At last week's Governing Council meeting school uniform was discussed, particularly in relation to the changes that were introduced this year. It is timely to remind parents that the wearing of black shorts and pants are approved.
We seek your support in ensuring that the shorts are of an appropriate length and that all items do not have excessive branding in the forms of stripes or logos. We have also noticed a number of students are now wearing large, pointed ear rings. I would like to remind parents / caregivers that our policy outlines that only studs or sleepers may be worn due to health and safety reasons.
Homeclass teachers will remind students of uniform expectations in the first instance, then remind parents / caregivers by a note in the diary. Follow up will come in the form of a reminder letter from Tim Schwartz (Governing Council Chairperson) and myself.
During the consultation last year it was determined by a clear majority that we, as a school, believe that school uniform is important in a students identity as a student at Maitland Area School and in order for staff to be able to identify who are students are in the school yard.
Once again we seek you support in this.