Uniform Policy 

DESCRIPTION OF THE UNIFORM
Revised June, 2016

Uniforms must be worn at all times, unless special concessions are made.  Parents must contact the classroom teacher by written note if, for any reason, the child cannot wear the entire uniform.  The school uniform should be kept neat and clean and all uniform items are to be labeled with the child’s name.

Enforcement
The St. Joseph’s School uniform policy will be strictly enforced. It is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that their children attend school wearing the entire uniform in a neat and presentable manner.
Teachers are required to enforce the uniform policy fairly and without exception. 

Exceptions:
From time to time, special “non-uniform” days may be appropriate. Dress is to be modest and in good taste. The school administration reserves the right to contact parents of students who are not dressed appropriately. They do have the option of wearing their school uniform instead. Most field trips require school uniforms. However, in consultation with the principal, the teacher may advise that children dress more appropriately for specific activities. 

Girls’ Winter Uniform:   To be worn October 1 – Spring Break

  • Jumper/Tunic: Grades K-3 grey jumper or a grey skort - no shorter than 2” above the knee
  • Skirts: Grades 4-7 grey kilt or a grey skort. Skirt and skort lengths are to be modest and should be at knee level. Skirts or skorts may not be shorter than 2” above the knee.
  • Pants: Grades K-7 girl’s grey dress pants
  • Tie: Grey and burgundy striped tie with school crest 
  • Blouse: Plain white cotton blouse, buttoned down the front. Collar should be pointed. Sleeves may be long or short. No stand up collars, frills, lace or embroidery on blouses, or patterned T-shirts under blouses.
  • Sweater: Burgundy cardigan, pull-over, or vest purchased through the uniform shop. School sweater must be worn at the beginning of each day and at every school gathering, Mass and assembly. 
  • Shoes: Plain black shoes free of coloured logos or stitching. Pump-style shoes, boots, or heels higher than 1/2 inch are not allowed. 
  • Socks: Grey knee-high socks or leotards.  No frills, lace on socks or leotards.
  • Note 1: Make-up is not permitted. One earring per ear (small stud or sleeper) is permitted. Hair cuts should be neat and compliment the school uniform. Hair dying or bleaching is not allowed.  Hair ornaments must be white, black, grey or burgundy - no other colours are permitted.
  • Note 2: For students wearing Hijab, colours must be either gray, white, burgundy, or black. 

Girls’ Summer Uniform:  To be worn after Spring Break - September 30, except for masses and special events as indicated by school administration ie: first day of school. 

  • Jumper/Tunic: Grades K-3 grey jumper or a grey skort - no shorter than 2” above the knee
  • Skirts: Grades 4-7 grey kilt or a grey skort. Skirt and skort lengths are to be modest and             should be at knee level. Skirts or skorts may not be shorter than 2” above the knee.
  • Pants: Grades K-7 girl’s grey dress pants
  • Blouse: St. Joseph’s crested polo shirt or plain white cotton blouse, buttoned down the front.  Collar should be pointed. Blouse sleeves may be long or short. No stand up collars, frills, lace or embroidery on blouses, or patterned T-shirts under blouses.
  • Sweater: Burgundy cardigan, pull-over, or vest purchased through the uniform shop. Optional with summer uniform. 
  • Shoes: Plain black shoes free of coloured logos or stitching. Pump-style shoes, boots, or heels higher than 1/2 inch are not allowed. 
  • Socks: Grey knee-high socks or leotards.  No frills, lace on socks or leotards.
  • Note 1:  Make-up is not permitted.  Hair cuts should be neat and compliment the school uniform. Hair dying or bleaching is not allowed.  Hair ornaments must be white, black, grey or burgundy - no other colours are permitted.  One earring per ear (small stud sleeper) is permitted.
  • Note 2: For students wearing Hijab, colours must be either gray, white, burgundy, or black. 

Boys’ Winter Uniform: To be worn October 1 – Spring Break 

  • Pants: Plain grey dress pants. (We recommend a colour fast viscose/polyester blend).
  • Shirt: Plain white long sleeved or short sleeved dress shirt. Boys are not to wear gym shirts or patterned T-shirts under school shirts.
  • Tie: Grey and burgundy striped tie with school crest 
  • Sweater: Burgundy V-neck pull-over sweater or vest, purchased through the uniform shop School sweaters must be worn at the beginning of each day and at every school gathering, Mass and assembly. 
  • Socks: Grey or black socks.
  • Shoes: Plain black shoes free of coloured logos or stitching. No boots are allowed.
  • Note: Hair length is to be above the shirt collar. Hair cuts should be neat and compliment the school uniform. Hair dying or bleaching and pony tails are not allowed. One earring per ear (small stud or sleeper) is permitted.

Boys’ Summer Uniform: To be worn May 1-September 30, except for masses and special events as indicated by school administration ie: first day of school.

  • Pants: Plain grey walking shorts or plain grey dress pants. (We recommend a colour fast viscose/polyester blend).
  • Shirt: St. Joseph’s crested polo shirt or plain white short or long sleeved or short sleeved dress shirt. Boys are not to wear gym shirts or patterned T-shirts under school shirts.
  • Sweater: Burgundy V-neck pull-over sweater or vest. Sweater is optional with summer uniform.
  • Socks: Grey or black socks.
  • Shoes: Plain black shoes free of coloured logos or stitching. No boots are allowed.
  • Note: Hair length is to be above the shirt collar. Hair cuts should be neat and compliment the school uniform. Hair dying or bleaching and pony tails are not allowed. One earring per ear (small stud or sleeper) is permitted.

Physical EducationUniform:                      
Boys and girls have the same uniforms which are to be purchased through the uniform shop.

  • Grey t-shirt with school logo
  • Burgundy shorts
  • Runners with non-marking soles (low cut runners are the best)
  • White socks with burgundy stripe or plain white
  • Parents are to write a note in the event their child does not have his/her complete gym uniform on P.E. days.
  • Note: Kindergarten to Grade 2 students are not required to have a school gym strip.

St. Joseph’s School uniforms are purchased on line from Neat Uniforms at www.neatuniforms.ca 

Once on the website, parents must click the PRE-REGISTER icon on the homepage. Once registered, parents can view the school uniform. Neat Uniforms may be contacted by phone at 1 (604) 205-7560 or 1-800-668-8261.

For defective products the parent needs to contact the Neat Uniform store (604) 205-7560 or 1-800 668 8261 and speak with one of the staff. A prepaid mailer will be sent to the customer’s email and the product will be received at our location. A replacement will be sent at no charge to the home.

As for size changes Neat Uniforms will be coming to the school for uniform fittings. A Sizing Set of uniforms will be available at the school for parents to size their children’s uniform needs, and place their orders online. Parents are also encouraged to contact Neat Uniforms staff for assistance to ensure they are ordering the right sizes online to avoid unnecessary shipping costs. If Neat Uniforms ship out the incorrect size on any product it will be their cost to correct.