The official school suppliers are DD GOLD (Kaitaia, Kerikeri) for everyday uniform and Paladin Sports for Sports and Recreation uniforms. These items can be either ordered through the school office or purchased at the stores.
All uniform items have the school logo (exceptions in Primary). It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that all uniform requirements are met. Second-hand clothing is available. Please check with the office.
Students who do not have correct uniform should report directly to their whanau teacher with a note explaining their situation and get a uniform pass. A note from home is essential in these instances.
Girls & boys: Year 0-6
A green uniform polo shirt is required for ALL primary students. This may be worn with any pants, track pants or trousers. A green zipped polar fleece can be purchased from DD Gold. A plain, black thermal top may be worn underneath the polo shirt.
Girls & boys: Year 7-10
Black dress skirt of length just above or below the knees; black shorts or trousers. Green Polo shirt with school logo. A plain, black thermal top may be worn underneath the polo shirt. A black jersey or jacket with school logo can be worn. At this stage there is no official PE uniform but tidy mufti suitable for PE is recommended.
Girls: Year 11-13
Black dress skirt of knee length; black shorts or trousers. Dark Grey shirt with school logo. A plain, black thermal top may be worn underneath the polo shirt. A black jersey or jacket with school logo can be worn.
Black caps with school logo (available for purchase from the office)
Sunhats should be worn for all outdoor activity for students in Years 0-8 in Terms 1 and 4 and strongly recommended for all other year levels. In the future a forest green, wide brim or bucket style hats will be available from the school. The school cap may be worn in Years 7-13. A plain black beanie may be worn outside in cold weather, in Terms 2 and 3.
During periods of cold weather, students will be permitted to wear a PLAIN BLACK scarf or the Taipa Area School scarf (when available from the school office).
T-shirts and shorts or tracksuit pants are to be worn during Physical Education classes. Sneakers are to be worn when inside the gym. Everyday uniform clothing is not appropriate. T-shirts that leave the shoulders and/or midriff bare, or are ‘low-cut’ are NOT acceptable.
Swimming caps are recommended for students when in the swimming pool. The wearing of rash vests or shirts is encouraged. No cotton tee shirts are to be worn in the pool.
TAS team uniforms are worn by all teams. Students have the opportunity to purchase customised basketball singlets at their own cost. Other uniforms will be supplied by the school. Elite sports teams have been allowed a school hoodie which is being consulted on to be made available school wide in a possible variation on the sports hoodie.
As mentioned above the school is consulting with students around getting a school hoodie. If approved the hoodie must be of a size which is appropriate to the size of the student, i.e. not oversized or baggy.
Taipa Area School students must have hair that is clean, neat and tidy and avoid extreme hairstyles and colours (this will be at the discretion of the Principal).
Jewellery & make-up
No jewellery is to be worn, with the exception of a single pair of small studs in ear(s). Other forms of body piercing are not permitted.
Makeup must be discreet and natural in appearance.
No coloured nail polish is to be worn nor any false/fake nails. Nails are to be kept trimmed to a short length for reasons of safety and hygiene.
Young men are expected to be clean shaven.
Mufti day dress code
Clean and tidy mufti may be worn. Clothing advertising alcohol, illegal substances or any messages or images inappropriate in a school setting will not be permitted. Makeup and jewellery may be worn on mufti days. Any jewellery worn is done at the students’ own risk. Teachers reserve the right to ask students to remove jewellery deemed inappropriate or dangerous for a particular activity or if health or safety issues arise.