School Uniforms

As the first international school in Shenzhen, Shekou International School’s uniform shows our pride in our long heritage while fostering a sense of community. The uniform is designed to be comfortable, practical and helps to support our nurturing learning environment. Students from nursery to grade 10 are required to wear the school uniform daily. Students should only wear pieces from the uniform collection. Students in grades 11 and 12 will have the option of wearing either the uniform or business casual attire.

SIS offers a wide range of spirit wear, designed to be mixed and matched. All pieces are of high quality materials and fabrication, are comfortable for wearing, and are practical for student learning activities.

Primary

Tops
  • Polos in red, white or black.
  • Short-sleeved polos for hot weather and long-sleeved for colder months
  • Red V-neck sweater
  • Black V-neck sweater - New Item
Bottoms
  • Girls skort in black or gray
  • Unisex shorts in black or gray
  • Unisex long trousers in black
  • Leggings - this is a new item and will be available mid-year - New Item (no drawing available yet.)
Dresses
  • Polo dress in black or red - New Item
PE Kit
  • Girls black skort
  • Unisex black shorts
  • Black/red PE shirt (All students receive 1 red PE shirt at no charge)
  • Black and red zipper hoodie
  • Black track pants
  • Red/white activity set - no longer available for purchase
Hats
  • Red/black reversible bucket hat
  • Black baseball cap
Footwear

There is no uniform issue footwear. As is the current expectation, children should wear appropriate and comfortable footwear. Crocs, flip flops or sport sandals are not permitted. On days that students have PE, appropriate sports shoes and socks should be worn. We encourage students to wear black, white or red socks.

Secondary

Tops
  • Polos in red, white or black.
  • Short-sleeved polos for hot weather and long-sleeved for colder months
  • Red V-neck sweater
  • Black V-neck sweater - New Item
  • Male and female button down white shirt - New Item
Bottoms
  • Girls skort in black or gray
  • Unisex shorts in black or gray
  • Plaid skirt in school colors - New Item
  • Black pants or black jeans - students in secondary may purchase their own pants. Pants should not be cargo style.
  • Leggings - students may purchase their own black leggings. Leggings should not have holes or cut-outs.
PE Kit
  • Girls black skort
  • Unisex black shorts
  • Black/red PE shirt (All students receive 1 red PE shirt at no charge)
  • Black and red zipper hoodie
  • Pullover style hoodie in black or grey
  • Black track pants
Hats
  • Red/black reversible bucket hat
  • Black baseball cap
Footwear

There is no uniform issue footwear. As is the current expectation, children should wear appropriate and comfortable footwear. Crocs, flip flops or sport sandals are not permitted. On days that students have PE, appropriate sports shoes and socks should be worn. We encourage students to wear black, white or red socks. When wearing business casual attire, clean and presentable open or closed-toe dress shoes, heels or sports shoes may be worn. All shoes must allow the student to participate fully in school. Stilettos are not acceptable at any time.

What are the SIS uniform expectations?

Students will be expected to wear a clean SIS uniform on a daily basis, mixing and matching the top and bottom pieces as they wish. Individual pieces of the uniform can be replaced as necessary. On PE days, students will wear their PE kit. Over the course of the year, as the weather becomes cooler students may wish to wear the school track suit.

During field trips, students must wear their RED PE shirt. This is to ensure that all SIS students are easily identifiable.

What is business casual for Grade 11 and 12 students?

Grade 11 and 12 students will have the option of wearing either the uniform or business casual attire. If students in grades 11 and 12 choose not to wear business casual attire, they may wear the SIS uniform collection only.

Business Casual Attire Guidelines:

A style of clothing that is less formal than traditional business wear, but is still intended to give a professional and businesslike impression.

All clothing should be clean, well pressed, and not show wear.

For girls:

Casual pants or skirts. Skirts must be cut just above the knee or longer. Dress shirt or blouse. Sleeveless tops with wide straps (approximately 5 cm) are allowed. Tops should be modestly cut. Sweaters, pullovers, cardigans and blazers. Clean and presentable open or closed-toe dress shoes, heels or sports shoes may be worn. All shoes must allow the student to participate fully in school. Stilettos are not acceptable at any time.

For boys:

Dress pants, chinos or khaki (cotton) pants in any color. Collared shirt - short or long sleeves. Polo-style collared shirt. Sweaters and blazers (sports coat). Clean and presentable shoes.

The following items may not be worn when wearing business casual attire. If a student chooses to wear casual attire, it must be from the SIS uniform collection.

  • Shorts
  • Jeans (any color)
  • Leggings
  • String-strapped tops (spaghetti straps)
  • T-shirts
  • Hoodies / sweatshirts
  • Revealing clothing
  • Ripped, torn, or worn clothing
  • Hats (religious and ceremonial head coverings are permitted)

When will the uniform be available and how do I purchase it?

The SIS uniform will be available for purchase from our supplier before school starts at a pop up store. You’ll also be able to order online with delivery directly to your home. Please visit the online store at www.astonwilson.cn/SSIS/.

 

Business Casual and SIS Uniform FAQ for Grades 11 & 12

Can high heels be worn to school?

Yes, high heels may be worn as long as they allow the student to participate fully in school activities and are safe. Stiletto heels are not acceptable.

Can I mix and match from the uniform and my own business casual attire?

There is some room for wearing SIS uniform pieces to complete a business casual look. SIS polos and SIS button down shirts may be worn with a student’s own pants/trousers or skirt to complete a business casual look. Students may not wear their own casual clothes with SIS uniform pieces. For example, a student may not wear their own t-shirt or hoodie with SIS shorts or skirts. It is best to remember that if it is casual, it must be from the SIS uniform. If a student chooses to wear business casual, they may also mix in pieces from the SIS uniform.

Are black shirts with black pants acceptable?

Yes, a student can wear a black shirt with black pants as long as the shirt has a collar or is a blouse.

When can students wear their own clothes?

From time to time, the school will allow students to wear their own clothes such as on spirit days. Other times will be announced by the administration.

Are there color limitations on business casual attire?

Students may wear any color they choose as long as the outfit falls within the business casual guidelines.

Are sports shoes allowed with either business casual or casual attire.

Yes, sports shoes, as long as they are in good condition, may be worn with either business casual or casual attire.