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Civvies Day

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  • Pupils should be neat and presentable. 
  • Ski-pants, short miniskirts, brief shorts (shorter than mid thigh), see-through, tight fitting or bare midriffs are not allowed.  Straps of dresses or tops must be vest width
  • Culottes and knee-length bermudas are allowed.
  • Offensive printing on T-shirts is not allowed.
 

Boys' Hair

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  • The over‑riding principle governing the length of boys' hair is that it be neat and tidy in appearance, as befitting a pupil of John Ross College.
  • Hair must at all times be away from the ears, collar and eyebrows when it lies in its natural position.
  • Colour rinses must be compatible with natural hair colour.  No skinheads.
  • Boys, who arrive at school unshaven, will have to report to the front office, go home and then return to school.
  • Sideburns may not extend beyond mid-ear.
  • No patterns may be cut or combed/greased into the hair.                                                                                                                        
 
 

Boys Uniform

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  • White short-sleeved open necked (summer) shirt with school badge on the left breast pocket.  If long-sleeved shirts are worn, ties are required and sleeves must be down or the sleeves must be rolled to above the elbow in the case of no tie.
  • Prescribed grey long school trousers and regulation black or grey belt.
  • Grey socks only.
  • Black, polished, standard shoes to be worn.  No boots are allowed. Only black shoelaces may be used. Shoes must be properly laced.
  • School ties must be worn during the winter months with the top button done up.
  • Tie patterns are not to be tampered with.
  • No jewellery is allowed.
  • Only the prescribed jerseys and jackets are permitted, or the current matric jacket.
  • Nails must be clean and kept level with the fingertips.
  • Blazers are worn in the winter months.  They are to be worn on all school occasions that are formal.
  • Vests or T-shirts worn under a shirt may not be visible above the neckline and must be plain white in colour.
  • Only permitted badges may be worn on blazer lapels.
 
 

Girls' Uniform

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  • White short-sleeved open necked (summer) shirt with school badge on the left breast pocket.  If long-sleeved shirts are worn, ties are required and sleeves must be down or the sleeves must be rolled to above the elbow in the case of no tie.
  • Prescribed grey skirt.  Skirts must touch knee‑caps.  Short skirts will be let down if worn to school.  Skirts may not be rolled at the waist.
  • White socks: may not be rolled but be folded neatly twice.
  • Black, lace-ups with a reasonable sole or standard school shoes.  Boots are not acceptable. Shoes must be properly laced.
  • Ties must be worn with winter uniform with the top button of shirt done up.
  • Short sleeves may not be rolled up.
  • Only the prescribed jerseys and jackets are permitted or the current matric jacket by the matrics.
  • Blazers are worn in the winter months.   They are to be worn on all school occasions that are formal.
  • NB:   No jewellery, except earrings i.e. SMALL (silver or gold) plain studs, (maximum diameter 5mm) or sleepers (maximum size No. 1) may be worn, and then only in the bottom hole of the earlobe.
  • Only plain maroon, silver, grey, black, white, gold or brown clips, hair bands and elastics may be used in hair.  Clips are not to be over-sized.
  • Hair in eyes and/or touching collar must be tied /clipped up or cut.  No hair extensions are allowed.
  • Coloured rinses must be compatible with natural hair colour.  No tints and no highlights.
  • No make-up is allowed, except for clear nail varnish.
  • Nails must be kept level with the fingertips.
  • Only flesh-coloured or white underwear may be worn.
  • Only permitted badges may be worn on blazer lapels.