Dress Code

The Mukinbudin District High School community actively encourages the wearing of school uniforms and strongly recommends that all items are clearly labelled and identifiable.

This school has a ‘No Hat – No Play in the Sun’ policy enforced all year round. Students are required to wear a wide brimmed hat for all outdoor activities. This is inline with the schools SunSmart policy. The P & C have school hats that are available for purchase from the front office.

Uniforms are seen as desirable for a number of reasons:
  • They promote identity with the school
  • They promote pride in the school
  • They encourage a sense of unification and belonging
  • They eliminate competition in dress issues
  • They allow for ready identification of school members on excursions and thereby promote student safety

Jewellery, other than watches, is not permitted. For example, dangling earrings constitute a safety hazard and are dangerous, although ‘sleeper’ or ‘stud’ type earrings are acceptable.

Suitable covered footwear must be worn. Thongs are not acceptable. All students & staff are not admitted to Home Economics, Industrial Arts or Science practical classes unless they are wearing enclosed shoes.

Make up is not permitted and students will be asked to remove if present.

Summer Uniform

Bottle green or black shorts (mid-thigh)/skirt
MDHS polo shirt
Green & gold polo dress
Green & white check dress or skirt
Short plain socks
MDHS broad-brimmed hat

Winter Uniform

Bottle green or black tracksuit/sport pants or skirt (mid-thigh)
Black or green tights with shorts/skirt over the top
MDHS polo shirt
MDHS Country Week school jacket
MDHS polar fleece zip up jacket (must have school logo)
Short plain socks
MDHS broad-brimmed hat

Additional Winter Apparel such as beanies, scarfs, etc to be in line with the Principles of the Dress Code and not worn inside without teacher permission.

Sports Uniform

Bottle green or black shorts/skirt with black sports brief
Bottle green polo shirt (Green faction)
Gold polo shirt (Gold faction)
Bottle green or black tracksuit/sports pants
Mukinbudin Swimming Club or plain black bathers/board shorts or black skins (recommended only)
MDHS Polo shirt (DISA/Interschool carnivals only)
MDHS Country Week school Jacket
MDHS broad-brimmed hat

Parents are asked to ensure their children are appropriately dressed for all sporting events.

Where to source your uniform

  • MDHS broad-brimmed hat available from the school office
  • MDHS Polo Shirt, MDHS polar fleece zip up jacket available from the Post Office/Newsagency
  • Swimming club bathers contact Kerry Walker (90471407)
  • All other articles available at most major retailers.
  • A small supply of Second-hand school clothes are available based on supply from the school
  • Students whose families may experience financial difficulties regarding the purchase of a uniform should contact the Front Office (Business Manager or Deputy) to discuss the situation

Free Dress Days

On occasions as advertised and in the evenings on school camps students are permitted to wear free dress so long as it complies with the following guidelines:

  • It appropriately covers the student in manner that is respectful to themselves and others
  • It maintains student safety while carrying out activities i.e. stiletto heels and dangly earrings present a hazard if required to participate in physical activity

Modifications to the dress code

Students who, for religious or health reasons, may wish to modify the school dress code are required to make an appointment with the Principal or designated staff member. Staff will be informed of any student granted a modification to the dress code.


  • Students not following the dress code will receive:
    • A note to parents advising of inappropriate dress;
    • Counselling from a designated staff member on the benefits of a dress code;
    • Assistance/support in obtaining suitable clothing, if necessary; and
  • Students who still do not comply with the school’s dress code will be denied the opportunity to represent their school at: Official non-compulsory school activies, choir/musical, non-compulsory performances, Interschool sports competitions
  • Other sanctions may include the use of the school consequence chart as per the school behaviour policy.

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