In keeping with our school value of respect, it is expected that our uniform is worn with pride.
Students are expected to keep their uniforms clean and tidy and to wear them correctly at all times. This includes on the way to school and returning home. The same expectation applies when attending any out-of-school event where school uniform is worn.
Students may wear any combination of the following uniform items:
Skirt: NGHS kilt – knee length
Trousers: NGHS long black trousers
Blouse: NGHS long-sleeved white blouse / short-sleeved white blouse
Cardigan: Navy regulation cardigan
Vest: Navy regulation vest
Tie: School tie (compulsory on Mondays)
Footwear: Black Roman sandals or Black Birkenstock sandals and Black leather McKinlay Molly shoes with either:
Plain white ankle socks (not sports socks); or Black tights
NB: All uniform items, except roman sandals and swimwear, are available from our Uniform Shop.
The only jewellery that may be worn are:
• a watch
• plain gold/silver studs in the ears (other body piercings are not acceptable). Cultural nose piercings will be allowed on a case by case basis, in discussion with the Principal.
• a taonga – in respect of Māori students’ cultural identity, they may wear a visible taonga. The National Education Guidelines state all School Charters must recognise the unique position of Māori culture in New Zealand society (NEG 10). Under the Treaty of Waitangi, state/integrated schools have to ensure uniform and appearance rules give Māori control over their taonga (Youth Law).
Confiscated jewellery will be secured in a named envelope which can be collected by a parent/caregiver the following day.
Hair and Make-up
Long hair must be tidy while girls are in uniform. Girls are required to tie their hair up for formal occasions including the Monday and Principal assemblies. Hair styles must be satisfactory to the Principal and do not include extremes of fashion or colour - hair should look natural. Ribbons, hair clips etc must be navy, black, blue or white. Make-up and nail varnish are not to be worn.
Visible tattoos are not permitted. The only exception, in consultation with the Principal, are Ta moko (traditional Māori tattoo) and Taulima (traditional Polynesian tattoo).
Year 13 Students (and Hostel) Mufti
Year 13 students at Napier Girls’ High School are able to wear mufti Tuesdays to Fridays. The standard of mufti for Year 13 students and hostel students will be to the satisfaction of the Principal. The standards expected get explained to the students at the beginning of each year.
Year 13 students are to wear uniform every Monday and for formal school events, special occasions and when representing the school at certain events.
All articles of uniform and all other possessions must be clearly marked with the owner’s name.
Contact Heather Massey at the Uniform Shop if you have any queries:
email@example.com or 06 835 1069 ext 251
Uniform Shop Hours:
Special Hours for January/February 2023:
Wednesday 18 January 10.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 25 January 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 29 January 10.00am - 2.00pm
Monday 30 January 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Tuesday 31 January 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Wednesday 1 February 12.30pm - 5.30pm
The rest of term 1: Every Wednesday from lunchtime until 5.30pm
Term 2, 3, 4: Every Wednesday from lunchtime until 4.30pm
Uniform Shop Prices:
PE Uniform Compulsory for Year 9 and 10 students
Napier Girls' High School
Clyde Road, Bluff Hill, Napier 4110
Office Phone: +64 6 835 1069 Fax: +64 6 835 8164 Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours are: 8.00am to 4.00pm