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


  • Absolutely too strict ! This types of rules and need of control is from a different era, not from this time.

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  • Such silly rules

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  • The teachers seem to be more a police force enforcing regulations than teaching something worthwhile for the students lives.

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  • Socks and hair ties are the bane of my life a time school. More focus on education and social well being then fricken socks please schools : )

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  • The logo alone costs more than the actual plain socks do. In most cases the plain ones are not better quality than the labelled ones. In fact I know a school that bought inferior quality sports uniform pants. They are only worn a few times and they go in holes. Parents are complaining. They are really expensive to buy. They are only waked around in but your are lucky to get 6 wears bfore they go in holes. The school won’t get more until all of those are sold. Consequently a lot of kids are wearing pants with holes in them.

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  • So looked it up and here what I found.

     Plain grey socks with stripe or white socks with stripe.

    Winter additions:

     Black tights or stockings (non –
    patterned)

    So it is easy to find out what is what, State/public schools seem to becoming more like the private schools. I can see the point but they need to start off the year with the standards not decide to enforce them months afterwards.

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  • Socks with a logo seem over the top to start with!

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  • If the socks need a logo then I understand as it is the schools uniform policy. But if they’re just plain white then any brand should do.

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  • if their socks have logos on them then i do understand, our school has pretty much the same policy, but if the child is not attending the detentions set out then they need further punishment, the school should be notifying the parents at the first detention

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  • I never understood when I went to school the need for them to be so strict with uniform. Who cares what colour socks they are wearing or if they have the slightest bit of white stitching on their black shoes. Schools need to focus more on teaching and less on what our kids are wearing!

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  • Wow, what a silly rule. Im all for uniforms, but specific type of white socks?? That seems like a joke to me

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  • This is ridiculous. Its a pair of white socks. I really don’t understand why this constitutes a suspension. I think teaching and enforcing rules at a young age is great. However, when the rules being enforced are completely arbitrary, all it does is cause children to rebel against authority.

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  • Ridiculous! The rest of the uniform maybe, but socks! And why all of a sudden?

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  • A uniform is there for a reason but if this teenager has been wearing the same socks all year why now has this come up. Not to be rude but some prices for school uniforms are ridiculous – they’re probably asking at least $20 for one pair – if you’re like my kids you like to change your socks daily and that would be a minimum of $40 for socks alone (without taking in to consideration the wear and tear fro having to wash them every 2nd day).

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  • Why the sudden change, if hed worn the same socks all year, why the problem now?? I understand uniforms are there for a reason, but if you want the rules to be set then they should be from day 1

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