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Parkes High School

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Uniform

We Wear Our Uniform With Pride

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School uniform policy 

Rationale

A consistent uniform code reinforces in students a pride in their own appearance, instils recognition of themselves as an integral part of the school community, and assists in developing pride in representing their school.  Issues of equality, health and safety, and expense are also factors that contribute to the establishment of the Uniform Policy.

Aims

  • to promote equality amongst all students
  • to further develop a sense of pride in, and identification with our school
  • to provide durable clothing that is cost effective and practical for our school environment
  • to maintain and enhance the positive image of the school in the community.

Implementation

  • After consultation with the school community the P&C, together with the school have developed a uniform that we believe provides choice for the students, allows for students to safely engage in the many varied school activities, meets the needs and wishes of various cultural, religious and ethnic groups within our community, and caters for the financial constraints of families.
  • The uniform policy applies during school hours, while travelling to and from school, and when students are on school excursions.
  • Summer and winter uniform items will be prescribed in the attached uniform code.
  • Stud earrings and sleepers worn in the ears, plus watches are the only acceptable visible jewellery. Necklaces, lanyards, dangling earrings, sharp or pointed studs are not permitted.
  • Facial cosmetics/makeup are not to be worn at school.
  • The only hats that are acceptable in Terms 1 and 4 are broad brimmed hats consistent with our Sunsmart policy.  They must be worn outside in Terms 1 and 4. Hats are not to be worn inside. Caps are unacceptable in Terms 1 and 4 for outside wear, PE and sport.
  • All students must wear black, leather WHS compliant school shoes. Footwear that is canvas, material or exposes toes, or with open heels are unacceptable at any time.
  • Uniform items will be sold within our local community and from the school office. Parents may purchase items elsewhere, so long as the alternative item is identical to the school endorsed garments.
  • The P&C requires the Principal be responsible for implementation of the uniform policy in a manner consistent with the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Arrangements may be made to supply uniforms via Student Assistance for families experiencing economic hardship. Uniforms are to be returned to the school if no longer needed.
  • Staff members are expected to observe the wearing of school uniform by students, and children not in uniform must be written in the register within each roll and referred to the Head Teacher responsible for that roll class. Unsafe clothing must be referred to the principal immediately.

Evaluation

This policy will be reviewed as part of the school's three-year review cycle.

School expectations of students

  • You are expected to wear uniform at all times unless special circumstances occur (e.g. if a garment is being repaired). At other times a note should be carried from your parent / caregiver to explain the reason.
  • Whenever students will be on display to the public, example, excursions, presentations, etc. participation will depend on uniform being worn.
  • All clothing worn at school should be labelled with the student's name.
  • Uniform will be checked on a regular basis during roll call, before special occasions and at any time around the school.

Failure to wear uniform may result in the student not being allowed

  • to represent the school
  • to go on non-curriculum based excursions
  • to attend major functions or participate in non-mandatory school programs.

Persistent refusal to wear uniform will be discussed at an interview with parents/ caregivers and further action then decided.

Financial assistance is available for school uniform by contacting Mrs Carter at the school.

Parkes High School uniform 

Summer uniform

Junior Years 7 - 10 Girls

  • midford blue button down school shirt
  • PHS pleat skirt (length to be just above the knee)
    or
  • navy dress shorts/slacks (not sports pants)
  • white socks
  • black leather lace up shoes including leather tongue no perforations and OH&S compliant.


Junior Years 7 - 10 Boys

  • midford blue button down school shirt
  • grey trousers/shorts
  • white socks
  • black leather lace up shoes including leather tongue no perforations and OH&S compliant.

Senior Years 11 - 12 Girls

  • midford white button down school shirt
  • PHS pleat skirt (length to be just above the knee)
    or
  • navy dress shorts/slacks (not sports pants)
  • white socks
  • black leather lace up shoes including leather tongue no perforations and OH&S compliant.


Senior Years 11 - 12 Boys

  • midford white button down school shirt
  • grey trousers/shorts
  • white socks
  • black leather lace up shoes including leather tongue no perforations and OH&S compliant.


Winter uniform

Junior Years 7 - 10 Girls

  • midford blue button down school shirt
  • PHS pleat skirt (length to be just above the knee)
    or
  • navy dress slacks (not sports pants)
  • navy tights / White socks
  • navy jumper/sloppy joe (may wear a sports jacket on really cold day in addition to jumper)
  • black leather lace up shoes including leather tongue no perforations and OH&S compliant
  • PHS school tie is optional.


Junior Years 7 - 10 Boys

  • midford blue button down school shirt
  • grey trousers
  • white socks
  • navy jumper/sloppy joe (may wear a sports jacket on really cold days in addition to jumper)
  • black leather lace up shoes including leather tongue no perforations and OH&S compliant
  • PHS school tie is optional.

Senior Years 11 - 12 Girls

  • midford white button down school shirt
  • PHS pleat skirt (length to be just above the knee)
    or
  • navy dress slacks (not sports pants)
  • navy tights / White socks
  • navy jumper/sloppy joe (may wear a sports jacket on really cold day in addition to jumper)
  • black leather lace up shoes including leather tongue no perforations and OH&S compliant
  • PHS school tie is optional.


Senior Years 11 - 12 Boys

  • midford white button down school shirt
  • grey trousers
  • white socks
  • navy jumper/sloppy joe (may wear a sports jacket on really cold days in addition to jumper)
  • black leather lace up shoes including leather tongue no perforations and OH&S compliant
  • PHS school tie is optional.


Sport and personal development, health, physical education (PDHPE) uniform 

Girls

  • PHS navy and red sports shirt
  • PHS navy blue shorts
  • PHS tracksuit for winter wear
  • PHS sports jacket/polar fleece
  • joggers
  • hat/cap.

Boys

  • PHS navy and red sports shirt
  • PHS navy blue shorts
  • PHS tracksuit for winter wear
  • PHS sports jacket/polar fleece
  • joggers
  • hat/cap.


All students participating in practical components of sport and PDHPE are required to change into their joggers for that class only. Students must change back into their leather shoes at the end of the lesson.

Uniform and workplace, health and safety

Parkes High School is a ‘uniform school' where students are expected to be in full school uniform every day. Our uniform is functional and distinctive and helps students to dress neatly and to identify with the school.

Our students and their families are to be commended on their efforts in ensuring that they are adhering to the uniform requirements.

The greatest number of injuries to students occurs due to "slips, trips and falls". We will continue to focus upon the wearing of safe, sturdy shoes which meet WH&S requirements in specialist rooms including kitchens, science labs and workshops. Additionally for the safety of students in the playgroundand at sport, the following footwear requirements will apply to all students.

Acceptable school shoes:

  • school shoes must be made of a sturdy leather and offer adequate support to the foot (no canvas-type, ballet-type dolly shoes or boat shoes).
  • The shoe must cover the entire upper section of the foot to protect against falling objects or spilt liquids.
  • The shoe must be completely black (including the sole and laces) with no brandings or logos. 

Please note: hi-tops or gym boots are not acceptable.

Acceptable sport shoes:

  • on Sport day and for PE lessons, students will be permitted to continue to wear appropriate, closed supportive sport shoes/runners, however these must be proper exercise shoes, not canvas gym boots or slip-on shoes.

Safety

It is a WHS requirement that students wear closed in leather shoes for protection during practical lessons. Students will not be able to participate in practical classes unless correct footwear is worn. Students will be given alternative work to do while the practical work is carried out.

If a family is unable to provide the school uniform for their child, please contact the school and a confidential arrangement can be made to provide assistance to families with genuine problem.

  • A medical certificate does not override the WH&S legislation.
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) requirement is mandatory.  PPE requirement is a condition of entry into the workshop or laboratory and was developed by undertaking a risk management exercise.
  • A teacher or the Principal who knowingly permits persons to enter without the necessary PPE could open themselves and the Department to fines and prosecution by WorkCover.
  • Footwear is an important safety item. Good soles provide a sound grip on the floor preventing accidents from occurring. Footwear can also protect feet from mechanical or chemical damage.

It is mandatory that students carrying out practical activities using chemicals or equipment in schools wear enclosed leather footwear.

Please see the NSW DEC footwear guidelines(PDF 229KB)