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School Uniforms

For more than 25 years Benowa State High School has set a benchmark of expectations in public schooling in Queensland. The school reputation we enjoy is the result of parent support and staff diligence and commitment. The positive and strong recognition from our wider community has centered on not only the core values of our school but also on two very simple measures – how our students look and how they behave.

As a parent/caregiver in our school community, we expect that you will reinforce with your student(s) that the school uniform (as extensively described in the diary, on the school website and in the school prospectus) is to be worn to school WITHOUT VARIATION.

  1. Students are to wear their dress uniform every day except on Wednesday when they are expected to be in their sports uniform. When students engage in timetabled HPE activities, they are expected to bring their sports uniform to change into. After HPE, they change back into their dress uniform.

    Dress Uniform Juniors : red polo shirt, dark grey dress shorts for boys, grey pleated knee-length skirt for girls, short white socks

    Dress Uniform Seniors : white button-through short sleeved shirt (girls are expected to wear a tie), dark grey dress shorts for boys, grey pleated knee-length skirt for girls, short white socks

    ​Sports Uniform Juniors and Seniors : white polo shirt, black knee-length shorts, short white socks

  2. ​​Students in the wrong shoes have been a big issue of late – the only permitted shoes are TOTALLY BLACK ENCLOSED LEATHER LACE UP SHOES. On Wednesdays students are expected to wear a designated sport shoe. Canvas shoes, skate shoes, converse shoes and other varieties are NOT permitted

  3. No visible piercings are permitted. If students have piercings, they are expected to wear clear jewellery

  4.  Nails : no coloured nail polish, no coloured acrylics, no acrylic features, no shellac 

  5.  Make-up : students who wear make-up to school will be expected to remove it

The consequence applied to students choosing to not comply with the school’s uniform policy (in accordance with the gazetted Education Queensland Regulations) is a school detention. These detentions will continue until the student complies with the uniform policy.


Mark Rickard
Executive Principal