Dress Code

The Quinte Christian High School dress code is intended to help the school meet our Core Values as part of our Vision and Mission.

Clothing and personal decorations should be modest and appropriate to a learning environment bearing the name of Jesus Christ. Implementing a dress code that includes school uniforms is intended to improve learning, relieve pressure and build a sense of belonging among the student body.

Students are expected to observe all aspects of the following dress code for all school days and school-related activities, unless alternate standards and exceptions have been approved by administration. Students must be in compliance with the dress code policy before and during regular school hours, including lunch and spares. While we put some considerations in place, we realize that it is not possible to address all potential concerns. Note therefore that externals or ways of wearing the school wardrobe that are not in keeping with the spirit of the dress code policy will not be acceptable.

School Wardrobe Specifications

All school clothing must be purchased at R.J. McCarthy. The school will complete bulk orders in November, March and June. Emergency orders can be placed at other times. Samples of clothing can be found on the school website in August.

School Wardrobe Considerations

Students may wear any of the prescribed wardrobe choices on any school day. The following points give further definition to our policy:

  • All school clothing must be worn as designed.
  • Clothing must clean, size-appropriate, and in good repair.
  • Undergarments must not be visible.
  • Tops, other than those approved, are not to be worn inside during the school day; they are to be put in the locker upon arrival at school and are to remain there until the student leaves the building.
  • Outdoor apparel must be stored in the appropriate areas and are not to be worn to class.
  • Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times.
  • Specific course-related clothing (i.e. Physical Education, shop, etc.) must be worn only during those courses.
  • Hats may not be worn in the school building.

Excursions Away from School

Excursions away-from- school are recognized as part of the learning of the school. As such, uniforms will be required on learning excursions.

There may be occasional trips for which uniforms are not required (e.g. the grade 12 Halifax trip, Grade 11 Joy Bible Camp, Grade 9 Community Building). On such occasions, students will be expected to dress in a fashion and style that are in keeping with the spirit of the school dress code policy.

Students who leave the building during spares or lunch periods will be asked to stay in uniform and represent the school well on their honour.

Special Dress Days

At the discretion of the administration, and with their pre-approval, portions of the dress code may be temporarily suspended for special dress days or certain outings. In these cases, students will be expected to conform to the following Quinte Christian High School policy regarding dress.

Students are to dress in a neat and clean fashion and in a style that is fitting to the spirit Quinte Christian High School dress code and allow for maintaining a quality academic environment. All articles of clothing bearing suggestive or offensive materials reflecting anti-Christian values are not permissible. All tops must cover the shoulders and have sleeves, and must overlap the waistband of the pants, shorts, or skirts. Non-uniform shorts or skirts must extend beyond the bottom of a student’s extended finger tips. Clothing should demonstrate respect for one’s sexuality. Therefore distracting or immodest clothing that is excessively tight, revealing, low cut, or reveals undergarments is not acceptable. Clothes need to be clean and in good repair, therefore they must not have rips or tears.

Staff and Volunteers dress while working in the school

  • Clothing worn must be appropriate to the work being done.
  • Clothing must at least meet standards of student dress code (i.e., clean, neat, modest, respectful and non-offensive.)