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Uniform Requirements

Kia ora Koutou,

As we begin Term 4 we would like to remind our community of our uniform standards and requirements.   

Students are expected to take pride in their uniform and wear it as required. It is worn at school, when travelling to and from school, at school events as appropriate and when representing STC at external events.

The STC uniform consists of a mixture of compulsory and optional items with slight variations between the summer and winter terms. There are also slight differences depending on whether the student is in the junior, middle or senior school.

Terms 1 and 4 compulsory items of uniform:

– Short or long sleeved dress shirt with school crest

– School tie (relevant to year or Honours tie)

– Navy shorts (trousers from Year 9 onwards if preferred) or navy lavalava with school crest

– School blazer (Year 9 -13).

– Black dress shoes OR black or brown roman sandals (no jandals)

– Navy wool socks OR navy cotton socks with yellow STC

Terms 2 and 3 compulsory items of uniform:

– Short or long sleeved dress shirt with school crest

– School tie (relevant to year or Honours tie)

– Navy shorts (trousers from Year 9 onwards if preferred) or navy lava lava

– Navy windproof jacket with school crest (compulsory Year 7 and 8, optional Year 9-13)

– School blazer (compulsory Year 9 -13)

– Black dress shoes and navy wool socks or navy cotton socks with yellow STC

There is also a PE uniform consisting of a pair of St Thomas of Canterbury College branded shorts (with school crest) and ‘Manawa’ shirt.

All school uniform items (excluding shoes) must be purchased from the school.

STC recommends that all uniform items are clearly named.

Details of all uniform items are available on the STC website.

Students are also expected and encouraged to take pride in their general appearance and conform to the following guidelines.

– Hair should be clean, and tied back if it is longer than collar length

– Styles and colouring considered extreme are not permitted at school.

– The only items of jewellery permitted are:

o sleepers or plain studs.

– Other body piercings (e.g. nose, eyebrow) must be free of jewellery during the school day.

o a watch

o a culturally significant item such as a taonga worn around the neck

o religious items eg. Cross on a necklace

– Male students must be clean shaven.

– Minimal make up is permitted (i.e. mascara, eyeliner, foundation)

– Cultural tattoos are allowed. Inappropriate or noncultural tattoos need to be covered during the school day.

Dress guidelines are issued prior to any free-dress days or house events.