In striving to achieve personal and social values, Prince of Peace Catholic School is committed to high standards of neatness, cleanliness, modesty and respect. Pride in one’s appearance reflects itself in pride toward one’s work and achievement. As you already know, the TCDSB has implemented an APPROPRIATE DRESS CODE in all elementary schools.
The Appropriate Dress Code consists of any combination of white and navy-blue garments (i.e., plain white top, navy blue bottom; navy blue top and bottom; no denim, track or sweat pant or vinyl material).
During the school year, dress down or non-dress code days will be planned. You will be informed in advance about these days. On these days, students will have the option of wearing the dress code or regular clothes which may include coloured clothing. As well, students will have the option of a dress down day on their birthday. On dress down days, students should be modestly dressed in keeping with our Catholic values.
Here are the guidelines:
It is important to remember that not all fashions are proper or acceptable in a Catholic School, e.g., short shorts, bare midriffs, halter tops, tank tops, sleeveless shirts, pants worn on the hips below the waist, language and/or representations on attire that indicate gang affiliation, or depicts violence, profanity, racial or gender discrimination or discrimination of any kind whatsoever. (Toronto District School Board Policy)
Students are required to dress in clothes that are neat, clean, without tears and/or holes and appropriate for the weather and age
Sunglasses, bandanas and hats are inappropriate in the school building and classroom. Hats and sunglasses can be used outdoors for sun protection
Please note that students may wear any colour during gym in the 2014-2015 school year
All Elementary schools within the jurisdiction of the Board shall adopt an Appropriate Dress Code or Uniform Dress Code.
All Secondary schools within the jurisdiction of the Board shall adopt a Uniform Dress Code.
Parents are encouraged to review the local dress code at their child’s school and to direct their questions to the principal of the school.