What to Wear (Uniforms + More)

**Book a Uniform fitting appointment for Friday, May 31, 2024**

You must make an appointment directly with Top Marks
(see below)

Our uniform supplier (Top Marks) will be in the HCA gymnasium Friday, May 31 from 2:30 - 8:00 pm with racks of sample uniform pieces so that your child can try on sizes and styles before placing your order for the upcoming school year. 

Orders placed before June 15, 2024 will receive free shipping and will arrive prior to the first day of the 2024 school year.

To book a fitting appointment:

Visit www.topmarks.ca and create or log in to your account to view available times (our school code is HCA01), or contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-667-7105 or info@topmarks.ca.

UNIFORMS

HCA students have worn uniforms since 1998.

A reminder that by choosing HCA, you choose to support our uniform guidelines.

We believe that uniforms are valuable for our school community for a number of reasons:
  • Demonstrate respect
  • Create unity
  • Build identity and association with HCA
  • Presents a modest and well-dressed appearance regardless of family income or fashion trends

Uniform Guidelines   |   Top Marks Order Package   |   Used Uniforms

GYM STRIP

Students from Grade 6-12 are required to wear uniform gym strip. Black shorts and shirts are available for purchase from gym teachers at the start of the school year. Each piece costs $20 payable by cash or through school cash online. Students in Grade 5 will change into their own gym shorts and t-shirts listed on class school supply lists. Kindergarten - Grade 4 students do not change for gym class. 

All students must have appropriate athletic running shoes with non-marking soles.

HAWKS WEAR

Hawks' Wear consists of branded casual clothing that supports our athletic teams and school spirit. This is not part of the official uniform at HCA. Like Free Dress days, there are occasions throughout the school year where students are encouraged to wear Hawks' Wear. Items may be made available through online stores set up at various times throughout the year as determined by Hawks Athletics.

 

FREE DRESS

HCA FREE DRESS/THEME DRESS GENERALIZED GUIDELINES

Please note that students are requested to dress with modesty in mind and that staff will always have the final say in regards to what is acceptable. Theme Dress days may have additional guidelines over and above these general guidelines and will be communicated to the student body prior to the day.

You may wear: ● shorts that reach your fingertips or are longer ● skirts/dresses that are 3” above the knee or are longer ● shirts/cap sleeve tops or tank tops (girls only) with a 2 inch or wider strap ● leggings with a top that is at least to your fingertips or longer (please note that tights are not considered leggings) ● logoed clothing/hat that has appropriate and encouraging language, messages, advertising and/or symbols/pictures ● casual pants/jeans/athletic pants and capris ● hats (please note that staff may ask a student to remove the hat during class time, chapel time and prayer time)

You may not wear: ● spaghetti straps ● strapless tops or dresses ● backless and/or sheer/lace backed tops or dresses ● crop tops that reveal skin (wear a top underneath) ● revealing clothes such as low cut tops, tops that reveal midriff, clothing with tears in inappropriate places, and skin tight clothing or tank tops/sleeveless shirts for boys ● clothing that reveals undergarments such as underwear, bras, etc. when sitting or standing ● logoed clothing that includes but is not limited to the following: alcohol/drug slogans or advertising, derogatory or suggestive text/pictures/symbols, etc. ● pajamas

If there is a concern with what a student wears to school: ● They may be asked to change into gym strip or other clothing (available for rent at the Phys.Ed office) ● They may be asked to call home to have a change of clothing delivered to the school. Additionally • They may lose the privilege of the next free dress day