Awatapu College Uniform Regulations

Please click here to view the Awatapu College uniform regulations and price guideline. Uniform items are available for purchase from The Warehouse in Palmerston North.

In all cases, the Principal's ruling on the suitability of any item of clothing or a student's presentation will be final. 

Year 9-11 Students

Shirt
Regulation white with college monogram. White top only may be worn underneath.

Shorts/Pants
Regulation grey (short or long). Sandals may not be worn with long pants.

Skirt
Regulation checked skirt with black/white/red stripe. No shorter than mid-thigh length.

Jersey
Regulation woollen black with college monogram or, regulation black polar fleece style jacket with college monogram (with or without sleeves).

Rain Jacket
Regulation or plain black rain jacket. Hoodies, sweatshirts and coloured jackets will not be permitted.

Shoes
Boys - black leather lace-up or slip-on dress shoes with a solid sole or stepped heel (not suede/canvas or sports/sneaker shoes). 
Girls - black leather lace-up or slip-on dress shoes with a solid sole or stepped heel (not suede/canvas, ballet or sports/sneaker shoes). 
Sandals - black sandals with back strap.

Socks
Boys - regulation grey with gold/black/gold band. Socks may not be worn with sandals.
Girls - white ankle-length socks or black full-length tights (all year round). Socks or tights may not be worn with sandals.

Jewellery
Only the following items are allowed: a wristwatch and one plain stud or sleeper in each ear. A necklace of cultural significance may be worn, but must not be visible. Hair accessories must be plain black.

Sun Cap
Regulation black cap. Caps may not be worn inside school buildings.Bandanas or non-regulation beanies are not acceptable.

Beanie
Regulation black beanie with college monogram. Beanies may be worn Terms Two and Three only. Beanies may not be worn inside school buildings. Bandanas are not acceptable.

Scarf
Plain black.

Gloves
Plain black.

Physical Education
Plain T-Shirt or training top, shorts, track pants, gym shoes and swimming togs when required.

Grooming
• Hair must be kept well groomed, clean and tidy-clear off the face and eyes
• Only natural tonings are acceptable
• Extreme hairstyles are not allowed, e.g. mohawk, rats tail, shaved design
• No facial hair
• No visible tattoos
• No visible body piercing other than earrings (as above)
• No make-up

Mufti-Code or Mufti Day
Year 12 and 13 students wear mufti all year round. Student Council organises mufti days for other year levels. Students are expected to dress in a neat and tidy manner, to take pride in their appearance and to present a positive image of Awatapu College

Clothing
Clothing should be appropriate for a school setting. The following are not acceptable:
• Singlet or string shoulder strap tops. NB: all tops must have a sleeve
• Crop or off the shoulder tops
• Low cut tops
• Exposed bra straps
• Patched, torn, unhemmed or dirty clothing
• Clothing with offensive logos, pictures  or language e.g. drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex-related logos, pictures or language
• Bandanas or non-regulation beanies
• Very short skirts and shorts, i.e. no shorter than mid-thigh length, sport sorts are not permitted
• Offensive/inappropriate tattoos
• Caps may not be worn inside school buildings

Grooming
• Hair must be kept well groomed, clean and tidy-clear off the face and eyes
• Only natural tonings are acceptable
• Extreme hairstyles are not allowed, e.g. mohawk, rats tail, shaved design
• No facial hair
• No visible body piercing other than earrings
• Make-up must be discreet

Footwear
Should be firm fitting, safe and appropriate to wear in a school setting. The following are not acceptable:
• Bare feet
• Workboots
• Gumboots
• Slippers
• Rubber jandals

Honours Awards
Year 11 students receiving awards must be in full school uniform. All other students must be dressed formally. The College Mufti Code applies, but please note that shorts, jeans, tee shirts and sports shoes are not acceptable dress for Honours Awards. In all cases, the Principal's ruling on the suitability of any item of clothing or a student's presentation will be final.

Formal Dress Code
Formal dress uniform must be worn as specified - NO EXCEPTIONS. The Teacher in Charge of this activity is responsible for ensuring it is worn correctly at all times.

Girls Formal Dress Code
• Awatapu College blazer
• Plain white dress shirt or blouse
• Plain black pencil skirt (length range - top of knee to mid calf) or trousers)
• Black dress shoes with stepped heel (neutral/black stockings if necessary). No ballet/slip-on shoes or boots/ankle boots
• Jewellery, make-up and hair must be in according with the mufti-code. If worn, jewellery and make-up must be discreet and in keeping with formal dress

Boys Formal Dress Code
• Awatapu College blazer
• Awatapu College tie
• Plain white dress shirt
• Plain black dress paints
• Black leather lace-up or slip on dress shoes. Sneakers are not acceptable. 
• Jewellery, make-up and hair must be in according with the mufti-code. If worn, jewellery and make-up must be discreet and in keeping with formal dress