High School Uniform and Dress Code
School Uniform Policy
The MCSS school uniform for students in Years 7 -10 has been endorsed by our school community and Board, and is supported by the ACT Department of Education. College Students do not have to wear uniforms but do need to attend College in appropriate attire.
MCSS school uniform helps students
- identify proudly with a quality school
- contribute to a positive school image
- feel included as a school community
- realise that our school is a place of work
- be recognisable and safer in the school grounds
Our uniform is a low cost option over time, which reduces peer pressure and competition.
School equity funding is available on request to the Principal, Deputy Principal or Year Coordinator.
What is the uniform?
Above the waist:
- MCSS blouse or shirt with logo
- School dress
- White and navy PE polo shirt
- MCSS Navy tracksuit paints
- Teal knit sweater
- Navy zip up jacket
Below the waist:
- Blue tartan school skirt
- Navy blue school shorts or pants,
- (Shorts must not be shorter than mid-thigh. Items should not be ripped or torn)
Black, covered, sturdy shoes at all times to meet safety requirements
(Thongs, Sandals / slides, canvas shoes are not acceptable on school grounds)
Students representing the school in sports teams and excursions are expected to be in correct uniform and dress code to participate in these activities.
We encourage students to be sun safe by wearing hats and sunscreen when in the playground and exposed to the sun.
Where can I buy the Uniform?
The MCSS school uniform can be purchased from the following clothing outlets:
- Macdonalds Children’s Wear – Jamison - www.macschoolwear.com.au
- The Uniform Shop – Kippax - http://theuniformshop-canberra.com.au/
- Lowes – Belconnen Mall - http://www.lowes.com.au/store-finder/ACT/belconnen.aspx
Students who are in SRC, School Band or other special groups such as Peer Support leaders, peer reading tutors or sporting teams may be able to purchase a special purpose school top which is consistent with school uniform colours and appearance.
These are special items to reward students who contribute to the Melba Copland community.
Unacceptable dress at school
- Revealing or inappropriate clothing such as singlets and midriff tops
- Underwear showing above shorts
- Unsafe shoes
- Clothing in non-uniform colours
- Jumpers and tops with large logos or slogans that may cause offence to others