Hillmorton High School
Tankerville Road
PO Box 33-115, Hoon Hay
Christchurch 8025

T: +64 3 338 5119
F: +64 3 338 1609
E: admin@hillmorton.school.nz

UNIFORM CODE

The tidy wearing of correct uniform, or respecting the Year 13 Dress Code, are conditions of attendance at Hillmorton High School.

General – Uniform

  • Full correct uniform is to be worn to, from and at school; when students are identifiable as Hillmorton High School students in a public place or at a function where the wearing of school uniform is required.
  • If a student is unable to wear full, correct uniform, a note from parents/caregivers must be received by the appropriate Deputy Principal/Year Level Dean. Generally, the school will supply uniform items on a short-term basis if necessary. A temporary uniform permit may be available.
  • Non-uniform items may be confiscated by staff, and be returned to parents/caregivers by negotiation.
  • Hats are not to be worn inside.
  • No non-regulation shirts/blouses are permissible and any garments worn under the white shirt should not be visible with the exception of a white T-shirt or white thermal, which may only show at neckline.
  •  All uniform items should be clearly and securely named, with owner’s name and initials.

General – Appearance

  • Hair should be clean, well-groomed, clear of the face, and tied back if necessary. Whilst a navy or dark coloured hair tie is preferable, any hair tie worn should be appropriate to school. There are to be no extreme styles or hair of unnatural hair colours.
  • Male students are to be clean shaven.
  • No jewellery may be worn with uniform. The exceptions are the wearing of: - Small, discreet and appropriate studs may be worn.  (A maximum of 2 per ear)
  • - A single-strand, discreet, fine chain around the neck, which is, in the opinion of Senior Management, acceptable.
  • - Approved taonga or approved items of religious or spiritual significance, worn around the neck, which, in the opinion of Senior Management, are acceptable.
  • No objects, including studs and rings, are allowed to be worn in externally visible body piercing. This includes nose, lips, chin and eyebrow studs or rings, which are considered inappropriate in the school environment at any time. The exception is pierced ears where the wearing of one pair of small gold or silver ear studs or small sleepers only is permitted.
  • Tattoos are to be covered.
  • In Years 7-11, no eye make-up, lipstick or nail polish to be worn. In Years 12/13,  make-up that is light, discreet  and appropriate, as for work environment may be worn.
  • The school reserves the right to determine whether a student’s general appearance is unacceptable and not in compliance with the school uniform and dress codes.

Please also refer:

  • Year 13 Dress Code
  • Code of Conduct

BOYS

Shirt White ‘polo’ style knit top (short sleeve) or regulation Hillmorton High School white long-sleeved shirt (to be worn tucked in, open neck or with tie).

Skivvy White, long-sleeved polo neck skivvy. A winter option.

Shorts Regulation Hillmorton High School navy shorts with matching belt or plain black belt with buckle.

Trousers Regulation Hillmorton High School black trousers

Knitwear Regulation Hillmorton High School red V-neck jersey.  Regulation Hillmorton High School red V-neck vest or cardigan.

Socks Regulation Hillmorton High School grey walk socks.

Shoes Black plain leather shoes. No buckles or chrome. Sports shoes are not acceptable.

GIRLS

Shirt White ‘polo’ style knit top (short-sleeve) or regulation Hillmorton High School white long-sleeved shirt (to be worn tucked in, open neck or with tie).

Skivvy White, long-sleeved polo neck skivvy. A winter option.

Overblouse Girls’ Regulation Hillmorton High School white over blouse. A summer option.

Kilt Regulation Hillmorton High School kilt. As a guide, length with shoes on – 20cm from the ground, or an A4 sheet (landscape). Compulsory

Knitwear Regulation Hillmorton High School red V-neck jersey. Regulation Hillmorton High School red V-neck vest or cardigan. Optional

Socks White knee-length/white ankle socks (to cover ankles), to be worn with kilt or skirt. Sports socks are not acceptable. Black or Navy socks or tights may be worn with kilt only.

Skirt Regulation Hillmorton High School navy skirt. As a guide, the length should be on the knee. Able to be worn as an alternative to kilt in warm weather only.

Shoes Black leather plain lace-up shoes or Black leather plain T Bar or single strap shoes. (Single strap must be a substantial strap across the arch of the foot.). Sports shoes are not acceptable.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Red P.E T-Shirt (only available at school).  Shorts Regulation Hillmorton High School navy shorts.

OUTER WEAR The following items only are be worn:

Jacket Regulation waterproof, fleece-lined Hillmorton High School jacket

Blazer Regulation Hillmorton High School navy blazer. To be worn with tie, kilt or trousers, and long-sleeved, white formal shirt.

Vest Polar-fleece, sleeveless Regulation Hillmorton High School vest.

ACCESSORIES The following items may also be worn:

Cap/Beanie -  Plain navy cap/beanie.

Scarf  - Plain navy or Ferguson tartan.

Gloves  -  Navy or black.

Tie  - Regulation Hillmorton High School red tie or Ferguson tartan tie.

UNIFORM SUPPLIERS

The correct uniform is a condition of attendance at Hillmorton High School.

The following retailer is the only retailer who iscurrently able to supply Hillmorton High School uniforms:

Lithgows Menswear & Schoolwear

86A Riccarton Rd. Telephone: 348 6165

Please ensure that you order your uniform in good time for the start of the new year. 

Please support this retailers. If there are any difficulties in purchasing the new uniforms, please contact the Principal or one of the Deputy Principals. Many retailers offer lay-by or discount and we urge parents to take advantage of these.

Please refer to the Uniform List regarding correct uniform items.

 

Second-Hand Uniform Sale

Second hand uniforms are available from the school. There is a second-hand uniform sale in early December.

Year 13 Dress Code

Year 13 Dress Code Year 13 students are permitted to wear mufti. This practice seeks to recognize the transition to the world of work and study. At this level, the school respects individual difference and taste but Year 13 students need to be mindful of the leadership role they have in the wider school. 1. Student dress must be appropriate for a work environment, and always clean and tidy. The following are not considered suitable: singlets, inappropriate messages and slogans on any garments, ripped or holed clothing. Brief or skimpy clothes are not acceptable. Adequate coverage is expected. 2. Footwear is required to be worn at all times. Sandals may be worn but jandals are not acceptable. 3. Caps and hats are not to be worn in class or at assemblies. 4. Jewellery is acceptable if it is discreet and appropriate for a more formal work environment. 5. Body piercing, which is externally visible, is considered inappropriate in the school environment. Nose, lip, chin and eyebrow rings/studs are not to be worn. 6. Hair should be clean, well groomed and clear of the face. Extreme styles and unnatural colours, are not acceptable. Male students are to be clean-shaven, ie no beards or moustaches. Side burns must not extend below the ears. Excessive make-up is also not appropriate. 7. Sports uniform is for sport teams only and is not to be worn throughout the ordinary school day. Students unable to meet these dress code requirements have the alternative of school uniform.

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