As an international school that emphasizes a safe and caring environment, we believe a school uniform is an important way to create a sense of safety and belonging in the school community.
It is our school policy that all students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 wear a school uniform when attending school. The advantages of wearing Concordia school uniforms are evident and include the following:
- Promotes a sense of pride in the school and creates a sense of community and belonging among the student community.
- Makes it easier for school staff to keep students safe, as children wearing school uniforms are easier to spot and keep track of when on school outings.
- Prevents children from coming to school in clothing that could be distracting in class, helping to keep children focused on their work.
- Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance.
Designed with health and safety in mind, our practical and smart uniform consists of a Concordia polo shirt (white or navy blue) or button-down shirt (light blue) and navy blue or khaki bottoms.
Students in Kindergarten-Grade 4 wear navy blue bottoms, while students in Grade 5-12 wear either navy blue or khaki bottoms.
We also have separate uniforms for PE in Grade 5-12, and younger kids in the Early Childhood and Elementary School divisions have special field trip T-shirts that distinguish them as part of the Concordia community when they travel off campus together. All uniform items can be purchased through the school.
Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten students do not wear the school uniform, but should come dressed for comfort, ease of movement, and self-sufficiency for hygiene and toileting.
All in all, the school uniform implementation is a collaborative effort among school staff, administrators, and parents, with a shared goal of helping students grow up safely.