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Uniform Policy

Uniform Policy

All students in Western Australia attending government schools are required to wear a school uniform. This policy is supported by our School Board. School uniform is important because it:

  • Instills pride in the school
  • Gives students a sense of belonging
  • Encourages identification with Beckenham Primary School
  • Promotes a sense of equality amongst students
  • Increases safety while walking to and from school or on excursions, making identification of students easier
  • Is cost effective for parents and care givers.

Here are some guidelines to assist parents and students.

  • If students are not in dress code they may be unable to attend excursions.
  • Students are required to be clean and tidy in appearance. At all times, clothing should conform to standards of modesty acceptable to the school.
  • Extremes of fashion or cult wear, as determined by the School Board and Administration, are not acceptable. If hair is tinted or styled it should be discreet and not distracting or extreme.
  • Leggings can only be worn under other items of clothing.
  • Piercings are discouraged. They should be discreet and not generate health and safety issues or be distracting.
  • Jewellery should be discreet and minimal to comply with Occupational Health and Safety regulations. Two pairs of sleepers/studs in the ear are acceptable.
  • Articles of clothing which are transparent, too short or too tight will be deemed unsuitable for school wear.
  • Items proudly displaying the school logo are preferred. Items with other logos are not part of the Dress Code.
  • T-shirts/undergarments of clothing should not be visible at sleeves, hemline and waistline, except at the neck (plain navy blue or white).
  • Board shorts, skate pants and similarly styled garments are not suitable.
  • Headwear: Wide-brimmed, bucket or Legionnaire style hats are encouraged for sun protection. Baseball (peaked) caps are less than ideal for sun protection and are discouraged. Beanies are NOT part of the school dress code.
  • Hats are not to be worn in classrooms (unless directed by teacher).
  • In practical classes, for health and safety reasons, students with long hair should have their hair tied back.
  • NO DENIM. Jeans are not acceptable.
  • Sun smart: Wearing hats and sunscreen in the outdoors is common sense in our sunny climate. Brimmed hats are more “sunsmart” than baseball caps. The school has smart and durable hats for sale in the Uniform Shop. The school implements a No Hat, No Play policy.
  • Footwear: Shoes, sneakers or plain low sandals, strapped to the foot. Flat shoes for girls are appropriate. Safety is important. Thongs or slip on footwear are inappropriate for school.
  • Do not hesitate to contact Classroom Teachers or Administration if you have any queries about the school’s Dress Code. Parents who work in the uniform shop are volunteers who are helpful and happy to assist you also.
  • School uniforms should be clearly marked with your child’s name. Students are responsible for their own items of clothing. A lost property basket is kept in the time out room (located near Administration). Unclaimed, unmarked clothing is eventually laundered and sold through our P & C uniform shop or placed in the Cystic Fibrosis recycling bin on the school site.
  • Blue T-shirt (no collar) with Beckenham Logo
  • Blue Zip Jacket with Beckenham Logo
  • Blue T-shirt (no collar)
  • Blue Polo shirt (with red collar) with Beckenham Logo
  • Blue Polo shirt (with collar)
  • Blue Jumper (no collar)
  • Blue vest (no collar) with Beckenham Logo
  • Blue long sleeved rugby shirt (with collar) with Beckenham Logo
  • Blue shorts with red trim
  • Teenage Girls Shorts, Blue
  • Blue shorts
  • Blue Teenage girl shorts
  • Blue Skorts
  • Blue Rugby shorts with zip
  • Blue scarf with Beckenham Logo
  • Blue tracksuit pants
  • Blue double knee T/pants
  • Blue Bucket Hat
  • Blue Broad Brim Hat
  • Faction shirts when applicable (Can be worn on PE days)
  • Year 6 Leavers Shirts
  • Year 6 Leavers Jackets

Non-compliance with the dress code

A student who does not comply with our Dress Code is referred to the Deputy Principal, Associate Principal or Principal by the classroom teacher if reminders and warnings are not effective.

Dress Code Violation Action Who
First Time Reminder Classroom Teacher
Second Time Warning Classroom Teacher
Third Time Warning
Parent contact via phone or letter
Contact is documented
Classroom Teacher
Fourth Time Teacher contacts the office
Admin contacts Parents
Loan uniform is provided
Classroom Teacher
Subsequent Times Parent conference
Loan uniform provided
Behaviour management response if all other avenues exhausted (widthdrawal)