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

  • Dark royal jersey with School logo or
  • Dark royal cardigan with School logo
  • White polo shirt
  • White dress shirt (long or short sleeved)
  • Dark royal culottes
  • Box pleat MacKenzie Tartan skirt
  • Kilt MacKenzie Tartan
  • Black dress trousers
  • Soft Shell jacket with School logo
  • Black crew or knee high socks or tights
  • Plain black flat soled shoes.
  • Navy cap with school logo or
  • Plain navy blue wide brimmed hat

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 

Formal Uniform

  • Dark royal blazer with School logo
  • Dark royal jersey with School logo or
  • Dark royal cardigan with School logo
  • White dress shirt (long or short sleeved)
  • Box pleat MacKenzie Tartan skirt
  • Kilt MacKenzie Tartan
  • Black dress trousers
  • Black crew or knee high socks or tights
  • Dark Royal tie with School logo (years 11-13)
  • Plain black flat soled shoes (Leather look)
  • Navy cap with school logo or
  • Plain navy blue wide brimmed hat
Informal Uniform

  • Dark royal jersey with School logo or
  • Dark royal cardigan with School logo
  • White dress shirt (long or short sleeved)
  • White polo shirt
  • Dark royal culottes
  • Box pleat MacKenzie Tartan skirt
  • Kilt MacKenzie Tartan
  • Black dress trousers
  • Softshell jacket with school logo
  • Black crew or knee high socks or tights
  • Plain black flat soled shoes.
  • Navy cap with school logo or
  • Plain navy blue wide brimmed hat

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.

Upcoming events

Friday 10 Dec

10th December Last day of term 4.

Friday 10 Dec

10th December Junior and middle school prizegiving takes place at the Regent theatre. Middle School 9am. Junio... [Read more]

Thursday 2 Dec

2nd of December Teacher Only Day. No School. This is a day set by the Ministry of Education and will be coveri... [Read more]

Monday 29 Nov

Westland Anniversay Day holiday. No school.

Monday 22 Nov

22nd November Senior Prizegiving takes place at the Regent Theatre at 6pm.

Monday 25 Oct

Labour day holiday. No School.

Monday 18 Oct

18th October. Term 4 begins

Friday 1 Oct

1st October. Last day of term 3.

Friday 24 Sep

24th September the Westland High School Ball takes place. More information regarding venue and other details w... [Read more]

Monday 13 Sep

13th September to 20th September is Te wiki o te reo Maori / Maori language week. Visit https://www.tewikioter... [Read more]
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