After consultation with the student and parent community our School Board officially approved the College’s Uniform and Dress Standards Policy early in 2011. The College expects all students to wear school uniform as part of an overall dress standard that ensures appropriate and safe attire for learning. We believe that a uniform reinforces a pride in a student’s appearance, instils recognition of themselves as an integral part of the school community and assists in developing pride in representing the school. Issues of equality, health and safety as well as expense are factors that have contributed to the establishment of our Uniform and Dress Standards Policy.
Since the beginning of 2011 all ACT Public Schools are required to develop and implement a Dress Standard and Colour Code in accordance with ACT ETD policy. At the time of writing, Gungahlin College is the only Year 11 & 12 government school to have a school uniform as part of their dress standard.
Our College believes the following are the benefits derived from the wearing of school uniform: