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We ask all our students to wear their uniform with pride and dignity and strongly understand that untidy dress or misbehaviour whilst dressed in the school uniform brings discredit to the school, themselves and parents. All students are required to wear the correct school uniform every day.
Schools expect students to wear the uniform during school hours, while travelling to and from school, and when engaged in school activities out of school hours, as per Department of Education policy.
Engadine High School has a strict Uniform Policy which has been ratified by the P&C.
All students are expected to wear the correct uniform.
Uniform passes are issued to students who are out of uniform during roll call by roll call teachers. Students should indicate to the roll teacher if a note is required. Students should keep this pass on them for the whole day, to produce on request, or another incident will be recorded. If required, a long term pass may be issued by the uniform coordinator or Wellbeing Team.
Students must have a note, signed and dated by a parent or guardian, stating the reason for being out of uniform and in the case of special consideration for medical reasons, the date(s) required for exemption. After three occasions of requiring a uniform pass (without bringing a valid note) ‘Unsatisfactory’ will be included on the student’s report and a Tuesday After School Detention issued.
Students cannot receive permission to wear incorrect footwear, sloppy joes or coloured under-garments. Situations of special circumstances should be referred to the Wellbeing Team or uniform coordinator via a note from the parent or caregiver.
Students may borrow or buy acceptable uniform items from the school to ensure that they comply with the uniform policy. The office keeps a supply of new and good donated uniform items for this purpose. Students are encouraged to obtain correct items before roll call to avoid penalty.
Some examples of acceptable and unacceptable shoes are shown below.
The school uniform shop is located in A Block where all items of the school uniform may be purchased. The Uniform Shop is open on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, between 8.00am and 11am, and staffed by a member of the P&C. Items of uniform which are no longer needed by students are gratefully accepted for resale. These items should be washed and may be distributed to students either through loan or resale.
Complete the order form and seal it with cash or credit card slip in an envelope. Students can submit the envelope to the Office in A Block. Uniform Shop staff will fill the order and students will be advised when they can collect the uniform items from the Office. Alternatively, parents can come to school and purchase directly from the shop. The Uniform Shop is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8-11am, however, times can be organised to suit any volunteers.
The school shirt or blouse must be worn every day. All buttons are to be done up (except the top button for the collared shirt). The Sports Uniform can ONLY be worn on sport days (Wednesday) and during timetables PE lessons. Only concealed, plain white or flesh coloured singlets or undergarments are to be worn under the school shirt or blouse.
Visible, long sleeve or coloured or printed tops under school shirts or blouses are NOT acceptable. Students will be asked to remove this clothing at roll call.
Trousers and slacks should be hemmed neatly and sit on the shoe in such a way that does not create a potential trip hazard. Hems should not be altered or rolled so that the socks are deliberately visible.
The dress and/or skirt can be worn in summer, and during winter with navy or black stockings/ tights. Dresses and skirts should be hemmed at approximately 10 cm above the knee as this is an appropriate length.
Students in Years 7-10 are expected to wear the full sports uniform on Wednesdays and during PE/PASS practical lessons. The sports uniform can be worn to and from school on sports day, or to school if students have a PE practical lesson period 1, and after school if students have PE practical period 6. If a student has a PE class during other periods of the day, they are expected to wear their school uniform to school and change for their PE lesson and then change back into their school uniform after the lesson.
The blue school tracksuit pants may be worn on Wednesday (Sport) or during timetabled PE lessons.
Tracksuit pants are NOT part of Year 11 and 12 uniform, unless involved in practical PE lessons or sporting activities.
Completely black leather, plain, fully enclosed, lace up school shoes are the only acceptable style shoe. Coloured logos are not permitted. Students wearing incorrect school shoes will be required to loan a pair of appropriate shoes from the front office to wear for the day. "Ballet" and "volley" style canvas shoes are not permitted at any time as they do offer the appropriate protection in an educational setting. On sport days, students in Years 7-10 wear fully enclosed joggers.
According to Department of Education policy: Areas where enclosed leather footwear (or other material confirmed by the manufacturer to be suitable, refer to Australian/NZ Standard 2210: Safety Protective and Occupational Footwear) is required are:
Non - leather-like materials eg. Canvas or fabric, or damaged footwear are not permitted as they do not comply with WHS requirements in a high school educational setting.
Students requiring special consideration for footwear due to medical reasons, such as injury, need to provide documentation for exemption. This is done through the Wellbeing Team. On some occasions students may need to be excluded from the specialist room due to WHS requirements.
All socks are plain white and must be calf length. Sport anklet socks, insignias or stripes are not allowed at any time. Black or coloured socks are not permitted for either uniform.
The jumper and cardigan are woollen with the school logo. "Sloppy joe" or "hoodie" style jumpers are not permitted, under or over the school jumper, at any time. Students wearing such clothing will be required to remove it and offered a loaned replacement uniform. Students may wear a plain school blue jumper under a jacket if extra warmth is required.
All jewellery must be discreet adhere to work health and safety guidelines. Students with visible piercing can only wear sleepers or studs. Students who are wearing excessive jewellery will be asked to remove the items.
Make-up is to be minimal and fingernails should be natural or lightly coloured and short. Long fingernails pose a serious safety risk in a school setting. Students will be asked to remove such accessories or excessive make-up.
The school scarf can be worn during winter. The bringing of coloured items such as scarves, beanies and blankets during cold weather is not acceptable. Warmer options such as the school jacket are recommended.