Uniform Policy

UNIFORM POLICY

The school uniform is intended to develop a sense of pride and self-discipline. By choosing to attend Bishop Reding, students and parents make a commitment to comply with and support the school uniform code. No hats, baseball caps are to be worn inside the school at any time.

MALES

Pants Black McCarthy dress pants, double pleated front, straight leg, permanent crease, cuffed or not cuffed with BR Logo. Pants are to be appropriately hemmed, not rolled up or tucked in socks.
Shorts Black with red BR Logo. Must be worn with short black or white socks and all black shoes.
Golf shirt White or red, short or long sleeved golf shirt with red BR Logo. Cannot be oversized.
V-neck Pullover and Sweat tops Grey with the BR Logo.
Shoes Must be solid black shoes with closed toe and heel (i.e. no slippers)
Belt Plain Black—no insignias or symbols, no shoelaces used as a belt.
White t-shirt, undershirt Only plain white t-shirts, undershirts may be worn under the school shirt—no coloured shirts of any kind may be worn.

FEMALES

 

Oxford Blouse

White oxford cloth blouse long or short sleeved, button down collar, single pocket with red BR Logo. Must be worn tucked in.
Sorrento Blouse White cloth blouse, ¾ sleeve, French cut finish with red BR logo. May be worn untucked.
Pants Black McCarthy dress pants, cuffed or not cuffed (not a jean or cotton material).with BR Logo. Pants are to be appropriately hemmed, not rolled up or tucked in socks.
Capri Pants Black McCarthy Capri style pants with red BR Logo. Must be worn with either short black or white socks and all black shoes.
Golf shirt White or red, short or long sleeved golf shirt with red BR Logo. Cannot be oversized.
V-neck Pullover and Sweat tops Grey with the BR Logo.
Cardigan Black with red BR Logo.
Shoes Must be solid black shoes with closed toe and heel (i.e. no slippers, no high heels.)
White t-shirt, undershirt, camisole Only plain white t-shirts, undershirts, camisoles may be worn under the school shirt—no coloured shirts of any kind may be worn.


Uniform Infraction Consequences

This list is not all-inclusive nor does it imply that each consequence must be exercised before moving to subsequent consequences. Students with uniform problems will be dealt with in the following manner:

First Problem

Student is reported to office through contact with staff member.
Vice Principal (or designate) contacts parent.

Second Problem

Student is reported to office through contact with staff member.
Vice Principal (or designate) contacts parent, appropriate detention/consequence may be assigned. Warning is issued regarding parent/student/vice principal conference for next uniform problem.

Third Problem

Student is reported to office through contact with staff member.
Student is not allowed in class until parent conference is completed.
Suspension for neglect of duty/moral tone of school/opposition to authority may be enforced.

Fourth Problem

Suspension for neglect of duty/moral tone of school/opposition to authority.

The above consequences are a guideline but do not override the need for immediate action when required. Some areas of neglect:

  1. Non uniform pants.
  2. Wrong shoes.
  3. T-shirts under uniform shirts with writing/logos.
  4. Dry-cleaning a uniform is not an acceptable excuse for being out of the uniform.
  5. Chains of any description are not part of the uniform and are not allowed, including during civvies days.
  6. HATS ARE NOT TO BE WORN ON SCHOOL PROPERTY AT ANYTIME.

We recognize that the majority of students wear the uniform correctly and with pride. We appreciate your support and continued co-operation in these matters.

Note: Notwithstanding the above, the principal will take immediate and appropriate action in any situation involving the welfare of others.