The way each student wears the uniform is an indicator of their commitment to and appreciation of their learning opportunities. Highview has a lovely uniform which we regularly review 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 the student’s account.
A student who is out of uniform due to extenuating circumstances should explain their situation to the Head of School. 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 non-compliance which will result in consequences as deemed appropriate by the Head of School.
Highview College uniforms are stocked and sold exclusively through ‘Macks’ at 160 High Street Maryborough, phone 5460 4999. Families may order uniform items on-line through Mack’s website and have them delivered to the College.
Hats and navy socks are available to be purchased at Reception. These items will be supplied and charged to a student’s account if they arrive out of uniform without a request for special consideration.
Secondhand uniforms and books can be bought and sold using the website www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au
The Highview School Bag is compulsory for all students.
These may be worn with the School uniform and the PE Uniform, at Sport and to and from School. Orders made and paid for on line will be individually packed and delivered to the College.
Soft Shell Winter Jackets can be ordered directly from the supplier: https://indigowolf.com.au/product/softshell-jacket-highview-college/
Students can check their size by trying on samples available at Reception.
Orders will be processed in Week 2 of Term 1, Friday 14 February, and on the final day of Term 1, Friday 27 March (allow 12 weeks for construction).
All badges to be worn on the blazer under the School Crest.
These are available from Reception and may be worn in the Winter months.
Highview College School Lanyards are available at Reception.
Plain black leather School Shoes, as pictured.
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.
Small, plain silver or gold sleepers or small, round silver, gold or pearl studs are permitted. No other earrings are permitted with the uniform. Visible piercings are to be in the earlobes only (one pair only - one in each earlobe). All other visible piercings are to be removed while the Highview uniform is being worn – including nose, ear (other than lobe), tongue, brow, etc. No clear or skin-tone piercings are permitted.
There are four options in earring style permitted, one worn in the lobe of each ear.
While wearing the Highview College uniform jewellery is not permitted other than a plain watch. A small symbol or locket (not larger than a 10 cent coin) on a plain, light, long chain (worn under a shirt and never visible) is permitted.
Light, natural looking makeup will be accepted. Excessive makeup will need to be removed while wearing the uniform.
Enhanced eyelashes and excessive mascara and/or eyeliner are not appropriate while wearing the uniform.
Only clear nail polish is permitted. Other colours, false nails or enhanced nails are not to be worn with the Highview College uniform at any time.
From time to time the College invites students to wear casual clothes to school. These are usually days when we are supporting a community initiative and usually have a theme. On these occasions, we seek to be clear about College expectations as to what is and what is not appropriate:
All clothing must be of a ‘modest’ nature:
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 at the following times:
As leaders of the College, formal uniform is an expectation on every formal School day.
No visible tattoos of any kind are permitted while in uniform.
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