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Do Victorian school students wear uniforms?

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Do Victorian school students wear uniforms?

Students at most Catholic and independent schools must wear a uniform. Boys wear trousers or shorts in the school colours, a shirt and blazer or jumper (pullover). Girls can usually choose between a skirt or trousers, and wear a shirt and blazer. Some schools may require boys and girls to wear a tie, and some have straw hats for summer. There are winter and summer uniforms.

The dress code for Government schools varies. Some require students to wear a uniform while others allow students to wear casual clothes. Students can wear clothing particular to their religion or culture in Victorian schools. For example, Muslim female students can wear a hajib. Victoria�s long history of migration has created a tolerant society and Victorians respect different cultures and religious traditions.