At Notre Dame Catholic  High School, the uniform is a source of pride and a builder of community.  By choosing to attend  Notre  Dame  Catholic High School, students and their parents have made a serious and long-term commitment to comply with the school uniform code.  In addition, we are committed to maintaining standards of modesty, neatness, cleanliness and good taste, which reflect the Catholic ideals, represented in our school. The wearing of a school uniform also contributes to the creation of a safe school environment.  Students are required to wear the prescribed school uniform throughout the school year, including examination days.  Students failing to conform to the uniform expectations cannot be admitted to class, and these students will be sent home for repeated uniform infractions.  Students are expected to arrive at school in uniform.

 

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

  1. IN ORDER TO ENSURE UNIFORMITY, ALL ITEMS (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FOOTWEAR AND BELTS) MUST BE PURCHASED FROM McCARTHY.
  2. Students may not attend class without the proper dress code attire. All staff are required to help monitor and enforce the uniform policy. When a student arrives out of uniform to a teachers door.  THE TEACHER IS TO SEND THE STUDENT TO THE OFFICE. STUDENTS MAY BE GIVEN THE PRIVILEGE OF BORROWING AN ARTICLE FROM THE STORE. REPEATED OFFENSES WILL RESULT IN DETENTIONS AND THEN SUSPENSIONS.
  3. Students are to be in full uniform at all times, with the exception of designated “dress down days”. This includes students on spare or arriving back from COOP. There will be no changing into other attire during the school day other than for subject specific reasons.
  4. Coats and jackets are not to be worn in the building during the day. They are to be stored in the student’s locker. The only exception would be when students are entering or leaving the building.
  5. The only acceptable T-shirts to be worn under the Notre Dame Polo and blouses must be solid white or black in colour and be tucked in at all times.  Undergarments must not be visible.
  6. Baseball caps, hats, bandanas, scarves, and other headwear are not permitted to be worn inside during school hours.
  7. By wearing the school uniform, students are expected to display a neat and orderly appearance.  Pants must be worn at the waist and clothing should be kept clean and in good condition with no visible undergarments.
  8. The style of all uniform items must be consistent for all students and are not to be altered in any way.
  9. Accessories must be in keeping with the spirit of the uniform.  The following are unacceptable:  wallet chains, fishnet or colourful stockings / socks, studded jewelery, wrist bands or arm bands.
  10. Students are required to wear the prescribed school uniform throughout the school, including examination days.

 

DRESS DOWN DAY ATTIRE

  • Occasionally students have the privilege of dressing down. Students may wear jeans or casual pants that are not “too low-riding.”  Midriff skin or undergarments should not be visible when a student stands or sits. Shorts are permitted but must be at a finger tip length (no short shorts).
  • Tops must be short or long sleeved shirts that conceal midriff skin and undergarments. No thin strapped sleeveless tops are permitted. Girls may not wear low-cut necklines or extremely tight fitting shirts or tops. Shirts that have inappropriate language, pictures or symbols are prohibited.

 

MEN’S UNIFORM

Pants Black or Beige McCarthy’s RJM label required (Mandatory Wear). May substitute with McCarthy’s dress shorts
Shirt McCarthy’s White or Black Polo, Short Sleeve or Long Sleeve ND Embroidered (Mandatory Wear)
Sweater McCarthy’s Hooded top McCarthy’s Zip Polo McCarthy’s Crew Neck Sweater
Socks When socks are worn they must be solid White or Black

                                         WOMEN’S UNIFORM

Pants Black or Beige McCarthy’s RJM label  required (Mandatory Wear). May substitute with the X-Kilt or McCarthy’s dress shorts
X-Kilt/ Socks/Hosiery McCarthy’s ND  X-Kilt (must not be modified). Girls must wear the appropriate socks or nylons with the kilt.  When socks are worn they must be White knee high socks or solid Black tights or sheer nylons
Socks When socks are worn they must be solid White or Black
Shirt McCarthy’s White or Black Polo, Short Sleeve or Long Sleeve ND Embroidered (Mandatory Wear)
Sweater McCarthy’s Hooded top McCarthy’s Zip Polo McCarthy’s Crew Neck Sweater

 

UNIFORMS ON SCHOOL TRIPS

All one day excursion field trips are part of the regular curriculum at Notre Dame Catholic High School.  Students must realize that, while on field trips, they are ambassadors of our school and must conduct themselves accordingly.  Thus, school uniforms are mandatory for school trips, unless otherwise permitted by the Principal. Overnight trips will be considered on a case by case basis.

 

PURCHASING OF UNIFORMS

In order to ensure uniformity, all uniform items must be purchased through R.J. McCarthy Ltd., the school’s sole supplier chosen through a comprehensive tendering process.  School uniform items, as outlined in the school uniform policy, must be purchased from the approved supplier.  The school approved supplier is R.J. McCarthy Ltd., located at 3250 Ridgeway Drive, Unit #8, Mississauga, ON (904-820-4520 or 1-800-668-8261) or you can order on-line at www.rjmccarthy.com.

For your convenience McCarthy’s uniform maybe purchased form our in school store, hours of operation are Tuesday from 11:00am to 3:00pm.  During store hours you may use Cash, VISA, Master Card or Interac.