School Uniform

School uniform

Uniform

The Bowral High School community believes that the wearing of school uniform fosters pride in the school, assists in the development and maintenance of tone and good conduct, and ensures a sense of equality irrespective of a student's personal circumstances. School uniform also helps to increase security for students travelling to and from school and allows staff to identify quickly anyone trespassing on school property. The wearing of uniform is, therefore, a safety and welfare matter. Students should also understand that the development of skills in personal neatness, appearance, presentation and self-discipline is an important learning experience and is a highly valued attribute in the workplace. This policy has been developed by students, P&C and staff and is endorsed by the NSW Department of Education and Communities. The wearing of school uniform is a parent's responsibility, not a student's choice.

School Uniform Procedures

Students at Bowral High School are expected to wear uniform to school every day. 

Students MUST bring appropriate equipment and footwear for elective subjects and technology mandatory. RABEN footwear is NOT permitted, only joggers or lace up plain canvas shoes are acceptable forms of sports shoes.

If a student is unable to wear uniform on a particular day they should bring a note from a parent or guardian to their roll teacher. 

Students who will be unable to wear uniform for an extended period of time (5 or more days) need to bring a note to the Head Teacher responsible for their Roll Group.

Uniform will be checked each day in roll call by the roll teacher. 

Students who do not follow uniform policy and procedures will be referred to the Head Teacher responsible for their Roll Group.The Head Teacher will counsel the student and, as needed, contact a parent or guardian to discuss school policy. Families suffering hardship may apply for assistance to help in meeting the cost of uniform.

All students are expected to wear full school uniform on excursions or when representing the school.

The Bowral High uniform is exclusively supplied by Mimosa Productions until the end of Term 1, 2018. 

 A new shirt for girls and boys has been produced which identifies Bowral High School.

Girls - Junior

Collared white school blouse with navy piping and BHS logo (suitable for tie)
Black Watch Tartan pleated or A-line skirt (not straight, tight, short)
Tailored slacks (not jeans or hipsters)
Navy jumper / cardigan / school sloppy joe / blazer / jacket
White socks or navy stockings
School tie (for school photos / excursions / representative events)

Boys - Junior

Collared white school shirt with BHS logo (suitable for tie)
Grey shorts or pants (not jeans)
Navy jumper / cardigan / school sloppy joe / blazer / jacket
White socks 
School tie (for school photos / excursions / representative events)

Girls - Senior

Collared white school blouse (suitable for tie) as per junior girls

Navy pleated or A-line skirt 
Tailored slacks (not jeans or hipsters)
Navy jumper / cardigan / school sloppy joe / blazer / jacket
White socks or navy stockings
School tie (for school photos / excursions / representative events)

Boys - Senior

Collared white school shirt (suitable for tie) as per junior boys
Grey shorts or trousers (above the knee, not cargo style or jeans)
Navy jumper / cardigan / school sloppy joe / blazer / jacket
White socks 
School tie (for school photos / excursions / representative events)

Shoes

All students are to wear black leather, fully enclosed school shoes (eg Bata or Clarks. NOT sneakers, joggers or suede casuals) in accordance with the Department of Education and Communities guidelines, in order to participate in practical subjects, including science.  Footwear Requirements (pdf 292 KB)

Hats

For sunsafe protection, plain navy or white wide brimmed hats are recommended. 
Caps are permitted but not preferred because they provide only limited protection. 

Coats and Scarves

For winter warmth a navy coat; Black Watch Tartan or navy scarves are suitable.

PE/Sport uniform

Navy blue shorts/trackpants and embroidered navy shirt/jacket. 
This can be ordered and purchased through the school uniform shop.

 

For any further information about any procedural matters at Bowral High School, please do not hesitate to ask the Executive or Administrative staff who will be happy to assist you.