The St Mary MacKillop College community is inclusive and acknowledges that we are all made in the image and likeness of God and we are created in love. People of all faiths, genders, sexualities and cultures are therefore respected equally in our community.
Students are at all times representatives of the College and its values. As such, students are expected to wear their uniform with pride, and according to the College’s standards of presentation, including in public spaces, and travel to and from school. This requires individual attention to cleanliness and good hygiene, neat and tidy personal grooming and the correct wearing of the College uniform.
We ask that all parents and guardians embrace our College uniform and the role it plays in your child’s day-to-day life at St Mary MacKillop College. The Uniform Policy is consistent with our College Vision and Mission Statements.
College uniform is compulsory. Students out of uniform are required to bring a note from home on the day and obtain a uniform pass from the Pastoral Care Centre. From 2023 there will be no stipulation of a winter or summer uniform.
Students must wear uniform items from this list. Students may wear the chosen items to suit their gender, personal comfort level for the temperature, and scheduled school activities.
- Dress of white, maroon and blue plaid, hemmed to no more that 10cm above the knee.
- College ‘MacKillop’ tartan skirt, not to be rolled up and worn to mid-knee.
- Grey shorts (male/female cut).
- Grey trousers/pants (male/female cut).
- Hounds tooth, long-sleeved, collared and buttoned shirt/blouse.
- Hounds tooth, short-sleeved, collared and buttoned shirt/blouse.
- Blue cool weave polo shirt with College logo (Year 7 & 8 only).
- College jumper.
- College soft shell bonded jacket (can be worn without the College jumper).
- College tie (optional)
- Plain black leather belt with plain buckle.
- Shoes must be polishable, black leather with a protective sole and enclose the entire foot. Suede shoes and black joggers are not acceptable for safety reasons. Elevated shoes and platform heels are not a part of the school uniform. The sole should be no more than 2 cm high and the heel 3 cm. No buckle shoes or slip on shoes are permitted.
- Dark navy tights
- White or Grey socks with maroon stripe. (Grey socks with shorts and trousers/pants, white socks with dress and skirt)
- College bucket hat is to be worn in Terms 1 and 4.
- College beanie and scarf (optional in terms 2 and 3).
The Physical Education (PE) Uniform is worn only on days when PE is held (and some Pastoral Care days). Year 7 and 8 students may wear the PE Uniform all day on PE days. Year 9 to 12 students may wear the PE uniform to school, if they have a class in lesson 1, or from school, if they have a class in lesson 4. At all other times, students must only wear the PE uniform during Physical Education class time.
Physical Education Uniform
- Maroon polo sports shirt.
- Navy shorts with logo (female/unisex cut).
- Navy Track pants with logo.
- College rugby top.
- White sport socks with maroon stripe.
Year 12 students will be provided with the option of purchasing a Year 12 Rugby Jumper. This is arranged through the school.
- Hair should be clean and neat; fashionable extremes are not permitted. Only natural, all-over hair colour or subtle highlights can be used to dye or highlight hair. Beads, rats’ tails, locks, lines, and geometric shapes or words cut into the hair, and extreme variations in length e.g. cuts below a number 2 are not permitted.
- If hair is longer that the bottom of the collar, regardless of gender, all hair must be completely tied back with ribbon or elastic band.
- Make-up is to be skin toned and subtle.
- Coloured nail polish shall not be worn while in school uniform.
- Students should be clean shaven.
- One watch and/or one fine bracelet.
- A maximum of two plain studs or sleepers per ear – no costume jewellery is permitted.
- Additional piercing or “taping over” is not permitted (including additional plastic studs).
- One fine neck chain, under clothing.
- Chunky jewellery, rings or anklets.
- Eyebrow, nose, lip or other facial or tongue piercings.
- Dark and excessive make-up.
- Acrylic, false nails or shellac.
The College encourages the wearing of hats while students are outside during the summer months (terms 1 and 4). Sunscreen is available free of charge to students.
Variations to the College Uniform are made at the discretion of the Principal. Students who do not comply with the uniform policy may be withdrawn from the school yard and/or sent home to acquire the necessary uniform. Any requests by parents or guardians for variation to the uniform and grooming are to be made directly to the relevant House Leader.