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School Policies - Uniform

All uniform items must now be purchased at Cambridge Uniforms:
2455 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver, BC
(604) 924-9929

Occasionally difficulties arise with suppliers providing some items‚ and the school makes allowances under such circumstances.


Notre Dame Uniform Policy

By choosing to attend Notre Dame Regional Secondary School, students and their parents have made a serious long term commitment to Catholic Education. Our school seeks to promote inclusion and participation in faith community. In making this decision, parents and students accept the school uniform as an integral part of the school community life. Though we recognize our individuality, the uniform at Notre Dame is part of what unites us as one community.

All Catholic schools are similar in that they have in place either a uniform or a specific dress code. What makes them different in that regard is how well they adhere to it. Notre Dame is committed to making a concerted effort in terms of ‘raising the bar” so as to achieve excellence in all that it does. Part of those high standards center around school uniform. We believe, when it comes to dress code, we (staff, students, and parents) must work together to ensure as much consistency in that area as possible.

Formal Uniform - Boys

Grey or navy dress pants - casusal or tapered/slim fitting pants are not permitted
white oxford cloth shirt with ND monogram
white ND golf shirt
v-neck or cardigan sweater with school crest
navy or white socks
Black closed-toe dress shoes

Blue or Grey Crew Neck - available through Notre Dame

At No time are Flip Flops or sandals allowed to be worn to school

Formal Uniform – Girls

Notre Dame tartan kilt or x-kilt‚ poly-wool blend
Navy or grey dress pants
White oxford cloth blouse with ND monogram
White ND golf shirt
V-neck or cardigan sweater with school crest
Black‚ navy‚ or grey socks or full length, closed toe tights

Blue or Grey Crew Neck - available through Notre Dame

Footless tights or leggings are not permitted
Black closed-toe dress shoes (heel height not to exceed 11/2”)

At No time are Flip Flops or sandals allowed to be worn to school


Important Expectations Regarding the Formal Uniform:

The school uniform must be worn in such a way that everyone associated with our school can take pride in our students' appearance.

Students are expected to wear their uniform at school as well as to and from school. The uniform is to be worn on all school-sponsored field trips or school related events unless otherwise specified.

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Dress shirts or blouses must be tucked in the pants or kilt 
  • Skorts may only be purchased from the school's supplier, Cambridge Uniforms
  • Kilt length must allow no more than four inches between hem and mid-knee.  Girls who choose not to honor this stipulation may lose the privilege of wearing the kilt. If and when that happens, those girls must purchase and wear school dress pants for the remainder of the current school year.
  • Black dress shoes must be worn with the regular uniform 
  • Belts: Plain black leather belts (no fancy or oversized buckles)
  • Girls Socks - with the formal uniform, girls socks must be pulled up just below the knee.  Socks should not be rolled down toward the ankles.

Hair and Jewelry

At Notre Dame, we believe that hair and jewelry, with respect to how they are worn, are extensions of our dress code. Therefore, there are certain expectations for all students related to both of these areas:

Hair: It is expected that all students will maintain proper grooming with respect to their hair. At all times, length must be at a reasonable and moderate length. Generally speaking, for boys, that means that the back lengths will not exceed the shirt collar and hair, at all times, will remain off of the face. 

Notre Dame will not permit any radical hairstyles; that includes but is not limited to mohawks and faux hawks. Students are not to dramatically change their hair color or dye their hair unnatural colors.

Notre Dame reserves the right to deal with students who, in the opinion of the administration, violate this policy. At times, that may include sending them home. When that happens, students will be expected to make up some or all of the time that has been lost.

Jewelry must be in good taste and subdued in nature. Earrings, while permitted, must be either a stud or a small ring. No other facial and/or body piercing rings are permitted. Final decisions on this matter are at the discretion of the administration.

Violations of Dress Code

If and when students are in violation of the dress code at Notre Dame, they will receive one or more of the following consequences. It is important to note that Notre Dame adheres to a progressive discipline model meaning that repeat offenders will face more serious consequences.


Summer Dress Code Options

  1. Navy blue walking shorts (no side pockets)
  2. Kilt and Skort length expectations remain the same (4-inches for kilts; 5-inches skorts). Girls who fail to comply may be asked to purchase school pants (may be available in grey and blue next year). Girls will lose the privilege of wearing a kilt/skort if they fail the length test three times.
  3. Dress shirts and blouses must be tucked in regardless of the bottoms being worn (kilt/skort, or pants).
  4. Runners or other casual shoes worn with the summer dress code should be either black, blue or white (base colour). Shoes that are a different colour or multi-coloured will no longer be permitted. At no time are flip flops or sandals allowed to be worn at school.
  5. Socks must be worn at all times with the summer and formal dress code. Socks must be visible (and cover the top of the foot) without the student having to take off his/her shoes. 

Consequences will, in most cases, supercede participation in extra-curricular activities.

It is important to note that all students will be given opportunities to correct any problems with respect to dress code so as to avoid any unnecessary consequences. It is also important to note that, depending on the situation, the consequences may not always follow the set order listed. Certain violations of dress code may require more serious consequences immediately.


P.E. STRIP

  • Grey T-shirt
  • Navy shorts
  • Running shoes*
  • White athletic socks* 
  • Navy sweat-suit

All PE strip items are to be purchased through the Notre Dame PE Department. Payment by cash or cheque only (no post-dated cheques will be accepted)

(*Running shoes and white athletic socks are not sold at Notre Dame)