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Highview College Uniform

School Uniform

All staff are responsible for enforcing student uniform expectations.

The way each student wears the uniform is an indicator of their commitment to and appreciation of their learning opportunities. Highview College has a lovely uniform which we seek to amend in response to student feedback. It is a formal but functional school uniform.

The Uniform Policy addresses the total appearance of the student while at school and travelling to and from school. The uniform is seen as an external statement of the quality of students being educated at Highview College. It presents to the public an image that is in line with the school ethos.

Wearing a uniform assists in creating an identity for the school and aids in developing pride and unity in the sense of belonging to the school community.

A uniform promotes a sense of inclusiveness, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity while reinforcing the understanding that our school is a safe and respectful environment.

It is an expectation of enrolment that students will respect the uniform and that families will assist us in ensuring that it is worn well. Students who arrive at school dressed inappropriately may be supplied with items which will be charged to his/her parent/guardian account.

A student who is out of uniform due to extenuating circumstances should explain their situation to the Pastoral Care Co-ordinator. Parents or students experiencing difficulty should contact the school for support. We do have emergency supplies of some uniform items that we are happy to supply.

Any families wishing to donate items may also assist others through this program.

Uniform expectations apply to every day the school uniform is worn, including the final day for students. Students who do not wear appropriate uniform may forfeit the right to participate in formal ceremonies designed to honour them. Students who frequently wear the uniform incorrectly are demonstrating defiance that will lead to consequences as deemed appropriate by the School Co-ordinators. 

 

Uniform Supplier

Highview College uniforms are stocked and sold exclusively through 'Macks' at 160 High Street Maryborough, phone 5460 4999. Families may order items online and have them delivered to the College. Some uniform items are being improved and introduced over a phase-in period. All items of Highview School uniform may be worn if worn correctly.

Secondhand uniforms and books

Secondhand uniforms and books can be bought and sold using the website www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au

 

School Badges

All badges to be worn on the blazer next to the School Crest.

School Bag

The Highview School Bag is compulsory for students in Years 7-11 in 2018.

Boys Uniform 7 - 12

Summer Uniform (Terms 1 & 4)

  • White cotton shirt short sleeve, to be worn out over tailored trousers or Highview shorts. 
  • School Tie (optional in 2018)
  • Plain white or navy blue mid-length socks - available at Reception (no logos/stripes)
  • Highview hat or cap required during Recess and Lunchtimes and for all outdoor class activities in Term 1 and 4.
  • School Blazer (optional in 2018)

Winter Uniform (Terms 2 & 3)

  • Tailored navy trousers
  • White cotton shirt with Highview logo long sleeve, to be worn tucked in
  • School Tie (optional in 2018) 
  • Navy V-neck jumper
  • Plain white or navy blue mid-length socks - available at Reception (no logos/stripes)
  • Plain navy jacket from Macks (outside wear only)
  • Highview Sports jacket (PE wear only)
  • Plain navy or red scarf
  • School Blazer (optional in 2018)

Shoes

Plain black leather school shoes as pictured.

Girls Uniform 7 - 12

Summer Uniform (Terms 1 & 4)

  • Highview College dress or navy skirt (skirt being phased out, but may be worn in 2018)
  • Length - no more than 15cm above the knee 
  • Highview navy tailored shorts 
  • White tailored cotton shirt with Highview logo short sleeve, designed to be worn out over the skirt or shorts 
  • School Tie (optional in 2018)
  • Navy V-neck jumper
  • Plain white or navy blue mid-length socks - available at Reception (no logos/stripes)
  • Highview hat or cap required during Recess and Lunchtimes and for all outdoor class activities in Term 1 and Term 4 
  • School Blazer (optional in 2018)

Winter Uniform (Terms 2 & 3)

Summer dress may not be worn as a winter item.

  • Highview tartan winter skirt 
  • Length - no more than 15cm above the knee
  • Navy tailored trousers 
  • White tailored cotton shirt with Highview logo long sleeve, to be worn tucked in
  • School Tie (optional in 2018)
  • Navy V-neck jumper 
  • Plain white or navy blue mid-length socks - available at Reception (no logos/stripes)
  • Tights may be worn - navy only
  • Plain navy jacket from Macks (outside wear only)
  • Highview Sports Jacket (PE wear only)
  • Plain navy or red scarf
  • School Blazer (optional in 2018)

Shoes

Plain black leather school shoes as pictured.

Sports and PE Uniform

Unisex

  • Highview navy sports shorts
  • Navy blue and red Highview PE top
  • Highview College sports jacket (only to be worn during PE/Sport)
  • Highview College Hoodie (only to be worn during PE/Sport)
  • Plain navy tracksuit pants (any brand)
  • White mid-length sports socks (logo free)
  • Sports shoes

Hair

  • Well brushed, neat and tidy and off the face at all times
  • Shoulder length or longer hair must be tied back from the face
  • Ribbons, hairbands and headbands must be navy, white or red (single colour only)
  • Hair should be a natural colour (avoid streaks and other effects)
  • Extreme styles are not acceptable (seek advice from Co-ordinators regarding acceptable styles and colours before making a hair appointment)
  • Hair cannot be any shorter than a No. 2 cut
  • No facial hair
  • Sideburns no longer than the earlobe

Tattoos

No visible tattoos of any kind are permitted while in uniform.

Nails

Only clear nail polish is permitted. Other colours, false nails or enhanced nails are not be worn with the Highview uniform at any time.

Make-up

Light, natural looking make-up will be accepted. Excessive make-up will need to be removed while wearing the uniform.

Earrings

Small, plain silver or gold sleepers or small silver, gold or pearl studs are permitted. No other earrings are acceptable. Visible piercings are to be in the earlobes only (one pair/set only - one per earlobe). All other piercings are to be removed while the Highview uniform is being worn - including the nose, ear (other than lobe), tongue, brow etc.

Jewellery

While wearing the Highview uniform jewellery is not permitted, apart from a plain watch. A small symbol or locket (not larger than a 5 cent coin) on a plain, light chain (worn under a shirt and not visible) will be accepted.

Body Decoration

Facial piercings, glitter, stickers, bangles (arm, ankle or anywhere else) are not to be worn. Only College supported wristbands are permitted for the duration of a fundraising or awareness-raising campaign eg. Mental Health Week - Beyond Blue.

Lanyards

Highview College School Lanyards are available at Reception.

Casual Clothes Days

From time to time the College invites students to wear casual clothes to school. On these occasions, we seek to be clear about College expectations as to what is and what is not appropriate.

  • All clothing is to be in a good and clean state of repair
  • Shoes need to be enclosed and secure (thongs are never acceptable)
  • All policies relating to hair/jewellery/make-up/nail polish/facial piercings/glitter/stickers/bangles etc remain the same for free dress days
  • Any item of clothing that has language or graphics of a sexual, violent, profane or offensive nature is not acceptable
  • All clothing must be of a 'modest' nature e.g. Avoid:
    • Exposed midriffs (gap in clothing between the student's top and trousers)
    • Excessively short skirts or shorts
    • Plunging necklines
    • Tight clothing (dresses or trousers)

Senior Jerseys

The Senior Jersey is a tradition for the graduating class. This is not a formal item of the Highview School uniform. These jerseys may be worn that the following times: during the trial exam and exam periods, on free dress days, on Sporting days, on days agreed with the Executive. As leaders of the College formal uniform is an expectation on School days.