Uniforms

The dress code of Edenhope College is a detailed written statement of the expectations that the College Council holds with regard to student appearance. It applies during school hours, while travelling to and from school, and when students are engaged in school activities out of school hours. Our code requires students to wear a school uniform, and it defines specifications for garment design and colour.

College Council has considered the values and attitudes of the school community in defining the uniform. It expects that a strong sense of ownership of the uniform will occur, as it does reflect community expectations.

One purpose of the dress code is to create a sense of collective pride in students and their identification with Edenhope College. College Council expects that all students will wear the uniform as outlined in the uniform specifications. These written requirements of the dress code take precedence over any student’s individual preference in matters of dress.

Junior School

Students may wear any of the uniform listed below or navy track pants and windcheater. They may also wear all black runners in place of school shoes. The wearing of tracksuits, as part of the usual school uniform, applies ONLY for children in year foundation to four.

Shorts/Trousers F-4 grey elastic waist
5-12 grey
Shirt Royal blue polo shirt with or without ‘Edenhope College’ embroidered
in gold, long or short sleeve
Socks Plain white, grey or black ankle length socks
Shoes Black, fully enclosed with defined heel – Leather or leather-like, no soft fabric (fully black – i.e. no markings – sneakers/runners permitted)
Jumper Zip polar fleece with Edenhope College embroidered logo patch OR navy blue jumper with lemon and blue stripe, wool blend
Jacket Navy blue softshell polyester bonded fleece lining and embroidered College logo on left hand side
Broad Brimmed Hat Terms 1 and 4 compulsory (encouraged year round)
Dress checked school dress
Shorts/Pants F-4 navy, elastic waist
5-12 navy
Socks Plain white, navy blue or black ankle length socks
Shirt Royal blue polo shirt with or without ‘Edenhope College’ embroidered in gold, long or short sleeve
Shoes Black, fully enclosed with defined heel – Leather or leather-like, no soft fabric (fully black – i.e. no markings – sneakers/runners permitted)
Jumper Zip polar fleece with Edenhope College embroidered logo patch OR navy blue jumper with lemon and blue stripe, wool blend
Jacket Navy blue softshell polyester bonded fleece lining and embroidered College logo on left hand side
Broad brimmed hat Terms 1 and 4 compulsory (encouraged year round)
Boys Football Guernsey supplied by College. Student supplies own football shorts and socks.
Girls Students own netball uniform (Saints)
Athletics Sports shorts and College royal blue polo shirt
House Sports Royal blue or gold polo tops
Phys Ed A suitable change of clothing and sports runners – collared and short sleeved polo shirt.
Singlet Tops are not acceptable. Edenhope College is a SunSmart school
Years F-2 May wear their tracksuits for P.E, but must have a change of shoes.

Parents may be contacted if students do not bring their sports clothes to school.

Where can the college uniform be purchased?

Boys F-4 shorts, trousers, polo shirts – Melindari Fashions
5-12 shorts, trousers – Melindari Fashions
Girls Dresses – Melindari Fashions
Pants, shorts – Melindari Fashions or
F-4 shorts– Melindari Fashions
Jumpers College Office
Trackpants and windcheaters External Suppliers
Broad brimmed hats College Office
College bag with logo College Office
Jacket College Office

Out of uniform

If a student is temporarily unable to comply with the Uniform policy, parents are to provide an explanatory note via the Home Group teacher. The student will be issued an out of uniform pass for the day / or dates as stated on note.

If families are experiencing difficulties in obtaining school uniforms, assistance and support is available by contacting the school. Second hand uniforms items are often available through the College. Please enquire at the Front Office.

If a student arrives at school out of uniform and no explanatory note is provided, the student will, in the first instance, receive a Warning. Thereafter, they will be required to visit the College office and change their incorrect clothing items for uniform items from our second hand store. At the end of the day the student will need to change again and leave uniform articles at school. The following process/consequences apply:

Consequences:

  1. Warning & Xuno incident
  2. Student sent to Office to change clothes; record Xuno incident
  3. Student sent to change clothes; record Xuno incident & referral to Assistant Principal
  4. Assistant Principal contacts parent/carer; record actions as Xuno incident.

Exemptions from the uniform policy

Exemptions from the Uniform Policy may be considered on the grounds of religious belief, ethnic or cultural background, disability, health conditions or economic hardship. Applications for exemption shall be addressed to the College Principal. Results of such applications are made known to a subsequent College Council meeting.

Some elective subjects require specific clothing due to safety and/or industry standards. Students are exempt from wearing school uniform when attending these classes.

Hats

Edenhope College is a SunSmart school. The College Council has endorsed the wearing of broad-brimmed hats in the playground.
This is enforced in the Primary school through “No Hat, No Play”.

Secondary school students must wear broad-brimmed hats during recess and lunchtimes and during outdoor PE, sport and excursion activities in Terms 1 and 4.

Students not wearing a broad-brimmed hat must remain in the shade:
Primary students – Under the big tree in the playground.
Secondary students – In the ‘Big Barn’.

Students are also encouraged to use 15+ (or greater) sunblock.

Casual clothes days

On special days where the Students’ Representative Council has an approved casual clothes day for fundraising purposes, the following rules apply:

  • No thongs
  • No singlet tops or crop tops
  • No clothing with slogans that contain offensive language or images
  • No excessively revealing clothing i.e. short shorts