I hated having a uniform in primary school but was always told it was to make the school look neat plus also for safety reasons so if we got kidnapped and someone found us they at least knew what school we were from, and i thought the whole safety thing was just crap they spun until high school where they were pretty laid back about uniforms and we had a teacher held at gunpoint by what everyone thought was a student but turned out it wasn't, had we all been in uniform then he would of be noticed more i guess (unless of course he got hold of one of our uniforms but will never know). Went to public school for both, high school ended up being strict about uniform after this incident.
So these days i am all for school uniforms.It also promotes a team atmosphere i feel as well, and helps prevent kids feel like they don't have to keep up with the "joneses" if they don't have all that ridiculous looking new fandangled fashion.
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26-08-2013 04:09 #81Senior Member
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26-08-2013 06:39 #82
In year 9 we had a 'casual' day for a charity fundraiser. Some girls were found to be pulling tags out of the back of other girls clothes on order to tease them about the labels they were wearing!
Those girls were disciplined and there were no further casual days....
Labels don't have to be visible to cause issues I'm afraid. 😕
26-08-2013 06:55 #83
I'm happy for my children to wear uniforms. I have two kids at a state school and one at private.
I do like that at the state school they can express their individuality a bit with different hairstyles, hats, socks, hair accessories, etc but the private school kids look lovely all together in their uniforms, very neat. Ds1 doesn't like it because he likes to have his hair a bit longer but they have monthly 'hair days' and get sent home if their hair doesn't fit the guidelines and detentions are given if they wear the wrong socks etc. they do look a lot neater than the state school but I know ds2 and Dd1 love to be able to wear their trendy hats and shoes Efc.
My answer is I don't really have a strong opinion either way haha.
26-08-2013 06:59 #84
Yes unifiorms should be worn. It's better for uniformity, easier for parents and easier on children for various reasons. We have to wear uniforms and work clothing to work, so I think it's important to get children in the same mindset ie. that school is separate to social life and to prepare them for their future professional attitude they need to take into the workplace.
I got lunch time detention on more than one occasion for wearing long socks pushed down, as opposed to ankle socks. And we had to wear our blazers and hats at all times when outside of school.
Of course some kids won't like it, but we don't always do what kids *like*. It's for the greater good.
26-08-2013 07:10 #85Senior Member
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I personally am not a huge fan of uniforms especially really strict and ugly ones. I grew up in NZ and we didn't wear a uniform for primary school and only wore one for the first 4 years of high school. Our final year we didn't have to wear one as a reward I think for staying the extra year at school which wasn't compulsory and as a lot of kids turn 18 that year I think it's mean to make them wear uniforms. When I moved to Brisbane I couldn't believe how ugly and outdated so many of the uniforms are. Girls wearing smocks, ties, fluoro green school colours. 18 year olds in naff school shorts and long socks! It just looks so stupid and I feel sorry for the kids. If there is going to be a uniform at least make it comfortable and easy to care for (nothing that needs ironing). I think it is a waste of teachers' time to be telling kids to tuck in their shirts and pull up their socks. A workmate was saying that at her daughter's school they have to wear the winter uniform for certain months of the year, it doesn't matter if it's a 35°C day! How does that teach kids to be responsible? With no uniform there can still be rules about what to wear (length of skirt, no midrifs, no offensive t-shirts etc) and it's not such a big deal what everyone wears if it's just normal to not wear a uniform so there wouldn't be as much teasing.
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26-08-2013 07:13 #86
Yes! And wear them properly .
26-08-2013 07:17 #87
I hated my high school uniform but knew the very strict rules about how to wear it properly, and knew the consequences for not wearing it right. This helped immensely when I hit the workforce because I had no problem with following uniform and dress codes. I just see it as a non-issue, if the rule is that you wear a uniform, then so be it. There are much bigger things to worry about in life. My current workplace has a uniform and in my experience, the few of us who went to private schools wear our uniforms properly without a fuss, but many of the staff who went to schools without strict uniform policies are pushing the boundaries with wearing incorrect clothing. As I said, this is my experience only in my office and I'm sure there are many children who didn't go to private schools who have no problem with wearing correct work uniforms.
26-08-2013 09:54 #88
I love uniforms for a purly selfish reason. Theres no arguing about what the kids are going to wear I dont have to buy non school clothes more often. theres always something for them to wear. basically its just all for me lol
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26-08-2013 10:11 #89
Yes! I wouldn't send my children to a school that didn't have uniforms.
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