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School Uniform


The parents, through the board of governors, determine the uniform policy of the school.

The school blazer continues to be compulsory for senior pupils and is being phased in for the junior grades. In 2018, all Grade 8 pupils are expected to wear the school blazer, while it will be optional for Grade 9 pupils who may continue to wear the school fleecy top or tracksuit top.  The blazer will be compulsory for all pupils in 2019.

Boys:

Grey trousers (either long or short) grey socks, polished black lace-up school shoes (no buckles, suede or tackies), prescribed white school shirt (long- or short-sleeved), with tartan collar and tartan trim on pocket and hip length with slits.  A black school jersey is optional.  A black belt with neutral buckle is required.

Girls:

Tartan skirt with prescribed long- or short-sleeved shirt with tartan collar and tartan trim on pocket, white ankle socks (or 70dm black stockings) and black lace-up school shoes or closed ‘baby doll’ shoes (not suede or tackies). A black school jersey is optional.  Prescribed girls’ tailored charcoal trousers may be worn with black socks instead of the tartan skirt.

General, for both boys and girls:

Winter wear includes the school scarf, only black gloves and an official black beanie with the school badge embroidered on it.

For physical education, pupils are required to wear school sports clothing. Alternatively, any T-shirt (but preferably the House T-shirt) and shorts or tracksuit pants in school colours. Girls may not wear tank-tops, denim shorts or transparent leggings. Footwear is not essential.

For swimming in physical education:

Girls: any dark-coloured full body costume.

Boys: dark coloured speedo, “jammer”, full draw-string board shorts or rugby shorts.

The sports uniform includes the official white golf shirt, the official black and red vest and black shorts (or skirts for the girls), each with school badges. Some teams may use special uniform items. The official school track suit or fleecy top may be worn over sports clothes.

Matrics may elect to wear their official matric tie (with a plain white buttoned-up shirt) and / or jersey.  The jersey may be sleeveless, long-sleeved or a button-up cardigan.

During Ramadan girls may wear a white or black scarf at all times, boys may wear a white or black kofia.

Pupils observing Lakshmi Poojaa may wear the required red string.

Any pupil, who believes that the code of conduct does not provide for the requirements of their particular faith or culture, should consult with the principal.

Dress Regulations


General Regulations

Blazers are worn by all pupils.  In 2018, Grade 9 pupils have the option to continue wearing the school fleecy top or school tracksuit top as part of the phasing-in period for GET pupils.  The blazer must be worn TO AND FROM SCHOOL, to assemblies and evening functions.  No other top, besides the school jersey, may be worn with the blazer.

The official school beanie or peak cap may only be worn to and from school. They may not be worn at school.

Pupils are encouraged to take pride in their appearance. It is important to maintain a high standard of dress (including cleanliness and repair) and appearance.

Boys’ dress regulations

Hair:

  • Must be neatly cut and of a reasonable uniform length
  • Should be off the collar, eyebrows and ears
  • May not be cut or styled in a way that attracts attention
  • May not be bleached or dyed
  • May be braided, cornrowed, knotted or dreadlocked. Hair should be neat, unadorned and of the required length
  • Beards, moustaches and sideburns are not permitted

General:

  • Apart from a watch, no jewellery or piercing may be worn by boys while in school uniform
  • Tattoos may not be visible.
  • The shirt worn with the official matric tie must be tucked in and the buttons must be done up.
  • The collars of the boys’ shirts should be worn inside the blazer.

Girls’ dress regulations

Hair:

  • Hair styles may not attract attention.
  • May not be bleached or dyed unless it looks natural. Only soft perms will be permitted.
  • Hair may be braided, weaved, cornrowed, knotted, dreadlocked, or worn with extensions. The result should be neat, unadorned, the same colour as one’s natural hair and tied up, if necessary.
  • Hair touching the shoulders must be tied up and hair hanging in the eyes must be clipped or tied back, close to the head.
  • Bangs as long as the chin must also be pinned back. Ribbons, scrunchies, combs and hair bands must be plain school colours or the same as the natural colour of the hair. Wide bands, nets or scarves are not permitted.
  • Loose hair should not exceed halfway between the neck and shoulder line.
  • No make-up is allowed other than clear nail polish.
  • Nails must be of a suitable length and kept clean and neat.

General:

  • Girls’ blouses must be buttoned up to the glad-neck section.
  • The collars of the girls’ blouses should be worn outside the blazer.
  • Skirts should not be worn higher than a palm-width above the knee and may not be rolled at the waist.
  • Apart from a watch and only one small sleeper or plain stud in the lower section of each ear lobe, no other jewellery or piercings may be worn.
  • Tattoos may not be visible.

Any pupil who believes that the code does not cover the requirements of their particular faith or culture, should consult with the principal.

Control

If a pupil is found to be wearing incorrect clothing or jewellery and cannot produce a “uniform defaulter” slip signed by one of the senior staff indicating that the departure from regulations has a valid reason,

(a)        the jewellery or clothing will be confiscated for a week,

(b)        the pupil may be required to write out the dress regulations and

(c)        additional punishment (e.g. detention) may be imposed.

Pupils who have problems with their uniforms must see one of the senior staff at the beginning of the day with a letter from their parents. The letter must please indicate the date by which the uniform irregularity will be rectified.

Wearing Colours

Only name badges and school-issued badges may be worn. Specific permission is required for any other insignia.

On the blazer, only the scroll of the highest award achieved in a discipline or code is worn, i.e. the lesser award is removed when the higher award is received.

Junior and team scrolls may only be worn on the school jersey.

Only a name badge and counsellor badge (for members of the SRC) may be worn on an honours blazer.

“Civvies” Days

On a few days during the year, e.g. Valentine’s Day, pupils are permitted (on payment of a small fee which goes to charity) to come to school without wearing their uniform.

Civvies replace the school uniform for the day, but that does not mean that the standard of dress is lowered.  Any pupil inappropriately dressed will be sent home to change into their school uniform.

Clothing should be neat, clean and modest. Shoes are required. Headgear and dark glasses may not be worn when pupils are being addressed by teachers.