Rationale

An acceptable standard of dress is required to be worn at ESMPS and Glendowie School, and must be maintained (Section 72 Education Act – Control and management). This is in keeping with our consultation with the community, which showed a strong preference for our children to be in uniform. The colours chosen (light blue / dark blue) are in keeping with the environment around the school – sea/sky.  The logo shows the Tamaki Estuary, sandspit, yachts and also depicts our bi-culturalism.

All uniform items, with the exception of shoes and socks, must be purchased from “The School Uniform Shop”.  The school shop does hold samples of uniform items at the school office and is open on Fridays.

Guidelines:

  • In cases of financial hardship families may pay off their uniforms by instalment. This arrangement is at the Principal’s discretion. Parents may also be able to arrange a clothing grant through Work & Income.
  • Wearing of uniforms is compulsory.
  • Coloured t-shirts and singlets, if worn under the uniform, must not be visible at any time.

Uniform Shop

School uniforms are to be ordered from The School Uniform Company.

Orders can be mailed, faxed, emailed, ordered online or phoned through to:

The School Uniform Company
PO Box 224, Albany, North Shore, 0755
Telephone: +64 9 476 2148
Fax: +64 9 476 2147
Email: sales@schooluniform.co.nz

To order online, visit www.schooluniform.co.nz

Please note: The intermediate girls’ blouse (Year 7 & 8) can only be purchased from the Glendowie School office.

The Uniform

Year 0 to 6 Boys:

Cargo pants:  Navy blue cargo pants

Polo Shirt:  Light blue with monogram (short or long sleeved)

Vest:  Navy with monogram

Sweatshirt: Polo-fleece navy with light blue panels

Year 0 to 6 Girls:

Culottes:  Navy blue (Minimum length – under the kneecap)

Polo Shirt:  Light blue with monogram (short or long sleeved)

Vest:  Navy with monogram

Sweatshirt: Polo-fleece navy with light blue panels

Intermediate Boys (Years 7 and 8):

Cargo Pants: Navy blue

Sports Style Shirt:  Light blue with monogram

Vest:  Navy with monogram

Sweat Shirt: Polo-fleece navy with light blue panels

Intermediate Girls (Years 7 and 8):

Culottes or Capri Pants:  Navy blue (Minimum length – under the kneecap)

Fitted shirt:  Light blue with monogram

Vest:  Navy with monogram

Sweat Shirt: Polo-fleece navy with light blue panels

Sports Uniform for Years 3 to 8:

Sports style T-shirt:  Navy and light blue

Sport shorts: Navy blue

Jewellery:

Necklaces of cultural or religious significance are permitted but must not be visible. Watches, small plain stud earrings and small plain hoop earrings may be worn. No other jewellery is permitted.

Footwear:

The expectation is “plain”. If in doubt, bring a sample to school to get approval.
Black lace-up school shoes (a buckle or velcro are also acceptable) or black trainers (with NO other colour on them).

Boots, jandals or crocs are not permitted.

Shoes or sandals that go past the ankle (e.g. basketball shoes) are not permitted.

Laces:  Black

Socks:  Plain black or dark blue socks only. Ankle or knee length (no patterns, stripes, logos or two-toned colours).

Tights: Dark navy blue tights can be worn.

Intermediate students: For safety reasons, closed-in shoes protecting the toes must be worn when attending technology classes at Selwyn College.

Headgear:

The school hat/cap with logo is compulsory in Terms 1 and 4 as stated in our Safety in the Sun Policy.

Scarves, bandanas and beanies are not permitted.

The Principal must approve headgear worn for religious/cultural reasons and school colours (dark blue) will be worn where possible.

School Raincoat:

A dark blue raincoat with reflective safety band.