Student Dress Code

    Students in grades 9-12

    Students are expected to dress modestly. Although we will not attempt to define modest dress in terms of current fashions or with specific measurements, we want to provide general guidelines. In no means are we promoting legalism; we are asking students to follow the spirit of the law.

    Student Guidelines

    • Shirts/blouses should be loose fitting and not revealing.
    • Shorts should be a modest length.
    • Hats may be worn outside.
    • Clothing should not have holes, be ripped or be torn.
    • Clothing with pictures or words should have appropriate messages/language.

    Students in grades K8

    General Guidelines

    Students’ clothing should be clean, well-maintained, decent and appropriate for the school day.

    • Shirts and t-shirts should be full-length. Shirts do not need to be tucked in but should be long enough so flesh is not exposed when wearing low-waisted trousers.
    • If wearing dresses or skirts, girls must wear shorts or leggings underneath. Mini-skirts are not appropriate for school.
    • Shorts should be long enough that a student’s finger tips, when arms are fully extended, touch the bottom of the short hem. Bike shorts/spandex are not to be worn.
    • Cut-off jeans, faded jeans, or jeans with fashion holes are not acceptable.
    • Under clothing should not be visible, and clothing should not be skin tight.
    • Hats, including baseball caps, are not to be worn in the building. They may be worn outside. Hoods should be down when inside the school building.

    PE Kit

    To ensure safe participation during PE class, please be aware of the following items:

    • Footwear – Students must wear tennis shoes/trainers. Students who come to PE lessons without the correct footwear for PE will not be able to participate.
    • PE shirt – Students in grades 2-8 must have a white PE t-shirt with the GDQ logo. Shirts may be purchased at GDQ or ordered from Lands End.
    • Leg wear is dependent on weather – shorts when hot, track suit bottoms when cold.
    • Water – Your child must bring a bottle of water with him/her to the PE lesson. This is especially critical during the warmer months of the school year.
    • Long hair must be tied back for all PE lessons.
    • Jewellery (e.g. earrings, necklaces, watches) must be removed for PE lessons.
    • Students need to bring their PE uniform (tops and bottoms) to school. They will have time at the start and end of their PE lesson to change. Should PE be the first period of the day, students may wear their PE uniform (tops and bottoms) to school. Students will need to change into regular school attire (tops and bottoms) following PE class.
    • Girls wearing earrings should wear simple stud or sleeper earrings. They should not wear dangly jewelry (long necklaces/ bracelets, etc.).
    • Shoes should be appropriate for the school building and outdoor activities. Sandals and Crocs may be worn, but they must have back straps. Flip flops are not appropriate for school.
    • Students, boys and girls, must have long hair tied back and off the face for all science, PE, and art classes. Hair must be tied back prior to the start of class. Long hair is defined as hair that is shoulder length or longer, long fringes (bangs) and/ or any hair that falls forward when a student is working / writing.

     Safety Guidelines

    • Girls wearing earrings should wear simple stud or sleeper earrings. They should not wear dangly jewelry (long necklaces/ bracelets, etc.).
    • Shoes should be appropriate for the school building and outdoor activities. Sandals and Crocs may be worn, but they must have back straps. Flip flops are not appropriate for school.
    • Students, boys and girls, must have long hair tied back and off the face for all science, PE, and art classes. Hair must be tied back prior to the start of class. Long hair is defined as hair that is shoulder length or longer, long fringes (bangs) and/ or any hair that falls forward when a student is working / writing.

    Uniform Days K8 only

    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are designated uniform days.