UWCSEA College uniform policy

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College uniform policy

All students should attend their first day of term in the school uniform. There is no need to wear it to orientation.

The UWCSEA school dress code is not restricted by gender. Students are able to wear any combination of the UWCSEA uniform, including any sports uniforms.

We ask that all students comply with our uniform policy to maintain the good image of UWCSEA in the community.

On non-uniform days students should choose their clothing mindfully, refraining from revealing items, and or inappropriate logos / language.

Students with excessive makeup may be asked to remove it.

If a student has a legitimate reason to be out of uniform for a short period of time, a note should be directed to the respective Head of Grade.

Students who repeatedly ignore these guidelines may be sent home.

Infant School – Kindergarten 1 to Grade 1

Clothing

All students wear a turquoise polo shirt, with grey culottes or shorts. A school cardigan is also available.

Shoes

Shoes should fully enclose the feet and Velcro straps are preferred so students can be independent. Sports shoes / runners are permitted.

PE uniform

The UWCSEA PE Uniform consists of a PE polo top and shorts and is expected to be worn for all PE activities.

Sturdy trainers (athletic shoes) with Velcro fasteners are required for nearly all PE activities. They should offer adequate foot support and have non-marking soles. On PE days, Infant School students can wear their PE uniform to school for the whole day. Students should bring a water bottle to all PE lessons to remain hydrated. For outdoor lessons they will be required to wear a hat, and sunscreen should be applied before they leave home in the morning.

Students participate in swimming lessons during the year and should wear fitted swimwear, goggles (optional) and swim cap. A UV rashguard for sun protection is highly recommended and can be purchased from the College Shop.

If a student is unable to participate physically for any particular reason, we still encourage them to wear their PE uniform as they can still participate in the lesson in an alternative role.

Backpack

We recommend that Infant School students have a backpack that measures approximately H:40cm, W:35cm, D:14cm, to ensure that it is large enough to accommodate all the necessary items a child needs but will still fit in their cubby hole in the classroom. UWCSEA backpacks are available for sale in the College Shop. We request that Infant School students not have backpacks on wheels as they have proved dangerous when children have to negotiate stairs—and also they do not fit into the cubby holes, meaning the classroom becomes crowded and difficult to navigate.

Sun protection

Students need to wear a hat when outside. Students can wear this for play-time and other outside activities. Students without a hat are required to play in shaded areas.

Jewellery and hair

Although we prefer no jewellery at all, Infant School students are permitted to wear one pair of earrings and a watch to

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school. Dangling / long / hoop earrings and rings, bangles and necklaces are not permitted jewellery is allowed. Long hair should be tied back.

Junior School – Grades 2 to 5

Clothing

All students wear a turquoise polo shirt, with grey culottes or shorts. A school cardigan and hoodie are also available.

Shoes

Students may wear runners or school shoes that fully enclose the feet.

PE uniform

The UWCSEA PE Uniform consists of a PE polo top and shorts and is expected to be worn for all PE activities.

Sturdy trainers (athletic shoes) with adequate foot support and non-marking soles are also required. On PE days, students should wear their PE uniform to school for the whole day and may pack a spare uniform in the event of inclement weather or heavy perspiration.

Students should bring a water bottle to all PE lessons to remain hydrated. For outdoor lessons they will be required to wear a hat or cap and sunscreen should be applied before they leave home in the morning.

Students participate in swimming lessons during the year and should wear fitted swimwear, goggles and swim cap. A UV rashguard for sun protection is highly recommended and can be purchased from the College Shop.

If a student is unable to participate physically for any particular reason, we still them to wear their PE uniform as they can still participate in the lesson in an alternative role.

Backpack

Junior School students may choose their own backpack/school bag style.

Sun protection

All students are required to wear a sunhat for outside playtimes, during PE, lunchtime sports, sports team practices and sports days. Junior students without this hat will play in the shaded areas.

Jewellery, hair and makeup

Students are permitted to wear one pair of earrings and a watch to school. Dangling bangles and necklaces. are not permitted for safety reasons. Junior School students and makeup is not allowed.

Middle School – Grades 6 to 8

Clothing

Students wear green short- sleeved polo shirts with grey culottes or shorts, and a school-issued hoodie.

Shoes

Shoes should be of a practical design and should be black. Shoes must enclose the foot, but not cover the ankles. Socks should be white, grey or black.

PE uniform

The UWCSEA PE uniform, consisting of the PE polo top and shorts, is expected to be worn for all PE activities, except aquatics.

All students should wear appropriate sports trainers (athletic shoes), which offer adequate support and have non-marking soles.

Students can choose to wear their PE uniform to school on days that they have PE and can remain in their PE uniform all day. However, we encourage students to bring a

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change of uniform due to inclement weather and/or higher-intensity activities that may cause perspiration.

Students should bring a water bottle to all PE lessons in order to maintain optimal hydration. Outdoor lessons will require students to also bring a hat/cap and apply sunscreen.

For all Aquatic activities students should wear appropriate swimwear, with a UV rashguard for sun protection. In addition, goggles, swim cap and a towel are required.

If a student is unable to participate physically for any particular reason, we still encourage them to wear their PE kit as they can participate in the lesson in an alternative role.

Backpack

Middle School students may choose their own backpack/school bag style.

Laptop Protection

Locker locations are different on each Campus. Dover students leave backpacks in lockers. Hence Dover students must have a laptop bag with a shoulder strap; East students may also keep laptops in rucksacks (a padded pocket is strongly recommended).

Sun protection

We recommend students wear a hat for any outside activities and/or apply sunscreen; hats are available from the Shop.

Jewellery

Middle School students may wear earrings in any part of the ear they wish. Dangling / long / hoop earrings and rings, bangles and necklaces are not permitted for safety reasons. Nose studs are not permitted, unless written permission is given for cultural or religious reasons, and tongue studs and eyebrow rings are not permitted.

Makeup

Discreet makeup is permitted in Middle School.

High School – Grades 9 and 10

Clothing

All students wear the blue polo shirt with grey culottes (girls), or shorts (girls and boys). The dark blue PE kit shorts can also be used as a High School uniform. A white t-shirt may be worn under the uniform shirt, provided it is visible only at the neck.

High School – Grades 11 and 12

Clothing

All students wear the white polo shirt with black trousers, skirts or shorts of their own choosing. The dark blue PE kit shorts can also be used as a High School uniform. A white t-shirt may be worn under the uniform shirt, provided it is visible only at the neck. Skirts and shorts are required to be a discreet length and should be in a fabric appropriate for the climate.

High School – all grades

Shoes and socks

Shoes must cover the whole foot but not extend above the colour and design with no obvious logos or coloured trim. grey or white.

Sweater/sweatshirt

Any UWCSEA sweater, or plain black, white, or grey sweater, school polo shirt is clearly visible at the neck and there are Sweatshirts from school activities, teams or events are allowed Activities-related clothing guidelines.

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The UWCSEA PE uniform, consisting of the PE polo top and shorts, is expected to be worn for all PE activities, except Aquatics.

All students should wear appropriate sports trainers (athletic shoes), which offer adequate support and have non-marking soles.

Students can choose to wear their PE uniform to school on days that they have PE and can remain in their PE uniform all day. However, we encourage students to bring a change of uniform due to inclement weather and/or higher-intensity activities that may cause perspiration.

Students should bring a water bottle to all PE lessons in order to maintain optimal hydration. Outdoor lessons will require students to also bring a hat/cap and apply sunscreen.

For all Aquatic activities students should wear appropriate swimwear, with a UV rashguard for sun protection. In addition, goggles, swim cap and a towel are required.

If a student is unable to participate physically for any particular reason, we still encourage them to wear their PE kit as they can participate in the lesson in an alternative role.

Backpack and laptop bag

Students may choose their own backpack/ school bag style, and are advised to have a laptop bag with a shoulder strap to minimise the risk of damage when carrying the computer to and from lessons.

Sun protection

We recommend students wear a hat for any outside activities and/or apply sunscreen.

Sports uniform (representative sports, after-school activities and CAP)

Representative sports team uniforms for Middle and High School teams are purchased from the College Shop.

Representative Sports team uniforms in the Junior School are provided by the College (these must be returned). Where uniforms are required for Paid Activities and Community Programme Activities (CAP) they are purchased online at the point of registration and are collected from the Activities office prior to starting the Activity. Non-marking soled trainers are required for indoor sports and specialised gear (shin pads, mouth guards) may be required for some sports. Students must bring their normal school uniform to school to get changed into if they have sport training before or after school. Students can shower after training, and will need to bring a towel on these days.

Where to purchase?

Uniforms for all grades of the school can be obtained from the College Shop:

Dover College Shop

Term time: 8am–12pm; 12.45–4pm

School holidays: 8.30am–12pm; 1–4pm

Tel: +65 6775 5344 (ext 1923)

Email: dovershopstaff@uwcsea.edu.sg

Used uniform sales

East College Shop

Term time: 8am–12pm; 12.45–4pm

School holidays: 8.30am–12pm; 1–4pm

Tel: +65 6305 5344 (ext 2924)

Email: eastshopstaff@uwcsea.edu.sg

Periodically, there are second-hand uniform sales on campus, offering gently used uniform items, including PE kit and backpacks, for sale to support our Global Concerns programmes.

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PE uniform
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