Dress Code

College Life

Our school has the expectation that all students maintain a high standard of appearance both within the College and in public. Students in Years 12-13 are able to wear their own clothes meeting the requirements of the Senior student dress code referenced in the Senior Student Privileges section. Full and correct school uniform must be worn by all students in Years 1-11 and items of clothing must be clean, tidy, and clearly labelled. Students may wear any uniform that aligns with the school’s policy, regardless of gender identity. Teachers and staff at Discovery College will enforce these rules as they see fit, with students’ health being kept as a priority.


Ordering Information

All Discovery College uniforms purchases are now available on our online uniform platform: www.schooluniform.hk/collections/discovery-college

Samples of the new uniform are now available for viewing and trying on purposes to confirm sizes. Parents will need to use our booking system to schedule an appointment to visit the PTA Shop.


Years 1-6 Uniform Items

The school uniform, including the Discovery College polo shirt, is required for all school days unless otherwise mentioned by the school for occasional activities or events. Optional uniform items are designed for colder weather and/or sports trips outside of the school.


Skirt/short length

Length must be appropriate for school.


As an alternative to items available via the school’s uniform website, students may wear any plain black lower body garment that:

  • is appropriate for school (for clarity, skin tight garments are not appropriate for school)

  • does not possess other colours or markings, apart from any small logos.


Students will need to wear DC PE skirts/shorts for PE.


Long sleeve t-shirts

Can be worn under the school polo shirt.


Shoes

Uniform shoes should be any style appropriate for general school use, and should be comfortable and safe for walking to/from school and up/down stairs. Shoes should be closed toe, and durable. Socks should be worn with shoes. The colour of either one is not fixed.


Hair

Hair on or below the shoulders must be tied back.


Jewellery

The jewellery permitted is a wristwatch and a pair of small stud earrings. The school is not responsible for the loss of these items, and is not bound to try and retrieve them if lost.


Exemption for religious reasons will be considered on a case by case basis. Parents should write a letter or email the school (Head of Primary) requesting such consideration. Any exempted jewellery must not be visible and must be removed for PE, sport, and other activities where they could potentially be a hazard.


Physical education

Students must wear the correct P.E. uniform (House shirts, skorts/shorts) and suitable sports shoes with non-marking soles and short white socks. Students must wear P.E. uniform to and from school on days when they have P.E. classes.


Sun Smart

A school hat is required to be worn during outside activities.


Non-uniform items

During times of particularly cold weather, non-uniform items may be worn to and from school in order to provide warmth. Once at school, however, only the official school uniform may be worn, regardless of the time of year.


Years 7-11 Uniform Items

The school uniform, including the Discovery College polo shirt, is required for all school days unless otherwise mentioned by the school for occasional activities or events. Optional uniform items are designed for colder weather and/or sports trips outside of the school.


Skirt/short length

Length must be appropriate for school.


As an alternative to items available via the school’s uniform website, students may wear any plain black lower body garment that:

  • is appropriate for school (for clarity, skin tight garments are not appropriate for school)

  • does not possess other colours or markings, apart from any small logos.


Students will need to change into DC PE skirts/shorts when they have PE lessons.


Shoes

Uniform shoes should be any style appropriate for general school use, and should be comfortable and safe for walking to/from school and up/down stairs. Shoes should be closed toe, and durable. Socks should be worn with shoes. The colour of either one is not fixed.


Hair

Hair can be worn down, with the exception of lengths that pose a health safety risk. Hair on or below the shoulders must be tied up as required for health and safety reasons during certain classes such as P.E., science, design technology. Subtle hair colours or dyes are permitted.


Makeup

Students will be asked to remove any excessive makeup. Subtle makeup and nail polish is allowed.


Jewellery

Jewellery may be worn, with the exception of those that could cause potential harm to the student and those around them.

Jewellery that could be hazardous to student safety should be removed for P.E., design subjects, and other activities where they could potentially be a hazard. This includes loose jewellery.

Excess jewellery (to be determined by the school) should also be removed for official school photos. The school is not responsible for the loss of these items, and is not bound to try and retrieve them if lost.


Physical education

Students must wear the correct P.E. uniform shirt, according to their House, along with the P.E. skort/short. Suitable sports shoes with non-marking soles should also be worn.


Students are allowed to wear their P.E. gear into school if they have P.E. as their first class, but they must change into their regular uniform for the remainder of the day. If they do not, there may be consequences implemented by teachers or staff. Otherwise they should change before their classes; they must change out of the P.E. uniform after they have P.E. classes, with the exception of P.E. classes during their final block. If students have P.E. as their final block of the day, they may leave the school campus in P.E. uniform.


Sun smart

Students are encouraged to wear sunscreen and/or wear the Secondary school cap or hat, but it is not mandatory to wear.


Non-uniform items

During times of particularly cold weather, non-uniform items may be worn in order to provide warmth. While the school recommends wearing the available school uniform outerwear, students may wear black, plain, inoffensive outerwear on top of their school uniform polo to keep warm. Students may also wear tights, or stockings underneath their skorts/skirts/shorts if preferred.


House events

Students must wear House colours to all House events - where possible, students are encouraged to wear the official House shirts.


Please note

The College uniform is a set of clothes to be worn to school and on designated school activities. Any defacing of the uniform is not accepted, and the school reserves the right to confiscate any offending garments and require replacements. As the uniform represents the College, student behaviour while wearing the uniform is expected to be exemplary.

Outside of school hours or designated school activities, students should change out of their uniform. No students should be outside of the College wearing their uniform on a casual basis unless they are with a parent.​


Year 12 &13

Please see Senior Student Privileges