The College formal and sports uniform is to be worn with pride by students of St Stephen’s Catholic College. The uniform has been chosen by the college community to be practical and attractive in order to enhance the dignity of each individual. This uniform is a sign that a student is a member of the St Stephen’s community and the appropriate wearing of our uniform demonstrates pride in our college, respect for self and respect for others. All aspects of uniform (except shoes) are to be purchased from retail stores holding our uniform.
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Sports Uniform: The school sports uniform for both boys and girls is purchased through the retail store holding our uniform. The sports uniform contains the college crest and colouring and is also embedded with the respective house colours. The length of the sport shorts must be mid-thigh. Students are required to wear the school sports socks purchased through retail stores holding our uniform and any low-cut sports jogger.
School Bag: Students are expected to have the St Stephen’s school bag, purchased through the retail store holding our uniform.
Hat Policy: Students are expected to wear the navy-blue hat to and from school each day. The hat must be worn during morning tea and lunch breaks.
Uniform Policy Statement: The College uniform reflects the conservative nature of the school. Hair and jewellery fashion change regularly, our standards DO NOT. The uniform and grooming policy is expected to be met in spirit and specifics.
Hair: Students are expected to have a natural single colour or shade. Hairstyles are to be compatible with the uniform. Undercuts are not to be visible. Students are not permitted to have shorter than a ‘number 2’ clip. Hair is to be kept neat and tidy. Girls with hair longer than shoulder length should have their hair tied back using white, beige, or navy-blue hair restraints. Long hair is to be restrained and not to fall across the face. Boys’ hair must be a conservative cut, above the collar, tidy and not to fall across the face; hair ties/restraints are not permitted. Boys must be clean-shaven. Final decision regarding appropriate hairstyles is at the Principal’s discretion.
Jewellery: Students may wear up to two plain silver or gold sleepers, or studs (earrings) less than 5mm in diameter (studs may contain a small birthstone and worn in the lowest holes in the ear lobe). A plain fine metal neck chain with a Christian religious medal or crucifix attached is permissible, along with a watch and a medic alert are also allowable (smart watches are not permitted). No other visible body jewellery is accepted, including piercings covered by band
aids. No visible tattoos are permissible.
Other Uniform Aspects:
- Any form of make-up including eyelash extensions, artificial nails and/or nail polish are not permitted.
- In extenuating circumstances, any alteration to the standard school uniform must be accompanied with a written explanation from a parent/guardian that should be provided to the home form teacher.
- Continuous infringements will incur consequences.
- Aerosol cans are not permitted at college, however, to maintain hygiene the use of roll-on deodorant is permitted.