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Uniform

Uniform is compulsory for all students.

Wainuiomata High School insists on a high dress standard.

All students are to wear the uniform with pride. All uniform must be purchased through Argyle Online, however some uniform items (e.g. Year 9 PE Uniform and school socks) are available to purchase through the High School.  Please check with the High School office for availability.  

Click here to go to the Argyle Website

Parents purchasing uniform elsewhere risk it not being accepted by the school.

Click here view the Uniform Guidelines

TOPS

  • White long or short-sleeved tailored business shirt (may be purchased from outside retailers)
  • WHS white dress fitted shirt

Note: anything worn underneath shirts must not be visible through the shirt or at the neckline or below the sleeves (unless it is white).  

BOTTOMS

  • WHS pleated black skirt (with either plain black tights, long knee-high black socks, OR black ankle socks)
  • WHS black dress shorts (with either WHS striped over-the-calf socks OR black crew socks)
  • Black dress trousers (with black crew socks)
  • Black le Faitaga (formal lavalava) (with either WHS striped over-the-calf socks, black crew socks)

Note: skirts/shorts must not be shortened, and open pleats must remain unaltered. Roman sandals (without socks) can be worn with shorts/skirts/le faitaga in Terms 1 & 4.  

OPTIONAL

  • WHS blazer
  • WHS green jersey
  • WHS tie (needs to be worn at formal occasions and when representing the school)
  • Black or WHS scarf
  • Plain black raincoat/jacket

JUNIOR PE UNIFORM

PE classes – Year 9 and 10 –WHS branded PE shorts and PE shirt

Shoes

Flat soled, plain black leather or vinyl shoes only.  They must be polishable.  No embellishments.  Can be slip-on, lace-up, velcro-fastening, buckle-strap (buckles can be silver or gold). No colour however discreet makers mark/tag is OK.  No boots, i.e. not above the ankle.  No canvas, suede, linen, and sport style shoes (Converse, Nike, etc).
Regulation shoes must be worn in all Technology and Science classes

Option for summer terms (Terms One and Four):  Brown/Black Roman sandals with shorts/skirt and no socks.

NO CAPS OR BEANIES (OTHER THAN WAINUIOMATA HIGH SCHOOL CRESTED) TO BE WORN AROUND SCHOOL DURING THE DAY.

CELLPHONES, IPODS, MP3 PLAYERS, GAME CONSOLES,PORTABLE DVD PLAYERS

Parents are reminded that these items are brought to school at the students’ own risk, and that students should keep them in a safe place throughout the day.

These items may be used at interval and lunch.  They can only be used in class where the teacher has given a clear instruction for them to be used as an educational tool; students seen (or heard) with these devices in class, where permission has not been granted by the teacher, will have the item impounded until parents are able to collect them from the main office.

Students who use their cellphones for anti-social reasons (e.g. text bullying, spreading false rumours) face having their phones impounded for a longer period of time and/or other disciplinary outcomes.

JEWELLERY

Students are permitted to wear one small ring, a single small earring (up to 1cm diameter) or stud in each ear, and a necklace or taonga.  Facial piercings are permitted provided they are pinhead-sized, flush to the skin and discreet.