The aim of the DHS dress code is to enable students to look respectable while at school.
To allow maximum participation in the school program, all students are required to wear covered footwear whilst on the School grounds, preferably runners or sandshoes.
Students who come to School wearing footwear that does not comply with the Dress Code without a valid reason will be reminded of the Dress Code and given a warning. If the student continues to come to school wearing footwear that does not comply with the Dress Code, except in special circumstances, parents will be notified and the student will be sent home to change. If this is not possible, parents will be informed that their son/daughter is not permitted to return the following day unless appropriate footwear is worn.
Students will wear sleeved shirts to school, for example T-shirts, button-through shirts or polo shirts. Singlets of any type are not acceptable. Skirts, dresses and shorts must be of such a design and construction that they are not brief or revealing. They must be of moderate length.
Leggings are not permitted to be worn as outerwear.
Students who wear clothing that is brief, revealing or with offensive motifs, will not be permitted to attend normal programs.
Parents will be informed and the students will be either sent home to change or detained in the Front Office by the relevant Assistant Principal or Year Coordinator. Parents will be informed that their son/daughter is not permitted to return the following day unless appropriate clothing is worn.
For Vocational Education and Training programs industry standards for Health Safety and Hygiene will be applied in all circumstances. This means students may be asked to wear a specific uniform, remove jewellery and to tie their hair back.
Moderate (adjective): avoiding extremes of behaviour or expression: observing reasonable limits
Revealing (adjective): tending to expose more typically hidden parts of the body
Respectable (adjective): fit to be seen, presentable