School Uniform at ACG School Jakarta
The ACG School Jakarta uniform was designed with input from the students and parents. The Batik pattern designed features a gecko and orchids to represent Indonesia – our host country. This Batik pattern is registered to ACG School Jakarta.
Aims and objectives
Our policy for School uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:
- Promotes a sense of pride in the school
- Engenders a sense of community and belonging to the school
- Is practical, smart and cool to wear
- Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
- Is regarded as suitable wear for school and is considered by parents as good value for money
- Is designed with health and safety in mind for the hot Indonesian climate
The role of parents
We ask all parents to support the school uniform policy. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their child has the correct uniform and that it is clean and in good repair.
A note is required from parents if a child is unable to wear correct uniform for the day and must contain a legitimate reason. Teachers will notify parents if a child is continually out of the correct uniform. The child can be sent home or asked to work in the Vice-Principal Primary’s/Principal’s office if they continue to wear the incorrect uniform.
Students come to school in their Batik uniform and will later change into their PE or House kit on the nominated days for PE lessons or House activities. If PE is timetabled for first thing in the morning, the students can wear PE uniform to school and change into their Batik uniform after the PE lesson. Students can either change into their House shirts or wear their House shirts on the day they have House activities. Students are expected to wear Batik uniform or PE kit as directed on excursions.
Official uniform items at ACG School Jakarta have the school logo on them.
Students are to wear:
Note: All Primary students must wear a hat during break times on the field – children need to play in an under-covered area if they do not have a hat!
Students are expected to wear sensible footwear (no heels) which encloses the foot – no sandals or open toed footwear is acceptable. For PE or House activities sensible sports shoes and socks are to be worn.
- Hair should be neat and tidy; all long hair must be tied back if instructed to do so by a teacher.
- Hair must be of a natural colour, if not the natural colour of an individual student the colour must not ‘draw attention’. The Vice-Principal Primary and Principal will decide on what ‘draws attention’.
- Fake tattoos are not to be worn. Henna tattoos, with permission, after certain personally significant cultural events are acceptable.
- Students may wear a plain white t-shirt under their uniform if they are cold. Other forms of underclothing is not to be visible.
- Nail polish is not to be worn.
- The wearing of jewellery is discouraged - with the exception of: one ring, a watch and a single pair of stud like earrings (girls only – boys are not permitted to wear earrings).
- During sporting activities, PE or playtime, children should remove all jewellery.
- The responsibility for the safe-keeping of jewellery rests with the student.
Non-uniform, Free Dress or Mufti Days
It is important for students and parents to understand that despite any theme, we are conducting a normal school day. As such the appropriateness of dress is an issue and we do not wish to have any distractions from learning.
For items of clothing or any adornment, there to be no:
- Advertisement of tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs
- Sexually suggestive messages
- Vulgar or profane messages
- Messages advocating violence
Normal PE kit or House shirts are to be worn as per a normal day.
Excessive application of cosmetics is prohibited, the appearance of an individual student must not ‘draw attention’. The Vice-Principal Primary and Principal will decide on what ‘draws attention’.
Specifics - Upper Garments
- Sleeveless shirts or blouses may be worn, provided that the arm opening is not unnecessarily revealing of the student’s body or undergarments.
- It is not permitted to wear clothing that excessively exposes the back.
- Immodestly low necklines and/or bare midriffs are prohibited. Garments must be of appropriate length and fit to meet these requirements while sitting and/or bending.
Specifics - Lower Garments
- Pants and shorts shall be worn at the waist. Undergarments shall not be visible.
- Tights or leggings may be worn as outerwear when worn with an appropriate upper garment.
- Shorts, skirts and dresses must be at, or below, the level of the fingertips or no shorter than six inches above the middle of the knee, whichever is longer.
Normal rules on footwear apply.
If any unusual situation relative to dress or grooming arises which is not specifically covered in this policy, the Vice-Principal Primary and Principal will decide on what is appropriate and any necessary course of action.