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UNIFORM PHILOSOPHY

GMS understands that a uniform provides safe clothing choices, is convenient for parents, readily identifies students and provides a sense of belonging. 
Students and families have a choice of colours and components which allows children choice and freedom within boundaries – promoting the development of individuality, confidence, responsibility and self-discipline whilst protecting self-esteem.

School life at GMS is hands-on and practical.  Students are regularly working on the floor, gardening, pouring, cooking, cleaning, etc.  The uniform is designed to be warm or cool, practical and good quality, allows freedom of movement and safety, and yet is not expensive or “precious”.

Our emblem symbolises the primary colours and shapes important to sensory education via Montessori materials.  The triangles represent individual potential – reaching up from strong base and the three points also pay our respect to the three families who founded GMS.  The encompassing ellipse references cosmic education, our place in the universe and our resolve for peace and sustainability.

 

WHAT TO WEAR

Nido

There are no uniform requirements for Nido. We recommend that all Nido students and their carers (to model appropriate behavior) wear a sun smart hat during terms 1 and 4. As Gisborne weather is quite cold during terms 2 & 3, a winter beanie is also recommended for comfort during outdoor play.

Early Starters (Yellow Group)

Early Starters (Yellow Group) students are required to have a school hat, a school excursion bag and a school library bag.  These items must be named. As Gisborne weather is quite cold during terms 2 & 3, a winter beanie is also recommended for comfort during outdoor play.

Cycle 1, 2 & 3

Uniform is compulsory for all Cycle 1, 2 and 3 students. It is a policy of the School that all students in Cycle 1, 2 and 3 present themselves in School uniform every day. A school excursion bag, school sunsmart hat and a library bag are also compulsory items.  On excursion, we insist students wear red colour uniform polo shirts or jumpers for safety reasons to assist staff supervising a group.

 

The School uniform comprises:

Cool weather

Skivvy of any choice of plain color –or long sleeve polo shirt with logo– no patterns

Tracksuit, gabardine pants or leggings any choice of color – no patterns

Windcheater or jacket with school logo

School shoes, boots or runners – no open toed sandals or sling back footwear

 

Slippers for indoor wear when the weather turns wet.

Warm weather

Polo shirt with school logo (school shirt to be worn, no plain tops, singlet, etc.)

Shorts any choice of plain color – no patterns

Plain coloured skirts, culottes or bike shorts – no patterns, no singlet tops

Legionnaire or slouch hat with school logo

School shoes or runners. No thongs, open toed sandals or sling back footwear

For PE classes

School polo shirt, trousers or shorts and runners.

For excursions

A red Polo shirt and/or windcheater with school logo

 

ORDERING AND SUPPLY

The purchase of uniforms is facilitated by the Uniform Committee.  Open on Thursdays:  9.00 - 9.30, or by prior arrangement. This Committee provides new uniform order and supply and second hand uniform shop (all proceeds from these sales go to the sustainability program).

Uniform order forms are available from the Cycle 1 foyer, the Administration office or direct from the designated Uniform Representatives in either electronic or hard copy.

The Uniform Shop does stock some new and second hand clothing items, sun hats, library bags and excursion bags.  These can be purchased from the Uniform Representatives. Reminders for orders will be issued each term.  Payment is required when orders are placed.

 

Please contact the Uniform Coordinator or the office should you have any queries. admin@gisbornemontessori.vic.edu.au.