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Catholic school girls have always tried to wear their skirts too high.  The Dominican nuns where my sister went to school were able to take care of the problem.  Also, don't these girl know how to roll them up at the waist when they leave home and roll them down when they hit the school doors?  It's a time-honored tradition.



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/edu...kirts.html


Catholic school 'bans students from wearing skirts'
A catholic school has banned female pupils from wearing skirts because students are failing to wear them in an “appropriate manner”.


By Andrew Hough
Published: 3:00PM GMT 11 Feb 2010

St Albans Catholic High School, in Ipswich, Suffolk, is to force girls to wear trousers only after its “uphill struggle” to persuade them to wear their uniform in a suitable fashion.

Despite protests from students, the school, which has about 1,000 mixed students aged between 11 and 18, claims its policy has won support by parents and the wider school community.

The move, following concerns that some skirts were being worn too high, is due to be implemented at the beginning of the next academic year in September, has prompted a petition from students on the social networking site Facebook.

As part of its uniform overhaul, the school is also set to introduce a shirt and tie with a logo.

According to the school’s uniform and appearance policy, all students are expected to wear “correct school uniform as it plays an important part in establishing a community spirit and also encourages students to take a personal pride in their own appearance”.

It adds: “The school expects that the appearance of all students will reflect credit on the individual, the family and the school itself.”

It says that students who fail to meet “uniform expectations” may receive a sanction, “based on the fact they have not followed a reasonable instruction”.

But students at the school, which has just been awarded an "outstanding" grade by Ofsted education inspectors, said the new action had proved “very unpopular”.

“None of the girls are very happy about it - they do not want to be forced to wear trousers especially in the summer,” said one student, who asked not to be named.

“Many of us like wearing skirts and we certainly want to be given the choice.”

Alison Turner, the school manager, defended the proposed ban, saying parents were informed of the plan, which had widespread backing from the community.

“The school has had an uphill struggle trying to make all pupils wear their clothing in an appropriate way for school,” she said.

“It has proved very, very difficult and it is felt that if girls are wearing trousers we can take out a lot of that uphill struggle.

"Everyone will be dressed in an appropriate way and therefore everyone can focus on what they are here for as everyone will be looking smart.”

She added: “I think they will appreciate the smarter feel of them and when they start to wear them I think they will feel more comfortable.”

“Their male counterparts have to wear trousers in the summer and this will just mean the girls will be on the same footing as them.”
This is newsworthy?

Glad to see in the photo that the skirt isn't/wasn't plaid, at least. Full-length black stockings are a good touch as well. The plaid-skirt-with-knee-high-socks that so many other Catholic schools use (why? I have no idea where the idea came from) is both dorky and fetish-y. The worst of both worlds.
(02-11-2010, 07:30 PM)QuisUtDeus Wrote: [ -> ]Also, don't these girl know how to roll them up at the waist when they leave home and roll them down when they hit the school doors?   It's a time-honored tradition.

So true. :laughing:

Make those high school girls wear jumpers instead of skirts and the problem will be solved real quick. They'll promise to keep those skirts unrolled..
Down with pants up with skirts.
Quote:"correct school uniform as it plays an important part in establishing a community spirit and also encourages students to take a personal pride in their own appearance"
This is the most common school administrative fallacy: you can't force values on someone.

They will have the exact same issues with trousers I bet.

FAIL.

This is so absurd. All one has to do is make them wear longer skirts and black stalkings. It's really not that hard. I don't see why most Catholic schools have such an issue with this, if the principle were a good priest, this problem would never happen in the first place.
Two of my sisters girls went to Regina Dominican, The "skirts" had a pantie feature something like culouts (sp.?). The skirt were as short as a tutu for ballet. All of the lengths were the same there.The skimpiness got me angry but the idea of those girls traveling around on buses made me worry about frost bite, and I felt sorry for them.
tim
(02-11-2010, 08:19 PM)Atomagenesis Wrote: [ -> ]FAIL.

This is so absurd. All one has to do is make them wear longer skirts and black stalkings. It's really not that hard. I don't see why most Catholic schools have such an issue with this, if the principle were a good priest, this problem would never happen in the first place.

Well, actually the parents are a lot of the problem these days. Without the parents enforcing, it becomes difficult unless you start expelling people.  Back in my day, the Catholic schools had no problem throwing people out.  Nowadays, they seem to be afraid to do that.  Or they're run by administrators who have an agenda and want to change the regulations.

I think in this case, the school is just frustrated and fed up, so they're giving up.  I would hit the parents harder: every time your kid wears a short skirt, she's suspended until you pay a $500 fine.  That would put an end to the problem real quick.
(02-11-2010, 08:22 PM)timoose Wrote: [ -> ]Two of my sisters girls went to Regina Dominican,

That's where my sister went to high school.  I don't remember tutu-length skirts.  I remember them down to the knee.  Even now the handbook says:

Quote:Skirt/Pants:  Must  be  the  class  uniform  skirt  or  black  uniform
pants,  purchased  from  Schoolbelles.    Skirts  must  be  buttoned,
closed, not rolled and must be worn no more than 2 inches above
the knee.  Parents of students whose skirts are  too short will be
contacted and arrangements must be made to adjust the length. 

Emphasis mine.  I also like "not rolled" to address the "time-honored tradition" I mentioned.  :laughing:
The solution is to teach real modesty.

This song and dance act for the deaf and blind school administration is not what a good school should do (there are very few good schools, none I've seen).
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