discipline system. As part of this process a warning letter will be sent home and then with continuation of a stage letter. Continued refusal to wear uniform will be considered disobedience.

Arrangements can be made via the Principal to supply uniforms through Student Support for families experiencing economic hardship.

Evaluation:

This policy will be reviewed as part of the school’s annual review cycle.

This policy was last ratified by P&C in March 2018