School Uniforms

Uniform Guidelines

When are uniforms worn?
Summer uniform is worn in Terms 1 and 4 and winter uniform is worn in Terms 2 and 3
To accommodate weather changes, primary girls may wear their summer or winter uniform in the calendar months of April and September
Sport uniform is worn on the departmental sport days each week for sport and Physical Education classes
Commemorative jerseys are not to be worn for official occasions

Where are uniforms purchased?
School uniform items are to be purchased at the Lowes Greenhills store. Lowes makes an annual donation to the school, based on a sales percentage. For this reason it is in the best interest of the students at the school if parents have the school’s name recorded when buying Maitland Christian School items at Lowes
You can also order uniforms online or find the latest price list on the Lowes website
There are only two uniform items that are not sold at Lowes; school shoes and sport shoes
We also run a second-hand uniform shop, which is open every:
Mon 8am – 9am
Tues 2pm – 3pm
Wed 2pm – 3pm

Prep Uniform
• Red polo shirt
• Red pullover or jacket for extra warmth on cold days
• Navy school sport shorts (navy track pants for warmth on colder days)
• Choice of either broad-brimmed or bucket hat, navy and red, with school logo
• White socks and joggers

Primary Boys Uniform
• Sky blue short or long sleeve shirt with school logo
• Navy shorts or trousers
• School tracksuit jacket for warmth on cold days
• Choice of either broad-brimmed or bucket hat, navy and red, with school logo
• Traditional style black school shoes* and navy crew socks

Primary Girls’ Uniform
• Light blue dress in summer
• Tartan tunic with white short or long sleeve blouse in winter
• School tracksuit jacket for warmth on cold days
• Choice of either broad-brimmed or bucket hat, navy and red, with school logo
• Traditional style black school shoes* and white crew socks (Navy stockings are acceptable with the winter uniform)

Jerseys
• Year 6 students can wear commemorative jerseys on sport uniform days during Term 4

*Please see school shoes below for more details

Secondary Boys Uniforms
• Secondary Boys’ Uniform
• White short or long sleeve shirt with school logo
• Navy shorts or trousers
• Red jumper with school logo for warmth
• Choice of either broad-brimmed or bucket hat, navy and red, with school logo
• Traditional style black school shoes* and navy crew socks
• Red ties (Years 7-10) and navy ties (Years 11 and 12) are optional but must be worn for certain occasions

Secondary Girls Uniform
• White blouse with school logo
• Tartan skirt
• Red jumper with school logo for warmth
• Choice of either broad-brimmed or bucket hat, navy and red, with school logo
• Traditional style black school shoes* and white crew socks (or navy stockings in winter)

Uniform Options
• Year 12 can wear commemorative jerseys
• Year 11 and 12 students have the option of wearing navy school blazers with the school logo on pocket

*Please see school shoes below for more details

Kindergarten to Year 12 Sport Uniform
• School sport shirt
• Navy school sport shorts
• Navy school tracksuit for warmth
• Choice of either broad-brimmed or bucket hat, navy and red, with school logo
• Supportive joggers and white crew or ankle socks. Joggers must not be fluorescent in colour

Sports Carnivals and Special Events
From time to time, the school has events, where students are allowed to wear non-uniform clothing. These include out of uniform days and sports carnivals, where they are allowed to wear house colours. On these days, it is expected that students will wear clothing which is safe and modest. Therefore:
• Students must have fully covered shoulders
• No midriff tops
• At sports carnivals, when students can wear t-shirts in their house colours, there shouldn’t be large images or writing covering the front or back of the shirt
• Swimming costumes must be suitably modest

Accessories and Grooming
• No jewellery except for a watch and a maximum of one pair of silver or gold sleepers or studs (that may have a clear stone in them) no larger than 0.5cm are to be worn in the lowest part of the earlobe.
• No facial, tongue or other visible piercings
• No nail polish
• No make-up apart from a light foundation
• No facial hair (including sideburns)
No unnaturally coloured hair, dreadlocks, mohawks or extreme hairstyles including radical shaves, lines or patterns
• Hair should not cover the face
• Skirt lengths are to be within one hand width from the top of the knee
• Clothing worn under uniform should not be visible
• Sleeves are not to be rolled up
• Navy or red hair accessories are acceptable
• Plain navy or red scarves and gloves are acceptable on cold days
• Plain navy or red beanies may be worn for warmth when students are wearing all other applicable warm uniform options

School Shoes
• Traditional style school shoes – plain black, polishable leather, lace-up shoes with black laces (or Velcro for infants students)
• Shoes must cover full instep and be below the ankle, they must not be a boot
• No soft uppers or holes punched completely through the shoe
• Heels not to be more than 35mm high
To meet work health and safety requirements, school shoes must provide physical protection to the foot in case of liquid spills or falling objects. The bridge of the foot must be covered.

Sport Shoes
• Supportive joggers are to be worn with the sport uniform. These should be lace up or can be Velcro for infants students.
• Full leather upper is recommended
As enclosed footwear with full leather upper is required in high school specialist rooms, students with non-leather sports shoes will be required to bring their leather school shoes on sports days. Students are therefore encouraged to consider leather upper sports shoes in high school.