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Uniform policy

School uniform policies

When students wear a school uniform, they feel included in our school community.

Students, teachers, parents and carers, as well as members of our local community helped develop our school uniform to make sure it:

  • meets the requirements of workplace health and safety, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation

  • includes items that are affordable, comfortable and made from easy-care and easy-wear fabrics

  • is appropriate for the full range of school activities

  • is suitable for all body shapes.

Learn more about the NSW Department of Education’s School Uniform Policy.

Uniform passes

Sometimes there may be special circumstances and you may not have your correct uniform. For example, wet weather or parental hospitalisation etc. In this situation:

  • come to school in the minimum dress requirements, looking neat and tidy with a note written by your parents
  • present this note to your Homeroom teacher
  • your Homeroom teacher will issue you with a uniform pass to excuse your dress on that day
  • the uniform pass must be kept all day
  • minimum dress (no admission to classes unless met): collared shirt, trousers, shorts or skirt, underwear, enclosed shoes and socks or stockings.

PLEASE NOTE: Tracksuit pants, hoodies and non-school coloured items of any kind are NOT part of the Jamison High School Uniform and are unacceptable attire for any reason. Our policy is to supply loan socks, jumpers, pants and skirts (with tights if requested) for students to change into for the day if they are not in correct uniform. Students who attend school without a note are also required to attend the detention room.


The NSW Department of Education and Training’s guidelines in relation to safety and footwear in school, under the work health & safety requirements, prohibit students participating in practical activities in school if not wearing substantial footwear deemed safe by the Department. Unsafe shoes include those with openings, platform or high heels, shoes made from unprotective, open-weave materials such as canvas and cotton; and other materials that do not provide adequate protection.

At Jamison High School we have developed a uniform policy in conjunction with the P&C association which meets the Department of Education and Communities requirements, ensuring safety and comfort for our students.

We are proud of our school and school uniform and have high expectations of our students wearing our uniform it its entirety and with pride.

Don’t forget: correct school shoes:

  • are all black - there should be no coloured markings
  • are fully enclosed with laces- the entire foot is to be enclosed by the shoe, including the upper section of the foot
  • are leather - the shoe is to have a stout sole and firm leather uppers; and
  • have low heels - the shoe is to have low heels. High heels are not permitted.

Special note regarding type of shoes

All students entering practical classes within the science, industrial arts, visual arts, agriculture and home economics Departments need to comply with rules set out under the Department of Education and Communities and work health & safety guidelines.

Chemical safety in schools volume 2 p.54 section states: 

  • Footwear: “Substantial footwear appropriate to a practical activity should be worn. Footwear such as thongs, open weave type shoes, or shoes with openings at toes or heels, platforms or high-heel shoes should not be worn in areas which present hazardous situations. Where indicated by a risk assessment, the wearing of safety footwear is mandatory.”

Thus, when purchasing shoes, in addition to being black leather, the shoes need to be fully enclosed with laces.