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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Appropriate Dress Code Policy 2013/2014

St. Columba Catholic School
NOTE: Crested items are available, but it is not mandatory for students to wear crested items.





Plain WHITE or NAVY tops include:
·         Short and long-sleeved t-shirts, golf shirts, dress shirts, blouses, turtle necks
·         Tops with sleeves
·         With or without collars
Plain NAVY BLUE bottoms include:
·         Shorts, skorts, skirts, tunic dress, capri or  cargo pants
·      Walking/athletic shorts are to be at the knee, plain with no stripe or lettering
·      Skorts are skirts with shorts sewn inside
·      Pants, plain navy with no stripes or lettering
·      Skirts and tunic dresses need to be modest, at the knee
·      Tunic dresses are solid plain navy blue and worn with plain white tops underneath
·      Wearing shorts underneath skirts and dresses is mandatory
Other clothing items include:
·   Tights & socks
·   Shoes
·   Belts
·   Sweaters, hoodies, cardigans and vests
·   Crested St. Columba wear
·      Girls tights can be plain white or plain navy blue
·      Socks, that can be seen, ankle-length, below the knee
·      Solid white or solid navy blue or black
·      Shoes should be suitable for recess, gym and physical activity – running shoes are recommended and secure sandals when weather appropriate
·      Belts are optional.  Belts can be plain black or navy blue
·      These over-garments are to be plain navy blue.
·      Black Cougar t-shirts and black St. Columba hoodies are permitted

What is not included or What NOT to wear

·   NO denim/jeans, vinyl material like wind pants;  NO TIGHT PANTS OR “JEGGINGS”
·   NO clothing with visible labels, contrasting colours, coloured buttons or stitching, stripes or detailing
·   NO hats and sunglasses inside school; NO bandanas
·   NO flip flops and slip on sandals without straps
·   NO  mini-skirts, halter-tops, tank tops, muscle shirts, t-shirts with any slogan, see-through or low-cut blouses
·   NO clothing with tears/holes & over-sized clothing
·   NO clothing with logos, designs, print details

Other Details

·   Dress code requirement for gym is navy blue and white
·   There is no dress code requirement for student outerwear including jackets, snow pants, hats and gloves
·   It is recommended that parents/guardians label all clothing pieces clearly with the student’s name

Theme Days / Dress-Down Days

During the year, theme days will be planned.  These days will be noted in the monthly school calendars at the beginning of every month so parents and students can be prepared.  Students have the option of wearing the dress code or theme clothes. All other guidelines for what is not included should be followed. Students should be modestly dressed in keeping with our Catholic values.                                                                                                                                                     Updated August 27, 2013

Dress Code in TCDSB Schools

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.