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 an approved provider to ensure correct uniforms are worn.

Uniforms can be purchased through the online store at the Warehouse (use The Warehouse website search bar to search for School’s, then select Schooltex and Westland High School) or through the school. If you would like to purchase through the school or check sizing, please book an appointment through uniform@westlandhigh.school.nz or 03 755 6169.

School order forms can be found on the school website (by Christmas 2018). If you wish to purchase directly through the online Warehouse shop please follow the link.

New uniform transition plan:

2019 2020
New uniform available for purchase from school All students required to be in new school uniform
Option of old or new school uniform
Year 11-13 to wear formal school uniform or informal school uniform Year 11-13 to wear formal school uniform or informal school uniform

Girls’ Uniform Year 7 – 10

  • 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 wide brimmed hat
Boys’ Uniform Year 7 – 10

  • Dark royal jersey with School logo or
  • Dark royal cardigan with School logo
  • White polo shirt
  • White dress shirt (long or short sleeved)          
  • Grey Drill shorts
  • Black dress trousers
  • Soft Shell jacket with School logo
  • Black crew socks
  • Plain black flat soled shoes.
  • Navy cap with school logo or
  • Plain Navy 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.

Girls’ Formal Uniform Year 11 – 13

  • 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          
  • Plain black flat soled shoes (Leather look).
  • Navy cap with school logo or
  • Plain Navy wide brimmed hat
Boys’ Formal Uniform Year 11 – 13

  • 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)
  • Black dress trousers
  • Black crew socks
  • Dark Royal tie with School logo              
  • Plain black flat soled shoes (leather look).
  • Navy cap with school logo or
  • Plain Navy wide brimmed hat
Girls’ Informal Uniform Year 11 – 13

  • 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
  • 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 wide brimmed hat
Boys’ Informal Uniform Year 11 – 13

  • 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 drill shorts
  • Black dress trousers
  • Soft Shell jacket with School logo
  • Black crew socks
  • Plain black flat soled shoes.
  • Navy cap with school logo or
  • Plain Navy wide brimmed hat

Physical Education, Sports and Drama Uniform

  • Two toned sports t.shirt.
  • Dark Royal Techno dry sports shorts

Additional merchandise (Will be available at a later date 2019)

  • Dark royal scarf with school logo
  • Rain jacket with school logo

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.

The following jewelry 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.

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.

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