Parent Handbook

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The Delany College Parent Handbook contains information that students and parents/carers will need as well as information about who we are and what we offer. It also provides more practical information such as, what to do if your child is sick and the expectations we have of all Delany students.


Welcome to Delany College

Delany College is a living community where members of different family backgrounds grow together in a spirit of service and the practice of justice and charity.

Our aims are to:

  • to work in conjunction with parents to foster those values by which we live and teach
  • to provide opportunities for students to contribute actively to the life of the parish and local community
  • to make available, where appropriate, school facilities and resources for the benefit of the wider community
  • to develop an awareness of the world community and to encourage in each individual, a sense of responsibility to work in union with others for the good of humankind
  • to promote involvement in national and international communities, where possible and appropriate
  • to encourage ex-students to maintain an active role within the school community.

Welcome to Delany College, Granville.

We are proud of our College and hope that the information in this Parent Handbook will help you to learn more about us. Please find in these pages important information about becoming a member of the Delany community.

Delany College was founded in 1942 by the Patrician Brothers. An Irish Catholic religious order, the Patrician Brothers celebrated their bicentenary in 2008. That year also marked their 125th year in Australia. The charism of the Patrician Brothers is marked by a commitment to seeing the face of Christ in all we meet in our daily lives. In 2012 we celebrated our 70th Anniversary as a Patrician College and this translates into school life that:

  • welcomes all, building a community of hospitality and inclusion
  • expects high standards in academic work
  • challenges all in the school community to develop a real spirit of justice that makes a difference to the way we live our lives
  • celebrates and sanctifies life and everything in school life that is life giving.

Our staff is dedicated and proud of our academic and sporting traditions. Delany continues to serve the Granville Catholic community as an outstanding school for boys and girls in Years 7–12.

Robert Muscat
Principal

Our mission is to:

  • embrace and value our Patrician Heritage
  • value learning as a lifelong and exciting journey
  • nurture the gifts and talents of each person
  • respect and honour the multicultural nature of our community
  • develop relationships which embody the Gospel values of dignity, respect and reconciliation
  • explore and celebrate the meaning and experience of faith in our lives

Catholic schools acknowledge the vital role of parents as the first and foremost educators of their children, and exist alongside them to educate children in a Christian environment.

These schools have been established to create a community of faith which fosters the development of the personal abilities of the student, for the service of Christ. Combined with the provision of a good education, involvement in the Church’s pastoral ministry is actively encouraged.

Delany College is a caring community consisting of students, ex-students, teaching and support staff, parents, the Catholic Education Office, the Bishop and local clergy. Our philosophy aims to embody the hopes and ideals of all these members of the College community.

Delany College is a Catholic school formed in the tradition of the Patrician Brothers.

We seek to deepen faith in Jesus Christ by integrating it into the daily lives of all members of the College community. Thus combining the work of spreading the Good News and its translation into practice, with growth in education.

Our aims are to:

  • to provide students with a sound teaching of the truths of the Catholic faith and a sense of their Christian heritage
  • to deepen student knowledge and appreciation of the person of Christ and His people to Church, through study, prayer, worship, sacramental life and service
  • to provide students with an experience of Catholic life and teaching that will encourage them to develop their own adult Christian lives
  • to involve parish and parents in the development of the total College faith community
  • develop amongst the staff of Delany College, a community that is Christian in its values, and Catholic in its traditions
  • to build a caring environment and network of relationships that reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ.

The environment of a school does not only encompass the physical structures, it is an atmosphere which involves the sense of belonging to a caring community.

Our aims are to:

  • to promote in all a sense of a community
  • to develop an atmosphere of open communication
  • to develop attitudes of co-operation, team spirit, honesty, loyalty, determination, dedication, and self-discipline
  • to encourage students to develop genuine friendships
  • to encourage openness in relationships within the community
  • to develop a love of learning

Student Wellbeing is the direct responsibility of the whole Delany College community. We seek to develop the student as a whole person by responding to the needs of the individual. Members of the Delany College community are encouraged to care for one another and foster the growth of a living faith community.

Our aims are to:

  • to base all interactions on the values of the Gospels, primarily forgiveness, compassion, respect, and tolerance
  • to recognise the dignity of the individual
  • to acquire real knowledge and understanding of the life, disposition, attitudes, beliefs, practices, and habits of the students and staff, to enable more effective student wellbeing response and education
  • to appreciate the individual’s value within the community
  • to develop confidence and self-esteem within the individual
  • to encourage sensitivity to the needs of others
  • to provide and maintain support for students to assist them in their personal and faith development
  • to provide and maintain support for staff to assist and encourage their personal, professional and faith development
  • to encourage an attitude of responsibility within the individual so as to promote self-discipline.

Delany College is a learning community vibrant in our difference, united in our faith.

Learning & Teaching

Assessment, by which a student’s achievement is measured in relation to standards for the courses, is necessary for sound guidance to students and their parents.

Part of our accountability to parents is met by presenting to them a detailed account of the level of achievement attained by each student. This is done at the end of each semester, June and December for Years 7-10, June and November for the Year 11 Preliminary HSC Course, and May and September for the Year 12 HSC.

In addition to the above, scheduled parent/student/teacher interviews give an excellent opportunity to discuss student progress on a one-to-one basis. Dates are published via the College newsletter and on the website in our 'Calendar of Events' found under 'Current Community'.

It is extremely important that parents attend parent/student/teacher interviews. These ensure that parents are fully informed of their child’s progress, and provide an opportunity to develop collaborative approaches to assist their child’s learning.

Importantly, they also provide an opportunity for parents and staff to get together to positively acknowledge the achievements of the student and to set learning goals. All students must attend these interviews with their parents.

The College encourages students to extend their learning and pursue their talents by participating in a range of activities, including:

  • Debating
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Justice groups
  • Mock Trial
  • Choir
  • St Vincent de Paul
  • Band
  • Chess
  • Community-based activities

 

Delany College is a comprehensive co-educational school, which incorporates current educational research into pedagogical practice. At the heart of education at the College is the desire to help students achieve their full potential, not only at school, but also beyond. There is a continued focus on improving learning outcomes by addressing 21st century skills - communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.

Our College provides an inclusive yet competitive learning environment rich in family spirit, reflecting the charism of the Patrician Brothers. We promote ongoing collaboration among staff and students in order to engage students in their learning. Parents also play a valuable part in our school partnership, voicing their ideas on students and their learning, and fostering a healthy learning environment at home.

Our outdoor education program provides opportunities for students to build self-esteem, and develop team-building and leadership skills in an environment outside the classroom. A well-established camp and retreat program is offered in Years 7, 9, 11, and 12.

The College encourages students to extend their learning and pursue their talents by participating in a range of activities, including:

  • Debating
  • Public Speaking, Mock Trial
  • Choir
  • Band
  • Reading Enrichment, Peer Support and Peer Tutoring
  • Social Justice groups - St Vincent de Paul

It is expected that a student does homework each weeknight, even on the night when written homework is not given. Such study may take the form of revising and learning materials from the day’s lessons, reading set novels and texts, and completing assignments and projects.

Ultimately, students should be mostly self-motivated when it comes to study, although it is recognised that younger students will need more direction than others.

The following amounts of homework are a reasonable expectation for students:

  • Years 7 & 8: One to one-and-a-half hours per night
  • Years 9 & 10: Two hours per night
  • Years 11 & 12: Three hours or more per night

Students in Years 11 & 12 are encouraged to take personal responsibility for their home study. As prescriptive courses are a component of each subject, students are always expected to have work to do. Set work for Years 11 & 12 is mainly of an assignment nature and teachers should not set large quantities of work to be completed by the following day.

Delany College encourages academic excellence and the attainment of personal best at every level. The curriculum offered at the college is flexible and is adapted to suit the needs, interests and abilities of individual students. The objective of this personalised learning is to extend the gifted students and to support those with ESL and special learning needs.

Students have a wide choice of academic and vocational subjects in Years 11 and 12. University preparation courses include Studies of Religion, English Advanced, English Extension 1 and 2, Mathematics Extension 1 and 2, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Society and Culture, Business Studies, Modern and Ancient History, Music, Visual Arts, PDHPE, CAFS, Hospitality, Construction and Industrial Technology.

Students may also undertake vocational education courses in Hospitality, Construction and Information Technology, and have the opportunity to complete subjects from mainstream TAFE courses as part of their HSC studies.

Where appropriate, students are able to access a broad range of learning pathways combining education, training and work placement. The senior curriculum at Delany provides all students with the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Technology is fully integrated into the curriculum and we provide opportunities for students in Years 7-12 to engage in learning, using the latest Information and Communication Technologies.

The College offers special support to students who have specific learning needs. We cater for these students in our integrated Special Education and ESL programs, which operate throughout mainstream classes.

All students are expected to take part in all aspects of PDHPE and in our annual swimming and athletics carnivals. There is also opportunity for College representation at zone, Diocesan and State level for those who qualify.

To see what's happening in the diocese for sport, please visit the Secondary Sport (PDSSSC) website.

At Delany College, we have a proud tradition of sporting success and offer a range of competitive and recreational sports and activities to cater for students’ interests and abilities. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Rugby League
  • Touch Football
  • Oztag
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Soccer
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Cross-Country
  • Dance
  • Chess
  • Golf
  • Tai Chi
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Aerobics
  • Boxercise
  • Kickboxing
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • School of Rock
  • Sports Media
  • Health & Fitness
  • Gym
  • Tennis
  • Boxing/Circuits
  • Dance/Hip Hop
  • African Dance

These sports change from season to season and year to year, and we endeavour to ensure that each child gets to have a go at their favourites.

School Procedures

Whilst the College recognises there are times when it is genuinely appropriate and useful for students to have access to a mobile phone, it is not necessary, nor acceptable, for mobile phones to be switched on or used during the school day, unless directed by a staff member.

The school accepts no responsibility for replacing lost, stolen or damaged mobile phones. Their safety and security is wholly in the hands of the student. The school accepts no responsibility for students who lose or have their mobile phones stolen, while travelling to and from the College.

It is important that students attend school each day and that they be punctual. Experience has shown that there is a direct relationship between frequent absence and poor scholastic work. The school day at Delany College commences at 8.45am and concludes at 3.05pm (with the exception of senior students who have triples finishing between 4.00pm and 4.30pm).

Supervision will be provided before school from 8.30am in the main College playground. On arrival, all students are to go into the main playground until school commences.

It is the student’s responsibility to be punctual to homeroom, all classes and assemblies.

If they are late, students are required to report to the front office with a note in their diary. Unexplained lateness will require further explanation.

In the case of early departure, a note from the parent in the diary is to be presented to the Stage Coordinator at the start of the day. At the actual departure time, the student MUST SIGN OUT at the front office to signify leaving the premises. Absence from class and sport should always be kept to a minimum.

All students are expected to take responsibility for the cleanliness and maintenance of the College. Students should use the bins provided to dispose of all rubbish, and should report any breakages or acts of vandalism immediately to the Assistant Principal.

Eating and Drinking
Students are not permitted to eat or drink in any building, stairwell or classroom. All food and drink is to be consumed before moving to any of these areas.

Silence in the Corridors
Students are to be silent whenever they enter a building. Sensitivity to the learning environment is encouraged at all times.

Sport Code of Conduct
Students who misbehave while at sport, or travelling to and from sport, will be subject to the rules set out in the Student Management Policy. Students are expected to behave in a courteous and respectful manner on all occasions while at sport. Good sportsmanship, or fair play and respect for the referee’s decision, is to be encouraged at all times.

Total Canteen Solutions are the contracted canteen operators for the College.

The canteen is open daily for breakfast, recess and lunch. They offer a wide variety of healthy and fresh food cooked daily on the premises.

It is important that students have a balanced diet to help them through the day. A morning routine that allows adequate time for a wholesome breakfast is essential for the concentration levels needed. Students who report sick to the office are often those who have not eaten breakfast. We recommend that students bring adequate food for recess and lunch. Recess is generally around 10:20am to 10:40am and lunch from 1:10pm to 1:50pm.

Please note that glass and metal containers are not to be brought to the College. Any drinks or food containing caffeine are banned, as is chewing gum.

The College Newsletter is produced once a fortnight, electronically, and is available on the Skoolbag App or the Delany College Website. On the Newsletters page of our website you can subscribe to receive notifications straight to your email when it is available as well as any other important announcements and reminders.

It is essential that College staff are kept informed of current daytime contact numbers and any special health problems.

A Doctors Medical Certificate is to accompany any changes in circumstances. All private information is kept confidential.

It is the responsibility of students to bring a letter in a sealed, marked envelope from parents or guardians to cover:

  • absence, partial absence or lateness to school (if letter not received within 7 days, absence will be marked 'unexplained')
  • sickness (if letter not received within 7 days, absence will be marked 'unexplained')
  • leave from the College
  • exemption from sport or PE
  • failure to complete homework
  • request for permission to vary the College uniform
  • request for permission to be absent from a compulsory College function
  • request for permission for a student to leave school early
  • request for permission to leave the College grounds during College hours

Any College publications such as Reports or Letters to parents, distributed to students for parents to read, must be taken home and shown to parents. Where a signature, comment or response is required, students must aim to have them returned within 24 hours.

Year 12 students must apply for permission to drive to the College. Permission will only be granted when the 'Permission to Drive' form is completed by the student and is signed by the Parent/Guardian and the Director of Student Wellbeing.

Students will be issued with a wallet-sized Driving or Passenger pass, which must be produced to any teacher when asked to do so.

The student driving must adhere to the following conditions. Any breach of these conditions may mean the cancellation of their permission to drive:

  • The vehicle is to be used only for driving to and from the College each day, or to a TAFE course or TAFE venue. This precludes driving the vehicle to excursions, retreats, sporting fixtures and other College activities.
  • The driver must drive with due care and must not engage in any dangerous or 'loutish' behaviour whilst in the vehicle.
  • The vehicle must be parked in the area designated by the College and will be 'out of bounds' during the school day.
  • No school time is to be spent on maintaining or servicing the vehicle.
  • No other student (brother/sister included) is to be in the vehicle unless that student has his/her parents’ or guardians’ permission and the name is listed on the 'Permission to Drive' proforma.
  • A student who wishes to travel as a passenger with another student must have written permission from his/her parents indicating the student with whom he/she will be travelling, have permission granted by the Director of Student Wellbeing after completing the 'Permission to be a Passenger' form and carry a wallet-sized permission pass. The driver must indicate the name/s of any passengers on the 'Permission to Drive' proforma.

Throughout the school year a number of emergency procedure practices will be conducted. These will involve both evacuation and lockdown.

Excursions are a necessary and important part of the curriculum at Delany College.

Before the excursion, students must:

  • bring their permission slip, signed by a parent/guardian
  • pay any money in the appropriate College envelope and hand this in at the Administration Office
  • know all details of the excursion, such as dress, time, location, books needed, etc.

During the excursion, students must:

  • show respect and good manners to all people with whom they come in contact
  • work to the best of their ability
  • represent the College with pride and dignity

After the excursion, students must:

  • be responsible for their own transport home

Students can demonstrate their good manners by:

  • addressing teachers and fellow students in a polite manner
  • being courteous when visiting the school office or canteen
  • not eating in class
  • taking care not to mark or damage school furniture or property
  • being prompt to lessons and bringing all material needed
  • being respectful during class prayers and liturgical functions
  • having special consideration for visitors to the school and being mindful when visiting individual classrooms
  • not running or being boisterous in school buildings
  • respecting the 'hands off' policy
  • refraining from inappropriate language, either in the playground or travelling to and from school

The partaking and possession of illegal substances in any form is strictly prohibited at the College. Students who are involved in any College-based activity and are under the influence of illegal substances, will be dealt with severely and the appropriate authorities informed. It is the responsibility of all students not to take illegal substances or encourage other students to do so.

Students who feel too unwell to stay in class are to obtain a note in their diary from the teacher giving permission to attend Sick Bay, where first aid qualified staff will care for them and contact parents/guardians if necessary.

As Sick Bay facilities are limited, students should not attend school if there is a likelihood of their becoming ill during the day. Notification must be provided to the College of their non attendance and the reason.

All Year 7 and 8 students will be issued with a locker. Remaining lockers will then be offered in the following priority:

  • medical reason (a letter from the Family Doctor is to accompany the $21.00 fee)
  • students from Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 are then able to apply for any remaining lockers.

Students are to provide a lock and a spare key, which is to be given to the Stage Coordinator.

A text message or phone call will be made to parents informing them of any unexplained absence. Parents are requested to respond to the College, advising of the authority and reason for the student to be absent.

Regular attendance at school is the key to learning. Parents are reminded that requests for leave that fall outside school vacation time will, in the main, not be granted.

As part of the implementation of the National Standards and in keeping with advice from Australian curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), holidays taken by students outside of school vacation periods will now be included as absences and will appear on their reports.  

Families who find themselves in a situation where they require leave from school, are requested to make an appointment with the Principal to discuss the circumstances.

Any prescribed medication that parents wish the school to administer should be in a clearly labeled container, preferably as supplied by the pharmacy and must be accompanied by written instructions. Only parent supplied medication will be given to students by Office staff.

It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure their child's attendance. Total absences, explained or unexplained, will appear on each Semester Report. Whenever a student is absent, they must return to school with a note from a parent to explain the reason for the absence. This note must be presented to the Homeroom teacher on the first day of return. Doctor’s certificates are preferred for sickness, especially in Years 10, 11 and 12.

Catholic schools receive funding from both state and federal governments, as well as contributions from parents via the payment of school fees.

There are three levels of annual fees to be paid:

  1. Diocesan Tuition Fees set by the Catholic Education Office
  2. Diocesan Building Levy set by the Catholic Education Office
  3. Service fees set by each school

Catholic schools aim to keep their fees as low as possible, and can provide flexible payment arrangements for families. Students who meet enrolment criteria will not be refused enrolment because of a family’s genuine inability to afford school fees.

There are also sibling discounts and scholarships available.

See our website for a full schedule of fees under the 'Enrol Now' section.

The smoking of cigarettes and/or the possession of tobacco, in any form, will not be tolerated at the College. Students caught smoking at the College, or travelling to and from the College, will be dealt with severely. Students are expected not to smoke and are encouraged to take some responsibility in stopping other students from doing so.

Before School

  • All students are to enter the College via Bennalong Street
  • Parents are to drop students off in Bennalong Street and not in Grimwood Street

After School

  • Students catching buses in Bennalong Street are to assemble in the undercroft at 3:05pm
  • Students who walk home are to use the driveway exit in Bennalong Street
  • Students who get picked up by parents are to wait in the bottom undercroft until their parents arrive
  • Grimwood Street is only to be accessed by parents and visitors to Delany College

Bronze, Silver and Gold awards are open to all the students at Delany College, recognising student participation, initiative and achievement, both within and beyond the classroom.

The Student Award Scheme is a three-tiered scheme which incorporates elements of in-class College community and wider community activities. The scheme is progressive, with the levels of difficulty increasing with each level of award. It is student initiated with specific goals negotiated between the student and the Stage Coordinator. It is based on Merit and Key Learning Area Certificates.

The Student Dignity and Wellbeing at Delany College aims to develop self-discipline in students and to promote their full human growth. Its implementation occurs within the context of a Christian school and should be consistent with the Gospel values of justice, love, service and hope.

The 'Breastplate of St Patrick' proclaims that Christ is present in all people and in all creation. This is the basis of all our actions and attitudes. With this in mind, we take the person of Jesus as our model in our relationship with all people. At Delany, we work from the premise that education is a partnership that involves the student, the teacher and the parent or guardian, and that all parties have responsibilities in the process.

Student management at Delany College is underpinned by the Restorative Practice approach. This approach has a commitment to inclusiveness, so that every attempt is made to reintegrate all students back into the community. It is a commitment to a high degree of discipline with clear limits and consequences, coupled with a high degree of support and care. Restorative measures assist students to learn from their mistakes, reconcile their differences and resolve problems with others.

We acknowledge that behaviour management is only effective if the individuals involved actually learn from the process. We should never confuse the action of the person with the person themselves, and our fundamental aim at all times should be to facilitate Christian reconciliation for the parties concerned.

The student diary is an essential item of a student’s personal school requisites and should be treated with respect. It is an important means of communication between parents and the College.

Students are required to bring their diary to each lesson and enter homework, projects and assignments, study and revision required for examinations. The diary should have no drawing, liquid paper or pictures pasted in it. Any diary that has been defaced shall be replaced at the student’s cost. The student diary should be signed by one parent/guardian each weekend, in the space provided. Each homeroom teacher will check the student diary every week for the parent’s signature. Failure by students to have the diary signed by the parents, will result in the parents being contacted.

A fee of $25 is to be paid to the College Office to replace a diary.

Applications for transport passes can be made via Opal Card for Students. Once the application is complete, it will need to be endorsed at the College office prior to being sent off to Transport NSW.

Uniform and Grooming

All items of the Delany College uniform are available from the College uniform shop, to prevent any variation in colour or style that could occur with different uniform outlets. The College uniform shop keeps a good cross-section of stock on hand, however, some items need to be ordered e.g. College blazer. It is important that orders are placed early with a $50 deposit, as orders for some uniform items can take at least 6 weeks to be filled by our manufacturer and must be placed in sufficient quantities.

A student’s sense of belonging and identity is aided by the wearing of the College uniform. Pride in the College is often demonstrated by the manner in which a student wears their uniform. The College uniform consists of the Summer, Winter and Sports/PE uniforms.

Correct College uniform is to be worn at all times travelling to and from school, while at school and at any formal College occasion designated by the Principal. No other coats, blazers, jumpers, tops, trousers, shorts, caps etc. are to be worn.

Only in extreme circumstances, with a letter from the student’s parents presented to the Stage Coordinator, will a variation to the College uniform be considered.

Uniform inspections will be conducted regularly throughout the year and students not in correct uniform will face the consequences outlined in the Student Management Policy. All teachers are responsible for monitoring and implementing the correct College uniform policy.

The College summer uniform is to be worn in Terms 1 and 4 of the school year. The College blazer may be worn during summer; boys wearing the blazer must wear a tie. The College jumper is optional in summer.


Boys Summer Uniform
Trousers
College grey wash and wear trousers - fabric, not King Gee style
Belt
Black belt with appropriate buckle
Junior Shirt (7-9)
College white short sleeve shirt with crest on the pocket
Senior Shirt (10-12)
College blue short sleeve shirt with crest on the pocket
Jumper
College navy, wool blend V-neck jumper only
Shoes
Standard black leather lace-up school shoes, no boots or coloured thread is permitted
Socks
Dark grey or black socks only (No anklet socks)
Bag
College bag for Years 7-12
Cap
College cap

 

Girls Summer Uniform
Skirt
College skirt with green check
Junior Blouse (7-9)
College white short sleeve blouse
Senior Blouse (10-12)
College blue short sleeve blouse
Jumper
College navy, wool blend V-neck jumper or College navy, wool blend cardigan
Shoes
Standard black leather lace-up school shoes. No platform heel or coloured thread is permitted.
Junior Socks
White short cotton socks only (No anklet socks)
Senior Socks Blue short cotton socks only (No anklet socks)
Bag
College bag for Years 7-12
Cap
College cap

 

The College winter uniform is to be worn during Terms 2 and 3 of the school year. The wearing of the College blazer is compulsory. The College jumper may be worn with the College blazer in winter, however, it does not replace the blazer.

Boys Winter Uniform
Trousers
College grey wash and wear trousers - fabric, not King Gee style
Belt
Black belt with appropriate buckle
Junior Shirt (7-9)
White, long sleeve shirt
Senior Shirt (10-12)
College blue, long sleeve shirt
Junior Tie
College green tie with crest
Senior Tie
College blue tie with crest
Scarf
Optional, Delany College/plain navy blue scarf may be worn with the uniform
Jumper
College navy, wool blend V-neck jumper only. Optional in winter, however, if worn it must be under the College blazer.
Blazer
Boys College blazer with crest
Shoes
Standard black leather lace-up school shoes, no boots or coloured thread is permitted
Socks
Dark grey or black socks only
Bag
College bag for Years 7-12
Cap
College cap is optional in winter

 

Girls Winter Uniform
Skirt
College skirt with green check
Junior Blouse (7-9)
College white blouse
Senior Blouse (10-12)
College blue blouse
Scarf
Optional, Delany College/Plain Navy blue scarf may be worn with the uniform
Jumper
College navy, wool blend V-neck jumper or College navy wool blend cardigan. Optional in winter, however, if worn it must be under the College blazer
Blazer
Girls College blazer with crest
Shoes
Standard black leather lace-up school shoe. No platform heel or coloured thread is permitted
Socks
Black/navy opaque tights
Bag
College bag for Years 7-12
Cap
College cap is optional in winter

 

Students are to wear their sports uniform to and from school on Thursday Sports Day and designated sport carnivals, excursions or College activities.

If full sports uniform cannot be worn for any reason, then the full summer or winter College uniform must be worn to or from school.


Top
College polo shirt with emblem or red representative polo shirt
Shorts
College sport shorts with College colour stripes only. No other representative sport shorts are allowed to be worn at school or to and from school
Tracksuit
College tracksuit is the only garment to be worn in cases of cold weather
Jumper
No navy jumper is permitted on Thursdays
Socks
White sport socks (plain or with small emblem/logo)
Shoes
White, black, blue or grey laced sport shoes, which are either cross trainers or joggers. No slip-on shoes, basketball (converse type) shoes are permitted. No fluorescent colours are permitted.
Cap
College cap

 

Students are expected to keep their hair clean, neat and tidy at all times. Hair is to be kept off their face and out of their eyes. Student haircuts are to be in a sensible and conventional style. There are to be no extremes of fashion in hairstyle cut or colour.

Boys hair is to be cut above the shirt collar. Shaving of any part of the head, or undercuts and haircuts with a 'zero' blade are not permitted. Boys with facial hair growth will be sent home to shave and present themselves to their Stage Coordinator on their return.

Girls with hair below the shoulder must tie their hair back with a dark green, dark blue, black or red elastic, ribbon, scrunchy, hair band or clip.

The Assistant Principal will make the final decision on what is considered unacceptable.

In the interest of safety and security no inappropriate jewellery should be worn.

For girls: a watch, a gold or silver bangle or a bracelet, and signet ring are permitted. A plain gold or silver chain with a religious symbol or medal may be worn. If a girl’s ears are pierced, only one pair of gold or silver sleepers or studs are to be worn in the lower ear lobe.

For boys: a watch, a gold or silver bangle or a bracelet, and signet ring are permitted. A plain gold or silver chain with a religious symbol or medal may be worn. No boy is permitted to wear earrings at school or at any College activities.

No other jewellery is permitted and teachers will ask students to remove inappropriate jewellery. In extreme cases, jewellery will be confiscated, secured and returned at a later time to the student or parent. Facial piercing is not permitted. Medical Alert bracelets or necklaces are not regarded as jewellery and are therefore permitted.

Make-up and nail polish are not part of the College uniform. Students wearing make-up or coloured nail polish will be asked to remove it. Acrylic nails are not to be worn and students will be asked to remove them.

Lost property consists of College uniform items and other items of student property. All lost property is to be handed into the Reception area of the College office. If any student has lost property, they are to see the administration staff in the office before school, at recess or at lunchtime. Uniform items not claimed within two school weeks will be placed in the College Uniform Shop.

Second-hand uniforms will not be sold in the College uniform shop, however if parents wish to sell items they are required to complete the 'For Sale' notice at the College office. This notice will be displayed in the window of the College uniform shop for interested parents/students to make contact with them.

Uniform fittings for Year 7 enrolments will be conducted by appointment only. Please contact the College Office to book an appointment during the months of October, November and December.

During school terms, the Uniform Shop is open every Thursday from 8:30am to 2:00pm.

Uniforms that are in a serviceable and clean condition may be donated to the College. Please leave them at the College office.