The wearing of the College Uniform is an essential part of setting the tone for the College community. Parents/Carers are requested to ensure that the College Uniform regulations are adhered to, helping to foster in our students pride in the wearing of the College uniform. A student wearing the uniform correctly shows that they not only have pride in themselves but pride in the community to which they belong. A school uniform reduces incidents of bullying and the stress of peer pressure as all students

are dressed the same. The wearing of a uniform ensures that there is no attention drawn to a student’s socio-economic background. The uniform also helps students focus on the

task at hand. Wearing the uniform correctly helps students to “switch on” to student mode and provides them with a reminder of the expectations of the College regarding behaviour and application.

From the beginning of 2021 there will be consequences for any student who does not meet the College Uniform regulations and who has not followed the process that is prescribed when not presenting in correct uniform. Students will be required to return home or have their parent/carer collect them to address the issue

to ensure that the student does meet the College Uniform regulations. If a parent/carer is not able to collect the student, the student will be required to attend the Ignatius Room until the issue is addressed. At all times our focus

is on providing high levels of support to our students and their families to ensure that they can meet the high expectations of the College. In partnership with parents/carers we will endeavour to return students to class as soon as possible so that they can continue to actively engage in their learning.

COLLEGE UNIFORM REGULATIONS

Students are expected to arrive and depart each day in the appropriate College academic uniform including the formal hat, worn neatly and with pride. Whilst off campus, students are expected to wear the College uniform to the same standard expected on campus. When departing the College students may choose to change out

of their formal uniform. If a student chooses this option then they are to change completely out of the College uniform.

The correct sport uniform is to be worn for all sporting activities and PE lessons.

Shoes should be kept clean and polished and are to be maintained in good condition.

If there is a reason for not presenting in the correct uniform, students are required to bring a note from their parent/carer. This note must be current and relevant to that day only. If a student is out of uniform for consecutive days then multiple notes will be required.

Incorrect uniform or presentation will be addressed with the student through the completion of reflection activities in the Ignatius Room and then with the parent/carer.

ASSEMBLIES/LITURGIES/FORMAL CEREMONIES

Students are to arrive at assemblies, liturgies and formal ceremonies wearing full academic uniform unless otherwise notified by the College.

CASUAL/RECREATIONAL ATTIRE

This applies to all students on casual dress occasions:

  • No shirts with rude or offensive designs or language or exploitative advertising
  • No midriff, strappy or revealing tops or
  • No short skirts, dresses or
  • Leggings on their own are not to be
  • Footwear must enclose the whole
  • HATS

In keeping with the College Sunsafe Policy and the uniform transition period outlined in previous correspondence from the College, all students must wear the College formal hat. The formal hat is to be worn during breaks and whenever the student is outside the classroom. The College bucket hat is only to be worn on sports days

or during sports lessons when students are wearing their sports uniform. All hats must be kept in a respectable condition and must be labelled with a name.

REPRESENTATIVE SPORT

The College expects a high standard of dress at all sporting occasions. Sporting coaches will

indicate to students the uniform required for their particular sport. During timetabled PE lessons students are to wear the College sports uniform. In keeping with the Sunsafe Policy students must wear the College formal or bucket hat.

PROTECTIVE ITEMS/CLOTHING

Plain black sunglasses are permitted to be worn outside. Rashies and singlets are not to be visible under any uniform. The use of sunscreen is recommended.

HAIR

Hair must be neat, tidy, clean and kept off the face. If hair needs to be pinned off the face, bobby pins or plain black or brown combs are permitted. Hair touching or below the collar must be tied back with black or brown elastic bands. Navy, red, purple or gold ribbons are permitted. No shaved styles are permitted.

Hairstyles must allow for the correct wearing of the College hat. Hairstyles and colour for all students need to be conservative and of one even, natural colour. The use of hair products such as gel, wax or mousse must be minimal.

No facial hair is permitted. Students with facial hair will be asked to go to the Ignatius Room until they can be collected. With permission from the parent/carer, the student may go to Student Entrance where they will be provided with the necessary equipment to shave.

COSMETICS

Any application of cosmetics should be minimal, natural with a neutral colour that blends with the skin tone and does not cause undue attention.

NAILS

No coloured or painted nails. No nail accessories. No nail extensions. (Senior girls may have nail extensions one week prior to and one week after the Inauguration Ball). Students with coloured

or painted nails will be asked to go to the Ignatius Room until they can be collected. With permission from the parent/carer the student may go to Student Entrance where they will be provided with the necessary equipment to remove nail polish or accessories.

JEWELLERY

Apart from a plain watch, jewellery is not to be worn at the College. The only exception is a small religious symbol worn on the inside of the shirt/ dress/blouse. Neither promotional wristbands nor anklets are permitted.

One pair of discrete studs or sleepers may be worn in the lower ear lobe only. No other piercing is permitted. It is not appropriate for a student

to simply cover their piercing or use a clear or translucent substitute during the school day. Medical opinion suggests that piercings will not close over a 24-hour period and as such students are required to remove any visible piercing other than those approved above.

Contravention of the jewellery regulations will result in the incorrect jewellery being placed in a sealed envelope with the student’s details

recorded on the outside. This will be held in trust by the respective House Leader. No responsibility is taken for such items. Items will be returned to the student at the end of term.

Tattoos and body piercings are considered inappropriate in the school environment and if a student does have tattoos they are to be covered discretely at all times.

CLOTHING   REQUIREMENTS

The following tables outline the College Uniform expectations at St Joseph’s College. There is no requirement for a student to wear a different uniform in summer and winter. Students are able to wear any combination of uniform they wish in response to weather conditions.

YEARS 7–10 JUNIOR GIRLS

JUNIOR GIRLS UNIFORM

College box pleat navy skirt (length below the knee) or College navy shorts/long pants College formal hat
Plain white socks folded over the ankle or navy tights/stockings Black leather laced-up formal shoes with a heel
College woollen jumper Short or long-sleeved blue over-blouse
College blazer (optional) Navy crossover tie
College school bag Other base layers that are not visible
YEARS 7–10 JUNIOR BOYS

JUNIOR BOYS UNIFORM

Short/long sleeved College blue shirt College formal hat
Long navy socks pulled up when worn with shorts Black leather laced-up formal shoes with a heel
College woollen jumper College navy shorts/long trousers/ black belt
College blazer (optional) Junior College tie (to be worn when wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirt)
College school bag Other base layers that are not visible
ALL AGES

SPORTS UNIFORM

College polo shirt College track pants
College navy shorts College sports socks
College spray jacket only to be worn with sports uniform Bucket hat in house color only to be worn on sports days and PE lessons
Conventional laced-up athletic joggers
* Sports uniform is to be worn only during sports lessons – not all day unless notified of special days
YEARS 11 AND 12 SENIOR GIRLS

SENIOR GIRLS UNIFORM

College box pleat navy skirt (length below the knee) or College navy shorts/long pants College formal hat
Short or long-sleeved white blouse College woollen jumper
Year 11 — navy crossover tie College blazer (optional)
Year 12 — College senior tie Black leather laced-up formal shoes with heel
Plain white socks folded over the ankle or navy tights/stockings Other base layers that are not visible
YEARS 11 AND 12 SENIOR BOYS
 

SENIOR BOYS UNIFORM

College navy shorts/long pants/ black belt College blazer (optional)
College short or long-sleeved white shirt College formal hat
Long navy socks pulled up when wearing shorts Black leather laced-up formal shoes with heel
Year 11 — Junior tie College woollen jumper
Year 12 — College senior tie Other base layers that are not visible
OTHER OPTIONAL ITEMS

OTHER ITEMS AND

ACCESSORIES

College water bottle College scarf
College hair accessories College house bucket hat to be worn with sport uniform only
Year 11/12 Senior jersey Year 12 Senior jacket (2021/2022 only)

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