Sylvania High School is a uniform school. The School Uniform Policy was developed after extensive consultation between students, parents and staff. This policy is strongly endorsed by the Sylvania High School P & C and School Council.
- The wearing of school uniform contributes to the school’s identity and values, promotes loyalty among students and promotes a positive culture within the school and the community.
- All students attending Sylvania High School are required to wear full uniform at school, to and from school, school sport and on excursions unless special clothing is necessary.
- All items should be clearly marked with the student’s name.
- If a student is unable to wear full school uniform on a particular day, a note signed by the parent or guardian and explaining the reason must be presented to the designated Head Teacher for that academic year before the start of the school day. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in punitive action. In some circumstances including school representation, failure to wear the correct uniform may mean that the student cannot participate in that activity.
- Coloured joggers are permitted only for PE classes and sport. The Department of Education has issued a policy statement to exclude students who wear open or non-leather shoes from specialist TAS rooms (including Woodwork, Metalwork, Commercial Kitchens, Textiles, Food Technology), Visual Arts rooms and Science laboratories. School uniform is plain (no logos) black leather enclosed shoes. Shoes do not include any style of boot regardless of the material and style however safety boots are required in subjects such as Stage 6 Construction.
- Headwear: the uniform committee and staff are mindful of the hazards of exposure to excessive sunlight. Students are encouraged to wear the school cap for sun protection.
- The uniform standard reinforces modesty including the use of minimal makeup and jewellery and appropriate skirt length for female students.