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Uniform Guidelines

Students at Forest View are required to wear the school uniform in Years 9 to 12.

They are expected to be in the full and correct uniform from the time they leave home to the time they return home at the end of the day.

Students should wear their uniform with pride. There is one uniform for junior students and one for the seniors that is worn throughout the year.

The school uniform has been refined to allow students to wear any part of their uniform at any time. There is no Winter or Summer uniform. As long as it is allowed for their age level they can mix and match in relation to the weather.

There are restrictions on the size and amount of jewellery that can be worn and boys must be clean-shaven from Year 9 through to and including Year 12. In practical classes there are other safety and hygiene requirements.

Girls’ Skirt and Short Length:

Skirts and shorts must not be shorter than just above the knee (approximately 10-15 cm above the knee when kneeling).

JUNIOR UNIFORM

YEARS 9 & 10 
Summer and Winter Uniform
GIRLS
BOYS

FVHS Navy Skirt
or FVHS Navy Shorts
or FVHS Girls style Navy Trousers 
Blue shirt
or White Skivvy
White ankle socks or
Navy or Black Pantihose
FVHS Jersey or Polar fleece or Cardigan
FVHS Navy & White Jacket
Plain Black or Dark Brown covered shoes or Black, Blue or brown sandals (must have ankle & heel strap)

Navy Cotton Shorts
or Navy Trousers
Blue Shirt 
or White Skivvy
FVHS socks (long Navy/blue stripe)
FVHS Jersey or Polar fleece
FVHS Navy & White Jacket
Plain Black or Dark Brown covered shoes or or Black, Blue or brown sandals (must have ankle & heel strap)

SENIOR UNIFORM

YEARS 11 & 12 
Summer and Winter Uniform
GIRLS
BOYS

FVHS Navy Skirt
or FVHS navy shorts
or FVHS Girls style Navy trousers 
Pinstriped shirt
or White Skivvy
White ankle socks or 
Navy or Black Pantihose
FVHS Jersey or Polar fleece or Cardigan
Plain Black or Dark Brown covered shoes or Black, Blue or brown sandals (must have ankle & heel strap)

Navy cotton Shorts
or Navy trousers
Pinstriped shirt
or White Skivvy
FVHS socks (long Navy/blue stripe)
FVHS jersey or Polar fleece
Plain Black or Dark Brown covered shoes or Black, Blue or brown sandals (must have ankle & heel strap)

FOOTWEAR: 
For all years (9-12 inc):

Black, Brown or Blue Sandals (not tan or beige) 

  • Roman sandals or any other plain-coloured style
  • With a heel and ankle strap
  • No adornments
  • ‘Slave style’ sandals are acceptable, but must not go above the ankle
  • ‘Thong style’ sandals are ok, but must have strong straps and a heel and an ankle strap

Closed-toe Shoes

  • Must be worn in workshops
  • Must be plain black or brown, not tan or beige – most students wear black
  • No labels, logos, nor flashes of any colour are permitted
  • Sturdy – to withstand daily wear and tear, including rain
  • Preferably leather, but can be leather-look or suede
  • May be sneaker / skate-shoe style
  • Cloth / fabric / canvas shoes ‘Chuck-style’ or boots of any style must not be worn
  • In the case of girls, ballet-style shoes are no longer permitted as they are not sturdy
  • Girls’ closed-toe shoes must be worn with white ankle or knee socks, or black or navy pantyhose
  • Boys’ closed-toe shoes must be worn with knee-high school socks

FVHS cap or FVHS Beanie or Scarf in school colours only (Navy or White)

Year 13 students are allowed to wear tidy mufti but the following apply:

  • The expectation is that Year 13 students dress as if they were going to work in a customer service environment (smart casual).
  • All clothes should be clean and in good condition
  • If students are representing the school, they are expected to be dressed in a more formal manner
  • On mufti days, Year 13 students are expected to pay a koha
  • Students who breach the dress code will be sent home to change or, in extreme cases, required to revert to wearing the uniform

The following rules apply for Year 13:

  • All tops and shirts, for both males and females, must have sleeves and either a collar or a crew neckline.
  • The torso should be covered.  Bare midriffs and tops which are low-cut or see-through are unacceptable
  • Shorts and skirts should be no shorter than that expected for Years 9-12 (approximately 10-15cm above the knee when kneeling)
  • Tights are only to be worn under tunics, or skirts, of the length stipulated for shorts and skirts
  • Clothing must be free of slogans or logos which relate to alcohol, drugs, violence or sexual matters.  No offensive language is permitted
  • Footwear must be sturdy – jandals may be worn, but are not advisable as they may pose a health and safety risk.  Very high heels are also not appropriate
  • Appropriate clothing must be worn for certain subjects (eg closed footwear in Science and Technology areas, a change of clothes for PE)
  • The jewellery code is the same as for the rest of the school

Year 13 students must observe these guidelines.  It is embarrassing to ask a young person to change their clothing as a result of complaints from staff or other students.

The school uniform has been refined to allow students to wear any part of their uniform at any time. There is no winter uniform or summer one. As long as it is allowed for their age level they can mix and match in response to the weather. Black ankle or knee length socks are NOT allowed.

Jackets must be navy and are not expected to be work in class. NO HATS are to be worn in class. Hats are to be Forest View High School official cap or beanie ONLY.

Scarves may be worn but they must be in the school colors (Navy or White - single or mixed is allowed - Grey or Black scarves are not acceptable).

Students are allowed to wear ONE only piece of facial jewellery - which must be a small stud.

What if a student is out of uniform, wearing non-uniform items?

No exemptions are given.  Usually the item is confiscated, labelled and placed in a plastic bag.  A letter is sent to the family asking them to collect the item within 7 days.  After that, the item is held until the next ‘Mufti Day’, unclaimed items are disposed of at the end of the year.

  1. Contact with family sometimes shows that a family cannot afford to replace uniform items immediately.  This may involve supplying the student with clean, second-hand items from the School Uniform cupboard or, after discussion with the family, it may require the Counsellor taking the child shopping and replacing the item.  Usually the family will then be charged, or the amount owed will be deducted from the Automatic Payment account.
  2. If there is a laundry issue (unable to get washing dry or machine broken down), the student will be offered items from the School Uniform cupboard, for the day.
  3. If the shoes / jersey etc are wet after rain, this is not accepted as an excuse to wear non-uniform items.  An umbrella small enough to be permanently in a school bag costs under $10, shoes dry overnight if they are stuffed with newspaper.

Please ring the school if you are unsure of any item of uniform.