STUDENTS’ DRESS CODE AND GROOMING
Students are expected to wear full uniform which should be clean, in good condition, well tailored but not form fitting. The uniform MUST CONFORM TO the dimensions as stated on the uniform pattern. Any student wearing incorrectly designed uniforms will be sent home until the correct uniform is available to be worn. In addition, the student will not be marked on the register once it has been realized that he/she is incorrectly attired.
Apart from buttons and badges authorized by the school to indicate responsibilities, no other insignia or decoration may be worn with the school uniform.
Uniform for Girls
For Grades 7 – 11 girls, the uniform consists of a Royal blue skirt. The skirts are to be at least three inches below the knees. No knees are to be visible either at the front or the back. The skirts are to be made with box pleats – (6 box pleats – 3 to the back and 3 to the front). The pleats should not be stitched down. (No short or tight skirts will be accommodated for any reason).
Grades 7, 8 and 9 girls will wear Royal Blue blouses while the Grades 10 and 11 girls will wear white blouses. The sleeves of the blouse should on no occasion be folded.
Girls wear a black low heeled (no higher than 1 inch) black shoes with navy blue nylon/cotton socks (no bobby socks) and must be folded (not rolled) worn at least 2 inches above the ankle and above the back of the shoe.
Uniform for Boys
Grades 7 – 10 boys wear a khaki trousers and short sleeved khaki shirt. Grade 11 boys wear a khaki trousers and a short sleeved white shirt – (No DESIGNER SHIRTS WITH DOUBLE POCKETS ETC.)
ABSOLUTELY NO STITCHED IN PANTS (tight pants) will be allowed. Pants must be simply tailored and must be brown khaki (not creme or beige). No designer styles- such as small cuffs, wide knees, pencil foot, pleats and wide waistbands will be allowed. Pants must be worn at the waist and not on the hip.
Shirts must be tucked neatly in pants at all times. If an undershirt is worn, it should be the V-neck type and not be exposed either at the neck or at the sleeves. If an undershirt is visible, it will be confiscated.
Boys’ belts should be black (not multi-coloured or made of metal). There should be no metal studs, eyelets or patterns on the belt. The buckle should be of a simple design and should be no bigger than 1.5 by 1.5 inches. If the wrong belt is worn it will be confiscated. Boys are allowed to wear black or navy blue socks with a pair of black shoes.
Boots or high tops will not be allowed as part of the uniform as this encourages a very untidy appearance and provide a safe haven for weapons. Shoes MUST BE SOLID COLOURED WITH NO ADDITIONAL COLOURS OR WHITE STRIPES OR SOLES. NO MULTICOLOURED FOOTWEAR WILL BE TOLERATED AS PART OF THE UNIFORM.
Grades 7 & 8 students wear a school crest stitched on to the left side of the blouse or shirt respectively. Grades 9,10 & 11 students wear a tie.
- No white socks of any sort will be accepted except during Physical Education and games. All students must wear socks above the ankles. If the incorrect socks are worn it will be confiscated. Sneakers should not be worn to school.
- A) For boys, haircuts should conform to what is appropriate for a school setting and not what fashion and style dictate. The boys’ hair should not be chemically treated/processed and they should wear low haircuts. No patterns are allowed. The eyebrows should not be shaved. If these rules are violated, the student will be sent home.
- B) For girls, no patterns or coloured hair, wigs, braids or hair extensions are allowed. No hair accessories such as ribbons, bandoos, beads, headbands will be permitted. No shaved hair or patterns such as finger waves and push curls will be accepted. Hair ornaments must be blue or black and only one colour should be worn at a time.
- Students who enter the school as Rastafarians may wear their hair neatly pulled back in a pony tail or bun
- No caps, handkerchiefs, must be worn with the school uniform. These will be confiscated and will not be returned.
- Nails should be clean , short and well groomed. Nails must be natural and unpolished. No nail extension or polish is allowed.
- Absolutely no make up is allowed. This includes coloured lip gloss, tinted or sparkling chap sticks. Eyebrows should not be completely shaven or patterned.
- Wash rags, towels and bandanas are not part of the uniform, ands should not be displayed as such. If seen, they will be confiscated.
- The only jewellery allowed is a wristwatch. The watchband should be simple and not what style and fashion dictate. Rings, bracelets, earrings, chains, necklaces and all other forms of jewellery will be confiscated.
- Ladies handbags are not substitutes for school bags. All students are required to have an appropriate backpack or satchel which can adequately hold all relevant school material inclusive of textbooks and notebooks. Inappropriate handbags will be confiscated and returned to parents.
A DEMERIT will be given if the student does not conform to any of the above regulations.
Please note that two demerit marks will result in one (1) In- House punishment wherein the child will not be allowed to be engaged in the regular activities of the school.
When a student is out of uniform, the following procedure must be followed;
- A written excuse explaining the reason for being out of uniform must be sent by parent/guardian or the student will be pulled from classes and the parent notified. This excuse must be acceptable to the Form Teacher/Supervisor/Vice Principals/Principal.
- Boys must wear a white shirt with dark pants and girls must wear a white blouse with a dark skirt along with the required footwear in that instance.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND GAMES
Uniforms for Physical Education and Dance are available at the BOOKSHOP. Girls should at all times wear bloomers or appropriate undergarments when going to P.E.
No games may be played outside of supervised Physical Education classes or training sessions. No games may be played in the regular school uniform.
Permission must be obtained from the Vice Principals or, in their absence, from a senior teacher, to wear any form of clothing other than the school uniform.
Students are required to attend all school functions in uniforms unless otherwise advised by the school’s administration.