St. Thomas More Student Dress Code
The concept of a dress policy has a long tradition in the Catholic Secondary School communities in Hamilton. The St. Thomas More community strongly supports this tradition. There are economic and practical advantages to support a school dress policy. The real advantage is that a dress policy supports the school's philosophy; namely, that each individual is unique and his/her richness comes from within and not from external appearance. We also believe that only through working together, learning together and praying together can we as individuals form a greater whole, our Catholic School community. Like a successful team which takes pride in its uniform, we at St. Thomas More take pride in our uniform, in each individual person and in our school community.
We have established a common dress policy, the specifics of which are listed on the pages that follow. While it is possible to list all that may be worn, it is not possible to address all the external trappings that some students might choose to adopt. Suffice it to say that any externals that are not in keeping with the spirit of the dress code will not be acceptable. Any questions or clarification will be addressed by a Vice-Principal.
EVERY STUDENT WILL BE EXPECTED TO BE IN FULL UNIFORM, WEARING ONLY UNIFORM ITEMS, WHILE IN SCHOOL THROUGHOUT EVERY DAY. OFFENDERS SHOULD EXPECT TO BE SENT HOME.
Items noted as S.T.M. uniform attire must have a school monogram and be purchased from the school’s official supplier. The current supplier is:
460 Barton Street East
Phone: (905) 525-6684
Fax: (905) 525-5766
Please refer to the attached document to review specific guidelines.