Uniform thought process
There has been a lot of debate on whether we really need uniforms in school. With so many changes in the education domain right from policy, to content, to pedagogy, to its application we all are evolving. It’s time to think about whether we need to check the essence of uniform as an integral part of schooling years.
With the same thoughts, we did a survey amongst teachers, staff, and discussed the same with PTA members. Based on the results we would like to propose a uniform policy for PGKM.
Yes, the uniform might not be what the student would wear on their own, but it gives them a sense of belonging, takes away the pressure of what to wear. It may also give them a society recognition and helps to differentiate themselves from others. Yes, uniforms help them to be equal with all in a classroom and also avoid distractions in the class.
But at the same time, uniforms can restrict students’ freedom of expression and unknowingly promotes conformity over individuality.
Gurukul education system was predominant in India. We were more civilised, educated in a true sense way before the word or picture of a uniform was carved. It is time to go back to our roots. It is time to focus more on the crux of content than merely its appearance. It’s time to choose what we want our children to be, a leader or just a follower.
From Nursery till 2nd – wear uniform on all days
Grade 3 to 5: 4 times a week
Grade 6 to 8: 3 times a week
Uniform welcome kit :
Being a new school, as a part of promotion policy, the school has offered one set of regular school uniforms complementary.
For pre- primary and primary section:
This welcome kit contains one T shirt, one track pant and one jacket for Nursery till 5th grade.
For the secondary section:
This welcome kit has one set of formal uniform and one set of regular uniform that includes T shirt and Track pant. This does not include jackets.
- It is advisable that child has 2 sets of uniforms and wear washed and clean uniform on the prescribed days
- Replacement policy: Is applicable for manufacturing defect, valid within 15 days from date of sale of uniform