General Uniform Items

School uniform helps students identify with their school and assists with the development of a corporate spirit. It also projects a positive image and develops pride in personal presentation.

 

 

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School Uniform requirements

  • A clear description of all uniform items is available at John Russell Schoolwear, 9 Moore Street, Howick. Ph: 534 9373.
  • Only the official uniform will be acceptable and all uniform items must be in good condition.
  • Naming of all items of uniform clothing is very important.
  • All staff have clear guidelines of appropriate standards and encourage students to take pride in their personal appearance.
  • Knee socks are to be worn pulled up.
  • Hair over the collar or longer, must be tied back. Hair must be away from the face. Unnatural colour or style, or extreme colouring or streaks and patches of colour, are not permitted. This also includes hair shaved extremely short at the sides and any cut ins.
  • Make-up is not permitted, nail polish, if worn should be colourless.
  • Jewellery: only a wristwatch may be worn. Students with pierced ears may wear one small plain stud in each ear lobe.
  • Sunhats: will be worn during terms 1 and 4 when outside for extended periods.
  • The school jacket is an optional uniform item.
  • School uniform (rather than sports uniform) is to be worn to and from school.
  • Our school has a smart uniform and we expect it to be worn correctly, with pride.

 

Skirt

A poly/wool lined McDonald tartan A-line skirt with two kick pleats in the front and one in the centre back. This skirt is to be worn below the knee.

Blouse

A poly/cotton tailored short-sleeved button through blouse with collar, open darts and hemline, worn over skirt. This blouse is trimmed with the McDonald tartan on the sleeves and collar. The Somerville logo is on the upper left hand side.

Cardigan

A wool/nylon full front zip long sleeved green cardigan with a thin red stripe around the wrist and lower band of cardigan. This cardigan can be worn open, fully or partially zipped. The Somerville logo is on the upper left hand side.

Summer Footwear

For summer plain black or dark brown flat sandals.

 

These styles are appropriate:

Roman sandals Black velcro sandals 2 images images 2

 

These styles are not appropriate:

non apropriate girls summer

 

Winter Footwear

For winter - long knee length white socks/navy tights, black leather lace up shoes. Shoes with a buckle or velcro strap are permitted, however, no elastic straps - (flat/pump/slip-on or ballet style shoes are not permitted).

All knee length socks are expected to be worn pulled up.

 

These styles are appropriate:

 

uniform Shoes girls 

 

 These styles are not appropriate:

girls shoe no non apropriate girls winter

 

Shorts

Poly/wool royal blue knee length lined shorts.

Shirt

A poly/cotton light green button through short-sleeved shirt with the Somerville logo on the left hand pocket.

Jumper

A wool/nylon v-necked long-sleeved green jumper, with red stripe trim around the collar and Somerville logo on the upper left chest.

Summer Footwear

For summer - plain black or dark brown flat sandals.

 

These styles are appropriate:

Black velcro sandals 2 Roman sandals images images 2

 

Winter Footwear

For winter - long navy knee length socks with red and green stripe at top. Black leather lace up school shoes (sports styles and skate shoes are not permitted). All knee length socks are expected to be worn pulled up.

 

These styles are appropriate:

uniform Shoes boys 

 

 These styles are not appropriate:

no shoes boys

 

Sports Uniform 

Top

A Dryweave breathable sports fabric - red V-necked top, with bottle green and navy blue coloured side splits, Somerville logo on the upper left hand side. Somerville printed on the back.

 

Shorts

Gathered navy blue knee length shorts in Dryweave breathable sports fabric.

 

Hat

A navy blue bucket hat with red trim on the brim, the Somerville logo is centre front. The hat is to be worn in terms 1 and 4 and when outside for extended periods.

 

Optional

Jacket

Optional extra to our winter uniform.

Taslon sport style in school colours are available to purchase from John Russell Schoolwear.

The jackets are intended for purchase in addition to the school cardigan and jersey, if required.

 

jacket

 

Second Hand Uniform

We have a limited supply of second hand uniform available throughout the year, between 3.00 and 3.30 pm Monday to Friday, at the school office.

 

A 'Sale of Second Hand Uniforms' form must be completed and included with any uniform items for sale. The form is available to download below and copies are also available at the school office. 

The school reserves the right to withdraw any uniform that is not up to a suitable standard.

 

Please note:

Due to the uncertainty around Covid restrictions in December, we regret to advise that our annual second hand uniform sale scheduled for Friday 17 December, is cancelled.

We take pride in the manner in which our students wear their uniform and present themselves. If you are purchasing second hand uniform items online through sites such as Trademe, could you please ensure the items are part of our current uniform and in excellent condition ie no stains, holes, fading etc. If you are purchasing a second hand optional school jacket, please ensure the Somerville Intermediate lettering screen printed on the back has not partially or fully peeled off.

 

 

icon download Sale of Second Hand Uniforms

 

 

Presentation

Hair

Hair over the collar or longer, must be tied back. Hair must be away from the face. Unnatural colour or style, or extreme colouring or streaks and patches of colour, are not permitted. This also includes hair shaved extremely short at the sides and any cut ins.

 

Jewellery

Only a wristwatch may be worn. Students with pierced ears may wear one small plain, silver or gold, stud in each ear lobe.

 

Make up

Make up is not permitted. Nail polish, if worn, must be colourless.

 

Sunhats

Sunhats must be worn during Terms 1 and 4, when outside.

 

School uniform (rather than sports uniform) is to be worn to and from school.

 

 

Non School Uniform Days

From time to time non school uniform days are held at school. We appreciate parents' support in ensuring that appropriate clothing is worn on these days.

 

The guidelines for non school uniform days are as follows:

  • School appropriate clothing i.e.
    • tidy clothes
    • no midriff or low cut/shoe string tops and very short skirts or shorts
    • no inappropriately worded clothing
    • no makeup or jewellery.
  • No hair dye. If hair is shoulder length or longer it must be tied up.
  • If the student has a tech class on the day, they will need to have closed in footwear.
  • Non school uniform sports gear will also be required.