Wentworth expects students to take pride in their uniform and to wear it correctly at all times. When students are in school uniform, school rules apply. Correct official uniform is required for:
- attendance at school
- travelling to and from school
- attendance at school functions away from school (sports tours, cultural and social)
Incorrect uniform, or a mixture of school uniform, sports gear and civilian clothes, is not acceptable in the street. At the end of an after school sports practice, students may either change into correct school uniform or go home in the College sports gear. Students not in the correct uniform are required to have a note from home explaining the reason for the discrepancy and the note is to be handed to the Deputy Principal or Head of Primary at the beginning of the school day. Shorts must not be worn below the knee. Both trousers and shorts are to be worn at the waist. Jackets and raincoats must not be worn inside the classrooms. T-shirts, singlets and other underwear worn for extra warmth must not be visible.
All new uniform items for both Wentworth Primary and College are sold from the uniform shop located at the College, 2 doors down from Reception. During term dates the shop is open from 8:15am until approx. 9:30am on Tuesday mornings, and again from 2:30pm until approx. 4pm on Thursday afternoons. Opening hours during school holidays are notified to the parent community through the weekly e-newsletters.
Second hand uniforms can be sold direct by parents through the UniformMe website – uniformme.co.nz. In the ‘Location’ box, select ‘Wentworth School & College’. From here, go to ‘Buy Sell & Trade’, create an account, and you’ll be able to buy and sell second-hand items. Alternatively, some parents prefer to sell second-hand items through the Facebook group, “HBC Second Hand Uniforms”.
Uniform Price List
View the Wentworth Uniform Price List (as at September 2018) [pdf]
Changeover Dates for Summer and Winter Uniform
Term 1 – summer uniform is compulsory.
Term 2 – summer or winter uniform may be worn from the beginning of Term 2 up to the end of April. Winter uniform is compulsory from 1 May onwards.
Term 3 – winter uniform is compulsory.
Term 4 – from Labour Day through to the end of Term 4 summer uniform is compulsory. If Labour Day falls part way through Term 4, from the beginning of Term 4 until Labour Day either summer or winter uniform may be worn.
Please note: Whenever summer uniform is worn, school uniform sunhats are compulsory for all students from new entrants through to Year 8. Older students are also strongly encouraged to wear sunhats during the summer terms.
Students are expected to wear their hair styled in a reasonably conventional way. Hair must be kept tidy throughout the normal activities of a school day. Unnatural colours, or extreme colouring, or streaks and patches of colour, or tufted styles, dreadlocks and muliple braids are not permitted. Girls’ hair must be clear of the face and eyes. Plain ribbons and clips, in the school colours of black, navy blue or maroon only, may be worn by girls to contain their hair. All long hair must be dressed up or all the hair tied back in single pony tail or two plaits/french braids. Boys’ hair must be well clear of the face and not below the top edge of the collar. Boys’ hair must be clean and controlled without the need to be tied up or pinned back. Shaved or extreme styles are not permitted. Boys must be clean-shaven.
Students may not wear facial makeup. Nail polish, if worn, must be colourless.
Only a wristwatch may be worn. Students may not wear chains or necklaces around the neck. Girls with pierced ears may wear one matching pair of small, plain, unobtrusive studs in the lower part of each earlobe. Boys are not permitted to wear any jewellery other than a watch.