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School Uniform

Uniform

It is the policy of the school that children are required to wear a school uniform.  Decisions in regards to our uniform have been made in the past to make sure it is serviceable, practical and affordable. It is our intention that the wearing of the school uniform will:

  • Provide an economical and neat mode of dress for the children at our school.
  • Promote the identity of our school.
  • Help develop in children a sense of ownership and belonging in regard to the school.
  • Reduce unfair competition and discrimination arising from the ever-changing world of fashion.

It is therefore the responsibility of the parents to ensure, to the best of their ability, that their children come to school wearing the correct uniform.  If for some reason, particular items are not available on a given day, a note should be sent with the child.  This will eliminate any misunderstanding.

It is the responsibility of our entire school community to ensure that the uniform regulations are enforced. However, understanding and compassion will be exercised when appropriate.

The task of recommending what the uniform is to be and any changes that need to be made is the responsibility of the Parents and Friends with final ratification being the responsibility of our School Advisory Council.

We have a Summer Uniform and a Winter Uniform, and we leave it up to parents to decide when their child transitions from one to the other.

Physical Education Uniform Days

Early in the year, parents are notified of the days children will be required to wear their Physical Education uniform. On these days the children wear their Physical Education uniforms to and from school.

School Hats

It is school policy that hats should be worn from September 1st until May 1st whenever the children are outside. Outside these times the wearing of a school hat is based upon the forecast UV rating. Prep children have a light blue hat so that they are easy to identify in the playground.

School Shoes

Parents are asked to give special attention to the shoes children wear to school. The uniform regulations specify black leather shoes. There are many styles on the market that fit this description. However, parents are urged to avoid shoes that feature coloured stripes, logos or any other coloured decoration. Unless specifically authorised, (e.g. on physical education days) sneakers are not to be worn to or from school.

Specific attention is also drawn to the colour of the socks to be worn as part of the general uniform: pale blue for girls, grey for boys. White sports socks are to be worn as part of the physical education uniform.

Hair Styles, Jewellery, Nail Polish and Make-Up

The children’s hair is to be worn in a neat and tidy style. Children with longer hair that can potentially cover their eyes are to wear it tied back or up in a ponytail, plait or some other suitable style. This includes both girls and boys. Hair ribbons, scrunchies etc. are to be of the predominant school colours of either pale or navy blue.

Jewellery is not considered part of the Sacred Heart dress code and generally is not to be worn with the school uniform. However the following exceptions apply:

a. If your child has pierced ears:
· Plain studs only (nothing that glitters or dangles)
· Only one stud per ear in the ear lobe
· No other body piercing adornments are permitted

b. Religious medals may be worn on a chain round the neck or on a pin. Care must be taken to ensure that these are worn in such a way as to be safe when the children are playing.

Nail polish and make-up are not permitted as part of the school uniform

School Uniform Purchase

The Uniform Shop is run independently to the school through Totally Workwear. The shop is located at 87 Lime Ave, Mildura (Ph. 03 5021 4697).

Second Hand Uniform Shop

The P&F operate a Second Hand Uniform shop. All items for sale are donated and all proceeds go directly to the P&F to support our school.

School Bags

School bags with the school emblem printed on them are available for purchase from Totally Workwear but are not compulsory. 

Library Bags

All students require a Sacred Heart Library Bag (ordered through Totally Workwear) which is used to protect books borrowed from school as well as newsletters and other correspondence.

School Uniform Requirements

Girls
Boys
Summer
Blue/white checked dress Butterick Pattern No.993 Style B Front zip, short sleeves, self collar and cuffs. Optional action back, cuffs and placard

OR

Pale blue school emblem polo shirt and approved navy blue shorts/skort Navy blue school emblem windcheater, bomber jacket or weather-proof jacket Pale blue socks Black leather shoes Navy blue school emblem hat (pale blue for Preps)
Grey school shorts (neat fitting) Pale blue school emblem polo shirt Navy blue school emblem windcheater, bomber jacket or weather-proof jacket Grey school socks (crew style) Black leather shoes Navy blue school emblem hat (pale blue for Preps)
Winter
Davidson Tartan skirt or slacks Pale blue school emblem polo shirt (long or short sleeves) Navy blue school emblem windcheater, bomber jacket or weather-proof jacket Pale blue socks or navy tights Black leather shoes Navy blue school emblem hat (pale blue for Preps) Navy blue school emblem scarf
Grey school trousers (neat fitting) Pale blue school emblem polo shirt (long or short sleeves) Navy blue school emblem windcheater, bomber jacket or weather-proof jacket Grey school socks (crew style) Black leather shoes Navy blue school emblem hat (pale blue for Preps) Navy blue school emblem scarf
Physical Education
School emblem sports polo Navy blue shorts (no pockets, elastic or drawstring waist) – basketball mesh style recommended Plain navy blue track pants (no stripes or logos) White sports socks (plain or with school emblem) Suitable sports shoes Navy blue school emblem hat (pale blue for Preps) Year 6 students may wear their commemorative T-shirt for PE
School emblem sports polo Navy blue shorts (no pockets, elastic or drawstring waist) – basketball mesh style recommended Plain navy blue track pants (no stripes or logos) White sports socks (plain or with school emblem) Suitable sports shoes Navy blue school emblem hat (pale blue for Preps) Year 6 students may wear their commemorative T-shirt for PE

Year Six students also have the opportunity to purchase rugby-style tops.

If your child is unable to wear school uniform for any reason, a note explaining this must be given to the teacher. It is expected that any necessary changes to the school uniform are limited and temporary. If a family has financial or other difficulties that prevent the correct school uniform being worn, a word with the Principal will ensure assistance is provided.

Every year, official School Photographs are taken. Students are required to be in full and correct summer uniform.

We have several ‘Casual Dress’ days during the school year. On these days, students have permission to be out of uniform (usually in exchange for a gold-coin donation). However, they must still be ‘appropriately’ attired, with shoes suitable for running and playing. Slogan T-shirts or caps may not be considered appropriate for school. Sleeveless tops and very short shorts are not compliant with our SunSmart policy.

Please label ALL UNIFORM ITEMS with your child’s name. Lost property can be retrieved from the back of the stadium and if left unclaimed, will be donated to the second hand uniform shop.