Uniform Expectations

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 purely financial reasons, cannot obtain the correct uniform.  Deans will help with this, or email [email protected]

The PTFA runs a Second Hand Uniform service.

NZ Uniform – Daily and PE Uniform

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.

Summer Uniform - Terms 1 and 4

Years 9 to 12  

  • College shirt
  • College navy blue shorts or College ie-lavalava (same worn for summer & winter)
  • College blue jersey or College jacket with embroidered monogram
  • Black or brown plain sandals with heel strap worn correctly or black leather nuggetable lace up school shoes with College socks

Year 13  

  • College short-sleeved white shirt
  • College navy blue shorts or College ie-lavalava
  • Black or brown plain sandals with heel strap worn correctly or black leather nuggetable lace up school shoes with plain black socks

Winter Uniform - Terms 2 and 3

Years 9 to 12

  • College shirt
  • College trousers or College navy blue shorts or College ie-lavalava
  • College blue jersey or College jacket with embroidered monogram
  • Black leather nuggetable lace up school shoes with College socks or black or brown plain sandals with heel strap worn correctly.  If wearing trousers, then black socks.

Year 13

  • College white shirt
  • College trousers or College ie-lavalava
  • College tie
  • College blazer.   While Year 13 students are encouraged to wear the College blazer, the College jersey or College jacket is acceptable.
  • Black leather nuggetable lace up shoes with plain black socks

No.1 Uniform

  • College long sleeved white shirt
  • College trousers or College ie-lavalava
  • College tie
  • College blazer
  • Black leather nuggetable lace up shoes with plain black socks

Hats 

The only hat permitted is the St John’s College cap or bucket hat.

Jackets

The College jacket may be worn during school hours and is the only jacket to be worn with the College uniform. 

Blazers

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.

Physical Education Uniform

The Physical Education uniform for both summer and winter is as follows:
Years 9 - 12 (Core PE): Royal blue and gold St John’s College t-shirt and  St John’s College shorts. This is purchased at NZ Uniform, along with other daily items.

Hair

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 6 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

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.