Refresher on the School Dress Code

UNIS Hanoi has a school dress code that students helped create. It can be found in the High School Handbook on page 20.

Students should wear comfortable clothing and footwear. They should also dress neatly and respect the diversity of the UNIS Hanoi community. Clothes should not be torn, dirty or unkempt. Extremes in styles should be avoided. Revealing clothing cannot be worn. No cleavage or underwear can be exposed.

UNIS Hanoi is a diverse international school. As such, there are students and adults on campus representing many different religions and cultures. All members of our learning community must be respectful of cultural and religious customs and comfort levels.

The following represent standards of dress:

  • Shorts should fit properly with a reasonable inseam. Underwear cannot be visible nor can any part of the buttocks.
  • Shirts that expose the stomach or are low cut should not be worn.
  • T-shirt slogans should be respectful. No drug, alcohol, tobacco
  • or slogans containing sexual innuendos.
  • Caps and hats should not be worn inside classrooms.
  • Students and teachers who are unsure about the appropriateness of dress should refer to the Deputy Principal who will make a final determination.


  • During special events, (school socials, dances and special dress days) dress code regulations may be altered.
  • Students who dress inappropriately will be asked to change immediately.
  • Footwear must be worn at all times. No bare feet on campus.

Dress codes in High Schools are historic friction points and too much time and energy is spent on the issue. Common sense and cultural awareness will guide the UNIS Hanoi standard of dress. Students not willing to attend to common sense dress code standards will be asked to change clothing and parents will be notified.

Please note: Flip flops (thongs) are not allowed in the Design Technology or Science labs. (High School Handbook 2018-19, p. 20)

Teachers will be discussing the school dress code with students to provide an opportunity to clarify expectations and to ensure that all student are aware of what happens if their attire does not meet the dress code. These may include being asked to change what they are wearing and contacting parents.

Thank you.

Glenda Baker
High School Deputy Principal

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