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Junior Sport Uniform

School uniform is compulsory at Fairfield High School. This Fairfield High School Uniform Policy has been developed and confirmed by the school community through extensive consultation. We expect the co-operation of students, parents and staff

Fairfield High School Uniform Policy


A uniform dress code reinforces in students a pride in their own appearance, instills recognition of themselves as an integral part of the school community, and assists in developing pride in representing their school.  Issues of equality, health and safety, and expense are also factors that contribute to the establishment of the Uniform Policy.

The wearing of school uniforms by students will assist the school community in:

  • Belonging: shows that all students are members of one school community
  • Pride: helps to build school spirit and send a positive message about the school to the community
  • Health: changing into PE gear and wearing safe shoes promotes positive student health and hygiene
  • Equity: all students in the same uniform takes away all possible forms of discrimination
  • Safety: easier to identify intruders or visitors
  • Economy: having affordable items that are the same each day, reducing expense of fashion clothing

A school uniform should be:

  • Inclusive: catering for all students regardless of gender, race, religion, age or economic status
  • Legally appropriate: meeting all Anti-Discrimination and Work, Health and Safety legislation
  • Healthy and Safe: by identifying items necessary for particular activities e.g. sun protection and sport
  • Affordable and Comfortable: by including items that are affordable, comfortable, made from easy-care fabric, appropriate for a variety of activities and are suitable for all body shapes


Every day:

  • students are expected to wear full school uniform to and from school
  • if a student chooses to wear a school tie, which is optional, it is to be worn in a formal way at all times
  • black leather shoes that totally cover the foot are to be worn at all times
  • the uniform should be clean, neat and tidy
  • senior students may wear the annually approved senior school jacket in year 12
  • scarves, hijabs and hats are all to be in plain school colours of navy blue or maroon
  • any shirts worn under the school shirt must be white or sky blue (to match the school shirt)

Practical Activities:

  • PE and Sport - students are to change into their PE uniform, including sports shoes. This will occur at the start of class. At the end of the lesson students will change back into their school uniform.
  • Dance - students are required to change into their PE uniform for practical lessons. This will occur at the start of class. At the end of the lesson students will change back into their school uniform
  • TAS and Science - students must wear closed leather shoes for all practical lessons in TAS and Science, due to the safety concerns of the subjects
  • For all practical classes where a student does not have the correct uniform, the teacher will direct the student to do some alternate theory work during the lesson, in a safe and supervised location

Make-Up, Jewellery, Hair and Nails:

  • Minimal make-up is to be worn (pastel shades only and no dark colours on lips or eyes)
  • Nails are not to be long, pointed or painted in dark or bright colours
  • Hair is to be neat and tidy at all times
  • It is preferable to have long hair tied back. In practical classes all hair must be tied back.
  • Jewellery is to be plain, minimal and should not cause any concern for safety

Uniform Modifications:

  • Pants, skirts and shirt sleeves are not to be rolled up, shortened or adjusted to show more arms or legs
  • Skirts need to be an appropriate length to be considered "modest". A deputy will discuss skirt length with a student if there is a concern raised that the skirt is too short.
  • Coloured items under the uniform are not appropriate

Uniform Passes:

  • When a student needs to wear an item of clothing that is not full school uniform, an alternate item of clothing that is as similar to the school colours as possible is to be worn. This should not have huge logos or pictures or writing on them
  • If a student cannot wear all, or part of the school uniform, on a particular day, a note must be written and signed by a parent, stating the reason. The student is to see the relevant Deputy Principal before school to submit this note and to be issued with a Uniform Pass
  • Students who do not have their Fairfield High School sports uniform need to bring a change of clothes AND they must see the relevant Deputy Principal for a Uniform Pass
  • If medical reasons prevent the student from wearing an item of uniform, parents should provide the student with a note and doctor certificate (where appropriate) specifying the reason for not being able to wear the uniform. The relevant Deputy will consider the request and issue a permanent Uniform Pass for the appropriate length of time

Excursions and school representation:

  • Full school uniform is to be worn at all times, unless the permission note states this is not required

Banned Items:

  • Coloured items of clothing that do not match the school uniform – both under and over school shirts (branded jackets or jimpers)
  • "Cargo-style" pants, jeans or other "fashion pants"
  • Coloured hats and scarves that do not match the colour of the school uniform
  • "Hoodies" and large coloured jackets
  • "Leggings", in any colour
  • Singlets are not acceptable to be worn as a sports shirt at any time of day, this includes lunch and recess

Monitoring of school uniform:

  • Uniform will be monitored during roll call daily and throughout the day
  • Roll teachers document ALL students who are out of uniform, without a Uniform Pass on Sentral
  • Uniform Passes will be issued before school by the relevant Deputy Principal (see Uniform Passes)
  • Year Advisers – have a mentoring role and works with students to help get them into uniform
  • Head Teachers – liaise with roll teachers and issue warnings, letters home and detentions
  • Deputy Principals – follow up referrals by Head Teachers of non-compliant students
  • Deputy Principals -- Unsuitably dressed students may have parents or guardians contacted by the DP and asked to deliver the correct uniform to the school
  • Deputy Principals – Students who wear inappropriate jackets or jumpers that are either wrong colour or branded may have them confiscated for the day by a DP. Students will be able to collect these items at the end of the school day.
  • Out of Uniform – is considered persistent disobedience when a student continually fails to follow the school rules about uniform compliance

Repeatedly Out of Uniform:

  • Students who are consistently out of uniform for insufficient reason may not be considered suitable to:
    • represent the school in sporting activities
    • represent the school in any other activity eg. Debating. SRC, Vocal Group
    • attend non-compulsory excursions (and will have to remain at school to complete theory work)
    • participate in internal activities with external providers
    • attend formal assemblies in the auditorium
  • In practical classes, non-participation due to failure to wear correct clothing, may lead to parent interviews, head teacher interviews, N-award warnings or other consequences, as per the school's Discipline Policy

Student Assistance:

  • Support is available from the school for those families experiencing financial hardship
  • Application forms can be accessed from the relevant Deputy Principal

Non-Uniform Days:

  • Students are still required to wear supportive, safe shoes and all clothing needs to cover the same amount of skin as the school uniform does.
  • Practical class rules about clothing and shoes are still required (PE, Sport, TAS and Science)
  • All clothing is to be modest and polite - no offensive comments, swearing or rude pictures

School Shoes

Correct Shoes

  • All school shoes need to be black leather, supportive and fully covered
  • Sports shoes must be supportive, fully covered joggers in any colour
  • Open-toed, unsupported, flat, high heels, coloured shoes are not acceptable for daily wear

shoes for school


Fairfield High School's rules about shoes are taken from the Department of Education's Work, Health and Safety requirements about the need for all members of the school to wear safe, protective, supportive footwear at all times. In particular, footwear must be compliant to safety rules in TAS, PE, Sport and Science.




Pleated, tartan skirt

Navy shorts

Navy trousers

Navy shorts

Navy long pants



Year 7-10

Sky blue blouse (logo on pocket & blue piping)

School maroon jumper (with school logo)

School maroon jacket (with school logo)

Year 11-12

White blouse (logo on pocket & blue piping)

School navy jumper (with school logo)

School navy jacket (with school logo)

Year 7-10

Sky blue shirt (with school logo on pocket)

School maroon jumper (with school logo)

School maroon jacket (with school logo)

Year 11-12

White shirt (with school logo on pocket)

School navy jumper (with school logo)

School navy jacket (with school logo)

Sports Uniform


Track suit pants

Sports shirt (with school on pocket)

Sports shorts

Other items


FHS cap

Bucket hat

School tie

School hijab

The following items are not available from the onsite School Uniform Shop:

  • Black, leather, fully enclosed, supportive shoes
  • Sports shoes (jogger with laces)

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