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The benefits of dress codes include:
It is expected that students at Hillcrest Primary School will wear the school uniform. This dress code applies for Kindergarten students to Year 6. The uniform in not gender specific. Parents have the choice to dress their students according to the following options:
For safety reasons, suitable enclosed footwear should be worn at all times. It is recommended that runners are worn as students are often involved in daily fitness as part of the school day.
Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students are exempt from wearing their shoes at all times as they often take their shoes off during the day to make play more comfortable and climbing safer.
Jewellery, makeup and nail polish do not form part of the School Dress Code.
Exceptions to this are watches, Medic Alert bracelets and earrings (small studs or small sleepers).
Hillcrest Primary School has a “full hat, full sun” policy, in that all students are required to wear broad brimmed or legionnaire style hats, all year for outside play and sport. Children without hats are restricted to the undercover areas. Caps are not acceptable.
All children are asked to keep hair neat and tidy and well out of their eyes and face so they have clear vision for work and play.
Hair shoulder length and beyond on either boys or girls needs to be tied up or back.
Students who, for religious, cultural or medical reasons, wish to modify the school dress code should discuss this with the Principal. Staff will be informed of any student granted a modification to the dress code.