RATIONALE

At Providence Christian College we support a standard of dress appropriate to the image that Providence Christian College endeavours to maintain in the community.

PRACTICE

All staff are required to dress in a manner suited to their work and in keeping with the high standards set for the College. Teachers are required to dress in a manner reflecting the status that the profession seeks to maintain. This requirement to dress professionally is important whenever staff are engaged in their regular employment and/or when representing the College in any manner. Exceptions to this may include retreats, camps, free dress days and some excursions. Any such departure from the dress code should be discussed with the relevant member of the Leadership Team (Principal, Deputy Principal, Head of School or Business Manager).

Any staff member taking activities outdoors may be permitted to dress so as to permit ease of movement and ensure safety.

Any staff member attending a formal College event (e.g. Parent Evenings, Commencement Service, Open Day, Excursions, etc.) should dress in accordance with College professional expectations.

In determining suitable dress, staff are expected to take into consideration relevant Occupation, Health and Safety issues pertaining to the activities in which they are engaged.

STANDARD OF DRESS

Professional Working dress

The College Corporate Polo shirt

Long or short sleeved collared shirts/blouses

Tailored trousers, skirts and or dresses (of an appropriate length)

Tailored dress shorts (knee length)

Appropriate shoes as required in terms of Occupational Health and Safety

Unsuitable Attire:

Unlaundered and/or unironed items of clothing

Cargo shorts

Denim jeans/shorts/skirts/dresses/jackets

Sports shoes (other than for Physical Education)

Tights/leggings should only be worn under a dress/skirt of appropriate length

T-shirts

Tracksuit tops/windcheaters

Spaghetti strapped, halter neck or backless tops or sundresses

Low necklines

Open, gaping arm holes

*Male staff, in keeping with the ideal of staff setting the example for students, are expected to wear a tie in Terms 2 & 3 and wearing of a tie is encouraged in Terms 1 & 4.

Staff involved in physical activity

The College Corporate or other polo shirt

Shorts (knee length)

Sports shoes and socks

Tracksuit

Staff in practical areas

Clothing should meet required Occupational Health and Safety standards for their respective areas.

Protective wear for specialised areas such as dust/lab coats, dust masks, aprons, and protective eye and/or ear wear are provided to specialist curriculum staff and must be worn at appropriate times for occupational health and safety reasons.

UNIFORM SUPPLIED BY THE COLLEGE

1. Maintenance, Bus Drivers and Canteen Manager

Staff supplied with a uniform are expected to wear the uniform while on duty at the College.

2. Administration

A corporate uniform is supplied by the College for wear by staff who work at the counters and/or are first points of contact for visitors and prospective families.

Leadership staff should always reflect the highest levels of professionalism.

On agreed casual dress days, staff may relax the dress standard according to their area of responsibility. However, Occupational Health & Safety standards should be adhered to at all times.

On days when students are not present, staff members who are meeting students, parents or the public, should follow the standards set down for term times.

3. Teachers – Phys Ed

Teachers should adhere to professional dress standards at all times.

Staff supplied with a uniform are expected to wear the uniform while on duty at the College.

4. College Supplied Uniform Entitlement for Full Time Employees (per year, if needed)

AREA

Pants/

Shorts

Polo Shirt/

Blouse

Tracksuit

Steel Cap Shoes

Jacket/

Cardigan

Maintenance and 

bus drivers

2

4

 

1

1 every 2 years 

(if needed)

Administration

 

3

  

1 every 2 years 

(if needed)

Phys Ed

2

4

1 every 2 years (if needed)