Trial introduction of dress code at Ecole de La Condamine
The Prince’s Government has decided to experiment the wearing of a school uniform by introducing a primary school dress code for the new 2017/2018 academic year.
Ecole de la Condamine has been selected as the pilot school for the experiment, which will involve pupils in years 2, 3 and 4 (CP/CE1/CE2) – 210 children in total.
The aim is to reinforce pupils’ feeling of belonging to their school community.
In practical terms, the dress code incorporates the following items:
• a short-sleeved polo shirt;
• a long-sleeved polo shirt;
• a mid-season navy blue sweatshirt with zip fastening and no hood;
• a shield featuring the name of the school and the words “PRINCIPATU DE MUNEGU” to be worn on each item in order to highlight the school’s Monegasque identity.
The Government has chosen a simple dress code which is practical for families. The uniform only covers tops, and they are all standard articles of clothing. Bottoms (trousers, skirts, etc.) are left to families’ discretion, but should preferably be in a dark colour.
A working group made up of representatives from the Department of Education, Youth and Sport, the management of Ecole de la Condamine, the State Property Authority and the Government Communication Department was established to lead the experiment.
The State Property Authority conducted a tender process among all relevant companies in the Principality to identify a supplier able to meet the requirements for a negotiated price.
These articles of clothing will be included on the list of mandatory supplies for the return to school for the 2017/2018 academic year.