Girls’ College believes that a disciplined learning environment is the first requirement of a high performing school. The implementation of rules governing uniforms and appearance will help minimize disruptive behaviour, promote respect for oneself and others, build school spirit, and, more significantly, help to maintain high academic standards. The wearing of uniforms by students will help lessen the impact of socioeconomic, religious and cultural differences. In addition, it is a means of furthering the school’s interest in teaching hygiene, instilling discipline, and it encourages students to concentrate on learning rather than on what they are wearing. Finally, it allows for identification of visitors or intruders in the school grounds.
In addition to being required to wear school uniforms, all students are to be groomed and dressed appropriately for school and school activities. A student’s dress and/or appearance shall:
- Support, not disrupt, the learning environment
- Constitute no threat to health or safety
- Be tasteful and unable to be construed as provocative or obscene
- Reflect practices of good hygiene and cleanliness
These rules form part of the College contract.