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Dress codes are tangible evidence of the standards expected of students. A school’s dress code plays an important role in promoting a positive image of the school and creating a sense of identity among students.

The benefits of dress codes include:

  • promoting safety of students through easier identification;
  • keeping costs of clothing within reasonable limits for parents;
  • encouraging equality among students
  • assisting students to learn the importance of appropriate presentation; and
  • creating a culture inclusivity where every student feels valued.

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:

Shirt

  • Red school polo top with the Hillcrest Primary School Logo

Shorts, Pants, Skorts

  • Black colour
  • For practical reasons all skorts and shorts are to be no shorter than mid-thigh

Jackets

  • Red school jacket

Footwear

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

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).

Hat

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.

Hair

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.

Modifications to dress code

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.

Students not following the dress code

  • will receive counselling from a staff member on the school’s dress code;
  • will receive assistance / support in obtaining suitable clothing, if necessary; and
  • may be denied the opportunity to represent the school at official school activities, which include choir, sporting, musical and social events.

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