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Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School
"We are God’s Hands"
  • Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School
  • 10 Castle Oaks Crossing
  • Brampton ON , L6P3A2
  • Principal: Tino Malta
  • Vice Principal(s): Andrew Rulli
    Clementine D'Souza
    Lina Iacobucci

  • Superintendents: Brian Diogo
  • Trustee: Shawn Xaviour (Brampton Ward 10, 8)
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Uniform, Spirit, Civvies Day Policies

Uniform Expectations for Secondary Schools


The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is committed to communicating Catholic ideals and values to our students.  We strive to achieve the personal and social values that are attached to appropriate dress.  As a Catholic community, we are, therefore, committed to standards of simplicity, neatness, attractiveness, modesty, equity and good taste.

By choosing to attend a Dufferin-Peel Catholic Secondary School, students and their parents have made a serious and long-term commitment to Catholic education.  The uniform is part of that commitment.  It is a reflection of who we are, how we see ourselves, and how others see our schools.  It unites us as a community.

School uniforms should be worn proudly and must be worn in good repair.  School uniform items (other than shoes) must be purchased from the Board approved supplier, R.J. McCarthy Ltd. located at 44 West Drive, Brampton 416-593-6900.  The uniform policy of the schools must be strictly adhered to.    



  1. Students are to be in full uniform every day upon arrival at school until they leave at the end of the school day.   Students must be in full uniform to attend classes.
  2. A student out of uniform is expected to report to the office before the start of his/her school day to rectify the situation.
  1. Students are to wear the school uniform when representing the school at an out-of-school event. The school uniform will be worn on all educational field trips unless the nature of the trip warrants other attire, as approved by the school principal.  
  2. Students who repeatedly violate the Uniform Policy are also in violation of the Catholic Student Code of Conduct.
  3. Non-Uniform items are not permitted at anytime during the school day, before or after school activities and events, including lunch time, spares, and school games. All head gear including baseball hats, visors, bandanas, winter hats are not permitted.


River Hawk Spirit Wear Days

"River Hawk Spirit Wear Days" are designated days when students may wear in place of their regular uniform, approved Cardinal Ambrozic S.S. River Hawk Spirit Clothing. River Hawk Spirit Wear will be available for purchase during the school year in the Tuck Shop and McCarthy's. Students engaged in school clubs, teams etc. will be permitted to wear their team and club wear as well.  Students not participating are expected to be in full uniform. Both males and females must wear uniform pants or spirit wear pants with an approved River Hawk top. Anyone in spirit wear may wear running shoes that day.


Civvies Days

"Civvies Days" are days when the students may wear their casual clothing in place of their school uniform.  In keeping with our personal and social values, and our school's Code of Conduct, students are expected to conform to standards of simplicity, modesty and good taste at all times.


Cardinal Ambrozic S.S.  Uniform

There are two combinations of uniform that students may choose to wear throughout the entire academic year. Items cannot be mixed and matched between combinations.

Uniform Combination #1

McCarthy's School Blazer – Must be worn at all times within the schoolRequiredRequired
McCarthy's Solid White Long or Short Sleeve Oxford Dress Shirt





McCarthy's School Khaki Pants with Black/Brown BeltRequiredRequired
Solid Black Closed Toe, Closed Heel Dress or Running Shoes without any non-black trim, logo or laces.






Uniform Combination #2

McCarthy's Golf Shirt – Long sleeve or short sleeveRequiredRequired
McCarthy's Full Zip Sweat Shirt – This item is optional throughout the year and can be worn over the golf shirt





McCarthy's School Khaki Pants with Black/Brown BeltRequiredRequired
Solid Black Closed Toe, Closed Heel Dress or Running Shoes without any non-black trim, logo or laces.






Physical Education Uniform

School Phys. Ed. T-ShirtXX
School Phys. Ed. ShortsXX
Athletic Running ShoesXX


Uniform Available Only at R.J. McCarthy Ltd.

  • When wearing Uniform combination #1 only solid white undershirts may be worn under the Oxford uniform shirt. If a student requires extra warmth it is expected that they wear a climate brand solid white shirt under their Oxford White shirt. No hooded or other sweaters are permitted when wearing either uniform combination.
  • Student's name should be written or sewn inside all uniform clothing in case of loss.
  • Do not alter the uniform in any way, including tucking pants into socks or boots.
  • Boots, slippers, ballet-style shoes, shoes with large and/or clearly defined logos, moccasins, flip-flops or sandals are not to be worn at any time.
  • Pants are to be worn at the waist.

    Students may be asked to leave class and/or return home to change when not in compliance with the uniform policy.
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