Why do we have a uniform?
“The Department of Education and Communities supports the wearing of school uniforms by students and the upholding of high standards of dress by students and staff.”
Bay High School is a uniform high school in line with the NSW Department of Education Uniform Policy and as endorsed by the School’s Parents and Citizens (P&C) Association, SRC and staff. At Byron Bay High School we aim to educate the whole child, not just academically but in the values of integrity, excellence, democracy, respect, responsibility, participation, care and fairness.
It is with these goals in mind that our uniform policy has been developed. The Uniform Policy of the School has been discussed and approved by the teaching staff and the P&C. There are four key reasons why the School community decided there would be firm rules in relation to the wearing of uniform at our School. They are:
Our uniform is distinctive and allows our staff to immediately recognise any intruders or potential dangers at school or on excursion. There are also mandatory safety requirements regarding clothing and footwear for a number of key learning areas at school. These are incorporated in our uniform to ensure all students can participate in a safe manner.
The School Uniform provides an even playing field for all our students regardless of their socioeconomic background. Allowing variations to the uniform provides students with an opportunity, intended or otherwise, to create divisions within our school. The price of our uniform allows parents to avoid the pressure of buying brand name clothes.
Our school community wants to see students who are proud to be part of this great school. Presentation in uniform creates a positive tone in our school and reinforces that we are here as one respectful, committed group with a common sense of purpose.
Our School community wants our school to be seen as well organised, well presented, positive and cohesive. Such impressions influence the public perception of our school and affect potential enrolments and therefore the curriculum opportunities that are made available to our students.
Families experiencing genuine financial hardship may apply for student assistance funding to assist with school uniform costs. These applications are completely confidential.
It is expected that all students present at school in full school uniform every day. (see below)
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Byron Bay High School Uniform
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Everyday uniform: School tartan dress, school tartan skirt or plain navy blue shorts or skorts, with a collared plain white polo or collared plain white blouse (preferably with school logo).
Winter options: Navy pants/chinos (no jeans). Flesh or black stockings may be worn under a school uniform dress, skirt or shorts. Jumpers must be navy blue in colour (without a logo larger than a credit card). Plain navy, black or white undershirts may also be worn under the white shirt/polo.
Everyday uniform: Collared plain white polo (preferably with school logo) or collared plain white button up shirt, with plain navy blue shorts.
Winter options: Navy pants/chinos (no jeans). Jumpers must be navy blue in colour (without a logo larger than a credit card). Plain navy, black or white undershirts may also be worn under the white shirt/polo.
Collared plain white polo (preferably with school logo) or collared plain white button up shirt, with plain navy blue shorts.
For safety reasons, all students are required to wear fully enclosed shoes and for practical classes in Science, Agriculture and Technology, shoes must have impermeable uppers. Students are not permitted to wear thongs, sandals or slides.
We strongly recommended students bring a hat for sun-safety in the playground and for outside lessons including sport.
All students are required to wear the teal polo shirt with navy blue shorts, skorts or track pants for PDHPE and Sport lessons. For PDHPE Practical lessons, students can wear the teal shirt to school and change into their white shirt after the lesson. Lace-up joggers/sports shoes must be worn.
All students are required to wear the teal polo shirt with navy blue shorts, skorts or track pants. The sports uniform can be worn to school for the entire day.