Appearance

The College uniform is to be clean, washed and pressed. Rips and tears should be seen to and fixed. The uniform should be worn with pride and all students are expected to behave as ambassadors for the College 

  • Hair must be neatly cut and off the collar 
  • For culturally long hair, permission must be sought from the Headmaster. It must always be tied up 
  • Rats tails are not permitted under any circumstances 
  • Extreme haircuts or hair colouring is not permitted
  • Students are to be clean shaven at all times
  • Jewelry of any type is not permitted to be worn at school. This includes: studs, rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets etc. A watch is permitted 
  • Anything other than the uniform listed above as purchased from the official uniform shop will not be acceptable
  • Tee-shirts are not permitted. Please wear a low neck singlet that is not visible 
  • The correct PE uniform should be worn for sport 
  • Graffiti or offensive coverings of any item of uniform or equipment, including folders, books, diaries, and bags will be asked to be removed 

Behaviour & Discipline 

St Paul's College expects students to always conduct themselves in a way that will bring credit to themselves, their families and the College community:

  • In keeping with the Catholic Marist character of the College, students are expected to adhere to the College rules at all times and treat others with respect 
  • Students are expected to respect College property
  • Students must be on time, ready to learn, and with all the correct equipment 
  • Student behaviour in public, while on buses and trains, at bus stops / train stations is to be orderly and dignified. 
  • School rules apply while students are in school uniform
  • Students who misbehave in public, on public transport or damage property, risk being removed and reported to the College
  • Restorative practices are used in all dealings with students and their families. This does not negate the disciplinary process which the student is subject to for breaching the rules of the College

Prohibited Substances

The possession and / or use of tobacco, alcohol, drugs (illicit, synthetic, over the counter, party drugs etc), vaping, solvents or other substances in the classrooms, on the school grounds, while wearing school uniform or not, or at school functions (cultural, social or sporting) is prohibited.  

Forbidden Articles & Items

The following articles / items are not to be brought to school under any circumstances:

  • any form of chewing gum
  • dangerous weapons / instruments
  • guns, imitation guns, water pistols, water bombs
  • matches, lighters, fireworks
  • objectionable / pornographic material in any form (paper and or electronic)
  • skateboards, roller blades etc

Cell Phones & other Electronic Devices

Cell phones and other electronic devices (that are not required for study) are to be turned off from assembly until the end of the day, they are not to be used during or in between classes or at form time. If they are seen to be used during school time, the devices will be confiscated. Parents will be required to pick them up from the Deputy Headmaster Operations & Pastoral or the Dean of Student Welfare. St Paul’s College takes no responsibility for such items. In cases of serious misconduct on the part of a student, the College retains the right to hold the devices until such time as deemed appropriate. Cell phones may be used to contact home in case of an emergency.

Headphones, Earphones, Speakers

These items are not permitted at school. Items will be confiscated and will require collection by a parent. Parents will be required to pick them up from the Deputy Headmaster Operations & Pastoral or the Dean of Student Welfare. St Paul’s College takes no responsibility for such items. 

Confiscation of Items / Non Regulation Uniform Items

If non regulation uniform items, including caps, jewellery, T-shirts etc are worn to school, or if forbidden articles are brought to school, staff may confiscate the item. Parents will be required to pick them up from the Deputy Headmaster Operations & Pastoral or the Dean of Student Welfare. St Paul’s College takes no responsibility for such items.

Students Use of Cars

Where a student brings a car to school, they must not park it in the school grounds. They bring their car to school at their own risk. Students are reminded of the conditions associated with the type of license they hold. They must obtain permission from their Dean to go to their car during the school day. Car registration / licence details must be shared with the Deputy Headmaster Operations & Pastoral or the Dean of Student Welfare.