Our school community believes that a dress appearance code based on modesty, civility and health and safety sets a tone conducive to learning as well as being acceptable within the broader community, all within the discretion of the principal. Students are expected to present themselves appropriately for a place of learning. They are also expected to learn appearance and suitiable dress standards.
The following are not acceptable at Nesbitt:
1. Derogatory slogans or inappropriate images
2. Displaying undergarments
3. Too short skirts or shorts
4. Pyjamas or slippers
5. Showing of midriff
6. Large chains around the waist
7. Large studded necklaces or bracelets
8. Bandanas or jewelry that create a gang image
Facial jewelry will be taped during physical education class.
Students should perform a “self-test” before coming to school. If when hands are raised above the head, the midriff is exposed, then the top is too short. When arms are extended against the thigh and fingers touch flesh, the shorts or skirt are too short.
These dress codes are put into place to maintain the image of the school as a learning environment. These codes have been implemented by your School Council and will be revised every school year.