A committee of parents and teachers wrote the dress code for Palmerston Public School.
- Appropriate dress is defined as student attire that is free from symbols of hate, gang membership or images that portray violence, death, abuse, cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, racial slurs, obscene words, political or sexual statements.
- Hats are not to be worn inside the school.
- Both indoor and outdoor footwear is to be used at school.
- No visible undergarments.
- Two fingers width strap of the wearer for all sleeveless tops and dresses.
- No spaghetti straps, muscle shirts, bare midriffs, bare backs and low scooped necklines.
- Shirts must be “tuckable.”
- Shorts/skirts must be a reasonable length.
In general context beyond the above statements, we expect students to show respect for themselves and others. Styles of clothing will change but students should come to school dressed in clothing that is suitable to their age group and the variety of activities which constitute a school day.
We expect our students to show common sense and good judgment to recognize they are in a public institution which is or maybe different from their personal choices in the community.
We set high standards for our school community. Parents and students can make sound decisions regarding appropriate dress and recognize that clothing can promote a positive learning environment.
Palmerston Public School
Dress Code Committee