August 15, 2023
by Althea Nicole Leoncito
Deep within the vast confines of the Asian International School of Aeronautics and Technology (AISAT), a remarkable transformation has quietly taken root. This transformation was not heralded by groundbreaking aircraft designs or the introduction of cutting-edge technology; instead, it was embodied by the students themselves, radiating in their freshly donned school uniforms. The campus, steeped in tradition, resonated with a palpable sense of nostalgia and excitement as students proudly embraced their uniforms—a symbol of unity and pride.
Uniforms have always been the cornerstone of identity and equality in educational institutions. They foster a profound sense of belonging, ensuring that students are recognized for their merits, not their attire. At AISAT, the school uniform encompasses more than a mere dress code; it encapsulates a deep-seated sense of pride and discipline.
A policy of “No Uniform, No Entry” is strictly implemented and failure to comply with the prescribed uniform means no entry inside the classroom or even the school premises.
The AISAT Student Handbook for 2023 unequivocally emphasizes the importance of adhering to the dress code: “No Uniform, No Entry.” This policy is rigorously upheld, with non-compliance resulting in restricted access to classrooms and school premises. Moreover, this emphasis on uniformity is not merely about aesthetics; it mirrors the institution’s unwavering commitment to upholding its core values and its relentless pursuit of excellence.
Within this framework, aviation students follow a specific dress code. They wear a prescribed white polo shirt complete with paraphernalia, paired with midnight blue pants adorned with the prescribed belt and buckle. These are coupled with closed black shoes and black socks. Female students opt for non-platform pumps with a maximum heel measurement of 1.5 inches.
Conversely, BS AvM female students follow a distinct attire—donning a white, 3/4 sleeve-length blouse with a bow-adorned collar, worn beneath a dark blue button vest and a skirt, with the length carefully measured to be four finger widths above the knees. They are also required to wear flesh-colored compression pantyhose and plain black pumps with heels measuring between 1.5 to 3 inches. On the other hand, male BS AvM students don dark blue single-button suits with grey ties over white short-sleeve shirts. Plain black crew socks are paired with black leather shoes, ensuring heels do not exceed an inch in height.
Similarly, female BS EMC students opt for a white blouse and gray slacks, accompanied by black non-platform pumps with a maximum heel measurement of 1.5 inches. Meanwhile, male BS EMC students sport white polos and gray pants, complemented by black socks and shoes.
As the academic year of 2023-2024 commenced, discerning observers noted subtle yet impactful changes in the uniforms. While the essence of tradition remained unaltered, AISAT introduced a personal touch that elevated the significance of the uniforms to new heights. This notable addition took the form of wings displaying the names and courses of the students just below. Pinned above the upper left of the uniform, these nameplates bestowed recognition upon learners for their chosen careers, reflecting the futures they envisioned. This personalized touch, while unassuming, was a testament to AISAT’s commitment to fostering individuality and pride within its vibrant school community.