School Dress Code

John Tonkin College has a clearly defined dress code policy regarding student attire. This is in accordance with 2007 legislation requiring mandatory school uniforms for students in Government schools, and is endorsed by the College Board.

The dress code creates a sense of identity and encourages pride in our school. It also enables school staff to readily identify our students, which assists us to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment.

Wearing of dress code reflects the students’ respect for themselves and others within the college community, and their commitment to their studies at John Tonkin College. The dress requirements promote inclusivity, equality and teamwork among students, enabling them to focus on maximising their academic and personal potential.

John Tonkin College dress items meet the standards for occupational health and safety on the school sites, and are affordable for parents. Footwear must fully enclose the foot and be securely fastened. Thongs, scuffs, open sandals, slippers and ugg boots are not acceptable.

The dress code makes no provision for the wearing of denim attire on either the college or school site. This is in accordance with the Department of Education’s Dress Requirements Policy governing the college and school’s management of student dress. This point is not negotiable.

Under the school dress code, students are not permitted to wear leggings or tights as outer wear, large earrings, excessive jewellery, low necklines and offensive slogans or designs on clothing. These are not appropriate to the school context and are unacceptable attire.

Certain areas of the college and school have specific dress requirements – eg: Physical Education lessons, science labs, workshops, art rooms and food technology rooms. Students will be informed of these requirements by the relevant staff members. Failure to comply with specified dress requirements may result in students not being admitted to specialist rooms.

The college maintains a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to inappropriate dress. Students attending college or school without the approved attire may be subject to sanctions prescribed in the School Education Regulations 2000, and outlined in the College and School Dress Code Management Process, which is available for reference in the Student Diary and on this website.

Student uniforms:

  • Sports shorts (unisex) (navy, gold piping)
  • Zipper rugby jumper (navy, gold and white piping)
  • Physical education polo shirt (pale blue)
  • Navy winter scarf
  • Tracksuit (navy, gold and white piping)
  • Casual white shirt (male)
  • Navy long pants/trousers (male)
  • Navy shorts (male)
  • Summer dress (navy check)
  • Navy box pleat skirt
  • Tailored white shirt (female)
  • Polo shirt (female) and polo shirt (male) (navy, gold and white piping)

Skirts and shorts should reach mid thigh.

The College tracksuit is compulsory for Country Week representation.

All College Wear is available from Perm-A-Pleat Schoolwear, Unit 2 / 76 Reserve Drive, Mandurah WA 6210

Please note the following Christmas and New Year Closure dates, the last day of trade for Perm-A-Pleat Retail Outlet Mandurah will be Friday 16th December 2022. The store will reopen on Tuesday 10th January 2023.

January 2022 extended Trading hours:

*To be confirmed

We will be offering a second-hand uniform and textbook service soon. 

The college is conscious of the need to provide an efficient process for families to be able to buy and sell their second-hand textbooks, uniforms and other student resources. We are delighted to inform you of this new initiative – coming soon ..Watch this space!

This will provide parents with the ability to trade these second-hand items via the Sustainable School Shop website.