Dress codes vary widely among private schools, although a Catholic school uniform tends to keep the shirt and tie. Girls blue boucle sequin blazer. The socks are typically navy or white.
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Girls' long hair must be properly tied up, often into a ponytail. Some schools dictate the colour and type of hair accessories that can be used. Some prohibit even girls from having long hair. Wearing make up in school is prohibited. Schools usually enforce their uniform code thoroughly, with regular checks by teachers and prefects.
Students who fail to comply may be warned, given demerit points, publicly punished, sent home from school, or caned. School uniforms in Mauritius are generally compulsory. Mauritius being a former British colony, has been using the system from back then. The students have to wear uniforms from primary school until higher secondary level. However, there are a few private schools that are based on the French system and do not require the student to wear school uniform.
The uniforms have the school's logo and colors. Most Mexican schools have 2 types of uniforms; one for P. Uniforms usually consist of the following but may vary by school:. Traditionally, many New Zealand intermediate and high schools , and state-integrated and private primary schools , have followed the British system of school uniforms,  although it is common in state schools for the boy's uniform to have a jersey and grey short trousers rather than a blazer with tie and long trousers.
This usually consists of a variety of the following apparel: Both sexes wear an 'official' school jersey. Blazers and jackets are of varied colours according to the school - dark or light blue, grey, crimson, scarlet, green or black.
Some follow the British practice of having contrasting colours edging the lapels and jacket fronts. Caps have generally been discarded since the s but in many primary schools there is a compulsory broad-brimmed floppy hat, in the school colours, to help prevent sunburn.
Where short trousers are worn, boys are usually required to wear long dark socks, which may require garters to hold them up. During the s and s there was a tendency for the traditional uniform to be replaced by cheaper and more 'modern' options: Intermediate schools usually provide the option of skirts or culottes for girls and sometimes shorts while boys will wear shorts. Bike shorts or tights are sometimes worn under girls' skirts and dresses. School uniforms are used in Nigeria.
The school uniforms are compulsory in most schools in Pakistan. Both the public and the private schools have mandated uniforms. Boys uniforms are often made of a light-coloured shirt, long trousers usually brown or blue.
The girls often wear Shalwar Qameez suit or in some schools shirt and skirt. In some private schools, there are specified days when students can wear civilian clothing, typically in special occasions like a holiday or last day of school. There is usually no uniform in universities and progressive schools except for uniforms used in P.
E classes, and in specific schools such as the University of Santo Tomas. Public school uniforms for primary levels are typically white, short-sleeved, buttoned-up shirts, with long skirts for girls and light brown knee-length trousers for boys. Uniforms for public high schools and private schools vary widely in pattern and colour, but most often are in the official school colours. Muslim girls in some higher institutions are often required to wear a white hijab versus other colours.
Some school uniforms in the Philippines can bare resemblance to Japanese school uniforms. The material for these usually loose uniforms is often light and suited to the country's tropical climate e. In , the Department of Education ordered that students are no longer required to wear uniforms.
This was to allow poorer families to save money for basic needs. School uniforms are not compulsory in Poland and absent from the vast majority of Polish schools.
The idea of school uniforms in Poland did not exist before the early 20th century. In the People's Republic of Poland , uniform ceased to be compulsory in most schools during the s due to economic issues.
Since then, there has been made only one effort to reintroduce uniform into Polish schools - by the former minister of education Roman Giertych , in It was then decided that school uniform would not be enforced by the state onto the whole country, but would be a matter decided upon by the principal of each school respectively.
Initially this was meant to permit only a dress code , but this was later modified in to address school uniform. From , all primary schools and middle schools were to enforce compulsory uniform, whilst high schools and other forms of further education were given the choice to decide on their own. The appearance of school uniform was decided upon locally, which meant that "uniform" in most schools consisted of a jacket or shirt only - selected by the school management purely to avoid breaking regulations the rest of clothing was still up to the students to decide.
By mid, compulsory school uniforms were repealed and it remains so to this day. In the Republic of Ireland , almost all primary and secondary schools require the wearing of a compulsory uniform.
These can vary from school to school but for the most part include a trousers for males and a skirt or pinafore for female students a shirt a jumper and a necktie. In recent years many schools offer the option of trousers also for female students. Some schools require blazers rather than jumpers. Some primary schools now let their pupils wear a school tracksuit rather than a formal uniform.
In recent years there has been criticism, including by the Department of Education of the requirement a school uniform jumper must have the school crest or name imprinted onto it and of the practice, where a schools uniform can only be bought from a certain supplier, which can markedly increase the price of a uniform. As well as rules regarding the wearing of a uniform many schools have regulations regarding hair, footwear, the growth of facial hair for males, the wearing of makeup and the length of school skirts.
Since the late 90s students are no longer required to wear uniform during state examinations. During the Soviet period , a standardised "universal" school uniform was worn by all schools.
Originally of a military style with peaked cap and high collared tunic, by the s boys wore a functional dark blue pattern with shoulder patches identifying the school. For formal occasions such as the first day of term, girls wore white lace collars and aprons dating back to the reign of Catherine the Great.
During the initial post Soviet period from to , the mandatory uniform policy was abandoned and pupils generally wore casual clothing such as jeans, T-shirts and sweaters.
However, uniforms were reintroduced under a new education law in September Each school can now choose its own uniform. Also, there are many instances in which schools do not enforce the rules on school uniform.
As in many other former British colonies, all South African private and public schools have a uniform, and it is compulsory in all public schools and in the vast majority of private schools for children above pre-school level.
However, many of these same schools will have a "number ones" uniform for special occasions which include such items. In cities such as Cape Town, on the other hand, it is more common to see formal apparel required in public and private schools on a daily basis. Many schools across South Africa also provide the choice between a summer and winter uniform, with khaki uniforms and brown shoes being very common in the summer.
South African law has not required gender neutrality in school dress codes and a distinction between girls' and boys' uniforms remains. Boys of all ages are normally required to wear grey or khaki long or short trousers with socks, and the socks are usually long when worn with shorts, as in the illustration right.
Until recently, the straw boater was a common accessory in affluent public and private high schools, although these have now become optional in some cases. Nearly all schools, public or fee paying, have sports' kits uniforms that require bare feet for health reasons, regardless of the season. Almost all South Korean secondary students wear a uniform called " gyobok " Korean: The majority of elementary schools, except some private ones, do not have uniforms; however, the uniform is strictly monitored from the start of middle school and up.
Based on Western-style ones, the South Korean uniform usually consists of a shirt, blazer and tie, with skirts for girls and trousers for boys. More recently, the uniform is often worn by celebrities who target the younger, teen audience to sell entertainment products. The school uniform and school setting is frequently used as a venue for romance. As a result, the uniform has become something akin to an expression of fashion among students. Name tags that are worn usually have different colors per grade.
Oftentimes the writing is in black or white, whereas the background is colored. In Spain the use of school uniforms is not compulsory in the public school at any stage. Their use depends on school councils involving parents. However, it is customary to wear uniforms in private schools, where typically girls wear uniform shirt and jersey skirt and boys wear white shirt and tie and sometimes jacket.
It is mandatory for Sri Lankan school students to wear a uniform regardless of them attending a government, semi-government or private school. In most government and semi-government schools, boys will wear a short-sleeved white shirt and a navy blue short when they are in the junior grades. This will later transition to white shorts and then to white trousers towards the latter part of the school life.
A tie is not always worn, but may be worn for special school events along with a long-sleeved shirt. Proper black dress shoes and socks are also a part of this uniform. Certain schools also require the uniform to have the school's insignia stitched to a corner of the pocket of the shirt. Girls who attend government and semi-government schools will wear a white one-piece dress.
This may or may not have sleeves. Certain schools make wearing a tie mandatory for girls and some may have a plastic badge or the school's insignia stitched to the dress. Proper dress shoes and socks are mandatory in most schools. On special occasions, students who bear a post in a sports team, club or association, would wear a blazer which would normally be white and having accents based on the school colors.
In privately run schools, the suit is very similar but the colors might differ. They range from khaki and dark green to bright blue. As Taiwan experienced a long period of Japanese colonial rule, it is influenced by Japanese culture and the uniform style can be said to be close. However the school uniforms in the two regions are not identical.
There are a total of Taiwanese high schools. All schools have two sets of uniforms, a summer uniform and an uniform for winter. According to the provisions, sportswear is worn. Females wear shirts with pleated skirts or skirt pants. Some schools have sailor uniforms. In the past, many schools had khaki uniforms but this has been phased out with the exception of a few schools. Uniforms are compulsory for all students with very few variations from the standard model throughout the public and private school systems, including colleges and universities.
The dress code in primary and secondary grades for boys comprises dark blue, khaki, or black shorts with a white open-collar short-sleeved shirt, white ankle socks or long dark socks, and brown or black trainers. Female students, wear a knee-length dark blue or black skirt, and a pale white blouse with a loosely hanging bow tie. The bow tie is dropped in favour of an open-necked pale blue shirt from Matthayom 4. The girls' uniform is complemented by white ankle socks and black school shoes.
The student's name, number, and name of the school are often embroidered on the blouse or shirt. Some independent or international schools have uniforms more closely resembling British school uniform standards, and boys in senior high school grades may be allowed to wear long trousers. The standard dress for children in kindergarten is a red skirt and white blouse for girls, and red short trousers and a white shirt for boys. In all Thai schools, one day per week, usually Wednesday, is dedicated to scouting, when beige scout uniforms for boys and dark green guide uniforms are the rule, both wearing yellow neckerchiefs.
The hairstyle of students is also given attention by schools and the Ministry of Education. Some schools dictate the colour and type of hair accessories that females can use. All students are prohibited from colouring their hair or having tattoos on any part of the body.
In Tonga all schools require a uniform. Uniforms are usually in the colours of their respective churches and Red for Government Schools. A Ta'ovala bordered with school colours and a tupenu are usually worn by boys with a white button-up shirt. Primary school students usually wear shorts and a white button up shirt. Nearly all Tongan secondary schools require girls to wear a pinafore dress with a white shirt except for Catholic schools which allow a striped blouse and skirt. Students are usually required to wear Roman sandals in English-medium schools and thongs in most other schools.
School uniforms were used in all public and private institutions. There were several exceptions and most kindergartens did not require school uniforms. The uniforms varied in their appearance; primary schools used one-piece blue uniforms, while in secondary and high schools boys wore dark grey trousers with white shirts, jackets and a tie.
Girls had skirts and shirts coloured like the boys' uniform, plus a tie. Most private institutions have their own uniforms. School uniforms for primary schools were black until the s. None of the universities or higher-education institutes have uniforms. School uniforms abolished in and schools gave an poll to families to select uniform or casual cloths. Dress code says that students' shoulder should be covered, girls cannot wear leggings or miniskirts. This caused a controversy in Western cities since some students were wearing mini's, shorts and leggings.
School uniforms have a long history in Turkey. They were first introduced because normal clothing would give hints about the child's family's economic situation. In order to prevent groupings amongst children from different social classes, uniforms were accepted. Opponents claim that economic differences cause pedagogical traumas for children and that permitting headscarves harms secular education.
But students attending minority schools Greeks, Jews and Armenians , which are also part of the Turkish Ministry of Education, have been excluded from this change, and are still required to wear school uniforms.
Uniforms include options for varying weather conditions. Tie, winter blazer, and cardigan are optional. Boys in Cycle 2 and Cycle 3 Grades 6 to 12 wear a kandoora traditional white robe and ghetra head scarf. Pullover sweater or blazer are optional Girls in Kindergarten or Cycle 1 Grades 1 to 5 wear a long sleeved shirt with either a school dress or skirt.
Cardigan, blazer, and scarf are optional. Girls in Cycle 2 or 3 Grades 6 to 12 wear a long sleeved shirt with a choice of a skirt or two different styles of dress plus a scarf. Cardigan or blazer are optional. These are only for the schools with the Arabic curriculum, not the other schools. Private schools in the UAE require a school uniform.
In the British schools, there is a blouse and either a skirt or trousers for the girls or a button up shirt with trousers. Shirts bear the school logo. Blue was the cheapest available dye and showed humility amongst all children. The first school to introduce this uniform was Christ's Hospital in London now in Sussex.
The Elementary Education Act introduced free primary education for all children. The popularity of uniforms increased, and eventually most schools had a uniform.
Girls mainly wore blouses , tunic dress and pinafores. These uniforms continued until the s when after the Butler reforms secondary education was made free and the school leaving age was raised to These reforms encouraged schools to implement uniform codes which were similar to other schools. Distinct "summer" and "winter" uniforms were sometimes required, particularly for girls, for whom dresses were mandated for summer and gymslips for winter.
In the 21st century, the typical primary school uniform is fairly casual while secondary school uniform is often formal. Uniform in primary school is generally a polo shirt or T-shirt , a jumper with the school logo, and trousers or shorts or a skirt.
The typical secondary school uniform is a blazer, white shirt or blouse, a tie, trousers or skirt, and black shoes. Some primary schools have more formal uniform, with tie and blazer, and for secondary schools to require only a jumper. Uniforms sometimes match the school colours, but are most commonly found in blue, black and grey.
Scottish law is not specific on the question of school uniform. Generally, the school must provide information on its policy on clothing and uniform and the Education Authority must provide written information on its general policy on wearing school uniform.
Some Education Authorities do not insist on students wearing a uniform as a precondition to attending and taking part in curricular activities. Children cannot be disciplined for not wearing a uniform if their parents do not want their child to wear it. However, a child that simply refuses to wear the school uniform can be disciplined by the school if it thinks that academic or disciplinary problems might be caused by the refusal. Many schools do have a policy covering the wearing of school clothing.
The policy may state that certain items must be worn and that other items cannot be worn, for example, jeans. Schools must take religious and cultural requirements into account when drawing up a school uniform policy. Although the way that the uniforms are worn is usually not an issue, some state schools may have regulation on the subject e. For example, in black and white uniform schools, wearing colours such as grey or wearing white shoes is forbidden.
However, in schools that only use a basic uniform e. The Welsh Assembly Government issued detailed guidance to governing bodies on uniform and appearance policies that begins by making explicit, "There is no education legislation specifically covering the wearing of school uniform or other aspects of appearance such as hair colour and style, and the wearing of jewellery and makeup. However, as part of its responsibility for the conduct of the school, a governing body can specify a uniform which pupils are required to wear and other rules relating to appearance.
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