The current position of the school is that track shoes that are not white in colour can only be worn with PE or CCA Attire. Shoes worn as part of the official school uniform have to be clean, white sport shoes which are in good contition.
The school diary has this to say: "Our school represents a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and a simple school uniform is one way to ensure unity so that no boy will be singled out because of his financial ability to keep up with everyone else." Is this true in other areas, ie. bags, spectacles, socks?
"If they (the students) perceive that styles are important then so too is their ability to bend the rules so that they can wear what they consider 'cool' and still be conforming - or so they think!" Is this problem still relavant today, or a thing of the past? Most, if not all of us own at least a pair of coloured shoes, so what's the big deal about colour? Is this rule becoming more of a hindrance rather than a means to an end?
Please discuss objectively and constructively! Be respectful and do have a fruitful discussion!