A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school in Adelaide,
South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12

Uniform Guidelines

Uniform Guidelines

  • Winter uniform may be worn on any day of the year unless a different uniform is prescribed.
  • Summer uniform may be worn only before the May exeat and after the September exeat.
  • Summer uniform may not be worn between those dates.

General Guidelines

School blazers are to be worn to and from School every day when wearing the Winter uniform. When wearing Summer uniform, blazers are required on days when students attend Chapel or Assembly or as directed on special occasions. Students are not required to wear blazers if the forecasted temperature is 30 degrees or more. The School blazer is considered the outer garment for the School uniform but the School jumper is not an outer garment for the School uniform or for any co-curricular uniform that may be worn to and from School.

Years 6 and 12 hoodies are not outer garments to wear with the School uniform when coming to or going from School as they do not form part of the official School uniform; they may only be worn while at School.

Co-curricular hoodies are to be worn only for sporting matches and other co-curricular activities as determined by the occasion; in these circumstances, they can be worn to and from School.

School Bucket Hats are to be worn outside throughout Terms 1 and 4. This includes recess, lunch, physical education lessons and after-school play. Outdoor co-curricular activities also require students to wear an approved hat to suit the sport or activity.

School bags must feature the School badge/logo.

Winter (Formal) Uniform for Boys

This uniform may be worn on any day of the year:

  • School tuck-in shirt
  • School trousers (Years 7 to 12)
  • School shorts (Reception to Year 6)
  • School blazer
  • School jumper (optional)
  • School tie – Year 11 and Year 12 wear the Senior Tie, Year 12 School Leaders have a special tie
  • School socks – Reception to Year 6 wear knee-high with shorts – Years 7 to 12 wear marbled socks with trousers
  • Plain black lace-up, solid school shoe – no sneakers or canvas shoes allowed

Summer Uniform for Boys

This uniform may only be worn before the May Boarding Exeat and after the September Boarding Exeat:

  • School short-sleeve tuck-out summer shirt – the boys’ summer shirt is worn outside of shorts, but the length of the shirt is not to exceed the length of School blazer or School jumper when worn over the top
  • School shorts
  • School blazer – for formal occasions but not required if 30 degrees or above
  • School jumper (optional)
  • School socks – Reception to Year 6 wear knee-high with shorts – Years 7 to 12 wear marbled socks with shorts
  • Plain black lace-up, solid school shoe – no sneakers or canvas shoes allowed
  • Brown or black sandals are optional for Junior Primary students

Winter (Formal) Uniform for Girls

This uniform may be worn on any day of the year:

  • School blouse
  • School skirt and culottes (all years) or pinafore (Junior Primary only)
  • School blazer
  • School jumper (optional)
  • School tie – Year 11 and Year 12 wear the Senior Tie, Year 12 School Leaders have a special tie
  • Green tights or School winter long green socks, knee-high or above the knee
  • Plain black lace-up, solid school shoe – no sneakers or canvas shoes allowed

Summer Uniform for Girls

This uniform may only be worn before the May Boarder Exeat and after the September Boarder Exeat:

  • School summer dress
  • School blazer
  • School jumper (optional)
  • School summer socks (white ankle sock with green stripe)
  • Plain black lace-up, solid school shoe – no sneakers or canvas shoes allowed
  • Brown or black sandals are optional for Junior Primary students

All Girls’ Uniforms - Length of Winter Skirt, Culottes, Pinafore and Summer Dress

These items of uniform are not to be higher than the top of the knee and ideally no longer than just below the knee, but with an extension to mid-calf for younger students, in particular.

PE Uniform for all students

  • House polo shirt
  • School sports polo
  • School long sleeve t-shirt (optional)
  • School sports shorts
  • School sports socks
  • School tracksuit jacket
  • Sport shoes with non-marking soles
  • School tracksuit pants (optional)
  • School hat or cap (choice of sun-safe approved styles) compulsory during Terms 1 and 4

Jewellery

When in School uniform girls are permitted to wear one matching pair of plain gold or silver studs or sleepers in the ear lobes only. Multiple studs and large or ornate earrings are not permitted. Studs or sleepers are not to be worn with any sports uniform. No other visible jewellery is permitted.

Body piercings or tattoos must not be seen when wearing any School uniform, including sports uniform. This rule also applies on Casual Clothes Day.

Students are especially reminded that if they wear any kind of pendant it must not become visible through their School or Sports clothing. As far as possible, the School uniform should be worn without ornaments.

Lapel badges should be limited to not more than two, but the School reserves the right to ban the wearing of badges which it considers inappropriate.

Hair and Grooming

Hair for all students must be clean, neat and well-groomed at all times. Cuts or styles which, in the opinion of the School, are extreme and attract undue attention, are not acceptable. If in doubt consult the School before making radical changes to hair.

Hair may be coloured or dyed but only on the following two conditions –

  1. The colour must be natural.
  2. The hair must be only one colour. Hair of more than one colour or excessively streaked hair will not be permitted.

For girls, all hair over the shoulders must be tied. Plain ribbons of green, white and the School uniform are the only approved colours.

For boys, hair must not extend below the top of the collar, hang down over the face or be closely shaven. Hair must be neatly tapered. Faces must be clean-shaven and sideburns are not to extend below mid-ear.

Casual Days

On days designated ‘Casual Days’, the guidelines for dress are as follows:

  • Students are reminded that the day is a normal School day in every other respect except that they are not required to wear School uniform. However, the mode of dress on these days should be suitable for the working environment with the emphasis on neatness and comfort, not decoration and poor taste.
  • Open footwear such as thongs is not permitted.
  • Girls may not wear visible jewellery or make up or ‘dress up’ for the occasion.
  • Normal hair regulations apply.
  • Boys may not wear visible jewellery and should be simply and plainly dressed as this is not an occasion for eccentricity or “show”.
  • Inappropriate messages or logos on shirts will lead to disciplinary action.