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Uniform

John Willcock College students wear uniform and adhere to a dress code. Student uniforms have many benefits, they create cohesion and recognition within the student community. They reduce the distraction for teenagers worrying about what to wear and the durable nature of our uniform is pretty economical too.

Families who, for religious or health reasons, wish to modify the College dress code are requested to discuss their needs with staff when enrolling.  Teaching and support staff will be informed of any student granted a modification to the dress code. Families experiencing financial difficulties purchasing school wear should contact the relevant Sub-School Leader to discuss the situation.

New embroidered shirts and jumpers can be purchased from uniform shops in Geraldton. Second hand uniforms may be available at local op shops or purchased, subject to availability, from the P&C Association. Please contact the front office for contact details.

What to wear to school

•    Navy polo shirts with College crest
•    Plain navy blue fabric slacks, pants, shorts, culottes, skirts or navy school board shorts
•    Navy College windcheater with College crest
•    Hat recommended when outdoors
•    Religious dress (in navy school colours)

Footwear

•    Enclosed shoes as appropriate for learning areas, sport shoes, joggers, sneakers
•    Sandals with back strap

Physical education clothing

•    Navy Taslon, and plain navy shorts
•    Appropriate sporting shorts, t-shirts and shoes
•    Respectable casual clothes – where advised

What not to wear

•    Denim shorts, jeans, skirts or jackets
•    Leggings, tights or active wear worn as pants
•    Excessive make-up or jewellery
•    Hats inside and hoods on school grounds
•    Hats displaying inappropriate or offensive motifs or text
•    Clothing tied around the person
•    Articles of clothing which are too short or too tight
•    Articles of clothing which identify students with particular groups for example gangs or sporting teams
•    Beanies and bandanas
•    Thongs or backless sneakers
•    Visible coloured undergarments for example t-shirts, bathers, boxer-shorts and bras

Monitoring College Dress Code

Form Teachers will check student dress code on a daily basis. Any students wearing inappropriate dress will be asked to provide an explanation. Students out of dress code may be required to remain in the Sub School during recess and lunch.

Very inappropriate clothing will result in student withdrawal from class and playground until appropriate clothing is supplied.