School Uniform and Appearance
We want our students to wear their uniform with pride. Our uniform indicates that we belong to the WIS community. Our uniform policy reflects the school’s ethos of high standards and promotes good behaviour, reinforcing our school’s culture of high expectations and academic achievement.
All students are expected to dress according to the uniform policy; smartness and high standards of appearance are expected at all times.
We have a required school uniform for several reasons:
- Uniforms unite the school. Students make a commitment that when they put on their WIS uniform they will abide by the rules of the community.
- Uniforms reduce distractions. When pupils are allowed to wear their home clothing, there is the potential to talk about or focus on fashions and styles rather than learning.
We ask parents and guardians to support all decisions by school staff regarding whether or not clothing is appropriate or inappropriate for school. The school expects all parents who accept a place at WIS to comply with the school uniform standards.
The school will always source best value for money options for our families, ensuring durability and quality.
Specialised items like skirts, golf shirts, tracksuits, hoodies and swimming gear can only be purchased from the School Uniform Shop, located in the Admin Building.
Opening times are:
Monday – Friday 07:00 – 07:30 and 12:45 – 13:30 during term time only.
Holiday opening times will be advertised in advance at the end of each term.
Generic items such as trousers, shoes, shirts and socks can be bought clothing chain stores in Botswana such as Woolworths, Jet, Pep, and Ackermans.
All items of school uniform must be clearly named to ensure their safe return. The school does not accept responsibility for misplaced items.
Headwear for cultural or religious reasons may be worn, e.g. Hijab, Turban etc., but must be plain in colour.
Outdoor hats should be removed inside the classrooms, but helmets / hats worn for medical / physiotherapy purposes are permitted.
Children are allowed to wear:
- One pair of plain, small stud earrings, silver or gold (no stones set into them) these must be removed for any PE activity.
- Wristwatch, this must be removed for any PE activity. No other jewellery is allowed.