Introduction
The South Thornlie Primary School Board has established a dress code for all students attending the school. This was developed in conjunction with the school's staff, parent body and administration team. We believe that a strong Dress Code promotes a positive image of the school and fosters positive educational and behavioural attitudes and values in our students.

The staff, parents and School Board of South Thornlie Primary School agree that a strong school dress code:

Fosters and enhances the public image of our school and builds school pride and team spirit.
Ensures students are safely dressed for specific school activities and prepares students for high school and future work places.
Stops the daily dilemma of students trying to decide what's cool to wear to school and the daily tussles with parents over what to wear.
Encourages equity amongst students and decreases peer pressure on students to wear fashionable attire.
Develops positive educational and behavioural values and attitudes where learning is seen as the core purpose of the school.

Expectations
School uniform at South Thornlie is compulsory and it is expected that students will present themselves at school and at off campus activities in clothing that conforms to the school dress code. It is also expected that students will wear their clothing in a manner for which it was designed and in a clean and tidy condition. If the dress is unacceptable, the parents have the right to apply for admission to a school where the dress code reflects their preference.

Hats

In line with the strong recommendations from the Cancer Council of WA South Thornlie has a No Hat No Play Policy for the whole year at recess, lunchtime and for sports sessions.

ALL CHILDREN WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A SCHOOL BROAD BRIMMED HAT OR LEGIONNAIRE STYLE HAT THAT COVERS NECK, FACE AND EARS. ALL OTHER HATS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Hair
All long hair must be tied back and any hair falling excessively over student's eyes to be secured back.

Jewellery
Only the following items of jewellery will be permitted:
Watches (excludes smart watches)
Earrings - studs and small sleepers in ear lobes only. For safety reasons earrings which hang down are not acceptable. NB. Nose piercings must be covered with a bandaid or removed.

Makeup
Students are not to wear any make up to school. Make up refers to eye liner, lipstick, rouge, bright nail polish. etc. 
 

Shoes

Students are required to wear fully enclosed lace up or velcro strapped shoes. Sandals (preferably closed toe) are permitted in summer. As children are involved in physical activity every day, sneakers should be worn daily. Plastic shoes, high heel shoes, fancy dress shoes, canvas slip-on shoes or high boots are not acceptable.