Uniform is compulsory and all students must adhere to the rules applying to uniform.

All uniforms, girls' and boys', are available from John Russell Schoolwear in Moore Street, Howick, including the regulation school hat. Uniform can also be purchased on line www.johnrussellschoolwear.co.nz.

The school operates a second-hand uniform shop by appointment, or as advertised by the school. This shop carries limited stock and does not sell PE uniform, hats or socks for hygiene reasons. The price per garment is set by the school and a $10.00 per item fee is deducted to cover administration costs. Payment is sent once all items are sold. The school reserves the right to return items it believes will not sell.

Girls' uniform

  • Skirt:
    The blue and white skirt will be worn year round. The length of the skirt is up to 5cm above the knee when kneeling.
  • Blouse:
    Regulation short sleeved white blouse can be worn all year. A long sleeved option is available for winter.
  • Sunhat:
    Regulation navy blue slouch hat. (Compulsory Terms 1 and 4.)
  • Summer Footwear:
    Black or dark brown leather sandals e.g. Roman sandals. No socks. (Sandals are compulsory for Term 1 only.)
  • Winter Footwear
    Traditional black leather shoes and plain white knee-length socks.

Optional Items

  • Jersey:
    Dark navy blue jersey with red stripes.
  • Jacket:
    Regulation jacket in school colours. This is the only jacket which may be worn with the school uniform. It is for outside wear only and is not to be worn in class.

Boys' Uniform

  • Shorts:
    Regulation navy shorts will be worn year round.
  • Shirt:
    Short sleeved pale blue shirt worn all year. A long sleeved option is available for winter.
  • Sunhat:
    Regulation navy slouch hat. (Compulsory Terms 1 and 4)
  • Summer Footwear:
    Black or dark brown leather sandals e.g. Roman sandals. No socks. (Compulsory Term 1)
  • Winter Footwear:
    Traditional black leather lace-up shoes. Navy wool or cotton socks with red stripes, worn up. (Please note: The cotton option are not as hardwearing)

Optional Items

  • Jersey:
    Dark navy blue with red stripes.
  • Jacket:
    Regulation jacket in school colours. This is the only jacket which may be worn with the school uniform. It is for outside wear only and is not to be worn in class.

Physical Education and Sport

The school has a specialist PE teacher and all children are expected to take part in the programme. To take an active part in our extensive sport and physical education programme all students must wear the correct school PE uniform.

Our PE uniform consists of:

  • blue shorts
  • blue polo shirt
  • blue school hat in summer

All PE clothing must be named and should be taken home on Friday afternoons and laundered.

Care of School Uniform

Clothing and shoes should be named and then carefully looked after by the owner. Looking after clothing, although difficult, has to be the responsibility of the student.

To help students find or claim their lost clothing, all uniform items must be clearly named using a marker pen or stitched-in labels which are discreet and cannot be readily removed. In the event of a student losing an item of clothing the student should, in the first instance, look in obvious places and then check in lost property.

Art shirts are required to be worn for art lessons to protect students' uniforms.