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School Uniform

The wearing of the designated school uniform by all students and the maintenance of a high standard of dress and grooming are clear expectations of this school community. The wearing of the correct uniform well is a reflection of student pride in the school. The designated uniform for students at Killara High School is endorsed by the school community through the Killara High School Parents & Citizens (P&C) Association.

A high standard of uniform reinforces a strong and positive school profile and reputation in the wider community that has been established over more than three decades. It is a profile and reputation that current Killara students are privileged to inherit. Students are actively encouraged to wear the designated uniform and to take pride in their identity as members of one of this state’s outstanding comprehensive high schools for girls and boys.

As parents and families are moving towards a new school year, many will purchase new school uniform items. It is important at this time to stress the correct uniform items as listed in this information booklet.

All parents are asked to support the school’s uniform policy by ensuring that their children wear the designated uniform.

All students are to wear the school uniform each day to school (including Thursday – Sport afternoon) and change into the sports uniform for PE classes, sport, coaching or knockout competitions.

The school uniform detailed in this booklet reflects agreed consultations with the KHS community. Some of the recent changes to uniform listed hereunder are being phased in for older students. All students are expected to comply with the published code of uniform as set out in this booklet.

 

 

WEARING THE SCHOOL UNIFORM

Some students attempt to interpret the designated uniform in their own interests. This results in an inconsistent uniform which, in turn, draws negative comments from parents, teachers and the wider community.  Acceptable school dress is not to be a matter of individual interpretation. If parents are having difficulty with the provision of a uniform, please contact the Principal.

 

The school appreciates the support of the parents in ensuring that the uniform reflects the high standing of this school in the community.

  • Students who do not wear the designated uniform can expect a detention.
  • Students who continue to fail to comply with the uniform code will be required to present for interview with their parents.

 

 

Students and their families choose to join the Killara High School community. Membership of this community carries with it significant expectations and responsibilities. This includes abiding by the uniform policy and code endorsed by the school community. It is a very clear expectation that students accepted for enrolment at Killara will wear the designated uniform correctly.

Should you have any concerns regarding this policy and its implementation, as outlined, it is important that you approach the school and discuss your concerns before it becomes an issue for your son or daughter.

The aim of the uniform policy at Killara High School is to support and reinforce the strong positive profile and reputation of this school in the wider community, and to foster a strong sense of student identity and pride in the school. Your support in achieving this for the benefit of all students is appreciated.

 

Parents are asked to note these requirements and to ensure that their sons and daughters conform and take pride in the detail of their dress:

  • Correct school uniform must be worn to and from school, unless the school authorises the wearing of non-uniform for a specific purpose.
  • Excessive jewellery should not be worn because of risk of injury or loss.
  • Joggers (gym boots, sand shoes, etc) must not be worn to school as they are not part of the uniform.

 

Cooperation is especially sought in avoiding:

  • Any jumper or top that is not a KHS uniform item
  • Non KHS caps and beanies
  • Non KHS Sport trackpants
  • The KHS Sloppy Joe, which was phased out in 2013 and is no longer part of the uniform

 

Items that are not appropriate and that are not part of the uniform include:

  • Cargo pants
  • Board shorts
  • Blue or black jeans
  • Coloured t-shirts or t-shirts with a printed design worn beneath shirts/blouses or plain t-shirts extending beyond the short sleeves
  • Brand-named or other coloured jumpers and sloppy joes
  • Knee high stockings, socks with logos, other coloured socks or long socks
  • Belts that are coloured and hanging down loosely
  • Shoes that are not black, runners, suede shoes, boots, excessively high heels or ‘ugg’ boots.
  • Excessive jewellery, large looped earrings, multiple and/or large and brightly coloured bracelets, necklaces and rings.

 

 

UNIFORM PASS

If your child is not able to wear correct school uniform for one or more days, you will need to provide a note explaining why this is not possible and the timeframe required to overcome the problem.

Such notes are to be handed in to Home Group Teachers. Your child will then have the note signed and it should be available to any teacher upon request. Failure to bring such a note could result in a lunch detention.

 

 

THE SCHOOL UNIFORM 

The following items of uniform, with the exception of shoes and white sports socks, are available from the Uniform Shop. Ties and caps are also available from the School Accounts Office in A Block.

All items marked * are available from Killara High School Uniform Shop.

 

 

BLAZERS

Prefects and student representatives attending formal events outside the school are required to wear school blazers. Blazers may be borrowed from the school. Students wishing to purchase blazers may purchase/order them from the Uniform Shop.  Blazers are not compulsory but they are available for all students to purchase.

 

 

Junior Girls’ Uniform (Yrs 7 – 10) – Summer

Dress: ‘Gordon’ tartan dress – worn at a length of 10cm above the knee measured from the crease at the back of the knee
Shoes: Black lace-up leather school shoes
Socks: White short calf socks (above ankle)

 

 

Senior Girls’ Uniform (Yrs 11 – 12) – Summer

Skirt: ‘Gordon’ tartan skirt – worn at a length of 10cm above the knee measured from the crease at the back of the knee
Shirt: White short sleeved blouse with tartan trim
Shoes: Black lace-up leather school shoes
Socks: White short calf socks (above ankle)

 

 

Junior Girls’ Uniform (Yrs 7 – 10) – Winter

Skirt: ‘Gordon’ tartan dress – worn at a length of 10cm above the knee measured from the crease at the back of the knee
Trousers: Long mid grey trousers
Junior Shirt: White, long sleeve shirt with tartan trimmed collar, worn with or without the junior tie
Junior Tie: Junior Tie – Gordon tartan. Optional when worn with tartan trimmed collar
Jumpers: V-necked wool or cotton jumper, green with crest
Jacket: Soft shell zip front jacket, green with crest
Shoes: Black lace-up leather school shoes
Tights: Black – microfibre (opaque) or cotton tights or
Socks: White short calf socks (above ankle)
Scarf: Plain navy or plain forest green

 

 

Senior Girls’ Uniform (Yrs 11 – 12) – Winter

Skirt: ‘Gordon’ tartan skirt – worn at a length of 10cm above the knee measured from the crease at the back of the knee
Trousers: Long mid grey trousers
Senior Shirt: White blouse long sleeve with tartan trim or white, long sleeve with collar, worn with senior tie
Jumpers: V-necked wool or cotton jumper, green with crest
Jacket: Soft shell zip front jacket, green with crest
Shoes: Black lace-up leather school shoes
Tights: Black – microfibre (opaque) or cotton tights or
Socks: White short calf socks (above ankle)
Scarf: Plain navy or plain forest green
Year 12 Jersey: The wearing of a Year 12 Jersey is a privilege extended to Year 12. It is not part of the designated uniform and may only be worn in conjunction with the correct uniform, which includes a white shirt and tie for males.

 

 

Junior Boys’ Uniform (Yrs 7 -10) – Summer

Shorts: Mid-grey zippered shorts (not cargo/work shorts) – worn at a length of 10cm above the knee measured from the crease at the back of the knee
Shirt : Plain white, short-sleeved shirt with collar and school crest (worn untucked with no tie)
Socks: Mid-grey calf socks (above ankles)
Shoes: Black lace-up leather school shoes

 

 

Senior Boys’ Uniform (Yrs 11 -12) – Summer

Trouser: Long trousers, zippered mid-grey
Shirt: Plain white, long sleeved with collar, worn with senior tie
Tie: Senior Tie – Green with crest
Socks: Mid-grey socks (above ankles)
Shoes: Black lace-up leather school shoes
Belt: Black leather belt

 

 

Junior Boys’ Uniform (Yrs 7 -10) – Winter

Trouser: Long trousers, zippered mid-grey
Shirt: Plain white long sleeve shirt with tartan trimmed collar (worn untucked) with or without junior tie)
Tie: Junior Tie – ‘Gordon’ tartan. Optional when worn with tartan trimmed collar
Socks: Mid-grey calf socks (above ankles)
Shoes: Black lace-up leather school shoes
Jumpers: V-necked wool or cotton jumper, bottle green with crest
Jacket: Soft shell zip front jacket, green with crest
Belt: Black leather belt
Scarf: Plain navy or plain forest green scarf

 

 

Senior Boys’ Uniform (Yrs 11 – 12) – Winter

Trouser: Long trousers, zippered mid-grey
Shirt: Plain white, long sleeved with collar, worn with Senior tie
Tie: Senior Tie – Green with crest
Socks: Mid-grey socks (above ankles)
Shoes: Black lace-up leather school shoes
Jumpers V-necked wool or cotton jumper, bottle green with crest
Jacket: Soft shell zip front jacket, green with crest

Belt:

Scarf:

Black leather belt

Plain navy or plain forest green scarf

Year 12 Jersey: The wearing of a Year 12 Jersey is a privilege extended to Year 12. It is not part of the designated uniform and may only be worn in conjunction with the correct uniform, which includes a white shirt and tie for males.

 

 

PDHPE & Sports Uniform

The PDHPE and sports uniform is to be worn for all PDHPE classes and sporting events, and is available ONLY from the Killara High School Uniform Shop. Grade sport uniforms are available from the school’s PDHPE Department.

 

All students must bring their PDHPE/sport uniform and change for Sport, PDHPE, Physical Activity and Sports Science, Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies and Knock Out games. Normal school uniform is to be worn to and from school by all students every day.  A sports bag is available from the Uniform Shop at a very low cost for this purpose.

 

Shirt: Microfibre polo top with school crest (unisex)
Shorts: Microfibre, bottle green sports shorts with school logo “K” (unisex)
Track Pants: Bottle green, microfibre, cotton-lined (unisex)
Jacket: Optional – Bottle green, microfibre, with crest, zippered with drawstring waist (unisex)
Cap: Bottle green with gold trim (unisex)
Socks: White sports socks

 

 

Safety Apparel – WHS Regulations/Requirements

FOOTWEAR

The Department of Education and WHS regulations with regard to footwear state that proper protective footwear (that is, lace-up leather shoes – black for Killara HS) must be worn in all specialist rooms. Soft shoes and sandals are not acceptable. Additional requirements apply in some courses.

 

Food Technology (Stage 5 and 6 Courses)

Food Technology students must wear an apron during practical lessons. The aprons are available from the Uniform Shop.

 

Industrial Technology (Stage 5 and 6 Courses)

The cost of an apron is included as part of the course contribution for this course. Students are required to wear this apron in practical classes. Students must also wear shoes with leather uppers to protect their feet from heavy, sharp or hot objects.  The Killara High School Uniform shoe is satisfactory for this purpose.

 

Technology (Stage 4 Course)

Aprons must be worn during the practical food component in the Technology course.

 

 

MUFTI-DAY DRESS CODE

On a nominated day each term, students are not required to wear uniform to school, usually in support of a particular charity or event. On Mufti-Days a dress code applies as follows:

  • Thongs cannot be worn as footwear – protective footwear is still required as described above.
  • Singlet tops or other skimpy or immodest clothing including excessively short shorts or skirts must not be worn.
  • T-shirts with offensive or inappropriate messages or logos must not be worn.

 

Students who do not comply with this code may be asked to return home to change into appropriate attire.