School Policy

Policy on school uniform
School Uniform is common in Primary and Secondary Schools in many nations.

Why do we wear school uniform?

  •  To avoid unnecessary competition among students over designer or expensive clothing;
  •  To help students identify with the school ethos;
  •  To instill a sense of personal discipline;
  •  To help parents and students resist peer pressure;
  • To help students concentrate on their school work; and
  •  To help school officials recognize intruders who come to the school.

The uniform in the Elementary School is as follows:
Boys

  • Light blue long sleeve shirts.
  •  Navy blue knickers.
  • Plain black leather belt (optional)
  • Navy blue cardigan or sweater (optional).
  • Black ankle length socks for boys.
  •  Black leather shoes – (not trainers).
  • Vests worn under shirt must be white and should not be visible.
  •  Short hair above the ear and collar (Afro is not allowed).

Girls

  •  Light blue long sleeve blouses.
  • Navy blue Bib Pinafore
  • Plain Black low heeled shoes (leather, not trainers).
  • Knee high black socks.
  •  Navy blue cardigan or sweater (optional).
  •  Hair beads should be in shades of blue or white and blue only. Any other form of hair accessories is not allowed.
  • Girls hair must be neatly plaited. Weave on is strictly prohibited. Attachment maybe used to braid the hair but it should not be worn longer than nape of the neck. All plaited braids must be held back with a ruffle (navy or black). All girls must have their hair plaited.
  • Only small studded earrings may be worn to school. Loops and dangling earrings are not allowed.
  •  Make up of any kind is strictly forbidden.
  •  Trainer bras should be worn when needed.
  •  Wristwatches are allowed.
  • Bangles, bracelets, neck chains and rings are strictly forbidden.

P.E Wear

  • Sky blue shirts on navy blue school shorts with no other colours on them must be worn.
  •  Trainers or sneakers, with white socks must be worn.
  • Protective sports gear may be worn for football and basketball training.

Muftis
This is used by the Pre-School children only. Clothing must be appropriate taking into consideration the weather of the day.
All Pre-School children are to come in sport wear on the day assigned for Physical Exercise. Traditional clothing is not allowed except on special occasions like birthdays or for Independence Day celebration when children come to school dressed in the native attires peculiar to their states of origin.

School Dress Standards
* In addition to the student uniform required by the school, the following dress standards have been established to ensure that the instructional programme of the school may operate fully and effectively for all students, free of interference and distraction and without hazard or threat to students’ health, safety and general welfare.

  1.  Student attending school must be clean; Clothing worn to school must be neat and clean. It must fit. Oversized, baggy or saggy clothing is prohibited.
  2. Closed footwear that covers the entire foot must be worn for safety reasons. Open sandals, high heeled shoes, flip-flops are hazardous on the school playground and are prohibited for school.
  3. Also prohibited are jewellery items that may potentially cause injury, and other decorations, ornaments and accessories not appropriate for elementary school.
  4. All blouses and shirts should be properly buttoned and always tucked inside trousers.
  5. Appropriate undergarments that provide proper cover shall be worn.
  6. Hair must be clean and show evidence of having been neatly groomed for school. Metal hair combs or other grooming products that may be considered hazardous may not be brought to school.
  7. Hats, hair bands, headgear, bandannas, baseball-type caps, hairnet and combs are not allowed.
  8.  Clothing accessories which are unsafe such as studded belts, large buckles, wrist bands, metal belts, chains, bangles e.t.c. are not allowed.

Students are permitted to wear mufti on their birthdays only or on occasions that will be notified from time to time. However, students who appear at school wearing inappropriate clothing or who are inappropriately groomed will not be allowed into school until they make the changes necessary to meet the Masters Ville’s dress and grooming requirement. Changes could entail removing objectionable clothing items, putting on acceptable clothing provided by the school, or contacting parents to return home to obtain appropriate clothing.

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