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School Uniform Information

As per the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board’s mandatory school uniform policy taking effect September 2004, students at St. Augustine Catholic School are required to wear the approved school uniform, effective September 2007 as outlined below.

Uniform pieces may be purchased through the school’s supplier, R.J. McCarthy or at any other retail outlet provided that the items are comparable to those provided through the supplier, and have no advertising or brand names on them.

Items may be purchased from the supplier R. J. McCarthy, at their retail outlet located at 125 Nebo Road, Hamilton, or on line at www.rjmccarthy.com. Their telephone number is 1-416-593-6900 or 1-800-668-8261 or by fax 1-416-593-6229.


The uniform shall consist of a navy blue or white top and navy blue bottoms and can be chosen from the following pieces:

Girl’s Uniform
Unisex Uniforms
Navy casual pants
Navy walking shorts
Navy flat front or pleated skort or skirt
White or navy short sleeve golf shirt
Navy box pleated tunic, embroidered
White or navy long sleeve golf shirt
White long or short sleeved blouse
White or navy turtle neck
Navy or White leotards &/or socks
Navy casual rugger pants

Boy’s Uniform
Warm/Outer Wear
Navy casual pants
Navy fleece zip polo
Navy pleated pants
Navy fleece jacket

Tops: All items must be either collared white or navy blue and must have the school crest on them. No hoodies or sweatshirts are allowed.

Bottoms: All items must be navy blue and must be worn at the waist. No sweat pants, track pants, cargo pants, cords or denim allowed.

Skorts and walking shorts must come to at least two inches above the knee. No short shorts or mini skirts are allowed.


All tops must be crested. Items purchased through the supplier, R.J. McCarthy, will be automatically embroidered at no additional cost. All tops purchased elsewhere must have a school crest affixed to them on the front left hand side. Crests are available for purchase through the supplier, R.J.McCarthy.


Mandatory school uniform implies that all students arrive at school dressed appropriately. Failure to do so shall result in consequences. The following progressive disciplinary consequences are to be followed:

- Three verbal reminders along with a written notification (notes,agenda) to parents by the teacher.
- Written communication by the Principal or designate to parent regarding the breach of the Board policy and outlining the following consequences for further breach.
* Loss of privileges (but not recess) and/or
* Student receives detention/age appropriate discipline assignment and/or
* Parent is contacted to pick up student from school and/or
* Student will be suspended if the student attends without proper uniform attire

This policy has been put together in conjunction with members of the School Uniform Committee, members of the Catholic School Council and the School Administration.


Board Uniform Policy

The Board Uniform Policy states, “The Principal, in consultation with the Catholic School Council, shall develop a student dress code as part of the Code of Student Conduct.”

Board Uniform Policy


Are You In Uniform?

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board's Elementary School Uniform Standards

The school's designated supplier has these appropriate items. You may purchase these items from other sources as long as they are comparable (colour, style, fabric).

Tops: White or Navy Blue

Bottoms: Navy Blue (No Cargo Pants, No Fleece Material)

(Examples provided)

Please Note: The above are the minimum items that were approved originally as a system standard. School Communities in consultation with the Catholic School Council, Principal, and Parents could add additional items to the above items. Any visible under shirt (usually a t-shirt) must be solid white or solid navy blue.bottoms

Your support in compliance to the above is very much appreciated.