Dress Code

Appropriate Dress Code

(Effective Sept. 6, 2011)



Plain white or plain navy tops include


Short and long-sleeved t-shirts, golf shirts, dress shirts, blouses, turtle necks and undershirts

  • Tops with sleeves
  • With or without collars
  • No logos, words or pictures

Plain navy blue bottoms include


Pants, Shorts, skorts, skirts, tunic dress, capri/cargo pants, track, athletic and yoga pants

  • Walking/athletic shorts are to be mid-thigh or longer
  • Skorts are skirts with shorts sewn inside
  • Cargo pants are ¾ length pants or full length pants that the bottoms can be zipped off to make them into shorts
  • Track pants: JK- 3 have the option of track pants with tight elastic bottoms or loose open bottoms
  • Track pants: grades 4-8 will wear loose open bottoms at the ankle
  • Skirts & tunic dresses should be modest, knee or slightly above knee in length
  • Wearing shorts underneath skirts and dresses is recommended but not mandatory
  • Tunic dresses are solid plain navy blue and worn with plain white or plain navy tops underneath

Other clothing items include:

  • Tights and socks
  • Leggings
  • Shoes
  • Belts
  • Sweaters, Cardigans & Vests
  • Girls tights can be plain white or plain navy blue
  • Socks that can be seen, can be solid white or solid navy blue
  • Leggings can be solid white or solid navy blue and are permitted under skirts and dresses that fall to the knee, and under tops that fall to mid-thigh for all ages. Girls from JK-3 are permitted to also wear leggings as pants.
  • Shoes should be suitable for recess, gym and physical activity – running shoes are recommended, secure sandals when weather appropriate
  • Belts are optional. Belts can be plain black or navy blue
  • These over-garments are to be plain navy blue or plain white

What is not included or What not to wear

  • Denim/jeans, vinyl material like wind pants
  • Hoodies
  • Clothing with visible labels, logos of any size, contrasting colours, coloured buttons or stitching, stripes or detailing
  • Flip flops and slip on sandals without straps
  • Mini-skirts, halter-tops, tank tops, muscle shirts, t-shirts with vulgar sayings.
  • Clothing with tears/holes
  • Oversized clothing (shirts to the knee, pants hanging low and off the waist)
  • Hats and sunglasses are only to be worn outdoors (outdoor wear)

Other Details

  • St. Brigid Spirit Wear (clothing with St. Brigid logo) is permitted to wear on any day, except for yellow shirts. Yellow shirts and sweaters will be permitted on special spirit days, for sports teams, and class trips.
  • There is uniform dress code requirement for gym for grades 7 & 8
    . Items will be available for purchase each September and will consist of navy gym shorts and a yellow t-shirt with the St. Brigid Gym logo (same as spirit shirt).

  • There is no dress code requirement for student outerwear including outdoor sweaters, jackets, snow pants, hats, gloves, and sunglasses
  • St. Brigid Spirit Wear items will be available for purchase from time to time through CSAC initiatives.

Dress Down Days

During the year dress down or non-dress code days will be planned. These days will be announced throughout the year so parents and students can be prepared. Students have the option of wearing the dress code or regular clothes, which may include coloured clothing, denim/jeans, and logos. All other guidelines for what is not included should be followed. Students should be modestly dressed in keeping with our Catholic values. June 2010