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Uniform Requirements

Uniforms are important in that they set a tone for the school, give us pride in belonging, and communicate our community expectations. At Rangi Ruru we expect all our students to wear the correct uniform in an appropriate manner whenever they are seen to be representing our school.

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Uniform Requirements

The way a student dresses reflects the kind of person they are. Cleanliness, good grooming and appropriate attire all contribute to a healthy, productive learning atmosphere. An essential of good grooming is a clean, tidy, well-pressed uniform, which should be worn complete. The uniform code is also written in the Student Handbook and is strictly enforced.

Students are expected to wear the appropriate uniform in a tidy and appropriate manner, and we greatly appreciate parent support in this.

Sometimes the unforeseen happens and your daughter may not have her complete uniform. In this case she must bring a note from home to the Deputy to the Principal who will issue her with an exemption.

Temporary or long-term exemptions from uniform regulations require a letter from a parent or caregiver and must be carried by the student. Students will need to see the Deputy to the Principal for a Uniform Pass.

The final decision on all matters relating to the uniform resides with the Principal.

Wearing the Rangi Ruru Uniform

  • Blazers must be worn for formal occasions and on the street, except in very warm weather when shirt sleeves are permitted (summer uniform only)
  • Year 13 students wear gold braid on their blazers (they are responsible for ensuring this is on for the beginning of the year)
  • School-approved scarf is optional. It is not to be worn in class or in Assembly and no other scarf may be worn
  • Polyprops etc worn under the school blouse must not be visible
  • Hair is to be worn in a practical style. Longer hair is to be neatly tied back with plain white, navy or gold coloured hair fasteners
  • Fringes should not obscure vision, and hair should not fall over the face. Hair styles and colouring should be appropriate for school
  • Make-up is not to be worn with school uniform. Fingernails should be short and neatly cut. Clear or natural nail varnish may be worn
  • The only jewellery permitted is a single small gold, or silver or pearl stud in each ear lobe, and a watch. No facial piercings are allowed.

Team and Groupwear

If groups of students wish to wear clothing which is not part of the uniform, wish to make changes to a garment of uniform, or introduce a specific item to their team, group, activity or event, approval should be sought at the planning stage. In the first instance, students should consult with the Manager or Teacher-in-Charge of their group or the Director of Sport.

Approval must be sought from the Principal or Marketing & Communications Manager if changes to the uniform are needed.

Clothing for Boarders

Space is limited in the House and it is important that only items of clothing on the list are brought into the house in each term, selected according to the season. Details of what the boarding girls need and can bring can be found in the Boarders Handbook.