We are very proud of both our heritage and our appearance which is why we have a compulsory school uniform that we wear each day we are at school.
Our current policy regarding uniform is:
To state the uniform requirements expected to all pupils at Southbrook School.
To stipulate rules relating to the wearing of school uniform.
To provide protection from the sun by making the wearing of sunhats compulsory.
The wearing of the official school uniform will be included as part of the enrolment contract for all new enrolment at Southbrook School. ALL pupils attending the school will be required to wear uniform. The Board of Trustees and Principal have authority to set this policy under the 1989 Education Act, Section 72 and Section 76(b).
A copy of this policy will be included in the school’s Prospectus.
The uniform requirements are as set by the Board of Trustees, and are attached to this policy.
Jewellery, other than watches and stud earrings or small sleepers will not be permitted at school for safety reasons. (This includes crosses, pendants and necklaces. Bangles are not recommended).
Hair should be tidy and well groomed. Hair longer than shoulder length must be tied back. Hair dyes are discouraged, but if used they must be natural colours i.e. green, blue, pink etc are not permitted.
Shaved heads are not permitted, except for health reasons. Mohawks are not permitted.
The sunhats specified in the attached uniform list are compulsory in Terms 1 and 4.
School uniform is available to try on at Southbrook School, however you will need to order the uniform through https://southbrookschool.gearstore.co.nz/
Financial advice and support will be available to parents from the Principal where there are problems regarding uniform costs.
From time to time there will be legitimate reasons why pupils may not be able to wear the uniform. On such occasions pupils will be required to supply a note from home covering the reason and an indication of the time of the exemption.
If a pupil does not wear correct uniform without proper exemption the teacher shall talk to the child or parent on the first day and a letter will be sent home thereafter to inform the parent / caregiver of the concern.
Navy culottes / shorts (drill)
School polo shirt
School Navy track pants
School Merino Jersey
School Navy Jacket
Navy Blue polypropylene tops are permitted to be worn underneath polos in Term 2 and 3.
Covered toe sandals, running shoes or black / brown / blue leather shoes are our uniform.
Slip-on shoes, platform soles, high-heels, sparkly shoes or long length boots are not acceptable.
Only navy blue tights, navy blue knee high socks and navy ankle socks are acceptable.
Summer: Red wide brimmed type hats or red bucket hats or school cap. (Compulsory during Terms 1 and 4).
Winter: Southbrook School embroidered beanies
Jewellery, Nail Polish and Makeup and not allowed to be worn at school
Long hair must be tied up