Policies & Guidelines

Yokine Primary School

An increasing number of parents/guardians wish to provide their children with mobile phones for safety, security and/or emergency.

This policy details the conditions under which mobile phones are permitted at Yokine Primary School. The school reserves the right to amend this policy in the future.

  1. Students will only be permitted to bring a mobile phone onto school premises for safety, security or emergency purposes (i.e. contact parents after school to arrange pick-up times).
  2. Mobile phones must be turned off during school hours, and are to be handed into the office before school begins and collected at the end of the day. Students will sign in and out their phones at the office. Each phone will be placed in a zip lock bag with students name on it.
  3. They may only be turned on out of school hours.
  4. While at school, students are our responsibility and instances that require emergency contact with parents MUST be through the appropriate staff member or a member of administration who will make the appropriate call to parents/carers.
  5. Phones are not to be used by other students.
  6. Students are not to take photos or videos on mobile phones on school premises.
  7. The school does not accept responsibility for any theft, loss or damage of mobile phones.

Inappropriate conduct

It should be noted that it is a criminal offence to use a mobile phone to menace, harass or offend another person. Hence, students with mobile phones must not engage in personal attacks, harass another person, or post private information about another person using SMS messages, taking/sending photos, videos or objectionable images, and phone calls. Students using mobile phones to bully other students will face disciplinary actions as sanctioned by the Principal.


Students infringing on the rules noted above will have their mobile phone confiscated. It will be taken to the front office and be kept secure and the parent(s) of the student informed. Parent(s) of the student may collect the phone at their convenience. The Principal may then withdraw permission to the student to bring a mobile phone to Yokine Primary School for a set period or permanently. Staff Review: 31.1.2014 Ratified by School Board: 6.2.2014

Dress Code Pre-Primary to Year 6


The Yokine Primary School community believes that the school uniform:

  • Fosters a sense of community
  • Enhances the public image of the school
  • Should be worn in such a way as to demonstrate pride in the school itself.
  • Encourages equity among students
  • Ensures students are dressed safely and appropriately for school activities
  • Should protect the children from ultraviolet radiation

The uniform may be refined from time to time after consultation between the Principal, School Board, P&C and the parent community.

Dress Code Policy

  • Only approved uniform items may be worn at school other than for advertised special occasions.
  • Only children wearing school uniform may represent the school at sporting events and on excursions.
  • Acceptance of enrolment in Yokine Primary School assumes acceptance of the Dress Code unless a modification of the Code is sought.

Modification to the Dress Code

Parents of children who may need consideration to modify the school uniform for religious, health, ethnic background or any other reasons should contact the Principal.


  1. In circumstances where a child is breaching the school Dress Code, the issue will be discussed with their teacher or a member of the leadership team.
  2. If a child continues not to wear the school uniform or consistently does not follow the Dress Code a letter will be sent to the parent of that child for further discussions on reaching an appropriate outcome in line with the Dress Code.
  3. Continued infringements of the Dress Code may lead to the exclusion from special events.

Approved School Uniform


Royal Blue collar type T-shirt with Navy/White trim and school logo.

Navy Blue shorts/Skort.

Navy Blue Cargo pants.

Navy Blue Leggings (to be worn under Skorts)

Royal Blue jacket with school Logo.

Royal Blue Cap with school Logo or Navy Bucket Hat.


Royal Blue collar type T-shirt with Navy/White trim and school logo.

Navy blue shorts

Navy Blue Cargo pants.

Royal Blue jacket with school Logo

Royal Blue Cap with school Logo or Navy Blue Bucket Hat.

ALL uniform items are available for purchase from the Uniform Shop on a designated morning or afternoon or by completing an order form which is available from the school office.

NB: No Denim is to be worn.


Yokine PS follows the SunSmart guidelines.  We have a 'no hat –no play' policy and students have to wear approved school hats during ALL school terms.

The accepted school hats are:

  1. Royal Blue Cap/Navy Blue Bucket Hat with school logo

These hats are available from the Uniform Shop


The school policy is to encourage suitable footwear. Sandals, shoes and socks, and joggers are acceptable. Other types of footwear can be dangerous and are not appropriate for school activities.


Hair must be tied back (for girls and boys) if at shoulder length. Hair ties and head bands are to be of school colours (blue) and of a plain nature.


Jewellery other than for religious purposes is not to be worn to school. Earrings are to be kept to small studs or sleepers.

Nail Polish & Makeup

These are not to be worn to school.  Students will be requested to remove nail polish and makeup at school.

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