Uniforms

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Procedure
St Joseph's Regional College Code of Presentation is a 'Door to Door' policy. Students are required to wear the appropriate College uniform correctly from the time of departure from home each morning until arrival home at the end of the day. Outside of College hours, students should either remain in their full uniform or out of it completely.

Expectations
Students will wear the formal College uniform on school days except when they are engaged in a lesson or school-related activity requiring the full College sports uniform. Students are permitted to wear sports uniforms to and from school on their sports day, for PD/H/PE practical lessons and for other elective practical lessons, as negotiated with their teacher—for example, Marine Studies, PASS, Dance or Drama practical lessons.

Sports uniforms may also be worn to school on days when school sports teams train or organised sports competitions occur.

Formal Uniform Code

  • Double pleated skirt to the knee (teal for juniors, grey for seniors), black College shorts or black College pants with College logo embroidered, College blouse with College crest, plain mid-calf black socks (not anklet socks).
  • Your child has the option of either:
    • New Style. Black College shorts or pants, a white College short-sleeved shirt with the College logo and button-up collar, and black formal College socks with white bands. The shirt is not required to be tucked in.
    • Old Style. College grey shorts or pants (Midford Shorts or Trouser Style 155M Colour 63 Grey) to be worn on the waist, a white College short-sleeve shirt with the College logo and button-up collar, and grey College socks with aqua and white bands.

Shoes must be plain black, polishable lace-up leather shoes. No high tops, boots or ripple soles, skate-type shoes or logos. No buckle or open-top shoes, no rubber toes.

All students may wear a black College jumper or black College jacket. Undershirts or singlets must be logo-free and not visible.

Plain black scarves may only be worn in winter with a jumper, jacket or blazer. Black tights may be worn instead of socks.


Sport Uniform Code
Plain, black, mid-thigh length College shorts with SAPSS logo, aqua College sports shirt and SAPSS sports socks, lace-up sports shoes, black College jacket or black woollen jumper with College crest, College tracksuit (optional).

Sports shoes must be lace-up jogger or cross-trainer style suitable for running. Canvas shoes, gym boots, skate shoes and other casual footwear are not permitted.

Students unable to wear the full and correct College sports uniform are to wear the full and correct College formal uniform.

Footwear in Practical Workshop Subjects
Students must wear leather footwear during practical workshop environments, such as Industrial Technology (Timber and Metal), Food Technology, Hospitality, and Textiles Technology. If students wear sports uniforms on the day they have a practical in a workshop, then they are required to wear leather sports shoes or bring their black leather.

School shoes to wear during that lesson. Students will not be allowed to participate in practical work for that lesson if the correct shoes are not worn.

Year 12 Jersey
Year 12 are permitted to wear their College jersey with both the formal and sports uniform.

Senior Blazer
A College blazer is optional for seniors; it needs to be ordered from St Agnes' Uniform Store in advance.

Jewellery
Jewellery should not detract from the College uniform and should be predominantly silver or gold (not leather, pearls and so on).

Junior students may wear plain sleepers or studs (a maximum of two in each ear), one ring and a watch.

Senior students may wear one small ring on each hand, one plain fine necklace with a small pendant, one watch or bracelet on each arm, and a maximum of 2 earrings in each ear (plain sleepers or studs).

No other form of body piercing is permitted. No plastic/clear substitutes.

Hair
We expect that the hairstyles should be neat and tidy in appearance and should not be of an extreme type that will draw attention to themselves. Moderation in appearance is required. Hair should be clean, well-groomed and neat. Shaved hair should be no less than a Number 3. Dreadlocks, undercuts, mullets, tracks or lines, skin fades, rat tails and dramatic layered effects are not permitted. Students should not use dye or blonding compounds in their hair except for natural highlights that are natural to the individual student's own hair colour. Hair should be cut in such a way that it does not hang over the student's face.

Junior students' long hair should be tied up if it is collar length or longer.

Senior students can wear their hair out if it is longer than collar length but must tie it back at all times in practical lessons and sporting activities.

All hair accessories must be black, blue, white or gold (ribbons of a single colour or narrow headbands). Students must have a clean-shaven face at all times.

Hats & Caps
Students are to wear the College cap or hat on the College grounds and when wearing the College uniform. They are to be worn when students are participating in outside sports and physical activity or at the explicit direction of staff. Junior students should take their hats to PC each morning for checking.

Ties
College ties are an optional uniform item.

Make-Up
Make-up and nail polish are not permitted, including acrylic, French tip or shellac nails. Eyelash extensions are not permitted.

Tattoos
Tattoos are strongly discouraged and should not be visible while wearing the school uniform or representing the College.

Out-of-Uniform Days
Parents and students are reminded that all clothing worn on these days must be appropriate. If a student arrives at the College on one of these days in clothing deemed to be inappropriate, parents may be contacted and asked to collect the student in order to rectify the matter. It is inappropriate for brief and revealing clothing to be worn to school. This includes low-cut, strapless, backless or midriff tops, mini-skirts and brief shorts. Parents are also asked to consider the appropriateness of all writing and graphics on T-shirts. The normal rules for make-up, jewellery and piercing apply.

Due to Work Health & Safety regulations, sandals, thongs and other similar footwear may not be worn. All students must wear either joggers or some other kind of enclosed footwear.

Swimwear
Brief bikinis and brief one-piece styles are not permitted to be worn at swimming carnivals, during classes such as Marine Studies, for proficiency swims or at beach activities. If modesty is deemed to be required, board shorts, swim shorts and/or a rash shirt will be necessary.

Students not presenting in the correct College uniform will receive an infringement.

It is at the discretion of the Principal as to acceptable uniforms and grooming. Upon enrolment at the College, students and parents agreed on the importance of grooming and wearing the College uniform correctly and with pride. Parents may be requested to bring uniform items to the College to rectify reoccurring issues.

Purchasing Uniform Items

All uniform requirements can be purchased at the St Agnes' Parish Uniform Store, located at 6 Boronia Street.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday 9 am - 12 pm. Phone 6584 1076

Please note: the above information can also be found in the College Diary.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Birpai people, the traditional custodians of the lands on which our college resides. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions and the culture of the Birpai peoples.