POLICY REGARDING LEARNER APPEARANCE

Neatness instills pride, discipline and self-confidence which form indispensable foundations for quality education.

The following policy is valid regarding learners’ appearance:

  1. LEARNERS:

BOYS:

 School uniform:

  • Lead-grey school trousers (short or long pants) are worn throughout the year. The leggings are not to be worked down for a tighter fit.  Trousers should be the correct length – namely covering top of shoes.
  • Grey long socks with the school colours woven in are to be worn with the trousers.
  • Black school shoes that are regularly polished and fasten with shoe laces are the recommended shoes to be worn. Sharp pointed shoes are not permitted. Black suede shoes are not permitted.
  • Ties MAY be worn during the summer months, but MUST be worn during the winter months.
  • During winter time the school jersey is permitted and the school blazer is compulsory.
  • Only a lead grey t-shirt may be worn underneath the school shirt.
  • A black or brown leather belt must be worn.
  • School shirts must always be tucked in.
  • Tracksuit tops may be worn as uniform, except on Mondays when wearing the school blazer is compulsory.

Hair:

       The boys’ hair should always be kept as follows:

  • No hair may be combed behind or grow over the ears.
  • No fringe or other hair may hang in the eyes.
  • At the back of the neck, the hair should not touch the collar of the shirt or the blazer when the boy is standing up straight.
  • The hair may not form a rift at the back of the neck.
  • It is not allowed to make a colour change to the hair.
  • Hair may not be permanently curved or waved. Naturally curly hair should always be kept short and neat.
  • Hair that is gelled into style may not exceed 2cm in length.
  • Hair should be trimmed at the same length at the sides and the back of the head.  (No‘mullet’ or ‘mohawk’ styles). Short style comb-over, and path cuts are acceptable. No forms or patterns may be cut into the hair.
  • No dreadlocks or extensions are allowed.
  • When hair has been braided or plated there may not be any loose ends or strands at the back of the neck.

 Side-burns:

  • Side-burns may only reach midway down your ear and must always be kept neat and shaven.
  • Very important – Boys must always be cleanly shaven and neatly trimmed.

 Jewellery:

  • Boys are only permitted to wear a wrist watch.
  • NO laces, bangles, rings, necklaces, wiring or any so-called ‘decorations’ are permitted.

GIRLS:

School uniform (Summer):

  • Green school pants with the green short-sleeved checked blouse.
  • Green skirt with the green short-sleeved checked blouse. (Long sleeves are not permitted in summer time.)
  • The length of the skirt should be no more than 10cm from the floor when the girl is kneeling.
  • White school socks are to be worn. Socks should be folded down and not rolled down.
  • Black school shoes with either a strap or laces that fasten across the foot are allowed. No ballet shoes (‘pumps’) are permitted. No black suede shoes are permitted.
  • The school blazer or the pull-over is permitted.
  • NO long-sleeve school jerseys are to be worn during the hot summer months.
  • School shirts must be tucked in at all times and not turned in.
  • Tracksuit tops may be worn as uniforms, except on Mondays when wearing the school blazer is compulsory.

 School uniform (Winter):

  • Green long pants.
  • Green skirt with black winter tights.
  • Long-sleeved checked blouse.
  • A green school tie.
  • Black school shoes with either a strap or laces that fasten across the foot are allowed. No ballet shoes (‘pumps’) are permitted. No black suede shoes are permitted.
  • The school blazer is compulsory during the winter months. The school jersey with the school colours knitted into the collar is permitted.  NO jerseys of any other colour may be worn to school.
  • Tracksuit tops may be worn as uniform, except on Mondays when wearing the school blazer is compulsory.

Hair:

  • Hair that reaches over the collar of the shirt or the blazer should be tied up. ALL the hair should be tied up with hair bands into one or two pony tails.
  • Extensions should not be too thick and must be tied up at ALL times.
  • Hair or fringes may not hang in the eyes or in the face or loose in the neck.
  • It is not allowed to make colour changes to the hair.
  • Hair that is permanently curled or waved should be neatly tied and not allowed to stand up and appear unkept and bushy.
  • ONLY white, green, yellow and black hair ribbons or hair bands are permitted. ONLY small metal hair clips in the school colours should be used to keep hair tied away from the face.  Green, white, yellow or black hair bands are allowed.
  • Hair should be neatly groomed at all times. Excessive flowers, ribbons, hair clips and hair bands are not allowed.

Make-up:

  • NO make-up except a mild foundation is allowed.

Finger-nails:

  • Finger nails should always be kept short and clean. Nails may not be longer than the fingertips.
  • ONLY clear nail polish is permitted and clear gel.

Jewellery:

  • Only a signet ring and a lady’s wrist watch may be worn. NO other rings or jewellery may be worn.
  • Gold, silver, white diamond and pearl “studs” are allowable if it is small and one per ear
  • Jewellery that do not comply with the above-mentioned rules will be confiscated.
  • NO tongue rings, nose rings or any other facial jewellery are allowed.

Hats:

  • Approved Callies school caps and green school “beanies” in winter are permitted. School “beanies” may not be rolled up on the sides.

Contact lenses:

  • No coloured contact lenses are allowed.
  1. SPORTWEAR FOR LEARNERS:

SPECTATORS:

  • Spectators wear only school uniform as prescribed for home or away sport events.

ATHLETICS WEAR:

  • The yellow and white athlete’s vest with the black Callies sport short (polly short).
  • Athletes who participate in field and track events may wear the green school short instead of the black polly short.
  • School tracksuits may be worn in addition to the athletics uniform.
  • Black or green ski-pants may be worn underneath the polly shorts or the Callies shorts, but NEVER alone.

NETBALL, HOCKEY AND TENNIS:

  • Girls or boys should wear the outfits as prescribed by the coaches.

CRICKET:

  • White trousers or pants with the Callies golf shirt.
  • White/Green sun hats or caps may be worn.

SOCCER:

  • Green and yellow soccer outfits as provided by the coaches or the Callies golf shirt with a pair of white shorts.

RUGBY:

  • Callies rugby jerseys as provided by the coaches.
  • Green or white rugby shorts (as determined by the coaches).
  1. COACHES:

Please take note of the following:

  • Only players of FIRST TEAMS may wear special outfits as approved by the clothing committee.
  • It is permitted to use the official school tie to add embroidery e.g. FIRST TENNIS TEAM.
  • In all cases changes or additions have to be presented to the clothing committee and the governing body for approval and permission.
  • Coaches are responsible to see to it that teams adhere to these rules at all times.