Uniform Policy


 
 

Policy

The wearing of a prescribed school uniform is compulsory for Years 7 to 11 at Mt Beauty Secondary College. Year 12 students will be expected to wear either the college uniform, or appropriate neat and tidy casual wear.

Rationale

  • A uniform provides an effective means for students to identify positively with the College.
  • Pride and commitment to an organisation such as our College is enhanced through the wearing of an appropriate uniform.
  • The educational atmosphere and ethos of a College is enhanced when students wear a uniform which they help chose.
  • A uniform provides a ready means by which the community can identify positively with the students who attend the College.
  • A College uniform helps minimise socio-economic differences which exist between students.

Guidelines For Implementation

  • Parents and students will have a primary responsibility for ensuring that all students wear the uniform and that the uniform is maintained in a clean and satisfactory condition. They will be fully supported by the staff in meeting this responsibility.
  • The items of uniform must be identical to those described, which can be obtained from our official suppliers -
    		Brunella School Wear
    		Crystal Court
    		Wodonga
    
  • It is the parents’ responsibility to purchase the College uniform from the suppliers.
  • Where the purchase of a uniform imposes economic hardship, assistance can be sought from the College.
  • A bank of pre-loved uniform items will be established for parents wishing to purchase good, clean, second-hand items.
  • Sanctions will be applied by the College to those students out of uniform without a satisfactory explanation.
  • Disciplinary measures used to enforce the dress code will be consistent with the College Student Code Of Conduct.
  • A review of this policy will be conducted bi-annually.

Implementation

  • Students are expected to take pride in their appearance and grooming.
  • Uniform will be worn during school times and at prescribed school functions and excursions.
  • Minimal jewellery is permitted. Acceptable jewellery to be worn by students is limited to a plain neck chain, a watch, plain, close-fitting sleepers or studs in the ears, an unobtrusive, plain nose stud, and flat rings. No other visible body piercing and body decoration is permitted. This includes multiple earings in the edge of the ear, eyebrow rings or studs, nose rings, and lip or tongue rings or studs. Taping to cover jewellery will not suffice.
  • Hair is to be kept clean and tidy, and where necessary, tied back to keep it safe.
  • Shoes with covered toes or desert boots must be worn in classes where the teacher deems it necessary for safety, e.g. Science or Art & Technology classes.
  • No hats are to be worn inside the school building.
  • During winter months, students may choose to wear a navy parka, jacket or over pants for protection from the cold and rain when outdoors. These are to be removed when indoors and should not be worn instead of the windcheater, rugby top, bomber jacket or navy long pants.
  • In general students will not be taken outside the school on excursions, or as a member of a sporting team, unless in full school uniform. For some excursions, where directed in advance by the teacher in charge of the excursion, students may be exempted from wearing school uniform.
  • Students are expected to change into designated uniform for sports and P.E. Some sports (e.g. skiing) require special clothing to be worn. Students will be given a list of requirements well before any excursion or activity requiring special clothing.
  • All uniform items should be clearly labelled.
  • If a student is temporarily unable to wear proper school uniform, an explanatory note should be brought to the Assistant Principal before school. Appropriate clothing, as close to uniform colours as possible, should be out of uniform.
  • The Principal has the ultimate authority to interpret the school uniform.
  • Parents who find difficulty in providing the correct uniform for their children are urged to contact the Principal. Limited assistance may be available to these families.

Process For Uniform Check

  • Any student out of uniform is to present an explanatory note from his/her parents to the Assistant Principal before attending Home Group meetings. The student will be given an out-of-uniform pass, which should be retained to show teachers on request.
  • If a student consistently has the excuse that their uniform is in the wash, pressure will be placed on the student to purchase some further uniform items. Second hand uniforms may be available relatively cheaply through the school pre-loved uniform bank.
  • A letter will be sent home to parents of repeat offenders requesting parent support for the uniform.
  • If this fails to produce a result then the parent will be interviewed by the Principal.

Enforcement Of The College Dress Code

  • Students attending school out-of-uniform, but without a written satisfactory explanation, will be given 15 minutes detention during lunch-time on that day.
  • Consistent failure to comply with the school’s uniform policy will result in parents being asked to attend an interview with the Principal.
  • Students will not be permitted to attend excursions, inter-school sport competitions, or otherwise represent the College, unless they are wearing the correct uniform. Consistent offenders will not be permitted to attend such activities simply by wearing uniform on the day.
  • Continued failure to comply with the College Dress Code will result in the offenders being punished consistent with the College Code of Conduct, including the ultimate possibility of suspension from school.

Year 12 Dress Code

Year 12 students acknowledge their responsibility to contribute to the positive appearance of the College.

They acknowledge that they can do so by ensuring their dress is always neat and tidy.

The Secondary College recognises Year 12 students as the senior students in the College.

The College does so by providing privileges to the Year 12 students which are not available to other students. One such privilege is the freedom from a compulsory uniform.

Nevertheless, the College does expect Year 12 students to conform to its Dress Code. Dress expectations of Year 12 students will include:-

  • students should attend school dressed neatly and cleanly;
  • clothing with offensive slogans or messages will not be acceptable;
  • student footwear must provide sufficient protection for students’ feet -
    thongs will not be acceptable;
    for safety reasons, open-toed sandals are not appropriate in some classes, e.g., technology, home economics, or science practical classes;
  • year 12 students will conform to the school rule requiring hats to be removed inside school buildings;
  • the school is a Sunsmart school. Year 12 students are required to wear a broad-brimmed hat when in the sun during terms 1 and 4. Peaked baseball style hats are not acceptable.
  • button-up shirts will be worn with the buttons done up;
  • year 12 students representing the College at interschool sporting events will be required to wear the College interschool sporting uniform;
  • clothing of a skimpy or revealing nature, e.g., low-cut necklines, exposed mid-riffs, hemlines above mid-thigh, singlet or strap-style dresses or tops, etc., will not be acceptable at school.

Year 12 students acknowledge the principal’s authority to make final decisions regarding the appropriateness of a student’s clothing.


Description of Mount Beauty Secondary College Uniform

ITEMDESCRIPTIONSUPPLIERAPPROX COST
WINDCHEATER / PULLOVER
WindcheaterPlain navy collared windcheaterBrunella School Wear Wodonga$35 / $40
PulloverPlain navy, woollen, vee or crew neckBrunella School Wear$50
Polar Fleece TopPlain navy rugby top $35
Rugby TopWhite and navy with green/gold stripesOrder through the College Office$70
Bomber JacketNavy, royal blue sleeves, striped bandsOrder through the College Office$75
SHIRT
Polo Top, long or short sleevesWhite, collared polo shirt, either long or short sleevesBrunella School WearLong $20 Short $15
PANTS / SLACKS
Long PantsNavy, ‘720’ ,or
Navy, Max Dax (Heavier Weight)
Brunella School Wear$35
$35
ShortsNavy, Max DaxBrunella School Wear$24
DRESS / SKIRT
Traditional School Dress Brunella School Wear$40
School Woollen Skirt Brunella School Wear$65
Navy Tights   
Plain Navy Scarf   
SHOES Plain Black Leather Shoes/Boots
Plain Black, Sneaker Style
Plain Black Sandals
Shoe stores 
SOCKSShort, plain white or navy  

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION / INTERSCHOOL SPORT UNIFORM

Required by both Physical Education and Sport classes, and by all students participating in Interschool Sport - Navy mesh overlay, pocket-less Buffalo Sports shorts (Brunella School Wear), and plain white top. Winter uniforms are the same as summer, but it is advisable to purchase a cheap, warm, navy tracksuit. All students require a change of footwear whenever they participate in classes in the stadium. All students require a broad-brimmed hat when participating in either Physical Education or Sport classes in the sun during terms 1 and 4.
 

SPECIAL CLOTHING

Some sports (for example skiing) require special clothing to be worn by the student in the interest of safety. Students will be given a list of requirements well before any excursion or activity requiring special clothing.

MOUNT BEAUTY SECONDARY COLLEGE

College Dress Code : Parent’s Declaration

  • I have received a copy of the Mount Beauty Secondary College Dress Code.
  • In seeking to enrol my child at Mount Beauty Secondary College, I understand that the College Council has determined that the school will implement a compulsory uniform policy.
  • I understand that enforcement of College Dress Code will be consistent with the College Discipline Code. Consequences for failure to wear correct College uniform will include:-
    i) Students attending school out-of-uniform, but without a written satisfactory explanation, will be given 15 minutes detention during lunch-time on that day.
    ii) Consistent failure to comply with the school’s uniform policy will result in parents being asked to attend an interview with the Principal.
    iii) Students will not be permitted to attend excursions, inter-school sport competitions, or otherwise represent the school, unless they are wearing the correct uniform. Consistent offenders will not be permitted to attend such activities simply by wearing uniform on the day.

Parent’s Signature................................................ Date..........................