Final day of Term
A reminder to parents that the school term will finish at 3.10pm on Friday 20 September. We invite students to participate in the two activities being held on our last day of term:
The annual Interhouse Singing Competition will take place in the Auditorium. This is traditionally a very enjoyable event, giving our students the opportunity to demonstrate their singing and dancing abilities in front of their peers.
The final day of term is also a Non-Uniform Day. Students can take part in Fiver for a Flyer, in support of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. I trust that all students will enter into the spirit of the day and follow the clothing, make-up and jewellery guidelines outlined below. Please assist us by making sure that your child comes to school dressed appropriately.
Non-Uniform Day Dress Guidelines
- Appropriate clothing must be worn in all practical classes e.g. PE uniform including sports shoes, closed in shoes for Science and Industrial Technology and Design classes.
- Immodest clothing is not permitted e.g. bare mid-riffs or excessively tight or thin clothing.
- Shirts and t-shirts must have sleeves which fully cover the shoulders and upper arms - shoe-string straps are not permitted.
- T-shirts with inappropriate prints or slogans are not permitted.
- Normal College rules apply regarding hair, jewellery and make-up.
- Students are still required to be neat and tidy.
- Students must wear closed–in shoes.
- No short shorts or skirts (less than mid-thigh) are permitted.
Parents of students who are not dressed in accordance with these guidelines will be contacted and requested to bring in formal College uniform for the student to wear.
The end of term is the best time to take stock of school hats. Homeroom teachers and Heads of House will be issuing slips to those students who have hats in need of attention. The College can arrange for hats to be cleaned and reblocked over the holidays (for details see the Uniform Shop news).
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