Brisbane high school threatens to suspend student for most bizarre reason.

The school threatened to suspend the student for wearing the wrong socks!

Kenmore State High School in Brisbane wants to punish one if its students after he failed to attend detention for breaching the uniform policy by wearing generic socks, The Courier Mail reported.

The student’s breach was wearing generic white socks instead of the school’s own branded socks.

The student’s mother, told reporters her son had worn the same type of generic white socks all year but it wasn’t until recently was sent a breach notice.

According to Kenmore State High School policy, parents of a student found in breach of uniform policy are sent a letter and the student is given lunch time detention for every day of breach.

If they fail to attend lunch time detention twice, as this student did, then they are given an after school detention and if they miss that then they risk suspension.

Sara was informed that if her son failed to attend his next detention on Friday then he would be suspended.

‘I have no issue with kids wearing school uniforms just the schools need to make up their minds and stick to their own policies and communicate that more effectively with parents,’ the mum said.

The mum claims her husband attended a recent P&C meeting where the quality of the socks were being taken into consideration and they were informed students wouldn’t receive detention if the did not have them.

Do you think this is being a bit too strict about uniform? Share your comments below


  • I agree with the article comment – if a school has rules it needs to follow them 100% and not just when it’s
    Convenient.

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  • Revenue raising and confidence diminshing right there

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  • oh please I’m sure the school has bigger fish to fry than socks

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  • Oh seriously, this is just ludicrous.

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  • This is ridiculous. The school socks can be quite expensive when you need at leat 5 pairs to wear in the one week. I think this is a ridiculous sanction and rule.

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  • One of my sons was always getting into trouble for wearing the wrong socks at a Brisbane public school. I didn’t think it was a big deal at the time and still don’t more than a decade ago really trivial nonsense. As long as they are neat and tidy who cars what socks they have on.

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  • I don’t think this is such a big deal. I discovered that a note from home was always your ‘get out of jail free’ card.

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  • I went to a private girl school and honestly, so ridiculous- we would get detention if we didn’t wear our school blazer out over our jumper. Get a grip!!

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  • If the socks are the correct colour and length, what is their problem? Does the school actually sell these socks? If so, are they upset that they are loosing out on extra money? I wonder what the education department in QLD thinks of this. The child’s education is way more important than what socks they are wearing.

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  • We just moved to Brisbane and I’ve noticed the school are very strict with their uniform policy up here indeed. It’s very much “old school”. I just wonder why the schools feel the need to do this.

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  • Yes too strict and why compromise a child’s education over a pair of socks!


    • I agree – keeping children included and engaged in school is a must.

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  • That is absolutely out there
    I can’t believe they would suspend a child for wearing the wrong socks. Totally different if it was bright colours or pictures but white socks

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  • I tend to think its a little over the top. Far too strict. A lot of families struggle to buy the correct uniforms required and I don’t think socks should be an issue. If they do not meet the uniform’s guidelines and they risk detention it should b looked at and made a tad moore lenient.

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  • you would need to find out more detail rather than jump to conclusions

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  • The sock thing seems crazy but the suspension is more about not complying with detention which I would think would be a standard process for not complying with any detention.

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