The purpose of the school uniform is to identify each student as a member of this community, and thereby to establish a common bond. The children at OLPS are very proud of their school. The parents and staff together believe that wearing a simple school uniform enhances this feeling of belonging. The wearing of uniforms establishes attitudes of pride and cooperation and adds to the tone of the school.
Parents are urged to ensure children wear their uniform and take pride in their appearance. Our school leaders were recently photographed with Fr Trac following the Opening of the Parish Year Mass. Our leaders are a great example of how our uniform is to be worn.
We will contact you should a concern arise in this area. During First and Fourth terms the school hat is a uniform requirement. Children are to wear black leather type shoes (or black shoes that are totally black) with navy blue/white socks every day with the exception of designated Physical Education days (white socks with no branding).
Please remember that we only permit ear studs. Hair longer than collar length is to be tied back, both to assist focus in learning and to avoid head lice, which can be rife at this time of year. I also ask that students do not wear nail polish to school and that jewellery is kept to a necklace/chain. Please ensure blue or white hair ribbons are worn to school – we have to say large bows/hair ties/Jo-Jo bows are for after school and weekends. Please ensure that all items of clothing and belongings are clearly labelled. Unfortunately we ended up with many unclaimed items at the end of last year which we washed and found a new home. Please check your labels regularly, as often they fall off or the writing wears away.
Mobile devices, including Moochie Smart watches need to be signed in at the office at the commencement of each day. Devices can be collected from the office at the conclusion of the school day.
Our Lady’s Primary School discourages students bringing personal mobile phones to school. It does; however, acknowledge that some students may bring a personal mobile phone to school, particularly if they are travelling independently to and from school.
"Mobile phones are not permitted for use at Our Lady’s Primary School during school hours:
Students who bring a personal mobile phone to school must switch them off and hand and sign them into the office prior to the commencement of the school day and may collect them from at the conclusion of the school day or if they are required to leave school early." -OLPS Mobile Phone Policy 2020