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08-28-2012, 05:13 PM   #301
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All schools require uniforms here...public, independent and private.

Scots College is a private boys boarding/day school. Private schools usually have their own uniform shops and you have to buy everything from them including shoes and backpacks.
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08-28-2012, 06:02 PM   #302
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How long has it been that way? It just seems to have come into play around here in the last five years. Before that the schools had lists of what was allowed and what wasn't but the actual outfit wasn't dictated. Both my kids came through before for the khaki/polo rules but of course both went to military school in Grade 6 so then uniform was required. We have to buy their military dress from their bookstore, shirts, gym clothes, shoes, pants along with insignia, nametags, rank and such.
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08-28-2012, 06:17 PM   #303
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At least since the start of the last century as far as I know.

How do you guys feel about a uniform or stricter rules when it wasn't a previous requirement?
08-28-2012, 06:30 PM   #304
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I heard alot of the parents in the district had a problem with it. I remember there were several public school meetings about it and many fought the implementation. I think after the first year all the ruckus died out.

When my daughter was in high school she said she would never make it on time at the public school for picking out outfits and getting ready, since at her school the girls have to wear their hair off their shoulder(either cut to that length or put up). She said she was glad she didn't have to go through all the trouble of getting ready.
08-28-2012, 06:54 PM   #305
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Surely you jest Dusty. This is AMERICA...the home of the FREE and the brave and the stylish (yes that is in the original anthem). It is our RIGHT to wear whatever we want to school and not have our individual expression taken away from us...as long as it doesn't distract someone else from their ability to learn. We went to war to preserve that right!

Now my personal opinion...BRING IT ON! I LOVE uniforms...no distraction or teasing over clothes..easy to get dressed in the morning...save money and so on and so on. Tessa went to private school the first two years and we LOVED the uniform. It was a nightmare on days off picking out clothes to wear. She was just saying the other day that she wants a uniform back. I so wish our district would go to uniforms BUT it is everyones hobby showing off their style and labels so doubt it will happen anytime soon
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08-28-2012, 07:08 PM   #306
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I home school and would love for my kids to ware uniforms.
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08-28-2012, 08:26 PM   #307
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Our public elementary schools do not have uniforms. We have two publicly funded school systems - regular public and Catholic public. Regular public high schools do not have uniforms, Catholic public high schools usually have a basic uniform - gray/navy/black slacks, plain white tops.

My kids went to a Montessori (private) elementary school and they had uniforms. Both went to a regular public high school and I distinctly recall my daughter (who loves clothes!!) really missed the convenience of uniforms. She felt she had to 'dress up' for school, had to have certain clothes, etc. She even wrote an essay in grade 9 or 10 discussing the merits of school uniforms (can't imagine she won many popularity points there! )

There's been talk, meetings, votes, etc. here to implement uniforms at all schools but, so far, no go... although there have been certain schools that have agreed to 'test' uniforms for certain time periods (not sure of response...)
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08-28-2012, 08:30 PM   #308
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08-28-2012, 09:52 PM   #309
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I LOVE school uniforms! My kids spent a few years in public school, where they did not have uniforms, and then we switched them to a private school which has a uniform. Definitely prefer the uniform and so do they.

Dusty, I once saw a girl waiting for a bus in Brisbane and I couldn't figure out why she was dressed so unusually... until my sister informed me that it was a school uniform. I was so surprised at how different the uniforms were from what we have here. They looked something like this...
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OK so "No Tush Talk Tuesday" didn't work so I declare tomorrow "No Wenches Wednesday" Talk to you all Thursday...yeah right.
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08-28-2012, 10:17 PM   #312
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twiggy, love the alien smiley. Don't think I've ever seen that one.

We need that on the forum. Really need to get David to give us the dancing poo and alien one. Haa, haa!

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08-29-2012, 12:58 AM   #313
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You're too damned late crohnsinct! If it was no wenches Wednesday I would be at the start of the line but it is already well into Wednesday afternoon here!

@Naturelover...I love my knobby knees! That's way I am showing them off!

@Twiggy...Yep, that is a pretty stock standard uniform for a private school. This is the uniform my kids school, public, has...
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08-29-2012, 03:00 AM   #314
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The uniform dusty posted is similiar to my girls winter uniform

The year 7 girls are unhappy that their skirts have to be mid way between the knee and the ankle. They also not pleased that there tie has been replaced with a crossover. New uniform rules this year.
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08-29-2012, 08:18 AM   #315
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Our uniforms were almost identical (different colour) although the tie and blazer were only required on 'formal' days - every Monday, school trips, Remembrance Day, Canada, day, etc. Other days, they had the same bottoms but had a choice of tops - golf shirts, sweaters, turtlenecks, etc. Girls could choose between a skirt, skort or pants.

Catherine - our girls used to be upset about the skirt length as well As soon as they stepped out of school, they'd be rolling up the skirt at their waists!
08-29-2012, 09:00 AM   #316
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OK all this talk about uniforms is giving me the hives. I declared to my girls (for the umpteenth year in a row) that we are going to lay out our clothes for the week on Sunday to make mornings less hectic. I have heard there are moms who actually do this...probably alians!
08-29-2012, 09:22 AM   #317
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That's why I (and the kids!) LOVED the uniforms! They only had to decide whether they wanted to wear the white golf shirt or the green! And tops (except dress shirts) were unisex and Emily and Stephen are so close in age (and size, at the time), the tops were pretty interchangeable... whatever was clean worked!
08-29-2012, 03:14 PM   #318
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Wow! No uniforms here. Mainly the parochial schools require uniforms, but none of the public ones. I actually like (*gasp*) buying my daughters clothing, but then again she is only 5 and I haven't let on that she has an option There are rules about shoes (no flip flops/open backed sandals ) but that is basically the only restriction.
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08-29-2012, 03:27 PM   #319
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We have always had uniforms here, and also did in South Africa, so never experienced non-uniform. I think it's great! I wash and iron 3 shirts each, 2 polo shirts for gym days, 2 pairs of trousers each and that's us for the week. Woe on them if they get something dirty and I actually have to do more washing
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I love the thoughts of uniforms. I'm homeschooling mom and love the idea of having my kids have uniforms because it saves on the budget and the children every morning know what to put on? I real might do this.
08-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #321
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In Florida many of the public schools require uniforms. My kids school requires it. Is the first time they have had to wear one and they hate it. I think it is great except when you had to lay out the money to buy them all at once for three kids. ( oldest and youngest don't go to schools with uniform only three out of the five).
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08-29-2012, 09:08 PM   #322
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No uniforms for public school here. Just rules about no undergarments showing etc. No pj's. Yes, kids were wearing their pj bottoms out in public. Some wear pj top, bottom and house slippers. Come on! Seriously! Why?

When my kids were in private school, it was basically kaki's and polo shirts. Girls, polo shirts and uniform skirt or skorts.

I home school. We love not having uniforms. Daughter dresses conservatively now by choice. So no issues there.
08-29-2012, 11:58 PM   #323
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Gotta say, I love uniforms cause that's one less decision I have to make everyday!
08-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #324
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Kim, yes it is a bit tough at the beginning but, as you have three wearing the uniforms, I have no doubt you'll find it less expensive going forward. Especially as you can 'hand down' articles! At times, Emily outgrew Stephen and her tops and gym clothes just went to him and all I'd need to buy him were two or three pairs of pants for the year! Assuming your kids all have to wear the same colour socks - suggestion - buy all the SAME socks, same pattern, etc. - makes sorting so much easier!! Made the mistake one year of buying a variety of grey socks - some ribbed, some plain, some with diamond patterns Nightmare trying to match all the same colour socks!!
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LMAO! Check this out! Saw a promo for this show last night. Wonder if we aren't letting this one out of the US?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nei...2012_TV_series)
08-30-2012, 12:19 PM   #326
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Oh, I hope we're keeping that show all to ourselves! I'd hate to punish the rest of the world with our crazy ideas LOL... Of course, now I will have to watch the premier.

Sounds like 3rd Rock from the Sun!
09-01-2012, 08:04 PM   #327
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I may not be a Hershey Kisses fan but... Hershey's, s'mores and a crackling fire... (and 0 calories!!)


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09-02-2012, 05:55 AM   #328
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Silly thoughts for the day! Received this in an e-mail.

Spread the Stupidity

Only in this world .......do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

Only in this world.....do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

Only in this world .....do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters..

Only in this world......do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

Only in this world ............do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight..

Only in this world .....do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.
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I may not be a Hershey Kisses fan but... Hershey's, s'mores and a crackling fire... (and 0 calories!!)


http://www.vat19.com/dvds/hersheys-s...m?adid=youtube

That's amazing. If money grew on a tree I would soooooo buy that!!!!!
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Yes! keep it to yourselves! I don't need punishing!

Now...OMFG...you can't be serious! A candle that smells like s'more's!
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