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Girls

  • Skirts: blue and white hounds tooth, to be worn all year round (skirt length must be conservative)
  • White polo shirt with school logo
  • Freyberg junior navy jersey with logo
  • Regulation plain black leather lace-up shoes with long white socks (worn to a height just below the knee - terms 2 & 3)
  • Black / brown roman sandals (terms 1 & 4 only)
  • Navy tights are a winter option (terms 2 & 3)
  • Plain white or navy blue headband or hair ties
  • Sunhat

Boys

  • Cotton drill or serge navy shorts (boys shorts must be of a length on or above the knee)
  • School grey polo shirt with school logo
  • School socks with support to keep up - e.g. garters
  • Grey school jersey with school logo
  • Regulation plain black leather lace up shoes with navy school socks (terms 2 & 3)
  • Black or brown roman sandals (terms 1 & 4 only)
  • Sunhat

PE Uniform

The PE shorts and top, along with sports shoes and ankle sports socks, must be worn during PE lessons, team sport and while involved in any other school related sports events. 

For PE and sports activities, students are required to remove ear studs. It is their responsibility to take care of these.

 

Girls and Boys school uniforms, sports uniforms, and school jackets are available from:

Academy Apparel, 82 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North.

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Code of Appearance

Students attending PNINS are not permitted to wear or display the following:

  • T shirts or hats with logos or slogans
  • Clothing that is torn, dirty, or with buttons missing
  • Clothing that is a fashion statement
  • Piercing – no piercings other than the earlobe is permitted (this includes nose, tongue, eye, lip or any other type of body piercing)
  • Make up of any type
  • Nail polish

If there are differences in interpretation, the principal will make the final decision on an individual basis as to what is permissible or permitted.

 

Uniform Occasion Requirements

Formal occasions, and representing the school in public:

Full dress uniform to be worn, as specified above, with knee length socks up and shirts tucked in. This includes during attendance at assemblies, school visits or performances, and arriving at or leaving the school grounds.

In class:

All students are required to be in correct school uniform during class and at school assemblies. Shoes are to be removed and left tidily on racks in the corridor. Students must change into the correct sports gear for classroom PE, team sport or lunchtime sports activities, immediately before each event.

Safe cycling - school requirements:

All students cycling to or from school must wear a cycle helmet and fluro vest.

Exceptions to wearing full school Uniform:

After Friday assemblies when students have been dressed up for an item (directions will be given at the end of the assembly).

Students going to school practices out of school grounds, or playing a sport at 4pm.

 
 

Sunhat

The school sunhat is part of our summer school uniform, and must be worn when the student is outside (from Labour Weekend to Easter). Hats may be slouch hats or bucket hats only, and must be either plain navy or white. Caps are not part of our school uniform.

School Jacket

A school jacket (windproof and showerproof) can be purchased from Academy Apparel. The jacket is for wearing to and from school, and at sports events. The school jacket can also be worn outside by students on cold days at interval and lunchtime. No other jacket is permitted to be worn at school.

School Scarves

School Scarves may only be worn to and from school, and outdoors at school (terms 2 & 3 only).

Shoes

Regulation black lace-up shoes must be worn in the technology and science rooms. No sandals or sports shoes are permitted in these areas.

Jewellery

  • Earrings - may be in the form of small plain studs only, with a maximum of one stud per earlobe. Earrings must be small and discrete - no sparkly earrings. No other jewellery is permitted.
  • Culturally approved jewellery may only be worn hidden from view, underneath the person’s clothing. Culturally approved jewellery must not be worn during PE or sports sessions.
  • Owners must accept the risk of loss of or damage to all jewellery at school.
  • No jewellery may be worn during PE or sports lessons.

Undergarments

Undergarments worn should not be visible when wearing the school uniform.

Swimming

Girls
All swimwear must be made of swim wear material.
Modest one or two piece swim wear.
If wearing a two piece - bikini tops (bra tops, triangle tops) are not permitted, but a crop top style may be worn.
Swim shorts may be worn, but should not reach below the knee.

Boys
All swimwear must be made of swim wear material.
Swim shorts - must have inner lining and should not reach below the knee.
No t-shirts, boxer shorts or underwear to be worn.

Hair

  • Boys hair is to be off the face, and cut so it is off the shirt collar, and out of the eyes.
  • Girls hair is to be off the face and, if long, is to be tied back.
  • No hair styles that are fashion statements e.g. beaded braids in hair, rats tails, etc.
  • The student’s natural hair colour only is permitted (no dyes, highlights, streaks).
  • No hair gel, wax or similar hair styling products.
  • Only white or navy blue hair ties are to be worn.
 
 

If there are differences in interpretation, the principal will make the final decision on an individual basis as to what is permissible or permitted.