School Uniform

The School uniform is compulsory for all students from Year 9 to Year 12. It is the responsibility of parents/caregivers to ensure that clothing items bought for school wear do in fact meet the uniform regulations.  

In 2016 a new school uniform was introduced for all Year 9 students (details below).  In 2017 all Years 9 & 10 students must be wearing the new uniform and in 2018 all Years 9, 10 & 11 students. Years 11-12 students have the option of wearing the previous uniform or buying the new one. All students must wear the complete new uniform or the complete previous uniform, and not parts of each, for the correct year level.  All items of uniform may be worn by either girls or boys.

The sole supplier of the new Kaiapoi High School uniform is Argyle Schoolwear Ltd. New uniform items can ONLY be bought online at www.argyleonline.co.nz.  There are uniform samples at the school office for sizing purposes.

Blazers are optional and must be ordered through the school office.  

Click here to view New Student Uniform Information


All items must be clearly named. Students must wear the correct uniform at school and when moving to or from school. Requests from parents/caregivers for children to temporarily wear non-uniform items should go to the Assistant Principals or Deputy Principals, who may issue exemptions or provide replacement items.

Students playing in school teams and groups are required to wear the correct uniform for that team. In some rooms including science laboratories, the foods room and technology rooms, safety and hygiene factors may require long hair to be tied back. Extreme hair styles are not appropriate and hair must be natural colours.



Other Information


The School Student Council holds occasional mufti days when students may wear mufti if they pay for the privilege. Money raised this way supports the projects of the Student Council.


The sole supplier of the new Kaiapoi High School uniform is Argyle Schoolwear Ltd.  With the exception of socks, all new uniform items can ONLY be bought online at www.argyleschoolwear.co.nz.

In 2017 some existing uniform items could still be available from Blackwells Ltd in Kaiapoi, Ph. 327 8029, and Mainland Uniforms in Harewood, Ph. 360 3037. The waterproof jacket is available only from Blackwells.  Some items of schooltex uniform (not monogrammed) may also be available from The Warehouse.

Information can be obtained from the School office.

Any parent encountering difficulties in obtaining a correct school uniform should discuss the problem with the Principal or Counsellor.


There is no uniform for Year 13 students. However, mufti must be neat and tidy and suitable for school, and of a style approved by the Board of Trustees.

A good standard of dress is expected, and appropriate footwear is to be worn at all times. The style of mufti which meets the School’s dress code will be discussed with Year 13 students.


The only jewellery acceptable with the School uniform is: a Medic-Alert bracelet, one pair of small ear studs or sleepers (one earring per ear), one fine neck chain or pendant. Other body piercings, including nose, tongue, chin or eyebrow stud, are not permitted for safety reasons.

All boys, from Year 9 through Year 13, are required to be clean-shaven.

The School reserves the right to require modification of extreme hair styles or unnatural hair colour.

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