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Uniform Guidelines

All school uniform will be purchased from Back to Basics School Wear (52 Cox Avenue, Kingswood or online at Cowan Lewis). Clothing purchased from other stores will not be acceptable.

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Primary (K–6) Girls

  • Maroon NCS Polo Shirt worn with Tartan Shorts or Black Boot Leg Pants
  • Tartan Dress
  • Black Microfibre Track Pants
  • Fleecy Maroon V Neck Sweater (no longer available for purchase) or Knitted Maroon NCS Jumper or Zip Up Microfibre Sports Jacket

Primary (K–6) Boys

  • Maroon NCS Polo Shirt worn with Black Cargo Shorts or Black Long Cargo Pants or Black Microfibre Track Pants
  • Fleecy Maroon V Neck Sweater (no longer available for purchase) or Knitted Maroon NCS Jumper or Zip Up Microfibre Sports Jacket

Secondary (7–10) Girls

  • White Cotton Blouse with Tartan Trim worn with Tartan Skirt or Black Tailored Shorts or Black Tailored Long Pants
  • Knitted Maroon NCS Jumper or Zip Up Microfibre Sports Jacket

Secondary (7–10) Boys

  • Striped Cotton Shirt with Maroon Trim worn with Black Tailored Shorts or Black Tailored Long Pants
  • Knitted Maroon NCS Jumper or Zip Up Microfibre Sports Jacket

Unisex Sport Uniform Years 3–12

To be worn on designated PE and Sports Days.

  • Maroon NCS Polo Shirt worn with Black Sports Shorts or Black Microfibre Track Pants
  • Zip Up Microfibre Sports Jacket

Hats K–12

To be worn at all times while outdoors during Terms 1 & 4.

  • Maroon NCS Slouch Hat or Maroon NCS Sports Cap

Additional Uniform Guidelines for Seniors (11-12)

  • May wear any item of their Junior Secondary school uniform
  • Expected to wear NCS Sports Uniform on designated sports days
  • Maroon shirt from Back to Basics (with the word “SENIOR” added to the logo)
  • Senior Jacket designed by class – may be worn at any time

Socks

Normal school days

  • must be plain white or plain black only
  • no stripes, no figures, no logos, no lace etc.
  • approximately 10cm of sock must be seen above the top of the shoe
  • socks must be worn below the knee cap
  • in cold weather, girls may wear plain black stockings/tights instead of socks. The stockings/tights must wrap around their feet.

Sport/PE days

  • must be plain white or plain black only
  • no stripes, no figures, no logos, no lace etc.
  • short socks are ok
  • socks must be worn below the knee cap

Exception: Students may be asked to wear long maroon socks with white stripes which can be purchased from the uniform shop (Back to Basics) for sports such as soccer, netball, football and hockey. Worn up to the knee cap.

Shoes

Normal school days

  • plain, black and flat
  • leather school shoes or firm joggers
  • enclosed (i.e. the top of the foot must be covered)
  • sole must be thick enough to prevent harm from stepping on a pin tack
  • laces, clips or Velcro are satisfactory

Unacceptable: Shoes such as sandshoes or gym boots or converse boots or slip-ons or canvas shoes. Shoes that expose the foot in any way (i.e. girls leather toe and strap shoes).

Sport/PE days

  • sturdy sport shoes must be worn
  • must have a supportive sole to assist with physical activity
  • sole must be thick enough to prevent harm from stepping on a pin tac

Autumn and Winter (Terms 2 and 3)

  • Additional items for warmth: thermals, scarves, gloves, beanies and jackets may be worn providing they are in a school colour and have no logos. An additional jacket may only be worn if the knitted maroon jumper, fleecy maroon v neck sweater or zip-up micro-fibre (sports days) is worn underneath. Additional items for warmth may only be worn to and from school.
  • All items of clothing are to be worn in a neat and tidy manner and in line with the Uniform Policy Statement and Appearance Guidelines. No under layers should be visible.
  • School colours are maroon, black and white only.

Appearance Guidelines

Students will endeavour to maintain their appearance so that it is presentable and professional in nature. These guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Uniform Particulars and any Subject special dress guidelines. For the sake of consistency, one female and one male teacher have the responsibility to arbitrate any areas of confusion.

Body piercing (except earrings)
  • Will be non-visible, tongue piercing is not allowed.
  • Years 11&12: One small nose stud is acceptable. Must be clear or skin-coloured.
Bracelets and anklets
  • One plain bracelet may be worn (less than 10mm in width)
  • One plain anklet may be worn (less than 10mm in width)
  • One small dangling object from main bracelet/anklet is OK
  • Medical bracelets are OK
Earrings
  • Maximum of 2 on each ear
  • Only small studs or sleepers
  • Studs must be less than 5mm in diameter or diagonal
  • Sleepers must be less than 2mm thick and 15mm in diameter
  • No hoops, no dangling objects
Hair
  • Natural hair/natural coloured dyes are OK, e.g. application of red dye must result in natural red tones
  • Whole hair should be the one colour – natural coloured highlights of close tone to rest of hair are OK
  • No extremes, hair must appear neat and clean
  • Hair must remain out of eyes
  • Facial hair neat and trimmed
Hair accessories
  • Small and plain.
  • Clips, scrunchies, bands, combs in a school colour (maroon, black or white) are acceptable
Make-up
  • Will not be noticeable.
  • Years 11 and 12: subtle make-up is acceptable, natural tones only. No false eye lashes.
Nail polish
  • Will not be noticeable.
  • Subtle nail polish is acceptable, natural tones only.
  • No stick-ons or shellac nails.
Necklaces
  • Plain and thin (less than 10mm thick) only. Will be worn against skin
  • One small dangling object only
  • Medical necklaces are OK
  • No chokers
Rings
  • Maximum of 3 total.
  • Must be less than 5mm high.
Skirts
  • Length must never appear higher than 10cm above the middle of the knee.
Swimmers
  • Board shorts and rash shirts are OK
  • A shirt for sun protection must be worn at all times, unless competing in a race
  • Speedos and swimming costumes will only be visible whilst competing
Underwear
  • Will be non-visible
Wrist watches
  • One only. No beeps – unless for important appointments only (e.g. BGL testing)
  • Smart watches will not be worn to school
Other items
  • See the male or female teacher responsible for uniform before wearing.

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