Uniforms

Hastings Christian School uniform is an important part of the culture of our school. The manner in which our young people present themselves for school reflects their sense of pride and engagement with the school community. Our standard of dress contributes to the reputation of our school, the maintenance of which is the responsibility of every student.  The school considers it essential that staff, parents and caregivers support these regulations to ensure that at all times and in all circumstances, each student is correctly presented in all respects. Our intention is to have all students presented to a high standard at all times

Students are required to wear full regulation uniform. If there is a valid reason for wearing a non-regulation item of uniform, the student must provide a signed note from their parent to the class teacher. Inspections will take place regularly. Students are required to take pride in their appearance and uphold the uniform standard required by the BOT.

All items are available from the NZ Uniform Shop.

https://hcs.nzuniforms.com/

Primary School Uniform Guidelines

Jewellery:

Jewellery must not be worn at school except for the following.

  •  – Wristwatches
  •  – Medic alert bracelets
  •  – Plain small round ear studs, one stud per ear (size must fit through a  holepunch). No sleepers or shapes.
  •  – Cultural or religious necklaces can be worn but must not be visible.

Hair:

  • – Hair ties should be black, brown or navy
  • – Hair clips black/brown or gold/silver
  • – No unnatural hair colours (eg blue,green) or excess products are acceptable
  • – Hair should be clean and tidy at all times and kept out of the eyes
  • – Hair should be tied back if longer than shoulder length

If the teachers have a concern with a hairstyle, they will make contact with the parents and there is an expectation that the problem will be resolved.

Nail Polish:

No nail polish is allowed either on the fingers or the toes. Students will be asked to remove this at the office.

Makeup & Tattoos:

No makeup is to be worn to school.  If a student is wearing makeup, they will be asked to remove this at the office. Tattoos must be covered up at all times.

Badges:

Only badges given to students by the school or school endorsed outside providers may be worn appropriately on the school uniform by the award recipient. (Further information on the Guidelines for Badges document)

Jackets & Scarves:

An optional navy school jacket for year 9-13 students is available to purchase and can be worn in school.  These jackets are to be removed during class time. Non uniform jackets and scarves may be worn to and from school but must be taken off in school. Due to health and safety reasons scarves are not to be worn in the classroom.

Shoes:

Year 1-8:  Black lace up shoes/sneakers (no white/coloured soles or logos) or black sandals

  • – Black lace up shoes are required for all students who use the technology rooms.
  • – No form of coloured sport shoes are permitted unless participating in PE.
  • – If your child needs to wear orthopaedic sandals/shoes, this is allowable provided you have communicated the reasons for this with the school.

Socks & Stockings:

Boys:  Year 1-8  Navy school socks

Girls:  Year 1- 8 Navy knee length socks or navy tights/opaques

Sports Uniform:

Year 1-6:  School PE shirt and navy shorts are to be purchased and worn if children participate in any sports activities outside of the school (ie. If they belong to a sports team or represent the school in any sport)

Year 7-8:  School PE shirt and navy shorts are compulsory and are to be worn each time students participate in sports activities.

School Hats:

Year 1-8  The school uniform sunhat/cap is to be worn when outside during the two summer terms.

Primary boys summer:Primary girls summer:Primary boys winter:Primary girls winter:
Navy shortsNavy skortNavy shorts or trackpantsNavy skort or trackpants
Short-sleeve poloShort-sleeve poloShort or long-sleeve poloShort or long-sleeve polo
Navy polar fleece Navy polar fleeceNavy polar fleeceNavy polar fleece
Black Roman sandals or black velcro sandalsBlack Roman sandals or black velcro sandals Navy knee-length socksNavy tights or navy knee-length socks
Bucket sunhat (year 1-6)
Navy cap (year 7-8)
Bucket sunhat (year 1-6)
Navy cap (year 7-8)
Black lace-up/velcro shoes Black lace-up/velcro/T-bars shoes

Secondary School Uniform Guidelines

Jewellery:

Jewellery must not be worn at school except for the following.

  •  – Wristwatches
  •  – Medic alert bracelets
  •  – Plain small round ear studs, one stud per ear (size must fit through a  holepunch). No sleepers or shapes.
  •  – Cultural or religious necklaces can be worn but must not be visible.

Hair:

  • – Hair ties should be black, brown or navy
  • – Hair clips black/brown or gold/silver
  • – No unnatural hair colours (eg blue,green) or excess products are acceptable
  • – Hair should be clean and tidy at all times and kept out of the eyes
  • – Boys hair should be tied back if longer than shoulder length
  • – Girls may wear their hair down unless required to tie it up for class (technology, science, PE etc)
  • – Senior boys should be clean-shaven 

Nail Polish:

No nail polish is allowed either on the fingers or the toes. Students will be asked to remove this at the office.

Make-up:

No makeup is to be worn at school. If a student is wearing make-up they will be asked to remove this at the office.

Jackets & Scarves:

An optional navy school jacket for year 9-13 students is available to purchase and can be worn in school.  These jackets are to be removed during class time. Non uniform jackets and navy scarves may be worn to and from school but must be taken off in school. Due to health and safety reasons scarves are not to be worn in the classroom.

Skirt and Dress Length:

Length must be at or below the knee.

Shoes:

Year 9-13          Black lace ups, T-Bar/Mary Janes, Roman sandals

Black covered shoes are required for all students who use the technology rooms or science labs.

  • – No form of coloured sport/canvas/skate or fabric shoes are permitted unless participating in PE. 
  • – If your child needs to wear orthopedic sandals/shoes, this is allowable provided you have communicated the reasons for this with the school.

Click here to see shoe examples.

Socks & Stockings:

Boys    Navy school socks

Girls    White ankle socks (purchased from uniform shop – no sports socks) or navy opaque stockings

Trousers:

Boys      Grey trousers (optional for year 9-10 boys). Belts must be plain black, leather/vinyl with a plain buckle.

Girls      Navy trousers (optional)

Blazers Year 11-13:

All Year 11-13 students should have a blazer.  Blazers are compulsory during term 2-3, on special occasions when representing the school, or on any other occasion at the teacher’s discretion.

Ties: Year 11-13

Ties need to be worn to and from school, and during class-times. It is at the teacher’s discretion during the summer months to allow the students to remove their tie in class.

Sports Uniform: Year 9-12

Year 9-12 School PE shirt and navy sports shorts are compulsory and are to be worn each time students participate in sports activities.  During winter, year 9-12 students can wear the school hoodie and navy plain track pants for PE classes only.

Secondary students must be in regulation uniform when arriving at or leaving school.

Badges:

Only badges given to students by the school or school endorsed outside providers may be worn appropriately on the school uniform by the award recipient. (Further information on the Guidelines for Badges document)

Underwear:

White or skin colour underwear must be worn under white shirts.

Secondary boys summer:Secondary girls summer:Secondary boys winter:Secondary girls winter:
Grey shortsGrey skirtGrey shorts or grey trousers
Grey skirt
White short or long-sleeved shirtWhite short or long-sleeve blouseWhite short or long-sleeve shirtWhite short or long-sleeve blouse
Navy jerseyNavy jerseyNavy jerseyNavy jersey
Tie (year 11-13)Tie (year 11-13)Tie (year 11-13)Tie (year 11-13)
Black Roman sandals or black lace-up shoesBlack Roman sandals, T-Bar/Mary Janes, lace upsBlack lace-up shoesBlack lace-ups, T-Bar/Mary Janes
Knee-length navy socksWhite ankle socksKnee-length navy socksNavy opaque tights or white ankle socks
Black belt plain small buckleBlazer (year 11-13)Blazer (year 11-13)
Black belt plain small buckle
Sports uniform- boys and girls:
School P.E. top
Navy sports shorts
Sports shoes
White ankle socks
Navy track-pants and school hoodie (optional)