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Leumeah High School

Leumeah High School

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School Uniform Policy

Our uniform has been established by agreement between parents, teachers and students. It is mandatory that students be dressed in school uniform at all times. Students who wear inappropriate dress shall be sent home.

 

A school uniform serves several purposes, including :

* developing a sense of belonging in the school,

* developing school pride,

*  maintaining school tone,

*  promoting a sense of inclusiveness, non-discrimination and equal opportunity,

*  increasing the personal safety of students and staff by allowing easier recognition of visitors and potential intruders in the school,

*   meeting the Department of Education and Training safety requirements on regard to footwear, and

*  making school clothing affordable for families by eliminating the risk of peer pressure to wear more expensive, fashionable clothing.

 

AIM

Our aim is for students to wear school uniform every day and to do so with pride.

 

OBJECTIVES

1.  To involve parents/caregivers, teachers and students in decisions over school uniform.

            2. To ensure that school uniform is consistent with occupational health and safety, 

                 anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation.

            3. To regularly inform parents/caregivers on school uniform issues

4.  To cater for all students in the school community in a manner sensitive to gender, cultural and social issues.

5.  To regularly reinforce with students the importance and significance of wearing school      uniform.

            6.  To establish a system for dealing with students not in uniform.

            7.   To inform parents/caregivers that assistance with uniform is available.

 

IMPLEMENTATION

           1.    Each year the school provides details of students' uniform to parents.

           2.    School Uniform issues discussed at P & C meetings where appropriate.

           3.    The school supplies new uniforms and has a second hand clothing pool.

           4.    The Head Teacher Welfare is available to provide assistance with uniform.

           5.    Procedures for students not in uniform are :

(a) A student out of uniform must present a note signed by a parent providing a reason why the student is out of uniform for that particular day. An Out of Uniform green slip will be provided to the student by the Roll Call teacher and the incident recorded.

(b) If a note is not provided, an Out of Uniform green slip will be provided by the roll call teacher and the incident will be recorded.

(c) On the third occasion a student is out of uniform the student's parents will be contacted and asked for their assistance in ensuring the student will present each day in correct school uniform.

(d)  If the student is considered by the Principal or his/her delegate to be inappropriately attired and/or offensive, the student will be sent home to change into something more appropriate (after a parent has been contacted).

(e)  All incidents where a student does not wear school uniform will be recorded on the student's end of semester report.

 

6.  For SPORT and PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE) normal uniform is to be worn to school and students change into sport gear for the duration of Sport/PE.

 

7.  Each student requires enclosed black leather school shoes plus any other item considered necessary for safety in practical lessons such as science, industrial arts, creative arts and home economics.

PLEASE NOTE : All acceptable uniform items are only available for purchase from the Uniform Shop at the School.

 

YEARS 7 - 10 GIRLS

  • Yellow polyester/cotton collared shirt with school crest.
  • Checked school skirt or grey tailored pants.
  • Bottle green woollen jumper or LHS tracksuit jacket each with school crest.
  • White ankle socks or plain black stockings.
  • Bottle green or white scarves.
  • black leather lace up school shoes - required under Occupation Health and Safety legislation for use in Science and Practical TAS/ART lessons. 

 

YEARS 7 - 10 BOYS

  • Yellow polyester/cotton collared shirt with school crest.
  • Grey tailored school trousers or grey tailored shorts.
  • Bottle green woollen jumper  or LHS  tracksuit jacket each with school crest.
  • Black leather lace up school shoes - required under Occupation Health and Safety legislation for use in Science and Practical TAS/ART lessons.
  • White ankle socks with grey tailored shorts or grey tailored trousers.

 

YEARS 11 - 12 GIRLS

  • White cotton collared shirt with school crest.
  • Checked school skirt or grey tailored pants.
  • Plain bottle green woollen jumper or LHS  tracksuit jacket each with school crest.
  • Black leather lace up school shoes - Required under Occupation Health and Safety legislation for use in Science and Practical TAS/ART lessons.
  • White ankle socks or plain black stockings.
  • bottle green or white scarves.

 

YEARS 11 - 12 BOYS

  • White cotton collared shirt with school crest.
  • Grey tailored school trousers..
  • Plain bottle green woollen jumper or LHS tracksuit jacket each with school crest.
  • Plain black leather lace up school shoes - required under Occupation Health and Safety legislation for use in Science and Practical TAS/ART lessons.
  • White ankle socks with grey trousers

 

OPTIONAL UNIFORM ITEMS FOR SENIORS

  • Blazer with school crest.
  • School tie  - if school tie is worn then it must be worn in the traditional manner with top shirt button done up.

 

PE/SPORT  -  GIRLS AND BOYS

  • School green and yellow polo shirt with Leumeah High School embroidered into the collar
  • Green school PE shorts with LHS logo.
  • White ankle socks and sports shoes PLEASE NOTE :  Non sports shoes such as Rabens are unacceptable for any sporting activity and must not be worn under any circumstance.
  • LHS school track suit pants and LHS Tracksuit jacket during the winter months.

 

NOTE

  • Students must wear black leather lace up school shoes. This is for health and safety reasons in technical classrooms such as science, industrial arts, creative arts and food technology labs. Girls are not permitted to wear low cut ballet style leather shoes as their feet are exposed to risks.

            Legislation
           Under the NSW Occupations Health and Safety Act 2000 (OH&S Act) the DET must ensure that

           students are not exposed to risks to their health or safety while they are on Departmental Premises.

  • Proper sports shoes are also required for support and safety during practical lessons. Shoes such as Rabens are not permitted as they do not meet requirements of a functional sporting shoe.
  • Students must arrive at and leave school in full school uniform at all times except for Years 10 and 11 on Thursdays when they may wear full PE uniform.
  • Students must wear full school uniform on days when they study PE. Students are allowed time to change into and out of PE uniform at the beginning and end of each PE lesson.
  • Students must wear the correct school uniform, without any addition of non-uniform items, on the way to and from school.
  • On Thursdays when there is sport, students in Years 10 and 11 may wear their full PDHPE/Sport uniform and/or tracksuit to school. However, if they have a lesson in Industrial Arts, Food Technology, Creative Arts and/or Science, they must bring and wear their black leather lace up school shoes in that lesson for safety reasons.
  • Students are not to wear a mixture of regular uniform or PE Uniform.
  • No makeup is to be worn and no jewellery/adornment (except for a watch, sleepers or studs) is to be visible while students are in school uniform.
  • Hair restraints must be discreet and in school colours.
  • Students wearing a hijab should ensure that the colour is white only.
  • Full school uniform is to be worn during examinations and excursions unless students and parents are notified otherwise.
  • Students must wear the uniform designated for their year.
  • If senior students choose to wear ties they must have their top button done up and the tie worn in the traditional manner.
  • Students wishing to wear additional clothing for extra warmth in winter must ensure this is not visible eg. no skivvies or round necked tee shirts. No coloured undergarments are to be visible through shirts or blouses

 

 

School Price List

 

                                              

UNIFORM SHOP OPENING HOURS

Monday     8.15am – 11.00am

Wednesday    8.15am – 11.00am

 

 

THE SCHOOL ACCEPTS CASH, CHEQUES AND EFTPOS

Any profits from the uniform shop are donated back to the school. By supporting our uniform shop you are supporting the school. Parents should note that uniform is sold as close to cost as possible.

 

Please ensure that you purchase items that fit correctly (i.e. not oversized) and that all items comply with the uniform code.

 

All items of clothing should be labelled to ensure return of lost garments.

 

Jnr Uniform

Junior Uniform

 


Senior Uniform

Senior Uniform     

 


Sports Uniform

Sports Uniform                                    

 

 

 

 

Updated: October 2017