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Uniform policy

 
Rationale:
Boonah State High School is a uniform school as endorsed by the Parents and Citizens Association. School policy is also subject to Workplace Health and Safety requirements to protect the physical well-being of our students. By enrolling your child at the school, you are indicating that you accept the code of dress and required standards as determined by the P & C Association and Leadership Team of the school. Extenuating and/or unforseen circumstances are treated on an individual basis with the final decision resting with the Principal.
 
Girls Uniform
Boys Uniform
Formal Uniform – Years 10, 11 & 12
·         Navy Skirt – school design
·         Blue Blouse – school design
·         School Tie
·         Black Leather or Vinyl lace up shoes of dress or sports style with a leather tongue(not mesh sport joggers /boots, thongs, sandals or ballet flats)
·         Plain white socks or flesh coloured pantyhose or navy tights
·         Navy Fleecy Zip Jacket, Track Top, V neck sweater or V neck  knitted jumper
·         Navy Fleecy Pants, Track Pants or Dress Trousers
Formal Uniform – Year 10, 11 & 12
·         Grey Tailored Shorts – school design
·         Blue Shirt– school design
·         School Tie
·         Black Leather or Vinyl lace up shoes of dress or sports style with a leather tongue (not mesh sport joggers /boots, thongs, sandals or skate shoes))
·         Grey Socks  - school design
·         Navy Fleecy Zip Jacket, Track Top, V neck sweater or V neck  knitted jumper
·         Navy Fleecy Pants, Track Pants or Grey Dress Trousers
Everyday Uniform – Years 7, 8 & 9
·         Blue Micro-Fibre Shorts – school design
·         Polo Shirt – school design
·         Black Leather or Vinyl lace up shoes of dress or sports style with a leather tongue (not mesh sport joggers /boots, thongs, sandals or ballet flats)
·         Plain white socks
·         Navy Fleecy Zip Jacket, Track Top, V neck sweater or V neck  knitted jumper
·         Navy Fleecy Pants, Track Pants or Dress Trousers
Everyday Uniform – Years 7, 8 & 9
·         Blue Micro-Fibre Shorts – school design
·         Polo Shirt – school design
·         Black Leather or Vinyl lace up shoes of dress or sports style with a leather tongue (not mesh sport joggers/boots, thongs, sandals or skate shoes)
·         Plain white socks
·         Navy Fleecy Zip Jacket, Track Top, V neck sweater or V neck  knitted jumper
·         Navy Fleecy Pants, Track Pants or Grey Dress Trousers
 
Hat / Cap
·         A uniform hat must be worn for all outdoor activities
·         Cap - school design
·         Coloured house hat – school design
 
Expectations:
The school and parents need to work with students to ensure they wear the full correct uniform.  The following expectations are endorsed by the P&C.
·         Students should wear their uniform correctly, with pride and be neat and tidy at all times.  
·         Students must be correctly attired when assembling for each lesson. 
·         If students are unable to wear the correct uniform on a particular day, they should bring a note on the day and give it to their Year Level Coordinator prior to the commencement of form classes/assemblies.  
·         Year 9 Student Leaders and all students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are required to have a formal dress uniform. The formal dress uniform is to be worn on Wednesday for full school assembly and on all school excursions or representative activities except when directed otherwise by a teacher in consultation with the Principal. 
Rules Associated with Wearing the School Uniform:
·         If T-Shirts are worn under the dress shirt/blouse or sports shirt/blouse, they must be all-white, be visible only at the neckline and must not protrude past sleeve hemlines. 
·         Department of Education and Education Curriculum Workplace Health and Safety guidelines require students wearing inappropriate footwear to be excluded from practical classes on the grounds of safety.
·         Jewellery or other adornment (including hair) is not to be worn to school with the exception of a modest wristwatch, and small studs. Medical information jewellery is permitted. (Please note ring style sleepers are not recommended due to potential Workplace Health and Safety concerns).  In accordance with Workplace Health and Safety requirements, students may be expected to remove all jewellery (including studs) in some classes such as particular sports, Industrial Design and Technology, Science etc.  Any unacceptable jewellery confiscated by staff will be available for collection from office staff at the end of the school day.
·         Ear Stretches are not permitted. Any existing stretchers must be flat, solid and clear, or skin coloured.  
·         Facial piercing:  In the case of a new piercing, students may request permission to cover the stud until the healing period is past. Students and parents should consider this rule prior to the student getting a facial piercing
Any existing facial piercing must be:
o   Removed while at school, or
o   Covered with skin coloured tape at all times, or
o   Worn with a clear, flat small stud
o   Piercings must be removed for physical activity, and removed or covered for any food handling lesson.
·         Hair must remain a natural colour.
·         Nail Polish or make up is not to be worn.
·         Field Trips, Excursions or Camps: Students should follow guidelines given by their subject teachers or camp coordinators in order to ensure they are dressed appropriately.  Safe footwear is required at all times and it is the expectation that students will look neat and tidy at all times.
·         Hats, Sunscreen and Sunglasses: The school supports a sun-safe policy and students are required to protect themselves by wearing the school hat/cap when participating in any curriculum-related OR other outdoor activities and are encouraged to wear sunscreen and sunglasses whenever they are outdoors.
·         Interschool Sports: Students will be expected to wear their sports uniform except where an alternative is required as directed by the Sports Coordinator in consultation with the Principal.  
·         In extreme circumstances, such as financial hardship, students may be issued with a ‘Red Card’ by the Principal in order to wear a particular non-uniform article, but only after completion of a request application and an interview with the parents/caregivers either via a telephone call or appointment.  Parents/Caregivers should explain the circumstances and designate a time when the appropriate article will be available. The understanding will be that the appropriate article will be purchased as soon as possible.  If a ‘Red Card’ is issued students must carry it with them at all times.
 
Non-Uniform Days
·         Students should dress in a neat and tidy fashion.
·         Extremes of dress are NOT appropriate. For instance: NO strappy tops, nothing narrower than 3 fingers wide, NO mid-riff tops, NO see through clothes.
·         Body piercing, make-up and jewellery rules still apply and NO extra ornaments may be worn.
·         Appropriate footwear must be worn. Enclosed shoes only. No slip on shoes, thongs or sandals. NO high heel shoes.
·         NO obscenities or offensive messages or drug/alcohol related messages or graphics to appear on clothing.
·         NO visible boxer shorts. Boys are NOT to wear singlet tops.
·         Students with Physical Education will still require their sports uniform and hats etc. ALL safety requirements MUST be adhered to in practical subject areas.
·         Students with Physical Education will still require their sports uniform and hats etc. 
·         All safety requirements must be adhered to in practical subjects.