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Waitara Public School

Waitara Public School

Respect, Responsibility, Personal Best

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Emailwaitara-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Uniform at Waitara

Girls Summer Uniform
• Check Summer Dress
• Navy blue anklet socks ‡
• Black shoes †
• Navy blue Zip Jacket with school crest
• Navy blue Hat OR Cap with embroidered W
Boys Summer Uniform
• Sky blue short sleeve polo style shirt with embroidered school crest
• Grey shorts with elasticised waist ‡
• Grey anklet socks ‡
• Black shoes †
• Navy blue Zip Jacket with school crest
• Navy blue Hat OR Cap with embroidered W
Girls and Boys Summer Sport Uniform (for House Sport and PE)
• Sky blue short sleeve polo style sport shirt with house identification
• Navy blue shorts ‡
• White anklet socks ‡
• Navy blue fleecy Zip Jacket with school crest
• Navy blue Hat OR Cap with embroidered W
• Predominantly white sports shoe †
Winter Uniforms (Worn in Terms 2 and 3)
Girls Winter Uniform
• Sky blue long sleeve polo style shirt with school crest
• Check Winter tunic OR navy blue Bootleg Pants
• Navy blue tights or anklet socks ‡
• Black shoes †
• Navy blue Zip Jacket with school crest OR polar fleece jacket with embroidered W
• Navy blue Hat OR Cap with embroidered WaitaraWaitara Uniform DescriptionS
Waitara Uniform Description

Summer Uniforms (Worn in Terms 1 and 4)

Girls Summer Uniform

  • Check summer dress
  • Alternative navy shorts and blue shirt
  • Navy blue anklet socks ‡
  • Black shoes †
  • Navy blue zip jacket with school crest
  • Navy blue hat OR cap with embroidered W

Boys Summer Uniform

  • Sky blue short sleeve polo style shirt with embroidered school crest
  • Grey shorts with elasticised waist ‡
  • Grey anklet socks ‡
  • Black shoes †
  • Navy blue zip jacket with school crest
  • Navy blue hat OR cap with embroidered W

Girls and Boys
Summer Sport Uniform
(for House Sport and PE)

  • Sky blue short sleeve polo style sport shirt with house identification
  • Navy blue shorts ‡
  • White anklet socks ‡
  • Navy blue fleecy zip jacket with school crest
  • Navy blue hat OR cap with embroidered W
  • Predominantly white sports shoe †

Embroidered items are only available at the Uniform Shop
available at Uniform Shop & other retail outlets  not available at Uniform Shop

Winter Uniforms (Worn in Terms 2 and 3)

Girls Winter Uniform

  • Sky blue long sleeve polo style shirt with school crest
  • Check winter tunic OR navy blue bootleg pants
  • Navy blue tights or anklet socks ‡
  • Black shoes †
  • Navy blue zip jacket with school crest OR polar fleece jacket with embroidered W
  • Navy blue hat OR cap with embroidered W

Boys Winter Uniform

  • Sky blue long sleeve polo style shirt with school crest
  • Grey long pants – elasticised waist ‡
  • Grey anklet socks ‡
  • Black shoes †
  • Navy blue Zip Jacket with school crest OR Polar Fleece Jacket with embroidered W
  • Navy blue Hat OR Cap with embroidered W

Girls and Boys
Winter Sport Uniform
(for House Sport and PE)

  • Navy blue short sleeve polo style shirt with house identification
  • Navy tracksuit pants ‡
  • White anklet socks ‡
  • Navy blue Zip Jacket with school crest OR Polar Fleece Jacket with embroidered W
  • Navy blue Hat OR Cap with embroidered W
  • Predominantly white sports shoe †

Embroidered items are only available at the Uniform Shop
available at Uniform Shop & other retail outlets  not available at Uniform Shop

Notes:

  1. Representative sporting team will be advised of uniforms for their teams
  2. Shoes need to provide adequate protection and support. Ballet shoes, jiffies and slip-ons are not acceptable.
  3. Girls hair accessories should be of simple style and in school colours – white, red, navy or sky blue. Simple hairpins may be worn.
  4. With the exception of watches, medical alert bracelets and necklaces, jewellery should not be worn. This is a safety issue in the playground. Student with pierced ears are requested to wear only studs
  5. Please label all articles of clothing to facilitate easy return to the correct owner if lost.
  6. Commonsense needs to be used in relation to wearing the summer or winter uniform out of season. For guidance:
    • In winter, if temperatures are forecast to be above 24 degrees, students may wear elements of the summer uniform.
    • In Summer, if temperatures are forecast to be 19 degrees or less, students may wear elements of the winter uniform. For the wellbeing of children, they should not otherwise be wearing winter uniform items in summer.
  7. Navy coloured scarves and/or gloves may also be worn in winter.

Year 6 are may be offered special approved alternative items to wear – separately advised each year.

The Department of Education and Communities supports the wearing of school uniforms by students.

Waitara Public School Uniform description (pdf 274 KB) file contains the above information.

Waitara Public School Uniform Policy

This policy has been formulated through consultation with School staff and parents or carers, including the School's Parents and Citizens' Association. The policy is in line with, and includes extracts from, the following documents:

  • School Uniform Policy - PD/2004/0025/V001 New South Wales Department of Education. This policy identifies a number of legal obligations that influence Education Department policy.
  • School Uniforms in New South Wales Government Schools New South Wales Department of Education Student Welfare Directorate
  • Core Rules: Student Discipline in NSW Government Schools New South Wales Department of Education

At Waitara Public School, we expect our students to wear school uniform because we believe that …

… the wearing of a school uniform:

  • provides an opportunity to build school spirit and defines our school identity within the broader community;
  • promotes positive community perceptions of public education;
  • promotes a sense of inclusiveness, non-discrimination and equal opportunity;
  • reinforces the perception of the school as an ordered and safe environment;
  • makes school clothing more affordable for families by eliminating the risk of peer pressure to wear transiently fashionable and expensive clothes: and
  • increases the personal safety of students and staff by allowing easier recognition of visitors and potential intruders in the school.

…our school uniform:

  • ensures gender equity by   providing girls and boys with equal access to the full range of school activities;
  • caters for all students in the school community in a manner sensitive to cultural and religious diversity;
  • promotes the health and safety of students by identifying items necessary for particular activities e.g. sports clothing, hats for sun protection; and
  • includes items that are affordable, comfortable and appropriate for wide- ranging activities.

 

 School Responsibilities:

  • Positive reinforcement and encouraging responsible behaviour are the preferred approaches to ensuring that our students wear the school uniform.
  • Teachers will maintain high expectations for the wearing of school uniforms. This will include reminding students about what is expected and discussing uniform matters with them.
  • Staff may contact Parents/Caregivers to discuss non-adherence to uniform guidelines.
  • Where appropriate, the school will provide support for families experiencing financial difficulties e.g. access to pre-loved clothing.

Parents/Caregivers Responsibilities:

  • Parents/Caregivers should ensure that their children are dressed in accordance with the school uniform policy and clothing guidelines.
  • Parents/Caregivers should notify the principal in writing if their child is out of school uniform.
  • Parents/Caregivers should speak with the school principal as soon as possible if support is required.

Student Responsibilities:

  • Students are expected to maintain a neat and tidy appearance, including adhering to the requirements of the school's uniform policy and clothing guidelines.
  • Students are expected to wear their uniform during school hours, while travelling to and from school, and when engaged in school activities out of school hours.
  • For some performance events students will be required to wear costumes that are not listed in the approved school uniform.

P & C Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of the P&C Uniform Shop.
  • Coordination of pre-loved items for sale.
  • Periodic review of uniform components, design and colours in consultation with school staff.

For details of the approved school uniform, please refer to the Student Handbook, the School Website (this page), the P&C website or check with our Uniform Shop manager. The approved school uniform covers a range of clothing including hats, footwear and sports uniforms.

A number of approved items can only be purchased at the Uniform Shop, while some can be purchased from a variety of retailers.

Uniform Review conducted in 2006
Revised Guidelines endorsed by P&C and activated in Term 4 2011
This policy devised and implemented 2011

Waitara Public Uniform Policy (pdf 611 KB) file contains the above information.

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