St Stephen’s Catholic College is a conservative school. The expectation is that the uniform and
grooming of all students reflects the College’s conservative ethos.
The College formal and pastoral uniform is to be worn with pride by students of St Stephen’s
Catholic College. The uniform has been chosen to be practical and attractive in order to enhance the dignity of each individual. This uniform is a sign that a student is a member of the St Stephen’s community, and the wearing of the uniform, as required, demonstrates pride in our College, respect for self and respect for others.
All aspects of uniform (except shoes) are to be purchased from the retail store holding our uniform.
Uniform Supplier: Tina’s Fashion, 209 Byrnes St, Mareeba. Phone: 4092 4096.
Pastoral Uniform: The school pastoral uniform for both boys and girls is purchased through the retail store holding our uniform. The pastoral uniform contains the College crest and colouring and is also embedded with the respective house colours.
Matching pastoral coloured hair-ties or ribbons can be worn by the girls when in pastoral
uniform. The length of the sport shorts must be mid-thigh. Not to be rolled.
Students are required to wear the school sports socks purchased through the retail store holding our uniform and any low-cut sports jogger.
Year 12 students only may wear the school-approved senior shirt and senior jersey with
sports shorts on a set day, as decided by the College. Senior jerseys can only be worn with
pastoral uniforms. Breaches of this will incur a consequence.
School Bag: Students are expected to have the St Stephen’s school bag, purchased through the retail store holding our uniform.
Hat Policy: Students are expected to wear the navy-blue hat to and from school each day. The hat must be worn during morning tea and lunch breaks.
Uniform Policy Statement: The College uniform reflects the conservative nature of the school. Hair and jewellery fashion change regularly, our standards DO NOT. The uniform and grooming policy is expected to be met in spirit and specifics.
Hair: Students are expected to have a natural single colour or shade. Hairstyles are to be compatible with the uniform. Undercuts are not to be visible. Students are not permitted to have shorter than a ‘number 2’ clip. Hair is to be kept neat and tidy. Girls with hair that touches the collar must have their hair tied back using white, beige, or navy-blue hair restraints. Long hair is to be restrained and not to fall across the face.
Boys’ hair must be a conservative cut, above the collar, tidy and not to fall across the face; hair ties/restraints are not permitted. Boys must be clean-shaven. Final decision regarding appropriate hairstyles is at the Principal’s discretion.
Jewellery: Students may wear up to two small silver, gold, pearl or gemstone-coloured earrings (<5mm in diameter) or fine gold or silver round earrings (<10mm in diameter). A plain fine metal neck chain with a Christian religious medal or crucifix attached is permissible, along with a watch and a medic alert are also allowable. No other visible body jewellery is accepted, including piercings covered by band aids. No visible tattoos are permissible.
Other Uniform Aspects:
- Any form of make-up including eyelash extensions, artificial nails and/or nail polish
are not permitted.
- In extenuating circumstances, any alteration to the standard school uniform must be
accompanied with a written explanation from a parent/guardian that should be provided to the home form teacher.
- Continuous infringements will incur consequences.
- Aerosol cans are not permitted at College, however, to maintain hygiene the use of roll-on deodorant is permitted.
- All watch types are permitted. Watches must not be connected to cellular technology or
Wi-Fi during school time.
- Smartwatches must be removed during exams.
Navy blue dress trousers to the ankle are optional for students in Years 7 to 9
in Terms 2 and 3.
Pastoral House Uniform