Dress Code (Uniform)
The Westland High School uniform enhances unity in our school and gives a sense of belonging.
Westland High School has a uniform for all students informal and formal options to cater for different occasions and seasons. There are no seasonal restrictions on the wearing of summer and winter uniforms. Our focus is for the uniform to be flexible, practical and affordable.
Students are expected to take pride in their uniform and wear it as required. Uniforms are to be worn at school, when travelling to and from school, and at school events as appropriate. The appearance of students is expected to be a credit to the school at all times.
As a uniform school all students are required to wear correct uniform at all times and have the option of choosing which gender uniform to wear. Uniforms must be purchased from the approved provider (Red Streetwear) to ensure correct uniforms are worn. Red Streetwear can be found on Revell Street, Hokitika.
Year 7 – 10 Uniform
Senior students can choose to wear either the ‘Formal Uniform’ or the ‘Informal Uniform’. Formal and informal uniform items are not to be mixed.
Year 11 – 13 Uniform
PE, sports and drama uniform
- Two toned sports t.shirt.
- Dark Royal Techno dry sports shorts
Other uniform requirements for all students
- Students’ appearance should be neat, tidy and smart.
- Makeup should be minimal and discreet.
- Hair must be neat, clean and tidy, and of conventional colour and style.
- Male students must be clean-shaven.
- Skirts must be no shorter than 10cm from the ground when kneeling.
The following jewellery items are permitted:
- a watch, 1 or 2 studs or keepers in each ear, 1 Taonga or necklace, 1 ring
Body piercings-nose studs, lip/tongue studs and eyebrow rings are not permitted. This includes plastic retainers (ear plugs).
Any garment worn under school uniform must not be visible, including t-shirts and polypros. T-shirts must be white and no pattern should be visible through the shirt or blouse. Shoes must be clean.
Hoodies, sneakers or sports/skate shoes or any other non-plain black shoes are not part of the school uniform. They are not to be worn to or from school, or around the school.