Uniform 2018-01-16T08:48:19+00:00

The Ponatahi Christian School Prospectus

UNIFORM

School Uniform (Term 1, 2018)

Note that Y8s may wear the Y9 code and Y10s may wear the Y11 code.

Girls: Year 0-5

  1. White ankle socks (with fold over top), or
  2. Navy tights (optional in winter but must not be worn under socks; knee highs not permitted).
  3. Standard school pinafore.
  4. White polo shirt or skivvy. Either the official school polo shirt, or one without the logo which looks the same, as the logo will be hidden.
  5. Official school navy polar fleece jersey.
  6. Plain navy or black jacket.
  7. Black polished shoes, or, in Terms 1and 4, black sandals with bare feet.

Primary children in uniform during a class visit in the local community.

Boys: Year 0-8

  1. Navy drill shorts. Please purchase only through the school, as shorts purchased elsewhere are likely to fade faster and be of a different style. See General Notes 1).
  2. Plain navy track pants are optional in winter.
  3. Official school polo shirt or skivvy.
  4. Official school bottle green polar fleece jersey.
  5. Plain navy or black jacket.
  6. White sports socks.
  7. Black polished shoes, or, in Terms 1 and 4, when in shorts, black sandals with bare feet.

Girls: Year 6-8

  1. Standard school middle skirt.
  2. Official school polo shirt.
  3. Official school navy polar fleece jersey.
  4. Plain navy or black jacket.
  5. White ankle socks (with fold over top), or
  6. Navy tights (optional in winter; knee highs not permitted).
  7. Black polished shoes, or, in Terms 1 and 4, black sandals with bare feet.

Girls: Year 9-10

  1. Standard school middle skirt.
  2. Official school blouse.
  3. Official school ‘scarf’.
  4. Official school navy woollen jersey.
  5. Plain navy or black jacket.
  6. White ankle socks (with fold over top), or
  7. Black opaque stockings or tights (optional in winter; knee highs not permitted).
  8. Black polished shoes, or, in Terms 1and 4, black sandals with bare feet.

Y9&10 students in uniform at an intercollegiate maths competition

Boys: Year 9-10

  1. Standard school navy walk shorts, or
  2. Standard school navy or black dress trousers.
  3. Black or navy belt, if desired.
  4. White business shirt, one pocket only, long or short sleeves.
  5. Official school tie.
  6. Official school green woollen jersey.
  7. Plain navy or black jacket.
  8. Black or navy short socks with trousers.
  9. White walk socks with shorts.
  10. Black polished shoes, or, in Terms 1and 4, when in shorts, black sandals with bare feet.

Girls: Year 11-13

  1. Standard school senior skirt, or
  2. Standard school middle skirt.
  3. Official school blouse.
  4. Official school ‘scarf’.
  5. Official school navy woolen jersey.
  6. Plain navy or black jacket.
  7. White ankle socks (with fold over top) or
  8. Black opaque stockings or tights (optional in winter; knee highs not permitted).
  9. Black polished shoes, or, in Terms 1 and 4, black sandals with bare feet.

Senior students in uniform

Boys: Year 11-13

  1. Standard school navy or black dress trousers, or
  2. Standard school navy walk shorts.
  3. Black or navy belt, if desired.
  4. White business shirt, one pocket only, long or short sleeves.
  5. Official school tie.
  6. Official school green woollen jersey.
  7. Plain navy or black jacket.
  8. Black or navy short socks with trousers.
  9. White walk socks with shorts.
  10. Black polished shoes, or, in Terms 1 & 4, when in shorts, black sandals with bare feet.

Boys: Year 6-Y13 PE Uniform

  1. Official green shorts.
  2. Official black and green shirt.
  3. White sport socks with sport shoes.
  4. Black or navy track pants (optional).

Badminton on the court, in P.E. uniform.

Girls: Year 6-13 PE Uniform

  1. Official navy blue shorts.
  2. Official black and red shirt.
  3. White sport socks with sport shoes.
  4. Black or navy track pants (optional).

Make-up, Jewellery and Hair

No jewellery is permitted other than a watch. This means, for example, that rings, ear rings and ear studs are not permitted. Boys’ hair must be cut short enough to be off the collar and off the ears. The length of girls’ hair must be clearly longer than the maximum permitted for a boy. Dyed hair is not permitted, and neither is make-up or nail polish.

General Notes about the Uniform

  1. It is desirable to purchase all items, other than footwear, through the school. Parents may decide to purchase some items elsewhere, but they must be identical to the standard items. Cost effective second hand items are sold through the school.
  2. The school’s supplier cannot provide 100% cotton polo shirts. The school to arrange the embroidery of the logo on polo shirts which were purchased elsewhere by parents.
  3. All items above, except the scarf, described as ‘official’ have the school logo on them.
  4. The combined height of heel plus sole of shoes or sandals, may be no higher than 5cm when measured at the very back.
  5. Sandals must have a strap around the rear of the student’s ankle.
  6. A student arriving at school towards the end of the year, or a student who has clearly outgrown his/her uniform may, by arrangement, be permitted to wear the uniform of the next group up.
  7. The pinafore and skirts are made out of polyester viscose ‘Ancient Green Douglas’ tartan. Pure wool garments are available on request, but are much more expensive, and reasonable notice needs to be given for its purchase.
  8. Boys’ ’walk’ socks are worn to just below the knee, and are not standard socks stretched upwards. All socks must be pulled up when worn.
  9. All dress shirts must be tucked in, and on formal occasions or school trips the staff may also require the polo shirt to be tucked in.
  10. Navy blue hats with a full brim are highly recommended for lunchtimes in Terms 1 and 4 and are compulsory on many trips and activities.
  11. All skirts must touch the ground when the girl is kneeling.

Sunhats on an outdoor trip in summer.

Uniform Sales:

This service is available through the school office. The school seeks to make no profit through uniform sales but has a mark-up of approximately 10% to recover some of the operating costs. Items marked in italics on the previous page are items the school does not generally supply, however in some cases we can order them in. Otherwise you should purchase through the school to ensure uniformity, as any clothing looking different will not be permitted.

Girls Formal Representative Uniform

  1. Standard school middle skirt or the former long skirt, which arguably looks better with the blazer. (The office still has some of these to loan.)
  2. White girls’ long sleeve uniform blouse (business style) (on loan from school)
  3. Blue Ponatahi tie (on loan from school)
  4. Navy woolen jersey (optional)
  5. Blue blazer (on loan from school)
  6. Black stockings
  7. Black polished shoes

Boys Formal Representative Uniform

  1. Black dress trousers with black belt desired (on loan from school if required)
  2. White long sleeve business shirt (on loan from school if required)
  3. Blue Ponatahi tie
  4. Navy woolen jersey (optional)
  5. Blue blazer (on loan from school)
  6. Black polished shoes

The formal representative uniform is typically worn by senior students on events like ANZAC Day, the intercollegiate music competition, above, and representing the school at civic receptions such as the girl in the top right of the photo at the top of the page.

Mufti

Twice a year there are mufti days (when uniform is not required) to raise money for children’s charities. In addition mufti may be worn on some school trips and other events such as the annual picnic, and fundraising as a school group outside school time.

The following dress guidelines apply to mufti:

  • Shirts for both boys and girls should have a well defined sleeve over the shoulder, above the arm, and under the arm.
  • Girls must wear a dress or skirt to knee length or longer all the way around. This is determined by whether or not the garment touches the floor when the girl is kneeling. For activities in which modesty of safety is compromised an exemption may be given allowing the girls to wear track pants.
  • Midriffs should not be showing.
  • Denim is permitted.
  • Prints and slogans are allowed provided they do not compromise the Special Character of the school. E.g.: No mention of the stars of sports, rock music, film, or T.V., etc. Garments promoting alcohol are also not permitted.
  • On designated “mufti days”, but not other occasions, girls will be permitted to wear a single piece of jewellery such as a bracelet, brooch or necklace, but not an earring.
  • Bare feet are not allowed, but any footwear which does not damage or dirty the floor is acceptable.
  • We will be more flexible with hair decorations, and hats, etc., as long as nothing is outlandish, or deliberately intended to cause offense.

Swimming Togs

Swimming togs are needed for some school activities. We are happy with appropriate tee-shirts being worn over recognized swimwear, but this may be subject to the rules of the facility we go to. College girls’ swimwear must include board shorts, and girls’ midriffs must not be visible. Speedos for boys, if worn, must have board shorts over the top.

Students in mufti while exploring the Ruakokopatuna chasm in south Wairarapa