Student Dress Code Policy
Date: November 2017
The school community recognises the importance of:
· the need for all students to actively and safely participate in all aspects of the school curriculum.
· the need for students to dress appropriately for school.
There is a strong belief that the wearing of school uniform encourages a school identity, promotes a sense of pride in the school and promotes an ethos of equality.
· To give all students a sense of identity and belonging to the Merriang SDS community.
· To encourage a sense of equality amongst all students.
· To enhance the profile and identity of the school and its students within the wider community.
· To enhance individual student safety and group security.
· To ensure all students are dressed safely and appropriately for school activities.
· The wearing of school uniform is encouraged.
· New enrolments to the school will be directly informed of the Student Dress Code Policy.
· Staff and students must wear hats while outside from the beginning of the school year until April 30th and from September 1st until the end of the school year.
- School uniform, which conforms to SunSmart requirements, will be sold through the designated school uniform supplier.
- Shoes are not specified items of school uniform but students are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear. Thongs and open-toed sandals/shoes are not permitted for safety reasons.
- Excessive or expensive jewelry is not permitted.
- Special circumstances will be considered on an individual basis.
- Parents who are experiencing difficulties in meeting the costs of the uniform will be made aware of the options available to them, including the State Schools’ Relief.
- Any families with concerns regarding the Student Dress Code Policy are
to be directed to the School Principal.
Related legislation and regulations:
- Education and Training Reform Act 2006
- Education and Training Regulations 2017
- Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic)
- This policy will be revisited yearly to ensure it complies with all departmental guidelines.
Ratified School Council: November 2017
Review date: November 2020