School Uniforms and Bookpacks
Driver Primary School Council has endorsed the sale of student book packs. These packs contain stationary items that students will need for their year level.The school supplements book packs with additional stationary, art/craft materials and other curriculum related materials. Book packs cost $85 and are available from the front office.
Compulsory School Uniform Policy
All students in NT government schools from Transition through to Year 9 are required to wear an authorised school uniform.
Driver Primary School Council has endorsed the following compulsory school uniform policy: Students must wear the Driver Primary School shirt, either royal blue shorts/pants, royal blue skorts, royal blue skirt or Driver Primary dress.
Year 6 students are encouraged to wear the Year 6 Driver shirt. On Fridays only a school Hose Shirt can be worn.
In cooler weather, a plain royal blue or red warm long sleeved jumper/jacket over the uniform shirt is permitted outside the classroom. Inside the classroom any jumper/jacket is permitted. Royal blue or red (school colours) leggings may be worn under the school uniform or royal blue or red (school colours) slacks/tracksuit in place of the uniformed pants. Where royal blue or red leggings/pants/jackets are not available, black is permitted. Jackets, leggings/track pants must be plain with no added detail (sparkles, patterns, sequins etc.)
Denim is not permitted at any time (except on Jeans for Genes Day with a Gold Coin Donation ).
Students are required to wear a royal blue Driver Primary School sun safe hat that protects their face, neck and ears whenever they are outside. (A bucket/broad brimmed hat, with minimum 6cm brim). Baseball caps are not considered sun protective and are therefore not acceptable. If a student is in a cap: They are to put their cap back into their bag, it is not uniform OR sun safe. These are not to be worn to PE or Garden or at play time etc.
If a student does not have a hat: At playtime they need to sit on the out of uniform wall. If a student is in a sun safe bucket type hat but it is not the royal blue DPS hat: They are not in school uniform, so would need to sit on out of uniform wall. They are able to participate with that hat during PE and Garden etc. as it is sun safe.
Appropriate footwear is mandatory for all students. Sneakers or sports shoes are required for any Physical Education class. Covered shoes must also be worn in the kitchen and farm. For safety reasons thongs and masseur type shoes are not acceptable footwear.
Students who are not in full school uniform are required to sit on the purple out of uniform wall between Room 4 and Room 5 (Years 1-6) or Rm 1and 2 verandah area (Years T-1) to ensure their safety. Students can access bubblers and toilets whilst in these safe areas but need to remain undercover to do so.
Parents will be contacted if students are repeatedly out of uniform or do not have the school hat. It is important to maintain this dress code to:
help staff identify people in the school yard that are not part of the school community, ensuring the safety of our students
create a sense of unity so that students do not feel the need to complete with one another to dress in the latest fashion
provide a sign that students are committed to uphold the Driver School Values.
We thank you for helping your child/ren abide by our uniform policy. Uniforms are for sale at the front office. Please ensure that uniforms (and especially hats) are clearly named/labeled.
The Leadership Team and School Board
Driver Primary School