The Campbell Primary School community believes a dress code:
- Establishes and enhances the image of the school.
- Establishes school spirit and teamwork.
- Ensures students are safely dressed for specific school activities.
- Encourages equality among students.
- Prepares students for work, as many work places have dress and safety codes.
The wearing of the school uniform at all times is encouraged. Children representing the school in the choir or sports teams must be properly attired.
The following range of clothing has been approved and is available from the School Administration. Order forms are available from the Campbell web site and the School Administration. Parents are encouraged to place orders at the Administration at their convenience and items will be delivered to their child’s class.
Dress Code Requirements
Students are encouraged to wear the following:
- Navy shorts, skorts, track pants.
- Ochre polo shirt, navy zip jacket.
- School dress.
- Navy shorts, track pants.
- Ochre polo shirt, navy zip jacket.
Faction shirts are also available and can be worn
Appropriate covered footwear, ie no thongs, ugg boots, massage sandals or surf sandals.
All school clothing should be marked clearly with the family name using either name tags or a marking pencil. To ensure privacy of students names are not to be written externally on uniforms.
Physical Education and Playground Activities
To support our Physical Education program at school it is important that students are appropriately dressed for activities. This includes appropriate footwear, not sandals or thongs. All students are encouraged to wear shorts or track pants and their faction shirts to all timetabled Physical Education lessons and sports activities.
The school will provide all students selected in interschool sporting competitions with appropriate uniform depending on the sport selected for excluding footwear and hats. The Physical Education teacher will ensure that interschool sports uniforms will be available for all students selected.
Students in Year 6 may purchase a Graduation Student shirt and jacket. These items are part of the school uniform and are to be worn with school uniform base clothing. Students are required to wear these items for special occasions ie: Graduation, and on the Campbell to Canberra trip at the end of the school year.
Hair and Jewellery
- Hair should be neat and secured away from the face. Hair that is shoulder length or longer is to be tied back. This is a health and safety issue.
- Coloured hair is acceptable for designated fundraisers such as ‘wacky hair day’ and for sports carnivals where hair is coloured at home. Coloured hair is not acceptable at any other times.
- Jewellery should be restricted to a watch, sleepers or studs.
Procedures for Managing Non-Compliance With the Dress Code
Letter sent home from classroom teacher to parents to provide an explanation on non-compliance.
Parents are contacted by administration to ascertain the reason for continued non-compliance.
As per the School Education Act 2000, Regulation 36, if a non-complying student is enrolled in a primary program, sanctions will be limited to the following actions only:
- preventing the student from attending any activity in which the student would have been representing the school; or
- preventing the student from attending or participating in any school activity which, in the opinion of the principal, is not part of the educational program.
An application for exemption and any exemption granted may apply to individuals, all students at the school or to all students in a specific category. Where an exemption applies, students should still be neat and dressed in accordance with other provisions in the school’s dress code.
Under Regulation 35(2) of the School Education Regulations 2000, the principal may provide an exemption on any of the following grounds:
- the unavailability of an item;
- a matter relating to the student’s health;
- a matter relating to the religious beliefs of the student or the student’s family;
- a matter relating to the cultural background of the student or the student’s family; or
- any other matter which in the principal’s opinion is sufficient to exempt the student from complying with the requirement.
Under Regulation 35(4) of the School Education Regulations 2000, the details of an exemption must include:
- each requirement of the dress code which the student is exempt from complying with;
- the time period for which the exemption has effect;
- the grounds for the exemption; and
- any relevant condition.
The Dress Code Policy will be reviewed every 2 Years by the Board, with the next review due in 2017.