Dress code policy

At Yakamia we believe a neat school uniform and school dress code:

  • Fosters and enhances the public image of our school
  • Assists in building school and team spirit
  • Ensures students are safely dressed for specific school activities
  • Encourages equity among students
  • Prepares students for future work place dress requirements

We strongly encourage parents and students to support this policy.

Download a copy of the YPS Dress Code Policy

Policy 

The School Council of Yakamia Primary School has established a dress code for all students attending the school. A school’s dress code plays an important role in promoting a positive image of the school and creating a sense of identity among students.

The School Council believes a school dress code:

  • Fosters and enhances the public image of the school. 
  • Assists in building school and team spirit.
  • Ensures students are safely dressed for specific school activities.
  • Encourages equity among students. 
  • Prepares students for work, as many work places have dress and safety codes.

It is expected that students will wear school uniform at school, and at all functions where they are representing the school. Parents and carers are asked to support the school in the wearing of school uniforms. They have been chosen to cut expense, be practical and, more importantly, to maintain tone and pride in our school. The school colours are red and dark green. 

Please see that all personal property is clearly marked with the child’s name, especially clothing and hats.

The Yakamia school uniform is available from the school uniform shop run by the P&C, open Wednesdays and every even week Friday, 8:00 – 8:45am.  Second hand uniforms are available for sale, please ask at the office.

Uniform

Dress

  • Green shorts, skort, skirt or green long pants
  • Red polo shirt with school logo
  • Red or green long sleeve school jumper or:
  • Red or green plain polar fleece jumper or jacket
  • A plain red or white long sleeve shirt may be worn under the school polo shirt
  • Shoes – joggers or sandals with a heel strap
  • Green tights or green leggings may be worn under skirts
  • Green bucket hat

Sport

  • Green shorts, skort, skirt, or long track pants
  • Faction colour polo shirt with school logo
  • A plain red or white long sleeve shirt may be worn under the faction polo shirt
  • Shoes – joggers
  • Green bucket hat
  • Socks must be worn unless children are wearing open toed shoes.
  • Long hair is to be tied back.

Jewellery

Jewellery is to be kept to a minimum for safety reasons. The school policy on earrings is: “The only earrings allowed will be studs, or small, tight fitting sleepers. If teachers consider that any danger exists for a child, that child will be asked to remove the studs/sleepers for that activity”.

Watches are permitted, however may need to be removed for certain activities.

A simple chain necklace is permitted. No costume jewellery is to be worn.

Modification to dress code

Students are required to comply with the code unless they have been granted an exemption. 

Students who for religious, health or other reasons may need to modify the school dress code are required to make an appointment with the Principal or designated staff member. The Principal will outline in writing the details of the exemption including the timeframe and the modifications to uniform, and provide this to the parents of the student. Staff will be informed of any student granted a modification to the dress code including the modifications and the timeframe. Where modifications or an exemption applies, students should still be neat and dressed in accordance with the other provisions in the school’s dress code.

Sanctions for non-compliance

Students not following the dress code will receive:

  • Counselling from the class teacher on the benefits of the dress code.
  • Referral to an administrator for further investigation and discussion.
  • Parent contact will be made to discuss the situation and to resolve the problem.
  • An agreed length of time for dress modification if necessary.
  • An exchange school uniform may be provided for students wearing inappropriate dress.

Unacceptable clothing

As designated by the School Council.

  1. Clothing made from denim
  2. Thongs
  3. Rubber boots
  4. Board shorts
  5. Black leggings 
  6. Excessively long jumpers/sweaters etc.
  7. Sloganized windcheaters and t-shirts
  8. Tank tops
  9. Hoodie jumpers/jackets
  10. Caps
  11. Inappropriate jewellery
  12. Earrings other than sleepers or studs

‘No Hat, Play in the Shade’ Policy

This policy is applicable during 1st and 4th terms only.

All children are required to wear a green bucket hat during 1st and 4th terms for all outdoor activities inclusive of physical education activities, recess and lunch breaks and all outdoor excursions.

Hats 

  • A green school bucket hat is required
  • Green beanies are permitted for outdoor use in winter.
  • Brimless hats, caps or visors are not acceptable 
  • NOTE: Caps will no longer be acceptable for all terms from Term 1, 2018 onwards

Consequences

  • Children without a bucket hat will be supplied with a school hat for the duration of the sport activity or physical activity
  • Children will not be permitted to attend an outdoor excursion without a bucket hat
  • Children without a bucket hat during recess or lunch breaks will stay under a roofed section of the school
  • Children without a hat and are playing in the sun will be sent to the hall stay and play
  • A repeat offence will receive a more severe consequence as well as being sent to sit in the hall