Uniform Policy

2023 Uniform Options

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Jingili School Community Compulsory Uniform Policy


It is compulsory for all students from Transition to Year 9 (T-9), enrolled in a Northern Territory government school, to wear a school uniform whilst attending school and official school activities both during and after school hours. Northern Territory government senior school and preschool students are required to adhere to their school’s dress code. All school dress codes must align with the Sun Safety in Schools policy. (DoE Uniform Policy)

Uniforms are available for purchase at the front office. The Back to School Payment Scheme can be used towards purchasing uniforms. If required, a payment plan can be negotiated with the principal for essential uniform items. Where possible, second hand uniforms are also available for purchase. We appreciate donations of second hand uniforms from students who have outgrown them or who are leaving.


A uniform dress code reinforces in students a pride in their own appearance, instils recognition of themselves as an integral part of the school community, and assists in developing pride in representing their school. Issues of equality, health and safety, and expense are also factors that contribute to the establishment of the Uniform Policy.


In adopting a Compulsory School Uniform Policy, the Jingili Community School Council identifies the key purposes as:

  • Fostering in our students a sense of collective and individual pride in their school;
  • Allowing students and the wider community to identify with the school;
  • Providing greater safety and security on site and when travelling, by the quick identification of our students;
  • Providing clothing styles which are economical for parents and reduce the competitive dressing;
  • Providing clothing which is safe and suitable for all primary school activities.

Our Uniform

Jingili Primary School colours are blue and maroon. The school uniform aligns with our sun smart policy and consists of:

Shirt: Blue Jingili School shirt with logo and school sport team

Year 6 shirt: can be worn everyday by year six students

Shorts, skorts or skirts: Maroon without patterns, pictures of edging. Bottoms must be of an appropriate length, falling half way or more between the knee and upper thigh.

Long pants in the dry season: Maroon or Blue – no denim

School Jacket or school coloured jumper in the dry season or in class due to air-conditioning, no hoods.

Dresses: checked blue/maroon with Jingili logo

Shoes: closed sandals or sneakers/runners.

Socks: white, blue or black in colour.

Hat: Jingili School bucket hat

Jewellery: medic alert bracelet, simple watch, studs or sleepers. Wristbands that fit tightly to the skin may be worn. A single necklace can be worn underneath closing (such as crosses and other significant pendants). Dangly or chained earings, bracelets and long necklaces can become dangerous when playing sport or climbing on equipment and cannot be worn.

Make Up: students should not wear make up to primary school. Acrylic or false fingernails are particularly dangerous when playing sport of on playgrounds and makes completing work difficult.

Hair: Neat and tidy hair. Long hair should be tied up to prevent spread of nits and for safety. 

Please Note:

  • Hats are compulsory for physical education and when outdoors all year round
  • Running shoes or enclosed footwear must be worn for physical education
  • On days of physical education, girls are encouraged not to wear skirts or dresses
  • Free dress days will allow students whose parents so desire, to attend out of uniform on these days.


The uniform dress code applies during school hours, while travelling to and from school and when students are on school excursions and camps. It is expected that all students will attend school in school uniform and that teachers and parents will encourage the compliance with the dress code. In order to preserve the rights and equality for students, Jingili Primary School has ratified the following guidelines dealing with exceptions and sanctions.

Uniform Exemptions

In order for the Council to comply with equal opportunity, a process of exemption is required.

The Principal may, at their discretion grant an exemption, (short term) from part or all of the uniform, where a parent/carer can demonstrate a sound reason eg, health reasons, on the basis of Cultural/Religious beliefs or particular economic hardship.

All requests for an exemption should be in writing, addressed to the Principal.

School uniform management

  • Students must wear the full school uniform at all times
  • Students must wear a hat whenever they play in areas without full cover. Hats will not be worn inside.
  • Students will not be withdrawn from school or other activities for the non-compliance with the uniform policy. Staff who notice a child/children frequently out of uniform should refer them to the school leadership team for follow up with the class teacher. The Principal/Assistant Principal may, at their discretion, negotiate with parents either in person or by letter, the non-compliance with uniform policy.
  • An ‘Out of Uniform’ note will be sent home when a child is not wearing the correct uniform via email with a ‘read receipt’.
  • Students who come to school in unacceptable clothing following a uniform note sent, will be given a uniform for the day and parents will be notified. This uniform will be returned at the end of the day to be washed and re-used. Students will not be withdrawn from class or school for not complying with the uniform expectations.
  • Students must wear full uniform to participate in school excursions
  • Parents seeking exemptions to the uniform dress code must write a note to the principal
  • Families can use the ‘Back to School Voucher’ system to buy uniforms

Approved by School Council: 2021

Review Date: 2024