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  • What was your school uniform like?

    53 posts, 15 voices, 1765 views, started Nov 30, 2008

    Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2008

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      Aquamarine
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      To begin with I wore a fabulous chocolate brown gym slip (the shade at the time was the most racist of names - and these nuns worked extensively on the missions!) with a “custard” coloured blouse and brown knee socks.  Later we progessed on to a grey skirt (A line) and bottle green V neck pullover with white shirt and green knee socks ... breathtaking.

      It was vile and shapeless and, I suppose, similar in purpose to a prison uniform!  No personality, no shape visible beneath!



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • I went to a Catholic School in Hong Kong, all girls.  The uniform was a white shirt, a pull over type of dress, then white knee socks and black shoes.  If I am lower level, no tie.  Upper level, I have to tie a school tie.  Also the skirt cannot be 2” above the knee.  I had buttons so I could snap them up 5” more.  The nuns tried to nail me.
          I love my sisters principals and teachers, though I did not like them then.  Now, they are very dear to me.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • I forgot to mention with a belt - also different color between lower and upper grades. Dark blue and light blue  

          When I was in England, white blouse and grey skirt, stockings or socks with brown shoes, heels or not.  I was in upper grade then.



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • wow..chinadoll...you just described my uniform..lol...One school I wore a white button down shirt, navy blue skirt and in the winter it was navy blue pants...White socks, black shoes, navy blue underwear (you could wear you own colour panties, but had to wear navy blue knickers on top)..We had a navy blue sweater and a navy blue blazer with our school emblem on it...

          I’ve also worn the burgundy and grey in the same format...Both were in England..When I came to the states it was like a culture shock to see everyone come to school in what we called ‘play clothes‘..lol



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • lucky you empower..lol

          actually I am a big advocate for school uniforms..so is hubby..and they look so much better now..our kids hate the fact that we’ll sign anything we can to get them school uni’s...we‘re bad parents..lol



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          Mz. Queen wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • I guess I’m fortunate, estatic I always went to public school. I have no clue what comes with wearing a uniform to school.

          Much love



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • When I was young, I hated uniform, thinking why?  However, most schools in Hong Kong required uniform and so I did not mind.  My son who was born here, attended private school for awhile.  He hated his uniform and Mama liked that so much for she did not have to think what he needed to wear.  Plus cute little boys and girls in their uniforms are so pleasant to look at, it pleases my eyes.



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          UK Girl wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • I had a green - very dark green uniform - a white airtex shirt and pullover and a green kilt and you had to wear the regulation green matching knickers which had a pocket in for your hankie
          The uniform idea is very good and my daughter wore one all through school.
          In the summer we had a green striped dress with green blazer and a straw boater. In the winter we had a green gaberdine coat and a green beret with the school logo on the front. If you were seen out of school out of hours either on route to and from school with out your hat on there was detention - trust me someone always spotted you!



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • lol..yes this takes me back to those days for sure..an old schoolmate in England posted a pic of us from 1982 on a site and I got a look at it..I was taken aback at how ‘smart’ we looked...



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • This is my friend’s school uniform and it’s not far from mine.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • The only way I could do differently was my hairdo.
          Makeup was not allowed either, nor dangling earrings.
          No necklaces or bracelets, a watch had to be a subtle thing.
          Otherwise, I would be sent home and it’s shameful and face losing.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • One thing the school allowed me, was to wear a small pin.
          However, it got be religion oriented
          So now I had many small pins of Saints.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • My school name was Canossian Convent in honor of Canossa.  A saint from Italy if I recall it right.  Better brush up my memory fro Sister Yip would not be happy.  So I have medals of Canossa, as well as St. Francis, Sacred Heart and Blessed Mother the most.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • Talking about bad daughter, my mother lost her counts on Novenas.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • She does have a scapular and I taught her that.  I held my rosary and prayed to go to sleep.  Usually I did not even pass the apostle creed and dosed to sleep.  It is my security blanket and it is easy to carry if I sleep elsewhere.  I am proud to be a hardcore Catholic.



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          Cynde Jackson Clarke wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • Wow - some good conversation going on in here!
          I went to Catholic school for 12 years and started with a maroon and gray plaid uniform that was a jumper - white blouse (button down) underneath either long sleeve or short sleeve - knee socks and whatever shoes. After I was there a few years we switched to a brown, gold and white plaid that I detested - why did they switch - I loved the maroon and gray! In high school we had a brown jumper and pastel colored blouses underneath - mint green, pink, blue, and yellow. Each color represented a class year (sort of - green - freshmen; pink (actually red was the color) for sophomores; blue - juniors; yellow - seniors. The school colors were blue and bronze and that’s where the blue and brown came from.
          I loved wearing a uniform because it was comfortable and easy although the girls used to like to wear a pair of shorts underneath so when we did tomboy type stuff our underwear wouldn’t show - tomboy stuff = playing handball with the boys and sliding into base, etc.  Elementary school was co-ed; high school was all girls.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • Hmm, I am sorry about that harsh saying.  Salvation is for everyone.  I rather not go into deep discussion on this topic, may be the next one.  My prayers to you and the priest, in God’s everlasting love and peace.



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          Cynde Jackson Clarke wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • the pastor of my current parish is sort of like that....makes me glad my son didn’t end up getting accepted to the elementary school - there were only 3 openings the year he was to enter kindergarten - waiting list and all of that.  but I love my church (the physical church itself is very beautiful - a blend of old and new) and the parish as well.  I feel that affinity for the parish even though the pastor is a big turn-off.  It gives me satisfaction to know that my feelings for him cannot turn me off to my parish or my faith.  My husband was baptized Anglican - he was born in Calgary - and is not very religious or spiritual at all.  It’s one of those things I pray for...that the faith “bug” will someday bite him!  I can only lead by example.  We are raising our two children in the Catholic faith though.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • Back to you DM: I find myself have to discern about the validity of what some of the clergies say nowadays.  When I have questions, I research on the Catechism, tone myself in more orthodox teaching type of books and channels, as well as the Vatican to get my answer.  If I find whoever say it wrong or incorrectly, I pray quietly and wish the Spirit enlighten them.  I also pray if I should speak directly to the person.  Sometimes I find the Spirit does not give me the wisdom, the power of the speech or encouragement.  So I sit back and let Them do the work.  I just pray.  I just want to be informed and also be an informed follower.  I don’t follow blindly.  Hope this make sense to you.
          Knock on woods and with help from the Divine, I would never leave the RC church.  I may not like the people (not all at least) and I want to stick to my faith and the teaching.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • Thanks for your understanding DM.  Just to reiterate, I was told once from what I heard on the pulpit, “everyone goes to heaven.”  Again, much discernment for me even though I heard that while I was sitting in the pews. worried



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          Linni wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • OMGOSH! lol theNun’s were so mean at the Catholic school i went too! lol

          We wore blue and grey plad skirts or jumpers, dark blue knee socks, saddle shoes, and long or short sleeved white button up shirts.

          I am sorry your family had to go through what they did with the Priest dulwichmum! i am a ” recovering Catholic ” and am now a born again Christian!



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          Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • Thank goodness I wasn’t subjected to having to wear a uniform to school!



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          Linni wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • OH.. my mom was in the convent and didn’t take final vows because of a heart condition. She has her Scapular, says novina’s, and carries the rosery she got in the convent in her pants pocket!



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          Linni wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • Listen, i wished the public schools ALL had uniforms! there wouldn’t be children getting beat up for thier clothing, girls going to school halk nekkid, and young men with thier pants half off, walking like they have a corn cobb up the bum!



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • Nuns are different nowadays.  The teachings will always be the same, it is the people and their attitudes may be changing for the best or for the worst.  In God’s grace.



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          Linni wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • i agree DM!

          yes chinadoll, in Gods grace, and perfect timing!



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          Linni wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • DM, that pic was cool.. here is MY favorite!
          Sweet dreams my new friend!

          ( Sir Sean Connery if my FAVORITE! )



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          Robinesque wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • Oh, I thought we had the coolest color combos and great system of uniforms.

          Elementary (catholic) school was your average plaid of some sort, but when I reached high school, it was almost REAL outfits that SOME brain carefully thought out!

          When I entered as a Freshman, we wore pink blouses & maroon vest & pants; Sophomores, yellow blouses w/brown vests & pants; Juniors, yellow blouses w/navy v & p; and the Seniors, white blouse w/green v & p.

          I thought this meant that we would have to buy new ones every year, but the outgoing seniors’ uniform would be the incoming Freshmens‘!  Great concept.



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