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.
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 can be bought and sold using the website www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au
All badges to be worn on the blazer next to the School Crest.
The Highview School Bag is compulsory for students in Years 7-11 in 2018.
Plain black leather school shoes as pictured.
Summer dress may not be worn as a winter item.
Plain black leather school shoes as pictured.
No visible tattoos of any kind are permitted while in uniform.
Only clear nail polish is permitted. Other colours, false nails or enhanced nails are not be worn with the Highview uniform at any time.
Light, natural looking make-up will be accepted. Excessive make-up will need to be removed while wearing the uniform.
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.
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.
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.
Highview College School Lanyards are available at Reception.
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.
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.
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