College Uniform

Wearing the college uniform plays an important part in establishing a positive community identity and contributes to the creation of an appropriate work ethic.  Acceptance of enrolment at Baldivis Secondary College assumes an agreement between the parent/guardian and the enrolling student that the student will dress in accordance with the college’s uniform policy.  Every student is expected to comply with the College Uniform Policy in the same way that they are expected to comply with the rules relating to classroom behaviour, absences and so on.

The college uniform has been developed and confirmed by the school community through consultation with the College Council, P&C and other members of the college community including students and college representatives.  We expect the co-operation of students, parents and staff.

We expect that students maintain high dress standards and wear the designated uniform;

  • when attending or representing their college;
  • traveling to and from the college;
  • while attending college excursions; and
  • when engaging in school activities out of school hours.

Students should ascertain their clothing needs for any particular day and make the necessary arrangements.

Students are required to change into the relevant uniform when participating in sport, dance or physical education classes, training sessions or competitions.

Students who have Period 1 Physical Education or Dance classes MUST arrive in college uniform and then change at the start of Period 1. For Period 5 classes, students must change back into college uniform at the end of the lesson.

The college uniform has been developed in consultation with the School Council and other members of the college community, including parents, students and school representatives.

 

Uniform Order Form

 

Lower School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior School

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 New Items for all Year Groups

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Uniform Requirements:

Shirt

  • College top with college emblem
  • Students may wear plain white, grey or black short or long sleeve tee-shirt or plain white singlet under their college shirts
  • The undershirt must not be visible from the bottom of the shirt
  • College top MUST be worn under the college jacket
  • Special Event t-shirt sanctioned by Senior Leadership Team may be worn two weeks prior to the event and one week after the event

 

Skirt

  • College skirt only

 

Pants

  • College shorts or long pants (including uniform track pants) only
  • During cold weather it is advisable for students to wear appropriate warm undergarments

 

Jackets

  • College jackets only
  • Students are not permitted to wear ‘hoodies’ or other visible jumpers under their college jacket or t-shirt.

 

Socks & Stockings

  • Plain ankle socks (white, black or grey)
  • Plain grey, black or flesh coloured stockings

 

Footwear

  • Black covered in footwear is required
  • Physical Education classes – Appropriate sports shoes/cross trainers must be worn.

 

Caps, Hats, Beanies & Scarves

  • School sanctioned caps, hats and scarves may only be worn

 

Jewellery and Piercings

  • Jewellery should be kept to a minimum
  • Silver or gold studs or sleepers only
  • A watch
  • Spacers, bars and rings are not permitted to be worn to school in facial piercings. Students will be asked to remove these items. A small nose stud may be worn, but must be removed for any activities involving physical contact.
  • The college will not sanction eyebrow or lip piercings due to the increased risk of nerve injuries to the eyes and tooth damage.
  • Maximum of two piercings per ear.

 

Hair

  • Hair should be neat and tidy at all times.
  • Students are not permitted extreme hairstyles/colours, for example styles that include large shaved areas, long spikes, etc.
  • If students wish to dye their hair, the new colour should resemble a natural hair colour and should be of one shade only.
  • Hair longer than shoulder length should be tied safely out of the way at all times.  This is a mandated in all practical settings such as workshops, cooking rooms, physical education classes and science laboratories.  If a staff member perceives that for health and safety reasons hair should be tied up, students are expected to comply with the instruction to do so.

 

Accessories, Make Up

  • Minimal makeup in natural tones.  This includes nail polish.

 

Clothing for Physical Activity and Practical Classes

At all times the health and safety of students is of paramount importance.  It is college policy that students undertaking physical education or dance change into appropriate items as listed below.  Students MUST immediately change back into their uniform at the completion of any and all physical activities, including the last period of the day.

 

Physical Education

Females
  • College sports shorts
  • College sports shirt
  • Sport sneakers and socks. (Skate shoes are NOT permitted for safety reasons)

 

Males
  • College sports shorts or tracksuit pants (black only)
  • College sports shirt
  • Sport sneakers and socks. (Skate shoes are NOT permitted for safety reasons)

 

Extras
  • Hat
  • Drink bottle
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

 

Dance

Females
  • College dance tee-shirt
  • Black jazz pants
Males
  • Black plain tee-shirt and college sports shorts or dance pants

 

Science

  • Hair needs to be tied up and safety glasses must be worn during all practical components of the course

 

 Food Technology

  • Hair needs to be tied up and hats and aprons worn during all practical components of the course

 

Design & Technology

  • Students are required personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workshops, e.g. safety glasses, goggles, gloves, and aprons

 
 

Consequences of Breaching the College Uniform Policy

When a student is out of uniform, they will be asked by a staff member to immediately remove and hand the item.  The item will be placed into a bag, clearly labeled with the date, the name of the teacher and the student. The bagged item will be locked in a designated uniform cupboard in Student Services.

In the case of a first breach of the College Uniform Policy, the student can pick up the item at the end of the day from Student Services. The name of the student will be recorded by the Student Services school officer on an electronic spreadsheet on the shared drive in case there are further breaches of this policy.

A second breach of the College Uniform Policy will result in the non-uniform item being confiscated, bagged and stored as above, and parents being contacted by letter / telephone by the Student Services Manager.  At this point, confiscated items are to be collected by a parent/guardian.

A third breach of these guidelines may result in (but not limited to) a student being denied the opportunity to:

      • attend College social events
      • participate in extra-curricular events such as the Interschool Athletics Carnival, YOH Fest, student tours, as well as optional (non-course related) camps and excursions.

Students out of college uniform who refuse to remove and/or change uniform item/s will be asked to report to Student Services to discuss the issue with the Student Services Manager.  An Info Sheet will be completed with a letter home request so that parents are informed that their son/daughter has breached the College Uniform Policy and also failed to follow the directions of a teacher.  It is important that parents and students understand that failing to comply with the instructions/directions of a staff member is regarded as a breach of school discipline and sanctions will ordinarily imposed.

 
 Department of Education Policy in Relation to Uniform

Public schools are required to have a dress code and students are required to comply with the code unless they have been granted an exemption.  Under the School Education Regulations 2000, Regulation 36, if a non-complying student is enrolled in an educational program other than a primary program, the principal of the school may apply the following sanctions:

  • prevent the student from attending any activity in which the student would have been representing the school;
  • prevent the student from attending or participating in any school activity which, in the opinion of the principal, is not part of the educational program; or
  • any other sanction that is part of the school’s behaviour management plan.

School Regulations (2000) (4) If a non complying student is enrolled in an educational program other than a primary program the provisions of Division 5 Subdivision 1 apply as if the student had committed a breach of school discipline.