College Uniform

At Marist-Sion, we expect all our students to wear the College uniform appropriately, both in and out of school. Since all students reap the benefits of the College’s reputation, each student is required to act in a manner which protects our good name. The uniform of any organisation worn correctly, says to all: ‘This is where I belong and I am proud of where I belong’.

Key Points

  1. Wearing the uniform in public: Whenever Marist-Sion College students are to be seen in public – even during late night shopping with parents, they must wear the entire uniform properly or else change completely into alternative clothes.  Wearing part of the uniform with other clothes is not acceptable.
  2. Students unable to wear correct uniform: Where a discrepancy in uniform needs to occur for a short period of time (eg due to shoes being repaired), a note dated, written and signed by a parent/guardian/carer, must be presented at Tutor Group in the morning. Alternatively, parents/guardians/carers may send an email to the Tutor.
  3. School-bags: Only approved College bags are permitted. (Green College bag with Logo).
  4. Socks: All socks must cover the ankle. Students must wear the approved College socks with the Summer and Winter uniform. Sports socks are to be plain white (no logos) or the approved College Sports Socks with the MSCW logo.
  5. Boys and Girls Winter Shirts: These must always be tucked in. Ties are to be correctly adjusted, ie they are not to be below the collar.
  6. Blazer / Soft Shell Jacket:
    • The College Blazer must be worn to all formal College events including all Masses, Assemblies, Information Evenings, etc.
    • During Terms 1 and 4, either the College Blazer or the Soft Shell Jacket may be worn as the outer garment with the Summer uniform when traveling to and from the College and during the school day.
    • During Terms 2 and 3, either the Blazer and Soft Shell Jacket must be worn as the outer garment with the Winter uniform when traveling to and from the College.
    • The Soft Shell Jacket may be worn with the Summer, Winter and Sports Uniforms.
  7. Jumper: The jumper is never to be worn to and from school as the outer garment. The College Blazer OR the Soft Shell Jacket is to be worn as the outer garment when traveling to and from school and during the school day during Terms 1-4. On hot days the jumper is unnecessary.
  8. Green College Rain Jacket: The College Rain Jacket is only to be worn as the outer garment, at school and to and from school, when it is raining. The Rain Jacket will be phased out in favour of the optional College Soft Shell Jacket.
  9. Trousers and Shorts: If a belt is worn, it must be a plain black belt.
  10. T-shirts under the Uniform: A plain white T-shirt may be worn under school shirts for warmth.
  11. Makeup, jewellery and grooming: The College reserves the right to set the norms of acceptability in regards to general appearance and personal presentation.
    • All students need to be neatly presented whenever they are wearing their uniform.
    • Long hair needs to be kept away from the face.
    •  Students need to have natural hair colouring only and have no extremes of colour or style – dreadlocks and extremely short hair styles (no.1 clipper level) are not permitted.
    • Students are not to wear excessive makeup.
    • Nail polish may be worn if in natural tones of nude or pink. If other coloured nail polish is worn, students will be requested to remove with nail polish remover.
    • Students may only wear one flat ring, one plain bracelet and/or a small Christian symbol on a chain. A maximum of two earrings may be worn in each pierced ear but must be small plain sleepers or plain studs.
    • The only facial jewellery that is permitted is a pin head sized stud in the nose.
    • Young men must be clean shaven.
  12. Shoes: Shoes are to be of a substantial nature and must be of a style approved by the College. These must be closed toe, plain black leather uppers which can be polished and must have a heel. They must lace up for the boys and either lace up or buckles for the girls. T Bars are being phased out and are not permitted for Year 7 and 8 students and students in Year 9 and above enrolled in Materials Technology subjects. They are to be kept clean! When shoes wear out, they must be replaced immediately by another pair approved by the College, even if this occurs late in Term 4. Black sneakers, boots and other alternatives are not acceptable footwear.
  13. Hats: The College sunhat is compulsory for all students. The hat must be worn during all PE classes, excursions and outdoor activities to comply with our Sun Smart Policy. Hats are also to be worn during morning and afternoon breaks where students are in the sun for an extended period. (Policy: PAC06 – Sun Smart Policy)
  14. Sports Uniform: The correct sports uniform is required for all House and Inter-School sporting activities and PE classes.

Consequences

  1. For not wearing correct uniform at school:Repeated neglect of proper uniform will be brought to the notice of the parent/guardian/carers who may be asked to collect students to return home until the have complied with the uniform policy.
  2. For not wearing correct uniform in the public domain: A student who wears their uniform incorrectly beyond the school boundary will be given a detention for the first occasion. This reflects the importance of each student representing the College in public.
  3. Within the school grounds: Students who wear their uniform inappropriately at school, e.g. having the winter shirt out at assemblies and formal school occasions or blazers not worn, will be given an immediate lunchtime detention, as determined by their Head of House, Deputy Principals or Principal.
  4. Jewellery: Excess jewellery will be confiscated and passed to the student’s Head of House.
    • On the first occasion, it will be returned to the student the next school day
    • On the second occasion, it will be returned at the end of the school week after the parent/guardian/carer has been notified.
    • On the third occasion, it will be returned at the end of the Term after the parent/guardian/carer as been notified.