our school

Maximum achievement through Personal Best while respecting self, others and the environment represents the idea that we must make the most of every opportunity given to us and consistently strive to achieve our potential.

Uniform

We have an attractive, easy-to-wear uniform, and require the correct uniform to be worn while traveling to and from the College, at school and attending school functions.


Girls Senior Dress Uniform (Years 12 & above)

ο Senior grey skirt (must be ordered via school)

ο Plain white shirt (with butt on up neck)

ο School tie (available from the College office)

ο Designated school blazer

ο Plain white ankle socks or black pantyhose


Girls Juniors (Years 7 to 11)

ο Blue Watch tartan skirt with two inverted pleats in front and a straight back. Available for purchase from Postie Plus

ο Postie Plus plain white shirt (style 0715 or S6092) or white skivvy/polo short sleeve

ο For extra warmth a plain white skivvy or T-shirt may be worn under the shirt as long as the sleeves do

not protrude below the sleeves of the shirt

ο The designated forest green jersey or polar fleece vest, green with logo (style 6284) or polar fleece top, green with logo (style 6993)

ο Plain black leather school shoes lace up or buckled, (flat soled and heeled walking shoes) or plain

black sandals (which must have heel strap) shall be worn by all uniformed students

ο One of the approved hats

ο One of the approved jackets

ο Plain white ankle socks or black tights


Boys Senior Dress Uniform (Years 12 and above)

ο Long mid grey trousers (Canterbury Schoolwear Style 6O5/Colour 35)

ο Plain white shirt (with button up neck)

ο School tie (available from the College office)

ο Plain grey socks

ο Designated school blazer


Boys Juniors (Years 7 to 11)

ο Mid grey shorts or long, mid grey trousers (Canterbury Schoolwear Style 605/Colour 35)

ο Pale blue polo shirt (Postie Plus 6608 or 6012)

ο For extra warmth a plain white skivvy or T-shirt may be worn under the shirt as long as the sleeves do not protrude below the sleeves of the shirt

ο The designated forest green jersey or polar fleece vest, green with logo (style 6284) or polar fleece top, green with logo (style 6993)

ο Plain black leather school shoes lace up or buckled, (flat soled and heeled walking shoes) or plain black sandals (which must have heel strap) shall be worn by all uniformed students

ο One of the approved hats

ο One of the approved jackets

ο Grey socks with two green bands and a wider blue band Postie Plus (Blenheim Store or Mail Order) have agreed to stock our uniform and donate 10% cash back to the school.


Mufti

Those permitted to wear mufti (Year 12 and above) must ensure it is clean and tidy with appropriate footwear. Singlet type tops, jandals and clothing of an inappropriate or offensive nature are not acceptable. The management of the school, in its discretion, may decline to approve any item. Each Monday and on formal occasions senior students are required to wear the full dress uniform.

Personal Appearance

All students must be clean-shaven when attending the College whether they be in complete uniform or informal (mufti) dress.

Hair

Students’ hair must be a natural colour. Any extreme colours, or colours which are considered by the Board in its discretion to be unnatural hair colours, are not permitted. However, a student is permitted to have more than one hair colour at the same time provided that these colours give a natural appearance. Hair must be kept in a clean and tidy condition. Specific restrictions are not placed on hair length, or style. However, some cuts or styles may be deemed not to meet the requirements of cleanliness, tidiness, or appropriateness, or deemed unacceptable for cultural, religious, race or other reasons. Cuts or styles may be deemed to be offensive and prohibited, although they may not specifically be able to be categorised. The Principal or the Board of Trustees shall have the discretion to make a ruling in each case as may arise for interpretation. Hair ties must be in the school colours of forest green, or Cambridge blue, or Blue Watch tartan (the same material as the skirt).

Scarf

Fringed scarves in the uniform colours (bottle green and sky blue) with alternating bands of each colour (each band of colour approximately 150mm thick) may be worn in the Winter: Terms 2 and 3.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses may be worn outdoors only, from the beginning of September through until the end of April in the following year.

Hats

Bucket style hats are available from Post Plus in the House colours:

Aramoana– Red

Rangitira– Blue

Tamahine– Green

On sports days, if mufti is allowed for all students, and students are outside, any suitable hat may be worn. Beanies are prohibited at all times.

Shoes

Plain black leather school shoes lace up or buckled, (flat soled and heeled walking shoes) or plain black sandals (which must have heel strap) shall be worn by all uniformed students.

Jewellery

The only jewellery items which may be worn are:

• Wristwatch

• Up to two plain gold or silver keepers or studs in each earlobe

• No other form of body piercing is permitted

The jewellery requirements and limitations apply to all students whether they are in complete uniform

or informal (mufti) dress.

Naming

To assist with the recovery of lost property, all articles should be clearly named.

Attendance

Absences from school must be advised by a letter or a telephone call giving the reason for the absence. Notes should be brought on the day that your child returns to school. We appreciate a telephone call if your child is going to be absent. If a student is injured or becomes ill during the school day a staff member, trained in First Aid procedures, deals with the problem. We always try to notify parents and arrange for sick students to be taken home as quickly as possible. In the case of injury students are taken straight to the doctor and their parents contacted. If students are to be away for matters other than illness we would appreciate notification and discussion before the absence. Except for absences due to long term illness, work will not normally be supplied. Catching up on missed work is the student’s responsibility. Any concerns please contact out attendance officer Amanda Jones – ajones@qcc.school.nz

Lateness

Students are expected to be punctual to school and to classes. Explanations for lateness are

accepted at the discretion of senior staff. Sleeping in is not an acceptable explanation for

lateness.