Every student has the responsibility to represent himself, his family and his College well by being correctly and tidily dressed at all times, especially in public when travelling to and from College.
The College will help any student who, for financial reasons, cannot obtain the correct uniform. Deans will help with this, or email [email protected]
We also operate an online Second Hand Uniform service, and are enormously grateful to the lovely parent who coordinates this.
The daily uniform is supplied exclusively by NZ Uniforms, corner Tristram Street & Rostrevor St or you can purchase online. NZ Uniforms also operate a Uniform Club service where you are able to “bank” money on a card at whatever frequency you choose and then purchase uniform with the credit balance. Apply in store.
Sports Uniform is supplied separately - see here for more information.
The only hat permitted is the St John’s College cap or bucket hat.
The College jacket may be worn during school hours and is the only jacket to be worn with the College uniform.
Students can hire Blazers from the Student Services Centre at the College ($100 per year, includes Bond of $50). Blazers can also be purchased from NZ Uniforms.
The Physical Education uniform for both summer and winter is as follows:
Years 9 - 12 (Core PE): Blue PE St John’s College t-shirt and Blue St John’s College PE shorts. Our PE Shirts are reversible with the four House colours - students should purchase a PE shirt in line with their House colour. Chanel - Red; Marcellin - Blue; Pompallier - Green; Roncalli Gold. This is purchased at NZ Uniform, along with other daily items.
NB This new reversible PE shirt and matching shorts is introduced in 2023. Y10 - 12 students may continue to wear the old PE uniform in 2023 if they choose. We ask that new Year 9 students purchase the new PE strip please.
Hair is to be clean, tidy and cut above the collar length. Student’s fringe should be short enough to ensure hair is above the eye brows when combed straight down. Hair is to be its natural colour and not dyed and there are to be no extreme hair styles including, but not restricted to, mohawk, shaved patterns, braided hair, horse/rats tails, dreadlocks, mullets, ridges. Hair is to be no shorter than a number two. Hair that sticks out from the head more than 4 cm is not permitted.
Sideburns must not extend below the ear lobe. Hair is not to be tied up or back in any way. If in doubt, check with the Principal and/or Deputy Principal who have final discretion.
Students are expected to be clean shaven at College - if not they will be required to shave at school.
Bags are part of the uniform and should have a suitable appearance and be graffiti free. Alcohol or tobacco advertising is not permitted on any part of clothing or bags brought to the College.
A wrist watch, medical bracelet or neck chain that is of religious or cultural significance may be worn. Other items such as wristbands, earrings, ear, nose or tongue studs etc. are not permitted.
The College may ask students to remove the offending item or to return home until the correct uniform can be worn.