SMIC School Uniform Announcement
Dear Parents and Students,
We are pleased to announce that from September 1, 2017 all Shanghai SMIC Private School students (K2 – Grade 12) will have their own formal school uniform.
Research shows that school uniforms have a positive impact in many aspects. For students, it increases their confidence, self-esteem, sense of security, community identity, while decreasing peer pressure. For parents, it helps with effective time management and clothing cost control. For teachers, school uniforms allow them to easily identify their students during field trips. For the school and community, properly dressed students can elevate school image and brand name.
The launch of SMIC school uniform is a joint effort of school leadership and the PTA, the result of months of discussions and negotiations with 3 vendors while considering the uniform styles of many other international schools. The bidding and final uniform selection process followed the bidding and procurement standards established by government regulations. In addition, the choice of uniform fabric meets the strict standards of Shanghai municipal government as well.
The uniform roll out will be done in phases. The first school uniform is a set consisting of a shirt, vest and skirt or trousers, with accessories such as bowtie (elementary) or necktie (middle and high). The uniform is suitable for spring and autumn. The design is compatible with student age. For example, elementary school style brings out playfulness and innocence while allowing the students to wear it while moving easily. The middle/high school uniform emphasizes elegance and decency while preparing the students for college prep, college, and even a professional setting. Both designs are modeled after mainstream school uniforms worldwide and help instill a proper aesthetic sense into students who will be able to choose different clothing for different occasions and enhance their self-confidence as global citizens.
Since this is our first attempt at a school uniform, students will have a transitional period to get used to wearing them. Starting with the new school year, students will wear uniforms at the convocation and the flag-raising ceremony each Monday, and on other major school-designated occasions. The school has selected each Monday as the "Uniform Day" when all students need to wear the formal uniform. On other days, students have the option to wear the uniform, or they can wear their own clothes that follow the school dress code. Later, the school will gradually launch the summer/winter uniforms based on feedback from staff, students and parents and add more options of accessories for students to mix and match.
We hope that parents will help support the move toward school uniforms and encourage your children to wear them. We firmly believe that our students in school uniforms will brighten up and energize the campus and the community.
For more details on the school uniforms such as a catalogue, ordering, fabric and pricing, please click HERE to refer to the attached PowerPoint document. Your feedback and comments are mostly welcome. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact PTA or Office of Administration.
Shanghai SMIC Private School
June 20, 2017
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