Children attending Ngaere School are required to wear a school uniform.
Our uniform is available through the school and consists of a navy polo shirt, royal bue monogrammed polar fleece with an optional black monogrammed soft shell jacket. Navy or black shorts or Canterbury track pants (or similar) may be worn. Girls may wear dark coloured leggings or skirts / skort. No jeans or jean shorts.
Children are encouraged to wear comfortable footwear that suits the season. Younger children must be able to do up their own shoes as they will be required to take them off in classrooms and the hall.
Second hand uniform items may be available from the school office. These will be advertised in the school newsletter from time to time.
All clothing items MUST be clearly named.
A school hat will be issued on a child’s entry to our school. Subsequent hats will need to be purchased from the school office.
Occasionally children come to school wearing dangling earrings, multitudes of bangles etc. While personal pride is to be commended, we are concerned with the safety of children and the security of items. Dangling earrings, for example pose a threat when children are playing. The wearing of jewellery is restricted to watches and plain studs or sleepers in the ears.
In case of exceptions eg. cultural identity, a conversation must be had with your child’s teacher to explain the significance of the item.
Nail polish, make-up and dyed hair are best left for the weekend and not acceptable at Ngaere School.
Mufti days will occur at least once each term, generally as a fundraising or for a charity. Parents will advised through the school newsletter, facebook page or Seesaw. Sometimes these may be themed days.