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Uniform

Wearing of the correct school uniform is a condition of enrolment and is an outward sign of pride in and respect for the school. At St Joseph’s Primary School, students wear full school uniform at all times unless designated by the Principal. The St Joseph’s School Uniform for boys and girls is available at Lowes Wollongong or Lowes online www.lowesschoolwear.com.au. School legionnaire’s hats ($15), ties ($20), girl’s tab ties ($2) and School Bags ($40) are all available from the school office. 

All items of clothing, including the school hat, should be clearly labelled.
Classroom teachers will monitor the wearing of uniform on a day-to-day basis and inappropriate dress will be brought to the attention of the student and parents. When necessary the Principal will speak to both the student and parents. If the uniform is not worn, a note from parents is required. AT ALL TIMES STUDENTS MUST WEAR THE APPROVED SCHOOL HAT IN THE PLAYGROUND. A ‘NO HAT – NO PLAY’ rule exists

GIRLS SCHOOL UNIFORM

WINTER  
Tunic, sky blue long sleeve shirt, tab tie (not school tie), school sloppy-joe, navy blue tights or white above ankle length school socks, black leather shoes.  Optional Uniform- long navy blue trousers, blue long-sleeved shirt and school tie, navy blue or white socks. On cold days a sky blue skivvy may worn under the school shirt only.

SUMMER
Blue school pattern tunic, white above ankle length school socks,  black polishable leather shoes.

SPORTS
Navy shorts, school sports polo shirt with crest, school track suit (jacket and pants), white above ankle length socks and predominantly white joggers with white laces.   Note:  The sports jacket is only to be worn on sports days with the sports uniform. On very cold days it may also be worn with the summer or winter uniform but over the school sloppy-joe. The school sloppy-joe should be the first choice for warmth.

BOYS SCHOOL UNIFORM

WINTER
Long grey pants, sky blue long sleeved shirt, school tie, school sloppy-joe, grey socks, black - polishable leather shoes. Optional Uniform – On cold days a sky blue skivvy may be worn under the school shirt only

SUMMER  
Grey shorts (not cargo type), blue short- sleeved shirt with school logo, grey socks, black- polishable leather shoes.

SPORTS  
Navy shorts, school sports polo shirt with crest, school track suit (jacket and pants), white above ankle length socks, joggers Note: The sports jacket is only to be worn on sports days with the sports uniform. On very cold days it may also be worn with the summer or winter uniform but over the school sloppy-joe. The school sloppy-joe should be the first choice for warmth.

UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS

The correct school and sports uniform is to be worn at all times. ▪ Winter boy’s shirts are to be tucked in, unless at play. ▪ The top button of the Winter uniform for boys’ and girls’ shirts should be fastened at all time. ▪ School shoes should be polished and clean each day. ▪ School shoes should not to be a skate style shoe. ▪ Sports shoes are to be predominantly a white sport shoe with white laces or Velcro. Canvas ‘Raben’ type shoes are not appropriate for school wear. ▪ All sports socks should be plain white and an ankle length sock i.e., above the ankle. ▪ Nail polish, make-up or hair colouring is for outside school events. ▪ The School hat is to be worn outdoors at break times, during PE and sport lessons. ▪ The school hat should be worn to and from school as part of the school uniform. 

CHANGING FROM SUMMER/ WINTER UNIFORM

Change of winter and summer uniform will be advised in the school newsletter. Generally, students change from Summer to Winter uniform on the Monday following Mothers Day. Students change from Winter to Summer uniform on the Monday following Fathers Day. Parents may use their discretion in the 2 weeks following the change over should the weather be too cold or too hot.

HAIR

Students are required to wear their hair in a neat and tidy manner.

o Haircuts should be of an even grade.

o Hair should be well brushed and combed.

o Hair will not be in such a condition as to invite comment.

o Long hair is to be tied back or plaited, off the face and should not extend to cover the eyes.

o Navy blue headbands, ribbons and scrunchies are to be worn in the hair.

BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING:

o Extreme styles, bleaching, colouring or dyeing of hair are not permitted.

o Gel, mousse and hair spray or other substances should not be used.

o There will be no undercuts, steps or shaved lines within the hair.

o Nothing shorter than a Number 2 comb is acceptable.

o Students who do not abide by the haircut requirements will be asked to fix the identified problem.

JEWELLERY

Jewellery should be kept to a minimum – students may wear a watch. Chains with religious symbols may be worn under the uniform. Girls may wear one pair of small earrings (studs or sleepers) in the ear lobe – no multiple earrings to be worn.

SHOES AND SOCKS

o Students are required to wear black leather polishable school shoes.

o Shoes should be cleaned and polished.

o Sports shoes should be supportive, predominately white sport shoes. Canvas ‘Raben’ type shoes are not appropriate for school wear. The laces should be white.

o Sports socks must be white socks i.e. covering the ankle. ‘Sockettes’ are not appropriate for school wear.

CLOTHING POOL

The Clothing Pool is open during school hours and operates from the office on an honesty system. All contributions to the clothing pool of clean school uniforms are gratefully accepted and donations may be left at the school office.

LOST UNIFORMS

All clothing is to be clearly marked with the child’s name. All lost property is taken to the lost property area in the School Office. Articles of clothing etc. left in lost property are given to the uniform pool or St Vincent De Paul at the end of each term.