Items Worn on Special Formal Occasions
Some clubs/co-curricular activities have optional uniform items to promote the activity (eg rowing jackets). These items are to be worn for related events only and not at school in lieu of other uniform items.
General Presentation Expectations
- All uniform should be clean and in good condition.
- Hair should be neat and of a natural tone, hair accessories should be in the school colours of red, blue and gold.
- Facial hair that is trimmed and neat is permitted.
- Make-up should be minimal and natural in appearance.
- Fingernails must be trimmed short and a natural shade if polished.
- Jewellery must be limited to a maximum of the following:
- one fine necklace (worn below clothing)
- one ring
- one bracelet
- two earrings per ear
- one nose stud
(Teachers may request the removal of some jewellery items for safety purposes in some subjects).
- Skirts, shorts and dresses must be no shorter than the student’s fingertips when arms are held straight by their sides.
- Skirts and shorts must not be rolled up at the waistband or hem.
- Socks must be navy or dark grey and may be crew (mid-calf) or knee length. PE socks may be white but must not have visible brands.
- Visible long-sleeved top items are not permitted to be worn underneath uniform items.
- Standard watches are permitted as part of school uniform. Smart watches are not permitted to be connected to a device while on school grounds as per our Digital Device Policy.
If a student is unable to be in correct uniform on a particular day, they should provide a written note from a parent/guardian explaining the reason for being out of uniform and when this matter will be corrected.
If a student requires a long-term uniform exemption for medical reasons, a parent/guardian/student over 18 must apply for this exemption in writing to the relevant Learning Community Leader. The LCL may request current (within 6 months) documentation from a specialist physician treating the student to support the exemption request. In most cases, an agreed substitution that meets the needs of the school and the student will be discussed.
Non-Compliance with Uniform Expectations
Parents/guardians will be informed if students arrive at school in the incorrect uniform and are expected to support their child in ensuring they are wearing correct uniform when attending NIHS.
Persistent and repeated incorrect uniform without a valid reason provided will be managed in accordance with our Respectful Behaviour Policy which highlights the importance of engaging positively and respectfully with our school community and following reasonable instructions from staff.
Casual Day Guidelines
From time to time, our school may hold Casual Days. On these days, the following guidelines are provided to support our students to ensure an appropriate standard of dress:
- Students must wear enclosed supportive shoes (no thongs, sandals, crocs or uggs)
- Clothing must not include slogans or decals that may be deemed inoffensive or inappropriate in a school setting
- Tops must have sleeves (short or long) and cover the midriff of the wearer
- Clothing must not be ripped, torn, dirty or excessively loose
- Shorts and skirts must meet the prescribed length (below fingertips) as per uniform policy.
Purchasing the Uniform
UMS (Uniform Management Services) is the school’s uniform supplier.
Families may purchase uniforms online via https://umspl.com.au/pages/norwood-morialta-high or directly from the retail outlet at Adelaide Firle Shop (Shop 12) 161-167 Glynburn Rd Firle, SA 5070.
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