Part of the strong school culture that has developed at MSS over the past couple of years has been the result of students, staff and families promoting to the community great pride in wearing our school uniform. Students wear their school uniform while they move around the school as well as representing our school at functions with amazing pride. When I ask students what wearing the school uniform means to them, they tell me that it means they are part of the MSS team, and that they believe they need to be and do their best when they're in school uniform as they're representing our school community. These are strong values that we have all worked hard to instil within MSS – something in which we should all be very proud of.
As many of our families would be aware, as a school we reviewed our uniform policy around two years ago. Part of the review was the design and implementation of a new school uniform shirt. There were other parts of the policy that we made changes to as well (that are currently being implemented). The newly designed school shirt has been in place since the beginning of 2014. Part of this implementation was to give families a two year period to transition into the new shirt. This means that from the beginning of 2017, the expectation is that all students will be wearing the new school shirt. I understand that this may be a concern for some families, however ask that we work together to ensure we meet the transition time frame. If you have concerns regarding your ability to have your child/ren in the new uniform shirt for the beginning of 2017, please don't hesitate to contact me at school. I am happy to work with families and support them as we make the final transition into the new uniform code.