Principal addressing school assembly

Uniform

Overview

When in uniform, students are clearly representative of Waimea College. Maintaining the College uniform in good condition and wearing it correctly reflects pride in both yourself and the College and a sense of caring and belonging. Students should be well groomed and maintain an acceptable standard of personal hygiene.

Student working collaboratively in classroom

Uniform Requirements

Waimea College expects all students to take pride in their appearance and dress neatly at all times as they are representing the school.

Marking of Clothes & Personal Gear

Every item must be clearly named. Every care is taken to minimise the possibility of loss of property and to encourage honesty in pupils, but the College will not be held responsible for losses.

Girls’ Uniform
  • Regulation tartan skirt worn on the knee
  • Black dress trousers
  • Regulation mid-grey shorts
  • Regulation white blouse – long or short sleeves or white regulation polo shirt (a plain white short-sleeved undergarment may be worn under the polo shirt)
  • Regulation blazer, jersey or woollen vest
  • Black tights or white ankle socks
  • Approved black polishable closed toe shoes to be worn winter and summer. Socks or tights must be worn with these
  • Plain black zip up jacket or vest (hip length) with or without hood
  • Plain black or green cap or bucket hat (optional)
  • Plain black scarf
Boys’ Uniform
  • Regulation mid-grey shorts and white regulation polo shirt (A plain white short-sleeved undergarment may be worn under the polo shirt) or
  • Black long dress trousers with white long-sleeved shirt and tie or polo top
  • Regulation blazer or jersey
  • Regulation grey socks with green and gold top
  • Approved black polishable closed toe shoes to be worn winter and summer
  • Plain black zip up jacket or vest (hip length) with or without hood
  • Plain black or green cap or bucket hat (optional)
  • Plain black scarf
Physical Education
  • Sports shorts and top or tracksuit
  • Gym shoes
Workshop/Art/Food Technology/Science Laboratories
  • Apron or overall
  • Closed toe shoes must be worn at all times
Formal Functions

Groups representing the College at formal functions wear formal uniform, which is a tie, white shirt and blazer

Jewellery

Students may wear plain studs or sleepers (1 per ear) in pierced ears. No other piercings are permitted.  No other jewellery is to be worn by students other than a watch and/or taonga (worn inside clothing and not visible)

Not Permitted to be Worn
  • Track, brown or suede shoes, skater style shoes, boots (on or above the ankle), canvas shoes or sandals
  • Multi-coloured jackets, including Waimea College sports jackets as regular uniform
  • Sweatshirts of any colour, hoodies, polar fleece. This includes sweatshirts, Waimea College team hoodies/tops
  • Visible, coloured t-shirts or polypropylene
  • Extreme hair colouring and styles (non-natural hair colours, hair sculpting); hair must be worn off the face by both boys and girls (tied back if necessary)
  • Facial hair
  • Visible make-up
  • No visible tattoos
  • Long sleeved garments under blouses or polos
  • Scarves – other than plain black
  • Any type of nail polish or nail colouring
Note:

The green polo shirt is being phased out of the uniform. Students may still wear these if they have purchased them, but further stock will not be ordered for future years.

For uniform enquiries, please contact

Maree O’Rourke

544 6099  ext 876

Opening hours Monday 2.45pm – 3.45pm and Thursday 12.30pm – 6.00pm during Term time.

Always open last Friday of school holidays 12.00pm – 2.00pm.