Uniform 2020-12-19T11:41:13+13:00

The Ponatahi Christian School Prospectus

UNIFORM

School Uniform

  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. School pinafore.
  4. White polo shirt or skivvy. Either the official white 
school polo shirt, or one without the logo which 
looks the same, as the logo will be hidden.
  5. Navy polar fleece jersey with school logo.
  6. Dark navy or black jacket.
  7. Black polished shoes, or, in Terms 1and 4, black 
sandals with bare feet.

  1. Dark navy 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. Dark navy track pants are optional in winter.
  3. Blue polo shirt with school logo.
  4. Bottle green polar fleece jersey with school logo.
  5. Dark 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 6-9

  1. Middle school skirt, minimum knee length.
  2. Blue polo shirt with school logo.
  3. Navy polar fleece jersey with school logo.
  4. Dark 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 10-13

  1. Middle school skirt, minimum knee length, or longer senior skirt for Y12-13.
  2. White blouse with school logo.
  3. School scarf.
  4. Navy woollen jersey with school logo.
  5. Dark 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 1 and 4, black sandals with bare feet.

Boys: Year 10-13

  1. Dark navy walk shorts, or dark navy or black dress trousers.
  2. Black or navy belt, if desired.
  3. White business shirt, one pocket only, long or short sleeves.
  4. School tie.
  5. Green woolen jersey with school logo.
  6. Dark navy or black jacket.
  7. Black or navy short socks with trousers or white sports (long) socks with shorts.
  8. Black polished shoes, or, in Terms 1and 4, when in shorts, black sandals with bare feet.

Boys: Year 6-13 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).

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).

Swimming Togs

Swimming togs are needed for some school activities. We are happy with appropriate tee-shirts being worn over recognised 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.

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’ “sports” 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 recommended for lunchtimes in Terms 1 and 4 and are compulsory on 
many trips and activities.

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. Middle skirt or the longer senior 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 with school logo (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 with school logo (optional)
  5. Blue blazer (on loan from school)
  6. Black polished shoes

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. It can be assumed that in all trips off school site, if the activity is not suitable for the school uniform, it is not suitable for a dress or skirt either. Parents may decide.
  • 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.