Department of Education - Learners First

Documents and Policies

Key Documents

School Uniform Policy

Our school uniform requirements have been developed and agreed by our School Association and students to be inclusive and support a proud and positive school community.

Why is wearing school uniform important?

  • Promotes a sense of school identity and belonging
  • Ensures students are dressed in appropriate protective and sun safe clothing for school activities
  • Assist school staff and community members to easily identify students onsite and offsite – to support staff on duty, students not wearing the correct school uniform will not be able to access outside areas such as the oval, tennis court and terraces during recess/lunch. Students out of uniform will only be able to access the supervised computer room, library or Room B7 inside the school building.
  • Encourages students to take pride in their appearance and be prepared for workplace expectations
  • Strengthen the profile and identity of the school within the broader community

The school uniform includes the following components:

  • School dress
  • Steel blue skirt
  • Plain navy blue or plain grey trousers – these should not have any visible branding
  • Plain navy blue or plain grey shorts – these should not have any visible branding
  • Sky blue (Tiger) polo top
  • Sky blue or white school shirt
  • V-neck woollen school jumper
  • Rose Bay High School rugby top
  • Navy blue polar fleece
  • Navy blue windcheater
  • Plain white long sleeved fitted Tshirt (worn under polo top or dress)
  • White, grey, navy blue or black socks
  • Navy blue or black stockings
  • Navy blue leggings
  • School Jacket
  • Year 10 hoodie only, no other hoodies are allowed

Optional extras

  • School bucket hats, school cap or beanie (with school logo)
  • Rose Bay High School tie
  • Navy blue woollen scarf (winter terms)

Uniform – Physical Education

In the interest of personal safety, comfort, and hygiene all students are required to have a complete change of clothing for participation in Physical Education lessons.  Students are permitted to wear suitable free dress clothes for their lesson. This also assists to protect and prolong the life of each student’s school uniform.

As a health promoting school, we strongly recommend and encourage students to shower at the end of each PE lesson.

Footwear

All footwear must provide sufficient protection for wear in a kitchen, workshop and laboratory. Black shoes are recommended and black sport shoes may be worn. All shoes should be sturdy, have non-marking soles, low soles and heels. For safety reasons, high-heeled shoes, sandals, ugg boots, thongs or slippers are not permitted.

All footwear must provide sufficient protection for wear in a kitchen, workshop and laboratory. Black shoes are recommended but sport shoes may be worn. All shoes should be sturdy, have non-marking soles, low soles and heels.

These shoes are not acceptable as part of the Rose Bay uniform.  The uppers offer insufficient protection from falling objects and spilt liquids and/or chemicals.   The soles are thin and slippery, dangerous when worn on stairs, outdoor areas or wet floors and can slip off easily, causing a hazard on staircases.

Jewellery

Single items of discreet jewellery will be permitted; these must be unobtrusive and not present a danger.  Earrings, (other than sleepers or studs) are NOT to be worn to school.  The Principal will have the final say on what is acceptable.

Make-up

Students are not permitted to wear excessive or indiscreet make-up at school and should therefore not bring make-up with them to school. Should a student wear excessive or inappropriate make-up to school they will be required to remove it.

Students are encouraged to wear school approved hats/caps/coats/jackets whilst outside but these must be placed in lockers on entering the buildings.  Hats are preferred in Term 1 until Easter and throughout Term 4.

Subject considerations

  • Design and Technology – Aprons are readily available for student use in all practical subjects.  Students are encouraged to wear aprons for the protection of personal clothing.  Hearing protection is also supplied.  All students must wear personal eye protection and the use of dust masks is advised in some working conditions. 
  • Home Economics – Aprons must be worn at all times.
  • Art – An apron is supplied for the protection of personal clothing.
  • Science – Safety googles and lab coats provided as required. 

Uniform exemptions

Students who are out of uniform on any particular day must bring a note of explanation and seek a uniform exemption from their Home Group class Teacher.

Hats/caps/beanies/coats/jackets

Students are encouraged to wear school approved hats/caps/coats/jackets whilst outside but these must be placed in lockers on entering the buildings.  Hats are preferred in Term 1 until Easter and throughout Term 4.

Marking of uniform

All items of uniform must be clearly marked with the student’s name. In the event when a student misplaces an item of clothing, the lost property collection can be found outside the main staff room.

School bag

Students are encouraged to use backpacks.  Bags must not be taken to class and should be placed in locker.

Schoolwear Shop

Rose Bay High School do not have a uniform shop at the school. Uniforms can be purchased from Lowes conveniently located in the Eastland’s Shopping Centre in Rosny Park. For further information visit https://www.lowes.com.au/schools-online/rose-bay-high-school.

If you are interested in buying good quality second hand uniform items please request to join the closed Facebook Group Rose Bay High School Uniforms – Buy, Sell & Swap Tasmania’. Rose Bay High school cannot be held responsible for any problems experienced with the buying and selling of uniforms via third parties.