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Simpler Uniform Regulations

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To whom it may concern, on behalf of the Saint Joesph's School student body.

The students at Saint Joesph's School have always made their best effort to behave according to the rules and regulations the School requires and upholds. We always take pride in our appearance, and certainly never deliberately reflect badly on the school, whether that be through behaviour or appearance. However, and we're sure many will agree with this; the regulations sometimes don't make very much sense. Is it entirely practical to distinguish between jackets and jumpers which acheive the same purpose? It seems a little confusing to purchase an article of uniform with the school logo on it, and then be informed that students aren't actually allowed to wear it. Especially considering that the rule states that the jacket may be worn, but only if in conjunction with the woollen jumper or the rugby top.* As students who wear these articles on a daily basis, we cannot forsee a situation in which both a jumper and jacket would be necessary; this renders the jacket obsolete. As we're sure you are aware, purchasing the school uniform is a financial concern for families, especially for students who are growing out of their old uniforms year-to-year. Therefore, many parents and students may not own the woolen jumper or rugby top. We propose that the woollen jumper or rugby top are not required in order to wear the jacket.

We hope you will consider this with all due importance. As the students of Saint Joesph's School, we believe we should have a say in our uniform.

*We are aware that the uniform policy has always stated this, and do not suggest that the rule has been changed or regulations increased.

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