Our school tie dates back to the mid 50's when many schools began to design their own ties to replace the traditional red ties popularly worn by most students in Hong Kong. The early school tie design was rather monotonous, featuring horizontal stripes and a school badge in plain colours without any modifications. In order to achieve uniqueness in design, the designer of our present school tie, Mr. Yip (1959), broke away from the common practice in those days, by incorporating our school badge in the design in such a way that its main features, i.e. the stars and the Cross, are retained but its composition is completely new and creative. The emphatic pattern of the Cross on the school tie is aimed at reminding us to imitate Jesus Christ by carrying our cross in our daily life.
The spirit of the uniform is to give us a modest but neat, simple image to others that here in Wah Yan, we are trying our best to learn and proud to present ourselves as a young gentleman and a future leader to our fellow schoolmates and community members. We do not need exaggeration, ostentation or fashion to identify ourselves.
A. School Uniform:
1. For both summer and winter:
- plain black or white socks that covers the ankles;
- plain black leather belt;
- plain black leather shoes with black laces (but not suede/sports shoes or boots);
- plain white singlet (no crew neck or turtle neck T-shirt allowed).
2. For summer only:
- short-sleeved plain white shirt with school badge or tie;
- dark-grey trousers (with colour-tone in accordance to the sample at entrance);
- in cool weather, a white/grey/blue woollen cardigan or V-neck pullover or waistcoat may be worn (mixtures of colours not permitted) . The school black V-neck pullover or vest, however, will be strongly encouraged for the Academic Year 2007-8. Starting September 2008, only the school black V-neck pullover or vest will be allowed.
3. For winter only:
- long-sleeved plain white shirt with school tie;
- dark-grey woollen trousers (with colour-tone in accordance to the sample at entrance);
- blue school blazer with school badge (if the temperature of the day reaches 20oC by 6:15 a.m. the blazer is optional) (with colour-tone in accordance to the sample at entrance) ;
- A white/grey/blue woollen cardigan or V-neck pullover or waistcoat may be worn in addition to the school blazer (mixtures of colours not permitted) . The school black V-neck pullover or vest, however, is strongly encouraged for the Academic Year 2007-8. Starting September 2008, only the school black V-neck pullover or vest will be allowed.
- When the Cold Weather Warning signal is announced by 6:15 a.m. of a particular day, the school dark-blue jacket and a scarf in black colour may be worn so as to make themselves warm enough.
4. Transition period:
The transition period for summer/ winter uniform will be announced through school circulars, homepage and SMS when either summer or winter school uniform (with or without school blazer) will be allowed.
Part B: P.E. Uniform:
- *White short-sleeved school tee shirt or house T-shirt or school team uniforms;
- *Blue school tracksuit (for winter/outing occasions, optional);
- White shorts;
- White socks;
- White or black sport shoes (to be worn ONLY during P.E. periods or during games);
- When the Cold Weather Warning Signal has been announced before 6:15 a.m. for a particular day, students may add the school tracksuit or put on their cardigans or vests, so as to make themselves more comfortable.
*Items that could be ordered through the suppliers of the College.