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Uniform at Te Aratai College

The Te Aratai College school uniform is only able to be purchased at the school’s uniform shop.

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Uniform Shop

Opening Hours

The standard term-time hours

  • Tuesday: 07:30am – 8.30am AND 3pm – 4:15pm

  • Wednesday: 2.30pm – 3.15pm

  • Thursday: 7:30am – 8:30am AND 3pm – 4pm

Payment

Payment can be made via cash, Eftpos, or internet banking. For internet banking, our account number is Westpac 030855 0333839 00.

* Please always enter the student’s name as the reference.

Outside of hours

For appointments outside these times, including before 8 am, please call Mrs. Bronwyn Hancock, the Uniform Coordinator.

  • 027 250 3666

  • (03) 982 0100 ext 866

Uniform Regulations

Rationale

The Te Aratai College Board values and consequently places a high priority on all students wearing our school uniform correctly, both inside and outside the College because it contributes to:

  1. The Te Aratai College value of Respect-Whakaute
  2. Students developing personal self-confidence and pride in self
  3. Students developing personal commitment and organisational skills
  4. School pride, social cohesion and a sense of community
  5. Community recognition and pride of Te Aratai College

Consequently, students are to be in correct school uniform when:

  1. At school
  2. Travelling to and from school
  3. Representing or associated with the school on any school-related event or trip when school uniform is to be worn

Junior Uniform Year 7-10

All junior students are to wear Te Aratai College junior uniform made up of the items below, purchased from the school uniform shop.

  • Regulation black or grey polo shirts  
  • Regulation trousers, shorts, black skirts or plain black lavalava-sulu
  • Black socks of any visible length, or black tights 
  • Plain black head scarf 
  • Black enclosed shoes suitable for a school environment. Black soles and black uppers; no other colours. No high-tops.
  • Regulation jersey with Linwood College logo

Optional but recommended – LC waterproof jacket with Linwood College logo or PLAIN black waterproof jacket for cold or wet weather

Junior Physical Education / Sport Uniform Year 7-10

All junior students are to wear Te Aratai College PE uniform made up of the items below. Except for the PE shoes, these items are purchased from the school uniform shop.

  • regulation Linwood College PE top
  • regulation Linwood College PE black shorts
  • sports socks. These may be purchased anywhere.
  • shoes suitable for PE. These may be purchased anywhere.

All Te Aratai College sports teams must wear the full sports uniform during all games. This includes plain black shorts unless the team uniform indicates otherwise.

Senior Uniform Year 11-13

All senior students are to wear Te Aratai senior uniform made up of the items below, purchased from the  school uniform shop.

  • Regulation senior striped shirt 
  • Regulation trousers, shorts, senior school skirt or plain black lavalava-sulu 
  • Black socks of any visible length, or black tights 
  • Regulation black tie – must be worn if wearing Linwood College blazer
  • Plain black head scarf 
  • Black enclosed shoes suitable for a school environment. Black soles and black uppers; no other colours. No high-tops.
  • Linwood College blazer or LC waterproof jacket with Linwood College logo or PLAIN black waterproof jacket for cold or wet weather

School Caps and Beanies (Optional)

Students may wear the regulation school caps and school beanies, purchased from the school uniform shop. They are to be removed in class, assemblies and similar events for Te Aratai College value of Respect-Whakaute.

Jewellery & Hair: General Guidelines

All Te Aratai College school expectations and rules are based on the Te Aratai College value of Respect-Whakaute and what is appropriate for a positive school environment. Students must keep themselves and others safe for the requirements of the range of activities across a secondary school – examples: physical activity, Science laboratories, workshops – and follow all reasonable instructions of staff relating to any aspect of dress, jewellery and hair while:

  1. At school
  2. Travelling to and from school 
  3. Representing or associated with the school on any school-related event or trip when school uniform is to be worn during school and representing school outside of the classroom eg: during sports or on trips.

Students need to be aware that some course providers and employers may have different expectations of jewellery and hair. Senior students who intend seeking placements on courses or work exploration need to be mindful of this. This can also apply to sporting bodies, matches, tournaments etc.

Jewellery

Students may wear a range of jewellery, as explained below, and taonga and pounamu, as explained below, and adhering to the general guidelines above.

  • Appropriate bracelets and necklaces are permitted. 
  • Appropriate earrings are permitted. 
  • Appropriate nose piercings are permitted.
  • Stretchers and long studs are not permitted.
  • Any other body piercings must not be visible.
  • Moko, tamoko and cultural tattoos are permitted at Te Aratai College.

If any item of jewellery is inappropriate, the student, whānau and Dean will have a discussion to reach mutual agreement on what is appropriate. 

Hair & Makeup

Makeup and nail polish, and hair styles and hair colours should be appropriate for a positive school  environment are permitted. For health and safety, in some Learning Areas longer hair must be tied back.                 

Students may have tidy facial hair.