The School believes that the only discipline of real significance is that which the individual imposes upon oneself. These rules aim to make each student aware of the value of self-control, orderliness and the need to cultivate a sense of responsibility for their own conduct and for the larger community of which they are a part.
1) Meetings and Obligations
It is the responsibility of each student to keep informed on matters published in “TAS Talks”, the Term Calendar, via email and on the Notice Boards. Every student is expected to use their TAS email account as a means of daily communication. If a boy or girl has conflicting obligations they must see that they are excused beforehand from those they cannot meet.
2) Dress Regulations
The School expects its students to wear their full school uniform correctly and with pride and sets high standards for students in public. It is our expectation that uniform and shoes will be clean and in good repair. Boys hair should be combed and of an acceptable length (not over the collar, ears or eyes), with no artificial colouring. Girls hair should be of a natural colour, clean, well kept and drawn away from the face. Make up is not to be worn to school, other than a very light covering of tinted sunscreen. Girls may wear silver, gold or pearl studs (5mm diameter maximum) with one earring in each lobe. No other jewellery, body adornments, tattoos or piercings are allowed.
During the school day students arriving or departing grounds must wear their blazer and hat unless instructed otherwise.
Middle and Senior School Students:
(a) Winter Uniform: The School uniform comprises the striped senior blazer for students in Years 11 and 12, the School blazer for boys in years 6 to 10 plus a white or grey shirt, school tie, grey socks, grey trousers, approved school jumper and black laced shoes with leather uppers of an acceptable design. The grey shirt is to be worn at school while at all formal occasions a white shirt is worn instead of the grey (the latter is referred to as ‘formal uniform’ in Terms 2 and 3.
Years 6-10 girls wear a grey skirt, TAS long sleeved blouse, black knee high socks or black stockings and navy blazer. For formal occasions the girls wear a white long sleeved blouse and skirt with the school tie, black stockings and navy blazer. Year 11 and 12 girls wear a navy skirt, the white formal blouse, school tie, black knee high socks or black stockings and the striped senior blazer. The navy school jumper may be worn at all times depending on the weather.
(b) Summer Uniform: Boys are to wear the alternative summer uniform. This comprises khaki shorts and shirt of approved school pattern, long socks of approved pattern, black shoes, tie and senior (striped)/school blazer. A school jumper may be worn with this uniform.
Girls are to wear school dress, short white socks, black shoes and navy blazer (Years 6-10) or striped senior blazer (Years 11 and 12). The navy girls jumper may be worn with this dress depending on the weather.
(c) Boarders travelling dress: Boarders travelling to and from the school at vacation times may wear civvies; collared shirt, shorts or trousers with belt, covered shoes. Girls may wear neat casual clothing with appropriate footwear.
(d) Overcoats: There is an approved outer garment to be worn in cold or wet weather over a school blazer or over the school jumper at school. This navy blue top coat is an optional garment.
(e) Non-school uniform: Students will be notified specifically when they are allowed to wear non-school uniform apparel.
(f) Ornaments: The wearing of ornaments – rings, bracelets, earrings, etc is not permitted, nor is the wearing of non-school badges on uniform.
(g) Hats: All day boys (6-12) must wear their Akubra hat to and from school and it is a compulsory item of uniform. Non-regulation hats/caps are not to be worn with school uniform or school sports clothing. All day girls are required to wear the TAS straw hat to and from school or while outside school grounds wearing their school uniform.
NB: BLAZER: Year 11 and 12 wear the striped blazer. All other years wear the plain blue blazer. Once a student has honours displayed on the blazer it may be referred to as an ‘honours blazer’.
TAS sport polo shirt: All boys will have a TAS sport polo shirt. This has the School crest embroidered on it. This should be worn, with TAS blue shorts, when representing the School in external competitions. This includes: tennis, swimming, athletics, touch, volleyball, canoeing, water polo and bench press.
All girls will have a TAS sport polo shirt. This has the School crest embroidered on it. This should be worn, with TAS blue shorts, when representing the School in external competitions. This includes but is not limited to: tennis, swimming, athletics, touch, volleyball, canoeing, water polo and basketball
House polo shirt: For any inter-house sporting activities, including the athletics championships, swimming championships and inter-house cricket competition, each boy or girl will wear his House polo shirt. Additionally, for swimming and athletics, TAS blue shorts are worn.
TAS tracksuit: All boys and girls will have a TAS tracksuit which may be worn at training, at matches and when travelling to and from matches.
TAS All Weather Jacket: Optional and may be worn to training or when travelling to and from sporting events or at matches. This item of clothing is additional to the tracksuit top and is not a replacement for the tracksuit top.
TAS cap: This should be worn for all outdoor summer sports and recreation and, where appropriate, some outdoor winter sports. Non-TAS caps are not permitted. The exception is cricket, where the TAS wide brimmed ‘Chappell’ hat is strongly recommended.
TAS swimming costume: All boys must wear the TAS blue swimmers at the School carnival and when representing TAS at external carnivals. House swimming caps must be worn at the School carnival and TAS swimming caps for external carnivals. Both caps are provided by TAS. All girls must wear the TAS blue swimmers at the School carnival and when representing TAS at external carnivals. House swimming caps must be worn at the School carnival and TAS swimming caps for external carnivals. Both caps are provided by TAS.
PE uniform: TAS sports polo shirt, TAS blue shorts, white socks and predominately white joggers.
Dress for training: This will vary from sport to sport and will be determined by the MIC of each sport in consultation with the Director of Co Curricular.
Dress for matches/competitions: Students will wear the appropriate TAS sports uniform as determined by the School. As students will be representing TAS, their uniform will be neat and clean and in good order.
When travelling: On sporting trips, all students will travel in School uniform or the appropriate sports uniform or TAS tracksuit as determined by the Director of Co-curricular.
The Wearing of Student Uniform
There is an expectation on all students to accept, uphold and practice good manners and behaviour appropriate to the occasion. Staff and parents are expected to support the school in this area.
No L or P plater drivers of any age are permitted to drive a vehicle into the school grounds.
Smoking, Drinking, Drugs
Please refer to the publication “Technology at TAS” for rules and regulations.
Mobile phones are only to be used at times when a student would expect to be able to use a school phone (ie. Recess, lunch time and after school). Therefore, they should not be used at times such as prep, in class, assembly, chapel, concerts and the like. At these times, phones should be switched off. Phones will be collected at entry to exams or tests and returned at the completion of same.
The School’s bullying and harassment policy applies to the use of mobile phones. The use of voice, data, photo facility or email messaging to bully, harass or offend another person will be considered a serious school offence and falls within the school’s general protocols on bullying.
Boarders may use their phones in accordance with the rules of each boarding house.
Students are responsible for their own personal property. Theft of others’ property will be punished severely.