Uniform Shop Opening Hours
Tuesday 8.00am - 11.30am
Thursday 8.00am - 2.00pm
Resource lending room
The Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) of Merrimac State High School provides an efficient and very cost effective lending service for students. This is called the Resource Lending Scheme which means for a set cost, students are provided with all textbooks, specialist equipment and prepared materials for the school year. This scheme offers huge benefits because the annual lending charge is considerably less than the cost of actually purchasing the resources.
The Parents and Citizens Association has endorsed a compulsory school uniform based on the school colours of green and black. This helps enormously in promoting the school’s identity, cohesion, tone, pride and spirit. Students are required to wear the complete school uniform in a modest manner to promote a positive image of the school to the community while on the way to and from school, at school events and on excursions.
The wearing of a uniform enables ready identification of students and eliminates the distraction of competition in dress. Mutual respect is developed as the evidence of economic and social differences is removed. In the long term, a uniform is cost effective for families and promotes a sense of belonging. Workplace Health and Safety requirements are met by our uniform policy. No jewellery is to be worn, except for one watch, one pair of small sleepers or studs in the ear and small religious or cultural items on a long chain under the school uniform (not visible). No other jewellery or piercings are to be worn to school. Visible make-up or coloured nail polish is not permitted. Hair must be clean, of a natural colour, and kept in a neat and tidy manner. It should be worn in a non-extreme style.
Applications for enrolment are accepted only after an agreement to comply with the uniform policy has been signed by both students and parents.
Students will be regularly reminded of their responsibility to comply with our uniform policy and parents will be notified if there is an ongoing problem. Students will be encouraged through positive reinforcement and polite reminders to wear the correct uniform. However, if this fails disciplinary consequences may be applied.
Students representing the school in district or state level sports are invited to wear their team’s track top during winter.
The following items of clothing are not part of the uniform and are not to be worn to school:
- visible undershirts (visible slogans, logos, sleeves, or hoods)
- rugby shorts
- multi-coloured headbands
Blazers are on loan to students when they are representing the school for special occasions.
Students who represent the school in band events will wear black dress trousers, black socks, black dress shoes to be worn with white shirt with emblem and vest (available from Resource Lending Scheme). This is a unisex uniform and is to be worn at all band performances.